Samsung Files UK Trademark for Smartphone Crypto Wallet

Technology Electronics manufacturer Samsung has filed a trademark that suggests it may be considering integrating a cryptocurrency wallet into its smartphones. The filing, submitted to the U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on Dec. 27, reinforces reports that emerged earlier this month claiming that cryptocurrency integration was on Samsung’s agenda. Also read: Influential Politicians Are Advocating Crypto…

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5 Opsec Errors That Caused Cryptocurrency Users to Lose Everything

Technology & Security Maintaining good operational security is imperative for all web users, but it’s particularly important in the cryptocurrency space. Prying eyes are everywhere on the internet, from law enforcement to hackers and from blockchain forensics firms to data resellers. Examining the opsec errors that got several notorious bitcoiners robbed or busted yields valuable…

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Report: Censorship-Prone EOS ‘Needs to Re-Architect Its Infrastructure’

Altcoins EOS, the $4 billion blockchain project developed by Dan Larimer, has been savaged in an exhaustive new review. The 17,000-word report, based on extensive laboratory testing, concludes that EOS’s real-world throughput isn’t much better than Ethereum’s and that its consensus algorithm doesn’t function properly. “In order to succeed as a base layer protocol, EOS…

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Developer Paul Sztorc Launches the First Version of Drivechain

Technology & Security On September 24, the director of research at Tierion and the bitcoin developer Paul Sztorc announced the launch of the first Drivechain release. The Drivechain protocol is an alternative to the sidechain concept because it enables multiple blockchain compatibility but the system utilizes the same 21 million bitcoins. Also read: Speculators and…

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Decentralized Exchange Bisq Launches Mobile App, Holds Market Kickstart Event

Exchanges Fully decentralized peer-to-peer crypto exchange Bisq has launched a mobile notification app for both Android and iOS systems. The platform saw record growth last month and is holding a market kickstart event as a way to boost liquidity. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Bisq Mobile App Launched Bisq,…

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Decentralizing the Web: Handshake, Akash and the Quest for Censorship-Resistance

Technology Censorship-resistance is a hot topic right now. On an internet where prominent voices are being silenced and deplatformed, and free speech services are being threatened with the same fate, decentralization is more urgent than ever. But for so long as centralized hosting and DNS services retain the power to ban dissenters, full decentralization will…

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