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XRP can now be received by WordPress users through Bitvolo plugins

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XRP can now be received by WordPress users through Bitvolo plugins
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The crypto world is enabling crypto users to use, buy and receive cryptocurrencies in various places like a supermarket and online shopping. Likewise, Bitvolo Trustless Crypto Payment Gateway has added a plugin that enables the bloggers to receive payments in cryptocurrencies.

The gateway works on the decentralized nature of the blockchain and supports IOTA, Stellar [XLM], XRP, and Nano. The plugin also supports SEPA bank transfers. This plugin also ensures that the bloggers don’t have to pay any commision on credit payments which can be as high as 5 percent of the total amount, reported Blockchain reporter.

This plugin charges a fee of CHF 0.05 per transaction and allows conversion of fiat currencies into digital currencies. The fiat currencies that are enabled by the plugin are USD, EUR, and CHF. The bloggers using the plugin do not even have to worry about maintenance and technical issues as the plugin operates its own blockchain nodes

In a similar attempt, programmers Dan Darden, Laszlo, and Lacicloud, have managed to develop a plugin for WordPress through which bloggers can accept payments in MIOTA for their website. The trio named their plug-in as

The plugin is compatible with WordPress security ass-on, WordFence. WordFence is widely used amongst bloggers using WordPress as it prevents their website from hackers and spams. The publication quoted a post with regards to PayIOTA’s compatibility with WordFence that read:

“The IPN triggers a rule in WordFence. There is an untested compatibility patch, but you must whitelist (either IPV4 + IPV6 or domain) in WordFence. If you can remove the ‘POST without User-Agent/Referer’ rule or disable ‘WordFence advanced blocking’, which works too.”

The plugin also allows the invoices to last for one-week maximum and if the user wishes to update their inventory after a week, they can use the “update” API call.

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Zcash’s revolutionary blockchain hits first fork in the road; Adamant Capital Founder questions move




Zcash revolutionary blockchain hits first fork in the road; Adamant Capital founder questions move
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Zcash, the privacy-centric cryptocurrency project, swiftly stole the Libra’s limelight and switched the debate from payments and fiat-backing to blockchain technology and scalability. Lofty ambitions of Zcash aside, the Electric Coin Company’s [ECC] new blockchain has not convinced everyone in the community just yet.

Tuur Demeester, Founding Partner at Adamant Capital, shared his opinion on Zcash’s new crypto-adventure, much to the dismay of the larger ZEC community.  He detailed a list of points surrounding the new project which, in his opinion, “sound horrible.”

Citing a report by Decrypt Media, Demeester highlighted flaws with respect to scalability, similarities in the crypto’s roadmap with other projects and the issue of “sharding.”

Nathan Wilcox, in the aforementioned report, had stated that the new blockchain was developed to make ZEC available to 10 billion customers by 2050; hence, the noted infrastructural improvements to the network. Coupled with the prospects of introducing sharding to “speed up transactions,” a switch was necessary.

Demeester’s primary issue with Zcash’s new blockchain is the introduction of a new coin, following the “implicit admission” that the coin they had, ZEC, was “never scalable” and a jibe at the privacy aspect of it, which the coin’s backers tout often. The lack of privacy transactions usage was described by many as one of the “biggest problems” for Zcash. This was because by default, transactions on Zcash are not set to “private,” unlike Monero [XMR]. In fact, less than 2 percent of all transactions are “fully anonymous.”

The Adamant Capital Founder highlighted its roadmap similarities with Ethereum, especially on the subject of sharding in the blockchain.

Finally, the report, citing Wilcox’s words, said that the ECC and the Zcash Foundation will stop receiving funding from mining rewards in 2020, while not mentioning how the development funding for the new project will come about. Demeester, in his final point of criticism, mentioned this as a “subsidy for ZEC Foundation.”

His full reply stated,

Josh Swihart, VP of Marketing and Business Development at ECC, hit back at Demeester, calling the criticism “wrong and biased.” He said,

“Wrong and biased take. It’s a recognition that bitcoin doesn’t scale and that scalability and privacy are complimentary. Did you watch the session?”

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