Bitcoin Weekly 2016 August 17: Bitfinex hack interim report, KeepKey wallet does ShapeShift trades, Copay users can …

It’s the week of wallets in the Bitcoin ecosystem with KeepKey and BitPay’s Copay both making announcements. The hardware wallet KeepKey just announced a firmware change that allows wallet users to make trades on the ShapeShift cryptocurrency exchange platform (currently for Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin). BitPay’s Copay wallet app also announced a change that will enable users to purchase gift cards with bitcoin in app.

On the gaming circuit, blockchain-based platforms are beginning to show how virtual items can be secured as crypto-assets. A limited edition, rare card in the trading card game (TCG) Spells of Genesis developed by EverdreamSoft just traded for approximately $3,700 USD. And, with the intent of producing a platform for TCGs, EverdreamSoft and IndieSquare have teamed up to jointly develop a blockchain-based platform for issuing virtual property (in this case, virtual tradable cards).

As for the current Bitcoin market, currently BTC is trading at $577.35 USD ( This comes as a little bit of a dip from last week’s high of $597. Monday this week, Bitcoin market value reached a low of $654 but has since been on the rise again back to the price it holds currently. Much of the

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