Security Upgrade on June 25, 2018

We here at SolidTrust Pay do everything we can to ensure our security and yours. Since security threats are always evolving, we have to do the same to keep our security measures up to date.

On June 25 we will be making some updates that may affect users with older browsers and operating systems.

SolidTrust Pay will no longer be supporting TLS 1.0 due to the depreciation of this encryption protocol. Going forward only TLS 1.1 and 1.2 will be supported.

This means that people using older versions of web browsers may have trouble connecting to Solidtrustpay.com after the change.

At a minimum, the following versions of web browsers are required:

Google Chrome Version 22

Mozilla Firefox version 23*

Internet Explorer version 8*

Apple Safari version 7

Opera browser version 8*

 

*These versions do not have TLS 1.1 support enabled by default and must be manually turned on

 

If you have problems connecting to Solidtrustpay.com, please make sure you upgrade your web browser to its latest version. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact customer support at https://support.solidtrustpay.com/


Victoria Day Long Weekend Hours

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Please be advised that SolidTrust Pay’s LiveChat and Verification Department will not be available on Monday, May 21 for Victoria Day along with the normal weekend hours.

In case you are wondering, Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday.

As this is also a Canadian banking holiday, customers are reminded to add extra processing time for deposits, withdrawals, and e-currency exchanges.

Keep in mind, even if LiveChat is temporarily offline, you can still submit a ticket 24/7 by clicking here. SolidTrust Pay’s services will continue to function as they normally would during this Canadian long weekend.


The Future of Blockchain Technology

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If you dabble in the exchange of cryptocurrencies, you have likely heard of the technology behind it–the blockchain. But what is this technology, and what can it do?

Don and Alex Tapscott, authors of the book Blockchain Revolution, define the blockchain as “[…] an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.” The blockchain is like a spreadsheet that is doubled thousands of times and is updated regularly by multiple computers. “The blockchain database isn’t stored in any single location, meaning the records it keeps are truly public and easily verifiable. No centralized version of this information exists for a hacker to corrupt. Hosted by millions of computers simultaneously, its data is accessible to anyone on the internet.” This description might be vague to some readers, so here is a quick and informative video on how the blockchain works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r43LhSUUGTQ.

Currently, the blockchain is used to log transactions for various cryptocurrencies, but what else can it be used for? Since it is a technology that is a database of agreements, it can be used for the following:

– A bank account alternative (particularly for people who live in impoverished areas of the world)

Decentralized internet

Smart contracts

– Decentralized social media platforms (a current example being https://steemit.com/)

Authenticated voting

The examples above are only a few of the current and potential uses for blockchain technology. In a world that demands more control be placed in the hands of ‘the whole’, instead of a wealthy few, could blockchains be the answer to a more democratic society? Only the future of technology and politics will tell!

Regardless of the outcome, hopefully, this article has informed you and sparked your curiosity in an increasingly popular technology. Why not try it out for yourself? Log into your SolidTrust Pay account and do a cryptocurrency transaction today!


SolidTrust Pay Easter Weekend Hours

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Hippity hop – It’s finally spring and Easter is around the corner!

SolidTrust Pay’s LiveChat and Verification Department will not be available on March 30th (Good Friday) and April 2nd (Easter Monday). Keep in mind, even if LiveChat is temporarily offline, you can still submit a ticket 24/7 by clicking here. SolidTrust Pay’s services will continue to function as they normally would during the Easter holidays.

For those that are celebrating, we would like to wish you a happy and peaceful Easter weekend.