Tag: Bitcoin

Opera adds Bitcoin support to its Android crypto wallet

Opera has officially added Bitcoin support to its Android browser app, nearly a year after it first introduced a built-in crypto wallet. This means that Opera users can carry out Bitcoin transactions directly in the browser without requiring any extensions or following any other complex processes. The Norwegian company first teased a crypto wallet for […]

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HTC launches Exodus 1s smartphone with built-in Bitcoin wallet in Europe

HTC has launched its flagship Exodus 1s smartphone in Europe and a limited number of other countries as part of its attempt to drive universal cryptocurrency trading and usage. The HTC Exodus 1s has a full Bitcoin node embedded in the device’s hardware, allowing users to buy, sell, send, receive, lend and borrow cryptocurrency. Today, […]

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MIT CSAIL’s Notary is an architecture for running apps on secure USB hardware

Ever heard of a hardware wallet? It’s a type of blockchain device that stores a user’s private keys in a locked-down microchip, often to stash cryptocurrencies like bitcoin from exchanges. The wallets are plug-and-play, physically durable, and highly reconfigurable, which is why researchers believe they could help usher in a more secure digital future if […]

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The small nations going big on cryptocurrency

(Reuters) — When Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya in March 2017, their discussion was scheduled to last for an hour but went on for three times that long. The meeting, Prokopenya said, ended with Lukashenko asking him to propose regulations to boost the country’s tech sector. Prokopenya worked with IT firms and […]

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G7 urges tight regulations for digital currencies, agrees to tax digital giants locally

(Reuters) — Digital currencies such as Facebook’s planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset the world’s financial system, Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers said on Thursday. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire of France, which holds the rotating presidency of the […]

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U.S. proposes barring Facebook and other big tech firms from offering financial services

(Reuters) — A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters. In a sign of widening scrutiny after Facebook’s proposed Libra […]

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Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin

By now, you’ve probably caught wind of Facebook’s freshly-unveiled cryptocurrency, Libra. The news captured international media attention and has dominated headlines for more than two weeks since the official announcement. But if this is the first time hearing of it, welcome to the future where data wasn’t enough and now Facebook wants to control monetary […]

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