All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
Another year of Bitcoin and another Bitcoin Black Friday is coming in just about two days from now, so if you are planning to spend some BTC, then you might want to take a look at the upcoming deals and promotions this Friday. The dedicated website Bitcoin Black Friday is currently taking up offers from merchants that want to take part and the offers will go live on Friday, just like the years before. So make sure you check it out on Friday for some good deals or maybe if you are selling a product or a service you might also take the opportunity to provide a Black Friday deal and attract some more customers. Also you might want to double check on some seemingly attractive promotions and websites just to be sure that you are going to be getting a better deal and not being taken advantage of as events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday also attracts some shady people that are just trying to make some quick money off users!
In the last weeks Ethereum and its network have been the target of a constant attacks resulting in various issues and disruption of the normal operation of the network and users having trouble with transactions. The attacker(s) apparently have been very crafty in locating vulnerabilities in the client implementations as well as the protocol specification and abusing them in order to make things hard for everyone else mining or using Ethereum. According to the Ethereum developers the most visible consequence of the attacks for most users is that they are having difficulties getting transactions included in blocks, and full nodes are facing memory limitations in managing the bloated state. This needs to be addressed with a hardfork and that hard fork was initially planned to happen at block 2457000, but has since been postponed for block 2463000 to allow for more testing of the new code before it becoming live. This is supposed to happen sometime around the coming Tuesday, October 18th. Do note that around that time some exchanges may temporary disable Ethereum (ETH) trading and withdraws/deposits in order to avoid possible issues when the hardfork hits, so make sure to be careful operating with any Ethereum coins around that time.
Bitwala is a service that makes bank transfers on your behalf in exchange for bitcoins, so you can use it to pay bills in Euro by spending Bitcoin you own. What is more interesting though it the Bitcoin virtual assistant called LolaBot that the company has just launched and it is dubbed the Siri for Bitcoin. LolaBot is a fun and more personal way to get to know Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. Not only are visitors able to ask general questions such as the price of Bitcoin, who invented Bitcoin and so on, visitors interested in getting to know Bitwala can also ask questions about the company, the founders, and even about Lola herself.
Do note that LolaBot requires you to use Chrome, Safari or Chromium browser in order for the full functionality to be available, including the voice recognition feature, using it on other browsers will still work, but you will have to type your questions instead of speaking them. It is more of a fun project at the moment than something very functional and useful, but you might still want to give a try and ask LolaBot some questions regarding Bitcoin or crypto currencies or maybe even about the services that Bitwala offers to its customers.