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Opera Continues Bullish Crypto Mainstream Drive With Bitcoin Payments

Browser minnow Opera is ramping up cryptocurrency support for Android users in version 54, which has just been released on Tuesday. Among a host of other cosmetic improvements and a new UI, this latest release improves upon the current crypto wallet with support for both Bitcoin and Tron payments. Ethereum has been the staple payment option of the low-flying web browser for more than a year now; however, developers have heeded the calls in recent months for integration with other major cryptocurrencies. Opera Looks to Undercut the Big Boys With…

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Is This Bank’s Blockchain-Powered Crypto Wallet a Game Changer?

Bank of America is creeping into the crypto space and has filed a patent application for a blockchain crypto wallet. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: Bank of America (BofA) continues its steady creep into the crypto world, filing another blockchain-related patent application. This new one is particularly interesting because it’s for a crypto wallet. CCN discussed the move with several crypto players. Here’s what they had to say. Is BofA’s move game-changing? BofA’s latest crypto-related patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Aug. 15….

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BC Vault Throws Down the Gauntlet to Trezor

The Bitcoin hardware wallet space is increasingly active, with new entrants coming up all the time. If you search “hardware wallet” on Amazon, you get dozens of options. The two most well-known companies, of course, are Ledger and Trezor. But a variety of alternatives exist. CCN received two BC Vault review units from a company called Real Security, based out of Slovenia. From Skeptic to Bitcoin Hardware Wallet User in a Few Simple Steps I’ll be frank: I’ve always felt that hardware wallets are a “nice to have” when it…

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how our site was affected by Google’s Core Update. As data from SEO analyzer Sistrix shows, our visibility on Google dropped from 1.2 to less than 0.6. You might say we ought not to face any…

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Coinomi Addresses Spellcheck Vulnerability, Accuses Victim of Bitcoin Extortion

CCN earlier reported that Coinomi wallet had a confirmed bug that allowed Google to view the details of a user’s seed phrase. The seed phrase generates a wallet. Coinomi uses a 24-word phrase. It enables a user to regenerate their wallet on any platform, and maintain a simultaneous wallet on their phone and on their desktop. According to Coinomi’s own blog post on the subject, CCN and social media users wrongly characterized the transmission of seed phrases. Packets Were Not “Plain-Text” For one thing, the transmission was not intentional or…

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It’s Okay to Use Hot Wallets to Store Bitcoin

Brian Armstrong, CEO of $8 billion crypto exchange Coinbase, wants to set some misconceptions straight about the security of various types of Bitcoin wallets. Writing in Fortune, Armstrong clarifies – for a mainstream audience – the difference between hot and cold wallets. If the reader is unfamiliar with the concept, it’s pretty simple. A “hot” wallet is connected to the internet and capable of making immediate transactions. A “cold” wallet is secured offline, by definition, although there are degrees of coldness. A private key stored on an internet-connected device but…

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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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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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Mike Novogratz-Backed BitGo Offers $100 Million in Crypto Insurance

BitGo, a crypto custodian backed by Goldman Sachs, is offering up to $100 million in insurance coverage for cold-wallet assets through Lloyd’s. There is no additional cost to BitGo clients. In a press release, the company said the $100 million of insurance coverage protects custodial assets held by BitGo against: Third-party hacks. Insider theft by employees of private keys. Physical loss or damage of private keys. Mike Belshe, the CEO of BitGo, touted the new service: “This is the most complete insurance offering in the industry. It is not always easy…

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