Tag: Bitcoin

Facebook’s latest move proves it’s betting big on blockchain tech

Over the years, Mark Zuckerberg has made a number of smart moves that only helped him expand the reach of Facebook and improve the outlook of the business going forward. Purchases including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Oculus allowed Facebook to grow its customer base and monetize even more user data via ads, compete better against other […]

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Galaxy S10’s Samsung Pay app tipped to support Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

This is now the third time we’ve heard that the Galaxy S10 will do something most Android phones can’t, including last year’s Samsung’s flagship — that’s support for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. A leak in December said the Galaxy S10 would feature both hot and cold crypto wallets, as well as transactions for Bitcoin, Ethereum, […]

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Bloomberg: Facebook’s Bitcoin rival will be used for WhatsApp money transfers

Back in May, while most Facebook-related reports still talked about the then-recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook quietly confirmed that a new unit led by former Messenger chief David Marcus would explore blockchain technologies. At the time, we wondered whether Facebook was developing its own Bitcoin rival — a cryptocurrency that could be used inside its […]

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LinkedIn: ‘Blockchain developer’ is the fastest-growing U.S. job

“Blockchain developer” is the top emerging job in the U.S. — according to data  published in LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report. Blockchain has come a long way since Satoshi Nakamoto developed a cryptocurrency that allowed strangers to conduct financial transactions anonymously and without the need for intermediaries, such as banks. Bitcoin, as the […]

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Google’s top search trends in 2018: World Cup, celebrity deaths, and … ‘What is Bitcoin?’

Apple has shared some of its 2018 highlights, as has Google Play and YouTube — today its the turn of Google Search to feed our hunger for data-infused year-in-review tidbits. In what has been an annual tradition for some time, Google has broken down the top trending searches on the search engine for […]

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French tobacco shops will sell Bitcoin and Ethereum starting January 2019

Tobacco shops are a staple of daily life across France, selling cigarettes, newspapers, magazines, and lottery tickets. But starting in January, these most traditional of merchants will take a plunge into the future by adding cryptocurrencies to their wares. The French Federation of Tobacco Vendors (“French Confédération Nationale des Buralistes”), […]

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Google’s G Suite Twitter account briefly promoted a bitcoin giveaway scam

Twitter has quite a few ongoing problems, but perhaps none of them are as amusing as the ever-constant cryptocurrency giveaway spam. For months, scammers have impersonated celebrities (especially Elon Musk) to trick people into giving them bitcoin, but some have actually managed to hack high-profile accounts — including one of Google’s. The G Suite Twitter […]

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French spy used darknet to sell access to national mass-surveillance databases

A cop working for the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (the French national domestic surveillance agency) used the darknet marketplace Black Hand to sell access to France’s prodigious national surveillance apparatus to criminals: give him a phone number and he’d track its location; give him a name and he’d tell you whether that […]

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Construction to begin on 36 megawatt Moroccan wind farm for Bitcoin mining

Enlarge / An artist’s rendering of a combination Bitcoin mine and turbine farm. reader comments 10 Share this story Morocco has a lot of prime real estate for wind energy along its southern coast. But without robust transmission lines to move electricity from there to more populated centers, a traditional wind energy company might wait […]

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SEC to review decision rejecting bitcoin ETFs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (By Trevor Hunnicutt and Michelle Price, Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it will review a decision by its staff to block nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds from coming to market. Staff at the SEC on Wednesday rejected applications for new funds from three […]

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