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Jan 19, 2022
Blockchain technology is already changing the banking industry. It can potentially redefine how we exchange products, money, and information. Are you interested in learning more about blockchain technology? It's on everyone's mind. Blockchain is the most significant upheaval to any business since, well, perhaps the invention of money itself. Because of the Silk Road and […]
Oct 16, 2020
The sale of Crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) are going to be banned very soon. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published rules banning certain crypto assets to retail consumers. The financial regulator had said that it finds the products to be ill-suited for the said retail consumers because of the harm they pose. […]
May 15, 2019
Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor, has newly ventured into blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. The company recently invested $2.9 million into a hardware cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger. It is also reportedly working on an Ethereum-based blockchain network, and a cryptocurrency token of its own called Samsung Coin. Earlier this year, Samsung launched its Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone series […]
May 8, 2019
HTC, a company once known as a formidable force in the world of Smartphones, has a different mobile strategy these days. In 2018, the company released the HTC Exodus 1, an Android phone that had built-in blockchain software and hardware support. According to Taiwan News, HTC's second blockchain phone is to be released later in […]
Apr 26, 2019
Samsung has invested 2.6 million euros (roughly $2.9 million) into hardware cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger. The investment gives the startup a valuation of about $290 million. Ledger had previously raised $7 million in Series A funding round in 2017, and a whopping $75 million in Series B in 2018. The new funding round led by […]
Apr 25, 2019
Samsung may soon launch its own blockchain mainnet. The company is reportedly working on a Ethereum-based network, and is planning to issue its own token, possibly called Samsung Coin. The South Korean electronics giant has had a dedicated team researching and developing the blockchain network for at least a year now. The work is currently […]
Mar 11, 2019
The day is finally here. One of the leaders of OneCoin was arrested last week whilst trying to board a plane in Los Angeles. US Prosecutors allege that OneCoin is not a Cryptocurrency but in fact a scam pyramid scheme. OneCoin is a cryptocurrency scam. Konstantin Ignatov, the alleged leader of OneCoin has been arrested […]
Mar 1, 2019
Remember the HTC Exodus 1? Claimed to be the world’s first major blockchain phone, the device was made available for pre-order in October last year. But until now, one could buy it using cryptocurrencies only. However, HTC is now expanding its reach to non-crypto natives as well. The Exodus 1 can now be purchased with […]
Feb 22, 2019
It's official. The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with a crypto wallet for storing private cryptocurrency keys. Samsung confirmed the support through an official press release earlier this week, following the launch of the Galaxy S10 series in San Francisco. “Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage […]
Jan 24, 2019
Smartphones with support for blockchain and cryptocurrency are getting real. And we are not talking about the blockchain focused smartphones like Sirin Finney and HTC Exodus. The mainstream smartphones are now coming equipped with some blockchain and cryptocurrency capabilities. Last month, we reported about a Samsung trademark that hinted at the company's plans to integrate […]
Dec 17, 2018
The first blockchain-oriented mainstream browser for surfing and interacting with the decentralized web is here. Opera announced the browser at an event in London recently. The browser comes with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and is currently available for Android users.   Opera launches a blockchain-oriented decentralized web browser Opera is rolling out a new update to its Android browser which brings […]
Dec 11, 2018
Crypto-centric smartphones, or we may call blockchain phones, are real. HTC and Sirin Labs have already launched their blockchain smartphones Exodus 1 and Finney respectively. And it looks like Samsung also has something in the territory. The company has filed three trademark applications revealing its crypto-plans. Samsung working on cryptocurrency software for its phones Samsung has recently filed […]
Dec 11, 2018
According to a recently filed Trademark, Samsung could have plans to Introduce cryptocurrency and blockchain for its range of Galaxy devices and phones. Three trademark applications outline plans for the tech giant to Integrate blockchain and cryptocurrency directly into its mobiles, and therefore creating a Samsung blockchain phone.     Samsung blockchain phone trademarks In […]
Dec 9, 2018
Sirin Labs' thousand-dollar, crypto-centric smartphone, Finney, is here. The Israel-based company recently launched the device at an event in Barcelona and has now put it up for sale, at $999. It is a smartphone designed for a very specific group of people — crypto fanatics — and early birds do get a special discount of $100.   Sirin Finney - the […]
Aug 17, 2018
Sirin labs, the first company to announce a blockchain smartphone, pursues its mission of creating an ultra-secure crypto smartphone for the blockchain world and connecting the world of crypto. Just after about a year and a half sirin labs launches the so-called first blockchain smartphone solarin, which cost over $16,000. The company has unveiled plans to […]
Jul 25, 2018
Stellar, the seventh-largest cryptocurrency network, has obtained Sharia compliance certification for payments and asset tokenization, the company announced last week. It becomes the first distributed ledger technology (DLT) to obtain Sharia certification in the payments and asset tokenization field.   Stellar obtains Sharia certification The Stellar Development Foundation (SDB) announced that the Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) has examined the capabilities and applications […]
Jul 20, 2018
Global credit and payments processor, Mastercard, has won a patent for consumer protection and payment transactions based on blockchain technology. The patent was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) earlier this week. It includes a new form of a public blockchain-based method for linking assets between blockchain and fiat currency accounts.   Mastercard patent Titled “Method and […]
Jul 17, 2018
Remember Sirin Labs? Yes, the company that brought Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio to the London premiere of its spurious smartphone Solarin, two years ago. Claimed by the company as the “world’s most secure phone,” Solarin costs an amusing $16,000. Well, Sirin Labs is now ready with its second smartphone, Finney, and this time, with the approval of […]
Jul 16, 2018
HTC is in pretty poor shape lately. Last year, the Taiwanese company shipped just over 2 million products in Q1. The numbers came further down this year, with only 630,000 products shipped in Q1, according to numbers from IDC. Earlier this month, the company  laid off 1,500 workers from its Taiwan manufacturing division, in an effort […]
Jul 4, 2018
"Bye bye apps, hello dapps." This is how Zippie - the first blockchain-based mobile operating system (OS) for smartphones - greets you on its website. Well, the blockchain-based decentralized apps, or DApps, are believed to be just around the corner, and Zippie wants to bring them to the masses through the Zippie OS. And the company […]
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