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  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 8:32 pm

    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? 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 keys for blockchain applications, including – presumably – cryptocurrency. Developers will be able to make use of the feature in creating hardware wallets via software. Anyone who owns an S10 will essentially have a hardware wallet. “Galaxy The post Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S10 Features Built-in Crypto Support appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 7:42 pm

    The SEC acknowledged a settlement with Gladius Network LLC today. Gladius raised almost $13 million in an ICO at the height of the crypto boom, from October to December 2017. The company tattled on itself last August, self-reporting potential violations to the SEC. As a result, the regulator has been gracious enough to opt not to impose additional financial penalties on Gladius. The catch? Gladius has to offer refunds on all ICO tokens. Gladius Reports Itself to the SEC The settlement is similar to the agreement NEO reached with Chinese regulators. In the case of NEO, the token had already The post Crypto Firm Gladius Tattles on Itself Before SEC Brings Down the Hammer appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 5:56 pm

    Almost half of millennial bitcoin traders in the US trust crypto exchanges more than the traditional stock market, according to a survey by cryptocurrency trading platform eToro. A nationwide survey of 1,000 online traders indicates that 43% of millennials trust crypto exchanges more than the US stock exchanges. In contrast, a whopping 77% of Generation X traders who participated in the survey trust stock exchanges more. Crypto’s Generational Divide Guy Hirsch, the managing director of eToro US, says the research spotlights the schism between the younger generation’s embrace of crypto versus the skepticism of their older cohorts. “We’re seeing the beginning of The post 43% of ‘Clueless’ Millennials Trust Crypto Exchanges Over Stock Market: Survey appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 5:06 pm

    The Dow held onto gains Wednesday afternoon following the release of the Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes, which confirmed the central bank’s intent to pause interest-rate hikes. DOW HOLDS GAINS, NASDAQ TURNS RED The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61 points, or 0.2%, to 25,952.32. The blue-chip index traded slightly higher through the early morning, mirroring a tepid pre-market session for Dow futures. The broad S&P 500 Index climbed 0.1% to 2,782.29, with most of the gains concentrated in primary industries. Materials stocks rose 1.4% on average, while energy shares added 0.5%. Stocks tied to real estate, consumer staples, and health The post Breaking: Dow Holds Gains as FOMC Minutes Confirm Dovish Turn for Fed appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 4:44 pm

    Legendary Fortnite player Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has much to celebrate. In 2018, the gamer and wildly popular Twitch streamer told CNN he earned close to $10 million.  Other reports indicate that Ninja makes more than $500,000 per month in sponsorship and ad revenues stemming from the size of his massive viewer base. But how would Ninja fare if his sponsors knew that his reach was actually millions of fans smaller than they think? Study: Ninja Has 4 Million Duplicate Followers Last week, Mobcrush and CreatorIQ (CIQ) – companies that work to enable monetization options for creators – unveiled this blockbuster The post Fortnite Legend Ninja Has Millions of Duplicate Followers: Bombshell Study appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 4:26 pm

    Now is the perfect time to buy bitcoin, according to Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital. Speaking to Bloomberg, Bogart was evangelical about bitcoin, calling it “the most compelling asset in the world right now.” Bogart is notoriously bullish, maintaining a $50,000 price target on bitcoin. Why is he so optimistic during the depths of this crypto winter? He pointed a string of possible catalysts for another bitcoin boom, including global tensions, rising national debt, and the increasing interest from institutions. Let’s go through them one at a time. I find it very difficult to make the case that The post 4 Reasons Bitcoin is the World’s ‘Most Compelling Asset’: VC Spencer Bogart appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 3:17 pm

    Bloomberg is outrageously reporting that the launch of JP Morgan’s new cryptocurrency is boosting bitcoin prices. It reveals an epic lack of understanding on the part of mainstream media and the financial industry at large. And it’s a disservice to those who rely on traditional financial media for trusted information. Bitcoin is getting a delayed boost from the announcement that JPMorgan has developed a digital coin to speed up payments between corporate customers 📈 https://t.co/L9eQ5YBxZ2 pic.twitter.com/mAvqXj8ZQe — Bloomberg Crypto (@crypto) February 19, 2019 The story credits weak analysis from Etoro analyst Mati Greenspan: “What some people have pointed to is The post Bloomberg Hilariously Reports JP Morgan’s Fake Cryptocurrency is Boosting Bitcoin’s Price appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 2:20 pm

    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. Watch the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch livestream here: 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 (PUF). The The post Livestream: Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet ‘Highly Likely’ During Today’s Launch appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 2:19 pm

