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Social Trading Giant eToro Adds Crypto Buying and Selling in 31 US States

Social Trading Giant eToro Adds Crypto Buying and Selling in 31 US States

Israel-based social investing platform eToro has launched a cryptocurrency trading platform and wallet service in the U.S. The firm announced Thursday that the new platform allows U.S. customers from 31 states and territories to trade 13 unspecified cryptocurrencies. Multi-asset trading is also scheduled for launch in Q1 of next year. eToro’s “social” model allows users to […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Arrives Sans Bitcoin, Only Ethereum is Supported

Samsung Galaxy S10 Arrives Sans Bitcoin, Only Ethereum is Supported

The internet was set ablaze when rumors began circulating that Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, may potentially support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum via a Blockchain Keystore application. Samsung’s reveal event confirmed the existence of the Blockchain Keystore app that serves as a crypto wallet for top cryptocurrencies, however, the most important cryptocurrency of all won’t […]

SWIFT Teams Up With Major Banks, SGX to Trial Blockchain Voting

SWIFT Teams Up With Major Banks, SGX to Trial Blockchain Voting

Financial messaging giant SWIFT has teamed up with the Singapore Exchange and four banks to trial a platform for e-voting based on blockchain tech, the firm said Tuesday. Joining the effort to see if distributed ledger technology (DLT) can help make shareholder voting more simple and efficient are Deutsche Bank, DBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered […]

Report: ‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners

Report: ‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners

College campuses are the second largest cryptocurrency miners across industry verticals, according to research by tech conglomerate Cisco published in PCMag on March 5. Cisco’s security researchers reportedly investigated cryptocurrency mining activity across various industry verticals. The research was carried out with Cisco’s security product Umbrella, which monitors clients’ network connections to screen malicious activity, including possibly dubious crypto mining. Per […]

Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio

Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, two developers working in separate countries have successfully sent a bitcoin lightning payment over radio waves. Organized over Twitter this past weekend, the transaction was sent by Rodolfo Novak, co-founder of bitcoin hardware startup CoinKite, to developer and Bloomberg columnist Elaine Ou. The completed payment effectively moved real bitcoin from […]

Tether to Launch New Version of USDT Stablecoin on Tron Blockchain

Tether to Launch New Version of USDT Stablecoin on Tron Blockchain

Tether is gearing up to launch its controversial stablecoin as a native token on the Tron blockchain. For the effort, Tether is partnering with the Tron Foundation to launch the dollar-pegged USDT stablecoin as a TRC-20 token, the companies announced Monday. TRC-20 is a technical standard used by the Tron blockchain for implementing tokens, similar to and […]

Ethereum Developers Start Search for New Hard Fork Coordinator

Ethereum Developers Start Search for New Hard Fork Coordinator

Developers in the ethereum community are seeking a new specialist to help coordinate major software upgrades. Following the departure of core developer Afri Schoedon from the open-source project in late February, ethereum developers discussed the issue of who would take his place in coordinating hard forks, or system-wide software upgrades, in a meeting Friday. Schoeden left just […]