cryptocurrency

Galaxy S10’s Blockchain Keystore tips on coins and partners listed

Galaxy S10’s Blockchain Keystore tips on coins and partners listed

The first of the partners were tipped teaming up with the Samsung Blockchain Keystore this week just days after the big Galaxy S10 event. Details leaked in promotional images and from sources apparently speaking directly to Samsung's higher-ups in South Korea. One of the biggest of these tipped groups was the gaming-focused Enjin. Enjin Coin is a smart cryptocurrency (not unlike most cryptocurrencies) that "fuels" tokenized gaming assets.

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JPMorgan unveils new JPM ‘digital coin’ that uses blockchain tech

JPMorgan unveils new JPM ‘digital coin’ that uses blockchain tech

Major US bank JPMorgan has taken the wraps off 'JPM Coin,' a blockchain-based "digital coin" that customers can receive by depositing US currency into their bank accounts. The digital currency can be redeemed at JPMorgan banks for US dollars, as well, offering those customers an alternative to existing cryptocurrencies. JPM Coin differs from bitcoin, however, in multiple important ways.

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Coinstar kiosks now support swapping cash for bitcoin

Coinstar kiosks now support swapping cash for bitcoin

Coinme, a company that offers bitcoin ATMs, has teamed up with Coinstar to make it easier to get your hands on the digital currency. Under the new partnership, Coinstar machines will allow users to swap their cash for bitcoin, bringing the cryptocurrency to one's local grocery store or convenience shop. After inserting money into the machine, Coinstar users get a voucher for bitcoin.

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When will Bitcoin rise again?

When will Bitcoin rise again?

Analysts weighed in this week on signals for the return of Bitcoin to cash money prominence. While it would appear that Bitcoin reached its floor at around $3,500 USD, there's a whole lot of doubt in the market after the most major drop in the history of cryptocurrency - the fall of January 2018. Volume appeared en masse at the drop from $6k to $3k, but not in a way that necessarily suggested Bitcoin-specific accumulation was about to appear out of thin air.

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Razer SoftMiner uses your GPU to mine cryptocurrency, but you don’t get the coins

Razer SoftMiner uses your GPU to mine cryptocurrency, but you don’t get the coins

A new set of programs was introduced this week by Razer to entice users with Razer Silver. One of these programs is Razer SoftMiner, a desktop app that Razer suggests "utilizes the idle GPU processing power of gamers’ battle stations to solve complex blockchain-based puzzles on the back-end." Wow, you might be saying, that's cool that Razer made a Bitcoin Miner so people can easily earn cryptocurrency on their home PC - but it's not quite that simple.

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Ohio becomes first state to accept tax payments in Bitcoin

Ohio becomes first state to accept tax payments in Bitcoin

Ohio has become the first state to accept tax payments in the form of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency, though not as valuable as it once was, continues to be a popular cash alternative; it's accepted by a number of online retailers and now, in at least one state, as a currency for paying tax debt. The new support went live today and covers 23 different tax debt categories.

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Bitcoin firm bankrupt, owes millions

Bitcoin firm bankrupt, owes millions

As the value of bitcoin fell below $5k this week, a cryptocurrency mining firm Giga Watt declared bankruptcy. The US-based bitcoin mining firm currently owes creditors millions of dollars - US dollars - and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an Eastern District of Washington court on Monday, the 19th of November, 2018. They currently owe over $7-million to creditors.

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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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