Barclays announced that it will allow people to make donations to charities in bitcoin; Coinbase expands to Canada and more top stories for August 31.
Barclays Bank to Enable Charitable Bitcoin Donations
Barclays, one of Britain’s biggest banks, has announced that it will integrate bitcoin into one of its services. Saying it has the potential to change financial services, Barclays has been conducting experiments with bitcoin in innovation labs in London, as well as working with tech start-ups. It now plans to allow people to make donations to charities in bitcoin.
Coinbase Expands to Canada
Coinbase has announced to expand its services to Canada. Canadian Coinbase users can buy and sell bitcoin with Canadian dollars, as well as trade the BTC/CAD currency pair on Coinase Exchange. To celebrate the launch, Coinbase will waive its retail conversion fees for Canadian customers of the direct Buy/Sell service.
Bitcoin Businesses Prepare for CoinWallet’s ‘Stress Test’
UK-based Bitcoin mining and wallet service CoinWallet has said it will be running another “stress test” in early September to “test” the Bitcoin network. The company claims that this round of “test” (or: spam attacks) “will likely render most standard wallet software worthless and create nearly a 30-day