    Neither the Dow nor the bitcoin price made a strong move following Wednesday’s opening bell, though US President Donald Trump’s bombastic stock market commentary provided more than enough entertainment for investors on Wall Street and Main Street alike. Dow Quiet as Stock Market Enters Mid-week Session As of 10:50 am ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had climbed by 34.22 points or 0.13 percent. The S&P 500 rose 3.91 points or 0.14 percent, while the Nasdaq increased by 23.17 points or 0.31 percent. On Tuesday, all three US stock market indices crept to minor gains, so minor that you’d have The post Dow, Bitcoin Price Wobble While Trump Gives Ridiculous Stock Market Analysis appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 1:13 pm

    Tesla expects its driverless car technology to be fully ready before the end of 2019. This was revealed by the electric carmaker’s co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk, in a podcast with ARK Invest. Musk said: I think we will be feature complete — full self-driving — this year. Meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up and take you all the way to your destination without an intervention, this year. I would say I am of certain of that. That is not a question mark. Want to Snooze as Your Car Drives The post Elon Musk ‘Certain’ Tesla Cars Will Feature ‘Full Self-Driving This Year’. No Power Naps Until 2020 Though appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 12:06 pm

    Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing and transport service based in China, has outlined steps to commence a firm-wide layoff that is expected to affect 15% of its total workforce after suffering a reported $1.6 billion loss in 2018. Cheng Wei, Didi’s Chief Executive Officer, told management that the layoffs are necessary if the company is to remain profitable and ward off competition from some new entrants in the Chinese ride-hailing industry. Wei also reportedly confirmed that following the layoffs, Didi would ensure the improvement of its core mobility service, while ceasing operations in units that are considered to be “non-essential” to its The post China’s Uber-Killer Didi Suffers $1.6 Billion Loss, Begins Complete Overhaul With 2,000 Layoffs appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 10:29 am

    In the past 48 hours, the valuation of the crypto market increased by $13 billion as Bitcoin moved rapidly from $3,600 to $3,900 by 10 percent. Traders are expecting a near-term pullback following a strong movement in the cryptocurrency market. But, economist and analyst Alex Krüger foresees the Bitcoin price surging fast beyond key resistance levels if the dominant cryptocurrency is able to break out of the crucial $4,200 mark in the weeks to come. The time frame during which Bitcoin can initiate a speedy rally from $3,900 to $4,200 remains unclear as the daily volume of the cryptocurrency market The post Bitcoin Price to Explode at $4,200, Analyst: Bottom Reached appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 9:30 am

    When you think of Apple, you think iPhone, iPad, or even privacy concerns. You probably don’t think conflict minerals used in the manufacturing of its devices or how blockchain could prove the cure for an ethical supply chain. Well, you should. The tech giant has filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it is studying ways to implement Blockchain in some form or fashion. Reading Between The Lines Apple submitted a filing called the “Conflict Minerals Report; Summary of Apple’s Commitment to Responsible Sourcing.” In the report, Apple did not say in any straightforward way that The post Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 8:25 am

    Nearly everywhere Elon Musk goes, people want to talk about Tesla. On Tuesday, however, the media magnet went along with a change in focus by discussing his views about cryptocurrencies. His opinions come within months of a Bitcoin-related tweet that landed him in hot water with the social media platform. He ended up getting his account suspended by Twitter. Musk discussed this and more in a very lighthearted interview with Ark Invest. We had @elonmusk on the latest episode of @ARKInvest's podcast! He had a few things to say about Bitcoin. "Paper money is going away and cryptocurrency is a The post Elon Musk: Bitcoin is ‘Brilliant, Far Better’ than Paper Money; Tesla Isn’t Jumping in Just Yet appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 8:21 am

    This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the press release. BitMart Exchange, a premier global digital asset trading platform, recently announced the listing of Elitium (EUM). EUM/BTC and EUM/ETH trading pairs will be available starting on February 20th and withdrawal feature will be available on February 21st. Elitium is a global The post Elitium (EUM) Debuts on BitMart —— 37,500 EUM Giveaway! appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 8:09 am

    This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the press release. Bitcoin Press Release: Derivatives Exchange Bybit has officially released its second product, an Ethereum perpetual contract. February 18th 2019, Singapore – Singapore-based global derivatives exchange Bybit has announced the official release of its new 100x leverage Ethereum perpetual contract. Two months after its official launch, the The post Global Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange Bybit Releases Ethereum Perpetual Contract appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 7:13 am

