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Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain Authorization of Data in Recent Interview

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg considered the ramifications of blockchain-based authorization of user data during an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20. During a discussion covering such topics as the future of technology and society, Zuckerberg noted that he “think[s] about the work we [Facebook] are a decentralizing force in the world.” Zuckerberg said that people of his generation got into technology because “it gives individuals power, and is not massively centralizing.” Zuckerberg mentioned that he was considering a potential blockchain use case by which…

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Will This Vulnerability Finally Compel Bitmain to Open Source Its Firmware?

As if Bitmain’s year hasn’t been rough enough, having posted big losses and laying off entire departments, its flagship product now has a firmware vulnerability. A few weeks ago, Bitcoin Core contributor James Hilliard discovered an exploit in Bitmain’s S15 firmware. The pseudonymous Twitter user 00whiterabbit, also known simply as “john,” subsequently wrote exploit code based on Hilliard’s findings. A video proving that the exploit code worked was shared on Hilliard’s Twitter account last week. Hilliard is offering to disclose the vulnerability to Bitmain but under one condition: Bitmain would…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Features Built-in Crypto Support

South Korean smartphone giant Samsung unveiled its long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S10 on Wednesday, and bitcoin investors waited with breathless anticipation to learn whether the S10 would feature an integrated crypto wallet. Does Galaxy S10 Include A Bitcoin Wallet? Samsung confirmed today that it has integrated “Samsung Knox” into the S10, a feature which uses hardware security to store private keys for blockchain applications. | Source: Samsung In a word, yes. Samsung confirmed today that it has integrated “Samsung Knox” into the S10, a feature which uses hardware security to store private…

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Spain’s Largest Telecom Company Seeks Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, AI

Spain’s largest multinational telecommunications company, Telefónica, has announced an initiative to support entrepreneurs in innovative technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), according to an official press release published on Feb. 19. The Madrid-based company — also one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world — has launched its first “Open Innovation” call of this year via  its tech incubator subsidiary, Telefónica Open Future. The month-long initiative seeks to support startups and innovative projects ready to “revolutionize traditional ecosystems through new technologies,” such as…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet ‘Highly Likely’ During Today’s Launch

Ahead of today’s anticipated launch, Samsung Galaxy S10 is expected to showcase the Exynos 9820 as the mobile application processor (AP) of the device and according to a local publication in South Korea operated by mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh, it could be a big hint for Samsung’s crypto wallet integration. In November of last year, Samsung Electronics released the Exynos 9820, its newest AP featuring an octa-core CPU. The company implemented significant improvements from its previous 9810 model including 8K UHD, a Neutral Processing Unit (NPU), and Physical Unclonable Function…

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Is It Time to Take an Initiative to Decrease Bitcoin’s Block Size Seriously?

Whilst debate raged throughout the Bitcoin community over whether the block size limit should be increased and how, Luke-jr for years stood out for arguing the exact opposite position. One megabyte blocks weren’t too small, he maintained even as SegWit’s block size increase gained broad support, they were too big. No increase, but a decrease was needed. Now, the Bitcoin Knots and Bitcoin Core developer is spearheading an attempt to make such a decrease happen, as a temporary measure. And if social media is any indication, the initiative is attracting…

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