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Indian exchange Zebpay adds EOS to its trading platform

Ketaki Dixit

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Indian exchange Zebpay adds EOS to its trading platform
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Zebpay, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange platform has added another cryptocurrency to its platform, EOS, an ERC20 based token for the users. Zebpay is India’s leading Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency exchange with over 3 million users. On Zebpay, the user can send, receive, and trade EOS. However, the trading starts on 17th April 2018 from 1:00 pm IST onwards. The intraday trading fee is 0.1% for all cryptocurrencies.

The Indian exchange already has other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. In January 2018, Zebpay updated its app for both iOS and Android and also announced the inclusion of Bitcoin Cash.

According to the official website, ‘ERC20 is a technical standard used for smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain for implementing tokens. ERC stands for Ethereum Request for Comments, and 20 is the number that was assigned to this request.’ For a transaction to be successful, ERC20 needs a total of 100 block confirmations.

Although there was a huge dip in the prices of EOS from the last week of February 2018 to the end of March 2018, it is currently trading at $4.34, with a market cap of $3.19 billion. The prices gradually increased in April. On the April 12th, 2018, the price was $6.61 with the market capital at $8.4 billion.



Rajat Sharma, a Twitter user says:

“Great to know that EOS is added. It might take time, but this is the next step towards change. Hope more and more people use it now that the Zebpay app has almost all the major cryptocurrencies.”

Jitendra Malik, another Twitter user said:

“The low trading fee is a good deal but if you think about it, why is it so low compared to the other platforms? It could be to promote their product. But what if it is to make people buy more and then increase the EOS price. The price of EOS may even go up by tomorrow. “





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Ketaki Dixit is a Journalism major from Jain University. She has about 1-year experience in the field and is passionate about blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency world.

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Bitcoin SV [BSV] gets hit with another reorg as multiple blocks get orphaned, including a 128 MB block

Akash Anand

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Bitcoin SV [BSV] gets hit with another reorg as multiple blocks get orphaned, including a 128 MB block
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Bitcoin SV [BSV] and its proponents have been making headlines over the past couple of weeks, either due to developments or because of comments made by its major proponents, Craig Wright, the chief scientist at nChain, and Calvin Ayre.

The network was also hit with several members of the cryptocurrency community alleging that the cryptocurrency itself is a sham without any use cases, as evidenced by its delisting on several popular cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance, Kraken and Shapeshift.

The latest news added salt to BSV’s wounds after it was revealed that the network went through another blockchain reorganization on a 128 MB block. This fact was pointed out by Nikita Zhavoronkov, the lead developer of Blockchair, who had tweeted:

“Whoops! $BSV has experienced yet another reorg, this time 6 (six!) consecutive blocks were orphaned (#578640–578645), this chain included a 128 MB block #578644 🤦‍♂️ The network was basically stuck for 1.5 hours, and this shows that even 6 confirmations are not enough.”

Orphaned blocks are valid blocks which are not part of the main chain. There are ways that they can occur naturally when two miners produce blocks at similar times or they can be a result of an attacker with enough hashing power using it for nefarious activities like reversing transactions.

A major reason why this reorg event made news was that a major 128 MB block was stuck in transaction, something that was not supposed to occur according to the initial claims made by the SV camp. Supporters of the cryptocurrency, however, have stated that despite being slower than promised, the transactions on the block settled faster than that on a Bitcoin Core block.



One supporter of BSV, mboyd1, tweeted:

“Orphaned blocks are a feature, not a bug”

To this tweet, Zyo, another cryptocurrency enthusiast replied:

“yes, but orphaning 6 blocks in a row is not good, that means that 6 confirmations is not safe. It’s a bug because the 100+ MB take way too long to propagate and validate. There is a reason why BCH doesn’t have [yet] 100+ MB blocks.”





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