    Visa and Mastercard are reportedly on the cusp of hiking fees they charge merchants who accept credit and debit cards. They could hike the fees they charge merchants as early as April, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the behemoth credit card payment processors anticipate the move will help them further line their financial coffers, merchants could be chased away. In the wings waiting for them is the crypto space, where Bitcoin payments are a lot cheaper to process. A few observers of the happenings told CCN about how merchants stand to gain from these looming higher fees. Unrelenting The post Mastercard, Visa Greed Could be the Catalyst For Merchants Accepting Bitcoin appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 3:02 am

    Let’s talk about abortion. I’ve always been “pro-choice.” On a personal level, I’ve never considered abortion. I’m currently a single father of four as a result. I don’t like to make decisions for other people. If you feel you need to have an abortion, it’s a legal procedure. I’m not a fan of states that try to make it impossible through various means. I don’t let morality enter into it. If it’s not my body, it’s not my moral conundrum. I hadn’t thought much about it recently until I saw this video of Virginia lawmaker Kathy Tran, in which she The post Video: Virginia Liberal Attempts to Justify Murder Masked as Abortion Procedure appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 12:50 am

    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 for some clients to understand under what circumstances their investments The post Mike Novogratz-Backed BitGo Offers $100 Million in Crypto Insurance appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 20 February 2019, 12:15 am

    If you’ve ever wanted to model your crypto portfolio after that of Ethereum wunderkind Vitalik Buterin, your chance has finally arrived. Buterin responded to an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit by disclosing his current crypto holdings and other financial interests. Based on Buterin’s statement, we can estimate that he owns less than $5 million in cryptocurrencies besides Ethereum and ETH-based tokens. We arrivate at this round figure by looking at his publicly available wallet and his statements. In Ethereum tokens, he also owns less than 10%, the majorilety of which are denominated in Kyber Network (KNC), Maker (MKR), OmiseGO The post How to Invest Like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 19 February 2019, 9:55 pm

    Bitcoin exchange giant Coinbase has acquired Chainalysis competitor Neutrino in an effort to enhance its compliance efforts and regulatory relationships. Neutrino uses blockchain analytics to identify potential money laundering or other illegal transactions on the blockchain. Until its acquisition, it was one of a few companies growing in the space of analyzing blockchains. Its work mainly benefits crypto exchanges, regulators, and other centralized powers. According to Coinbase, companies like Chainalysis, Whitestream, and Elementus are “necessary” in an “open financial system.” “Blockchain intelligence is increasingly important in the crypto ecosystem, and is necessary to achieve our mission of bringing the open financial The post $8 Billion Coinbase Faces Backlash for Latest Acquisition appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 19 February 2019, 9:15 pm

    The bitcoin price has not bottomed yet, but it’s close — and the sooner it tanks, the better. That’s the assertion of Alex Sunnarborg, a founding partner of New York crypto hedge fund Tetras Capital. “Calling is very difficult,” Sunnarborg told Forbes. “That’s part of the reason I’m really thankful that we’re in the position we are right now. “We can hedge ourselves, remain more neutral, and not have to call that exact price or timing bottom. I’m not confident right now. Our portfolio is relatively neutral. We have cash and short positions.” Sunnarborg Prefers Scorched-Earth Approach Sunnarborg The post Crypto Expert Warns Not to Trust the Bitcoin Rally appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 19 February 2019, 7:46 pm

    Tim Draper has been one of Bitcoin’s most enthusiastic proponents. He was steadfast in his optimism even when other finance gurus thought he was crazy for giving the new-fangled crypto the time of day. Forgetting about the naysayers, Draper became about $89 million richer for sticking to his Bitcoin guns. He was steadfast while others, including JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, made jokes about Bitcoin being tulips. FOMA, or simply recognizing the staying power of cryptos, JP Morgan shocked the financial community this month when it announced it would be the first major institutional bank to release its own cryptocurrency. The post Billionaire Bitcoin Bull Tim Draper Has a Wild 5-Year Prediction for Cash and Crypto appeared first on CCNRead More

  • CCN - 19 February 2019, 7:31 pm

    Afri Schoedon, a long-time Ethereum contributor, abruptly quit working on the second-largest cryptocurrency. A few days ago, Schoedon tweeted a meme that said “Polkadot delivers what Serenity ought to be. Change my mind.” The meme raised ire on Reddit, and the situation devolved from there until the developer quit early this morning. I did not quit social media, I quit Ethereum. I did not go dark, I just left the community. I am no longer coordinating hard-forks, building testnets, or contributing otherwise. I did not work on Polkadot, I never did, I worked on Ethereum. I did not hate Ethereum, The post Top Ethereum Developer Afri Schoedon Just Rage-Quit appeared first on CCNRead More

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