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This post was originally published here A supposed cheat for the massively popular video game Fortnite turns out to be malware designed to steal bitcoin wallet login details. That’s according to Malwarebytes Labs, which reported finding the malicious program on Oct. 2. An investigation by the Califonia-based cybersecurity firm followed a trail from one of …

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A supposed cheat for the massively popular video game Fortnite turns out to be malware designed to steal bitcoin wallet login details. That’s according to Malwarebytes Labs, which reported finding the malicious program on Oct. 2. An investigation by the Califonia-based cybersecurity firm followed a trail from one of many dubious videos posted on YouTube …

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Crypto mining behemoth Bitmain announced Monday it has acquired the startup behind an open-source bitcoin cash wallet called Telescope. The browser-based wallet was launched earlier this year in an effort to enable instant bitcoin cash transactions. At present, Telescope can operate on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, according to a press release, though the team …

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This post was originally published here Opera, provider of a popular web browser, is partnering with with blockchain advisory and financial services firm Ledger Capital to further explore blockchain technology. According to a press release, the strategic partnership sees the two entities seeking new “applications and use cases” for blockchain, as well as “growth opportunities” for the …

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Opera, provider of a popular web browser, is partnering with with blockchain advisory and financial services firm Ledger Capital to further explore blockchain technology. According to a press release, the strategic partnership sees the two entities seeking new “applications and use cases” for blockchain, as well as “growth opportunities” for the tech within Opera products. Opera is …

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An increasing amount of bitcoin is being held by active individual users, rather than companies and long-term investors, according to new data from Chainalysis. Announced Monday, the analytics firm found 4.8 million bitcoin, or roughly 32 percent of the protocol’s cryptocurrency supply (minus lost coins), was held in personal wallets with some level of transactional …

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Crypto wallet startup Vault has announced that it’s launching a wallet that stores non-fungible tokens and other crypto collectibles on Apple’s App Store. Co-founder John Egan told CoinDesk that the company is looking to make it easier for new users unfamiliar with blockchain to purchase these collectibles and hold them. An issue with many current wallets and …

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One mobile app to rule them all. That’s how Anthony Di Iorio sees the new Jaxx Liberty crypto wallet. As one of the cryptocurrency industry’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, Decentral CEO Di Iorio said he aims to attract up to 100 corporate integrations to his new wallet to make it the most versatile app in the ecosystem. Revealed exclusively …

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Opera now allows users to send crypto collectibles, such as CryptoKitties, directly from its recently announced in-browser crypto wallet. Claiming the feature is a first for the industry  – although other wallets do offer collectibles support, including MetaMask – the company said in a blog post today: “We believe that as an increasing portion of our lives moves …

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Crypto wallet and exchange startup Abra is opening up a new channel for deposits: European bank accounts. Residents in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), as well as additional nations in the European Union, can now transfer euros or other national currencies directly to Abra, which in turn deposits bitcoin into users’ digital wallets. Customers can then convert …

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Bitcoin may be hard to use even with consumer-friendly tools, while running its core infrastructure is even harder. However, this isn’t stopping efforts to change that. The global, volunteer developer group behind the most popular implementation of the software, Bitcoin Core, is soon to debut its 17th major software release, one which puts to code a …

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Ethereum wallet MyCrypto just raised $4 million in its ongoing effort to make its product more user-friendly, the startup announced Thursday. Led by Polychain Capital, the Series A funding round also saw investments from Boost VC Fund 3 LP, ShapeShift, Ausum Blockchain Fund LP, Mainframe founder Mick Hagen, Coefficient Ventures partner Chance Du, early Dropbox …

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A newly published Coinbase patent seeks to protect a way of making bitcoin purchases more secure for customers. In the filing, published August 14, the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange outlined how it could develop a payment portal which would allow users to pay using bitcoin directly from their digital wallet. “It may be a security concern for …

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has acquired mobile ethereum wallet Trust Wallet, the startups announced Tuesday. The acquisition will enable Binance to add a mobile wallet to its services, while Trust Wallet will be able to tap into advantages offered by the exchange, including both its existing user base and a proposed decentralized exchange, according to a press …

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If cryptocurrency is decentralizing the world of money, a new bitcoin wallet startup thinks it could also help decentralize the world of work. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Misthos launched its multi-signature wallet Monday on top of Blockstack‘s decentralized application platform. One of the first enterprise products launched on Blockstack, the wallet is designed for project …

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Decentralized cryptocurrency wallet SafeWallet is launching a new QR code-based user identification system to replace mnemonic phrases and private keys, the firm announced Friday. The app, operated by China-based Cheetah Mobile, will use a two-tier security system to grant users access to their holdings, according to a press release. The first stage will have users scan …

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The Digital Currency Research Lab at the People’s Bank of China has filed more than 40 patent applications so far – all as part of an aim to create a digital currency combining the core features of cryptocurrency and the existing monetary system. Data from China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) revealed two new patent …

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China-based cryptocurrency wallet imToken announced Thursday that it has closed a $10 million Series A round fully funded by venture capital firm IDG Capital. Founded in 2016, imToken first entered the industry as a dedicated ethereum wallet service, but has since expanded to support a claimed 30,000-plus tokens, including “airdrops” and ICO issuances. The company …

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You’re running a full bitcoin node, know Linux and have decent command line skills. Okay? Cool, go ahead and spin up a Docker instance. If that sounds intimidating, you’re not alone. But as recently as January, using the lightning network, a layer-two technology for scaling bitcoin, on “mainnet” – ie, with real money – called for these …

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London-based cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain will open an office in San Francisco, the company announced on Wednesday. The decision follows its recent acquisition of the team from software company Tsukemen, also formerly based in the Bay Area of California. The office will be staffed with several previous Tsukemen employees, with the company’s former …

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