Tag: Cryptocurrency

HTC’s ‘blockchain’ phone is up for pre-order, but you have to pay in crypto

Following last year’s bitcoin-led explosion in cryptocurrency value and media exposure, the topic has more or less left the public consciousness at large. Crypto still has its share of die-hard proponents, though, and HTC is going after them directly with the Exodus 1, which you can now pre-order — but only if you’ve got bitcoin […]

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[Update: Now in public beta] Opera announces private beta of browser with cryptocurrency wallet and Dapps support

In what seems to be a theme today, Opera has revealed it’s launching a private beta for a crypto-integrated version of its browser. This new beta adds a built-in wallet for cryptocurrencies as well as support for Ethereum-based decentralized applications (Dapps, for those in the know). [embedded content] Opera believes that more people would try […]

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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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Switzerland wants banks and cryptocurrencies to play nice

Switzerland is offering a leg up to fledgling blockchain businesses in an attempt to affirms itself as a global cryptocurrency hub. The European banking haven is facing an exodus of blockchain startups due to uncharacteristically tough banking conditions, Reuters reports. Today, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) issued guidelines for the […]

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SoftBank initiative aims to blockchainify mobile payments across the globe

A trio of Japanese corporations have devised a working proof-of-concept (PoC) underpinned by blockchain that allows users to make peer-to-peer payments from their mobile phones. SoftBank, Synchronoss, and TBCASoft have come together to develop a method of payment that would allow users to travel the world and spend their cash […]

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ShapeShift will now require you to open an account to trade cryptocurrencies on its exchange

Users of cryptocurrency exchange desk ShapeShift will no longer be able to trade digital assets without giving away their identity information. The company has introduced a new loyalty program called “ShapeShift Membership” that will require users to open an account on the exchange and provide their “basic personal details.” While […]

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Why everyone in the cryptocurrency community is suddenly talking about bits and bytes

A tweet from Bitcoin’s self-proclaimed creator Craig Wright has got the entire cryptocurrency community turning to calculators. Wright took to Twitter to posit that cryptocurrency mining pools that can’t mine blocks of 32MB – which even a 56K modem could handle – “deserve to be bankrupt.” If a pool cannot mine […]

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Cryptocurrency media outlets banned from WeChat for spreading hype

The cryptocurrency scene in China has been dealt a major blow overnight. Several prominent media outlets have had their WeChat accounts frozen for spreading too much hype about cryptocurrency. WeChat is one of China’s leading social media and messenger services, owned by telecommunications giant Tencent. WeChat is also used as […]

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Revolut launches Metal debit card that gives ‘cashback’ in cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency users now have access to exclusive benefits and a shiny new way to make real-world purchases. Starting today, Revolut’s heavy-duty, solid metal card is available, and it literally pays you to spend cryptocurrency. Revolut is a banking alternative that offers all the services of a regular bank, only digitally […]

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Winklevoss twins recruit cryptocurrency superfriends to fight the SEC

The Winklevoss twins are back with a vengeance. Just weeks after the SEC publicly denied their license for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), they’ve recruited some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency to form a new regulatory supergroup. It’s called the Virtual Commodity Association (VCA), and it wants to be the central […]

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Indian police bust $4M ‘Ripple Future’ cryptocurrency scam

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ruling may have killed legitimate cryptocurrency businesses in the country, but it seems the regulatory clampdown hasn’t deterred local fraudsters and con artists. In the latest crypto-bust, Indian police arrested two suspects for allegedly duping 300 million Indian Rupees ($4 million approximately) from 1,800 people, Press Trust of India (PTI) reports. […]

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And now a verified ‘Donald J. Trump’ Twitter account is scamming crypto

Well, he *might* tweet something that dumb…Image: screenshot/twitter By Jack Morse2018-08-01 19:52:39 UTC President Donald J. Trump has made a lot of absurd promises over the course of his career, but free cryptocurrency is still not one of them. Though you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise, as a verified Twitter account bearing his name […]

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Ripple booked Bill Clinton for a speech and Twitter won’t shut up about it

It seems Ripple XRP is really into celebs. Earlier today, the company announced former US President, Bill Clinton, will be speaking at its annual Swell conference – but it appears the cryptocurrency community on Twitter is not all that impressed. Just what Clinton has to do with cryptocurrencies and blockchains is blockchain tech is not […]

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Binance’s first official acquisition is a mobile cryptocurrency wallet

It appears Binance might be considering expanding its line of products with a standalone cryptocurrency wallet. The exchange announced it has acquired mobile wallet solution Trust Wallet in an effort to improve “the centralized architecture” of its platform. “Wallets are the most fundamental interface to the crypto economy, and a secure and easy-to-use wallet is […]

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Great, Now Games Are Hijacking Systems With Cryptocurrency Miners

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, it became trendy to hijack browsers with cryptocurrency mining extensions typically based on Monero. After briefly being floated as a means by which legitimate, ad-supported websites could theoretically earn money other than advertising (a lovely idea, if […]

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Researchers find tons of red flags in Bitfi’s ‘unhackable’ cryptocurrency wallet

Last week, John McAfee offered up $100,000 to anyone who could break into the Bitfi wallet – a device advertised as the world’s first completely “unhackable” cryptocurrency wallet. Bitfi even asked that all attempts be made public. An ad-hoc collective of hackers and security researchers is doing just that, already finding a bunch of kinks […]

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Steam removes controversial game accused of mining cryptocurrency

Steam has removed “trivial platformer” game Abstractism from its store following accusations that the game is surreptitiously stealing users’ computing power to mine cryptocurrency. “We have removed Abstractism and banned its developer from Steam for shipping unauthorized code, trolling with content, and scamming customers with deceptive in-game items,” Doug Lombardi, VP of Marketing at Steam, […]

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Blockchain media project Civil turns to Asia with fund to kickstart 100 new media ventures

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism organization, is casting its eye to Asia after it set up a $1 million fund that’s aimed at seeding 100 new media projects across the continent over the next three years. The organization has teamed up with Splice, a Singapore-based media startup which will manage the fund, according to an announcement. There’s […]

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Hackers find creative way to steal $7.7 million without being detected

reader comments 1 Share this story Hackers managed to steal $7.7 million worth of cryptocurrency from the platform known as KICKICO by using a novel technique—destroying existing coins and then creating new ones totalling the same amount and putting them in hacker-controlled addresses, KICKICO officials said. The technique evaded KICKICO’s security measures because it didn’t […]

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