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It’s pretty ironic that just as the seasons change and winter inches closer, the cryptocurrency winter is beginning to fade. The price of Bitcoin is climbing, altcoins are following close behind, and whispers about cryptocurrency are spreading throughout the media. It feels like 2020 is starting to look a lot like 2017, with one big difference: the crypto industry, as a whole, is more prepared for what might come next. Here at Metal, we’re preparing for a rush of new updates, new activity, and new things to be excited about. Let’s take a look at what happened during the month of November at Metal.
Metal Pay – iOS 2.6, HBAR, and Hard Forks
Our iOS users recently received Metal Pay’s 2.6.0 update, bringing them the ability to sign in with Apple ID, more intelligent trading screens, and a few other improvements here and there. This month we expanded our cryptocurrency Marketplace yet again with the addition of Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) to Metal Pay. Adding HBAR to our Marketplace gave Metal Pay users easy access to this interesting cryptocurrency that approaches consensus algorithms from a different perspective, a win/win in our book. We also supported the Bitcoin Cash hard fork this month, ensuring any of our users who use this cryptocurrency were protected throughout the update.
Proton – Verified Identities, Proton Wallet, and Election Security
November saw the implementation of verified identities on the Proton blockchain, creating a way for users to ensure funds are sent to the correct user and unlocking more features than ever before. We quickly built on this momentum by releasing the Proton Wallet in the iOS App Store, making it easier than ever to download our exciting new app. Proton Wallet gives users a way to stake XPR, earn block rewards every 24 ...
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