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Zero confirmation with BitGo Instant

Zero confirmation transactions are now available at CoinHako. Users can now send and receive bitcoins in real-time.

Bitcoin transactions typically take about 10 minutes to be confirmed by the miners. Blocks have yet to receive confirmations would be classified as “zero confirm” transactions. This group of transactions are not safe to accept as it is possible for the sender to spend the money elsewhere before the transaction is confirmed by the network. It is the norm for Bitcoin companies to receive 2-3 confirmations to credit a user’s account.

Why zero confirmation is needed?

In Bitcoin’s volatile environment, time is money. Any delay in transaction could potentially cost users thousands of dollars when dealing with large transactions. By allowing zero confirmation, customer funds will be instantly available on the receiving end after sending. This makes it a perfect solution for arbitragers and those using bitcoin to remit money.

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We are delighted to announce that CoinHako is the first Singaporean company to partner with BitGo Instant to allow for instant settlement of bitcoin transactions.

Due to congestion on the network, users had to wait at least 30 minutes to ensure that they did received their bitcoins. To change this, we have integrated with BitGo Instant to allow CoinHako users to confirm their transactions within seconds. However, this service is only limited to transactions between CoinHako wallets and other BitGo Instant-enabled wallets. Receiving bitcoins from wallets that have not integrated with BitGo Instant will require the usual time needed for 3 confirmations.

These partners accept BitGo Instant:zero confirmation partnersFor information on BitGo Instant, please click here.

Zero confirmation settlement of Bitcoin transactions as promised.

To tap on the upgraded feature on CoinHako, simply send and receive bitcoins to and from other BitGo Instant-enabled wallets, sit back, relax and watch the magic of BitGo Instant’s cryptographic prowess at work.