A new idea from Singapore has arrived at the bitcoin market. There is a new platform that launched pilot sales of bitcoin banknotes. These new bitcoin notes range between 0.01 and 0.05 BTC and would facilitate the use of bitcoin as a means of payment.
It is known that Bitcoin is changing the way we live. There are many useful things that we can do with this virtual currency. But some people may find it difficult to buy and sell digital assets on online exchanges.
In order to simplify the overall experience, Tangem, a Switzerland platform developer, launched the first smart banknote at the Megafash Suntec City store in Singapore. The banknotes have NFC technology included and they would make easier day to day payments with Bitcoin.
The company said that the banknotes are certified to the Common Criteria EAL6+ and EMVCo security standards. With the new S3D350A chips developed by Samsung, Tangem is the first hardware storage solution on the market that has these security standards.
With this development, users wold be able to use virtual currencies with no transaction fees and in an offline setting. That has the power to allow more traditional users to try this new method to use bitcoin.
The new banknotes radically improve the simplicity and security of acquiring, owning, selling, and circulating Bitcoin. Moreover, it is not necessary to know anything about how virtual currencies work in order to use the sophisticated notes.
At the moment, there will be a first shipment of 10.000 notes that will be delivered to prospective partners and other businesses around the world. The intention is to try commercial pilots and decide whether they have good reception or not, find possible complications, and improve the overall experience.
Tangem operates from Switzerland and Singapore, and performs manufacturing activities in South Korea, Southern China with research and development in Taiwan, Russia and Israel. Tangem is developing different software platforms to foster mass adoption of blockchain technologies.
Singapore’s government is launching a challenge that will reward successful blockchain projects with funding.
In an announcement , Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said the challenge aims to boost blockchain innovation as part of a wider goal of the digital transformation in the city state.
According to the fact sheet for the challenge, the bureau is specifically targeting two categories of blockchain applications: “enterprise” and “transformation.”
The agency further explains that it is looking for distributed ledge technology that can either streamline business operations or that more broadly envisions changes in social interactions, such as within public services.