cryptocurrency

New York awards first Virtual Currency License to Bitcoin ATM operator

New York awards first Virtual Currency License to Bitcoin ATM operator

The New York Department of Financial Services has approved Coinsource's application to install Bitcoin ATMs. The application process took three years, including review and approval, according to Coinsource, which is now one of a dozen companies to get a Virtual Currency License. Coinsource is unique as the only Bitcoin ATM operator to get the approval.

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Bitcoin may rapidly push Earth past global warming tipping point

Bitcoin may rapidly push Earth past global warming tipping point

A new study warns that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like it could help push the Earth's temperature past the 2°C global warming threshold in only a couple decades. The reason lies in how bitcoin and similar digital money works: by utilizing substantial hardware resources, gobbling up electricity and helping fuel harmful emissions.

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HTC Exodus 1 will cost you Bitcoin or Ethereum

HTC Exodus 1 will cost you Bitcoin or Ethereum

The HTC Exodus 1 is a smartphone with dapps, apps that require blockchain technology to function. This phone also functions as a hardware wallet for cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. The phone was put on sale today on pre-order, and users can ONLY pay in either Bitcoin or Ethereum (BTC or ETH).

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Latest Flash malware includes cryptocurrency mining software, but still updates Flash

Latest Flash malware includes cryptocurrency mining software, but still updates Flash

Yes, Adobe Flash is still around, unfortunately, and that means it's still used as a way to target unknowing users with malware. As you'd expect, the latest malware to gain attention disguises itself as an update to Flash to trick users into installing malicious software. This time around, the malware is a cryptocurrency mining bot that uses system resources to mine for Monero. But there's an interesting twist: it actually does update the Flash software. Thanks, malware!

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Opera Labs brings crypto-wallet to desktop browser in advance

Opera Labs brings crypto-wallet to desktop browser in advance

The hype and scandals over bitcoin may have died down but cyptocurrency still has some very strong believers and pushers. One of those is browser maker Opera, who is dead set on claiming the title of the first web browser with built-in crypto wallet access. That’s already true for its Android browser and now it’s doing the same for the desktop with a small twist. It’s coming via a Labs version you’ll have to install and use separately from any other Opera desktop browser.

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NVIDIA earnings sign death knell for Bitcoin farming

NVIDIA earnings sign death knell for Bitcoin farming

NVIDIA Q2 earnings today reported the complete wipe-out of expected earnings from cryptocurrency-specific products in the future. This comes after this Q2's expected earnings in crypto hardware were $100m for the company, but turned out to be just $18m. As NVIDIA's statement suggests, "Whereas we had previously anticipated cryptocurrency to be meaningful for the year, we are now projecting no contributions going forward."

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Google Play Store bans cryptocurrency mining apps

Google Play Store bans cryptocurrency mining apps

Google has expanded its list of banned Android apps, adding cryptocurrency miners to the roster of content not allowed on the Play Store. Any crypto-miners already present on the Google Play Store will be removed in coming days, hopefully protecting users' phones and tablets from damage caused by mining digital coins. The ban does come with one important exception, however.

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Here’s the final design of the Finney blockchain phone

Here’s the final design of the Finney blockchain phone

It was nearly 10 months ago that Sirin Labs unveiled the Finney, heralded as the world's first blockchain phone. We haven't heard much about the device in the time since then, but today, Sirin Labs is back with a pretty big update. The company today revealed the final design of the Finney, and it definitely has some interesting quirks.

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HTC Exodus Blockchain phone launching with CryptoKitties this year

HTC Exodus Blockchain phone launching with CryptoKitties this year

HTC is pressing on with its blockchain-based phone, codenamed Exodus. First revealed earlier in 2018, we now know that the phone will be launching in "early access" later this year. That, unfortunately, is about the only new thing we're learning today, so a lot of important details about the phone are still a mystery.

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Andy Android emulator installer could be installing a cryptominer

Andy Android emulator installer could be installing a cryptominer

Android has, justified or not, earned a reputation of being easily compromised by malware, especially when installing apps from third-party sources. On the desktop side, that has traditionally been Windows’ infamy. In an almost comical but also dangerous twist of fate, those two come together in the Andy Android emulator for Windows. According to reports, the makers of the emulator may or may not be responsible for installing a cryptocurrency (like bitcoin) miner disguised an always running “Updater.exe” program.

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ASUS Bitcoin miner motherboard runs 20 GPUs at once

ASUS Bitcoin miner motherboard runs 20 GPUs at once

ASUS is taking an interesting angle with its latest high-end motherboard. While we'd expect many motherboards coming from ASUS to be aimed at gamers or mainstream PC builders, this new one is all about cryptocurrency mining. Say hello to the ASUS H370 Mining Master motherboard.

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Bitcoin price drop: A prize-laden puzzle

Bitcoin price drop: A prize-laden puzzle

Bitcoin prices broke their months-long uptrend in December of 2017 and for the first time since then, it might be time for the downfall to re-up. We're looking for flags, likelihood of reversals, and the larger upward trend. Looking at any one of these elements might lead you to believe that Bitcoin's price in USDT isn't about to jump - not right this moment, anyway.

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