Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Samsung Dismisses Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet Reports as ‘Rumor and Speculation’

Samsung has refuted rumors that it has plans to offer a cryptocurrency cold wallet on its Galaxy S10 smartphone, in comments to Cointelegraph Dec. 11.The Korean-headquartered transnational tech conglomerate...

Decentralized Browser Brave Becomes Default on HTC Blockchain Smartphone

Decentralized browser Brave is now the default browser on a phone from major smartphone manufacturer HTC, technology news outlet CNET reported Dec. 10.Founded in 1997, HTC is a Taiwanese...

Report: Stablecoins See Significant Growth in Adoption Over Recent Months

According to analysis by research firm Diar published Dec. 10, the adoption of stablecoins is growing based on the increasing number of on-chain transactions.Per Diar, four major stablecoins to...

State Farm Tests Blockchain Solution to Speed Up Auto Insurance Claims

U.S.-based insurance company State Farm is testing a blockchain-based solution to speed up the subrogation process for auto claims, according to an announcement published Dec. 10.State Farm is a...

UNICEF Innovation Fund to Invest in Blockchain-Related Projects

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is investing $100,000 in six companies for developing blockchain projects, according to an announcement published Dec. 10.The UNICEF Innovation Fund was launched specifically to finance...

Major South Korean City to Build Blockchain-Enabled Virtual Power Plant

South Korea’s government will spend 4 billion Korean won (KRW) (about $3.5 million) to set up a blockchain-enabled virtual power plant (VPP) in the city of Busan. The development...

Huobi Opens First Russian Office in Partnership with State Bank’s Digital Tech Center

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has officially launched its first branch in Russia on Thursday, Dec. 6, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph today.The Moscow-based exchange, dubbed Huobi...

Blockchain Policy Development in China Concentrated in Three Cities

Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou — or BeiShangGuang — has become the most concentrated area of ​​relevant blockchain legislation and policy in China, reports local finance publication Securities Daily Dec....

Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Zug Ranked ‘Fastest-Growing’ Tech Hub in Europe

The Swiss city of Zug, home to crypto and blockchain development hub “Crypto Valley,” has been ranked the fastest-growing tech community in Europe. Swiss startup news channel StartupTicker reported...

‘Don’t Hold Your Breath,’ Waiting for Bitcoin ETF Says SEC ‘Crypto Mom’

A commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said ‘not to hold your breath’ waiting for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) at the Digital Asset Investment...

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British Crypto Exchange CEX.IO Now Requires Identity Info From Users

United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency exchange CEX.IO now requires its users to disclose their identities, financial trading news outlet Finance Magnates reported Dec. 11.Established in 2013,...

Spanish Ruling Party to Introduce Regulation on Blockchain, Crypto

Spanish ruling party Partido Popular (PP) will introduce a draft bill on cryptocurrencies and blockchain regulation in a few days, local newspaper La Vanguardia...

‘The Drug Is Gone’: Mike Novogratz Compares Current Bitcoin Markets to ‘Methadone Clinic’

Mike Novogratz compared current cryptocurrency  market performance to a “methadone clinic” in an interview with Bloomberg Dec. 11.During the interview, Bloomberg asked Novogratz how...