- DASH cryptocurrency accepted by Mobile Topup as means of payment
- A huge step towards mainstream adoption of DASH
- Users can top up all big Thai phone operators using DASH
A Tweet posted by Dash Thailand on January 18, 2019, states that DASH cryptocurrency can now be used to top up all big Thai mobile phone operators.
Massive Push for DASH in Thailand
DASH had an impressive 2018, especially in countries experiencing hyperinflation like Venezuela and Turkey. The altcoin seems to be riding the lighting into 2019, as the latest Tweet by its Thailand arm announces a partnership with the country’s largest mobile top up provider, named Mobile Topup.
Massive news from dash Thailand right before the weekend! You can top up now all big thai mobile phone operators with Dash at Mobile Topup! Thailands biggest mobile topup provider https://t.co/8QfEz2Gp10! @DashpayNews @Dash_Nation @Dashpay @DashDecentral @DashDinheiro pic.twitter.com/nwHVilNOqI
— Dash Thailand (@DashEmbassy) January 18, 2019
Regardless of the lazily creative name of the top up firm, the development can be considered a massive one for DASH community. Forging an allegiance with Thailand’s top mobile top up company could potentially open a large window towards the digital currency’s adoption en masse.
DASH Blazing the Trail amidst Bear Market
BlockchainReporter informed its audience on January 16, 2019, about DASH 0.13, an upgrade which includes implementation of InstantSend and a masternode overhaul.
The InstaSend upgrade locks almost all transactions as confirmed in just 1.3 seconds. With this update, all regular transactions with four or fewer inputs will automatically get an InstantSend lock. The usual fee will even be waived, making all transactions confirmed in an instant.
Speaking of masternode overhaul, it has split the masternode keys into three including collateral, operator, and voting. Moreover, the masternode rewards address can now be split in two. It can now facilitate automated payment of node operators and lessen the need for recurrent attention from collateral owners. This split also enables a list of active masternodes but without the need to verify the entire Dash blockchain in order to determine valid masternodes.
The new version of the DASH core software also improved on its privacy feature.
Today, DASH is accepted by more than 4 thousand merchants the world over. The cryptocurrency saw more than 66 integrations in 2018, which include listing on close to 38 exchanges and partnership with more than 10 payment processors.
Concerns over 51 Percent Attack on DASH Network
The recent double spend attack on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain has sparked concerns over an attack on the DASH blockchain. Reports emerged on January 11, 2019, about the susceptibility of the DASH Network to a double spend attack given the fact that NiceHash controls more than 50 percent of its hash rate.