Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S10 Features Built-in Crypto Support

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

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Newsflash: Samsung Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet ‘Highly Likely’ During Today’s Launch

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. 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 report stated that PUF is a technology used

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Mike Novogratz-Backed BitGo Offers $100 Million in Crypto Insurance

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

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BitGo & Genesis Trading Want to Help Whales Avoid Crypto Exchanges

Blockchain security firm BitGo has entered a partnership that will allow its clients to trade cryptocurrency assets that are held in its custody. The partnership with over-the-counter exchange Genesis Global Trading will allow BitGo clients to trade their digital assets without having to move them from the custody service to a crypto exchange. Under the

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Binance CEO Criticized for Appearing to Advise Storing Crypto on Exchanges

Binance CEO Chengpeng Zhao (“CZ”) has come under attack after appearing to advise crypto holders to store their holdings on exchanges instead of on personal storage devices like USB drives or hardware wallets. In a tweet, Zhao appeared to infer that the risk of self-storage is significantly greater than the risk of storing cryptocurrency on

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Google Play Forces Crypto Wallet Samourai to Remove Security Features

Crypto wallet Samourai removed security features introduced in its latest app update after Google Play found them in conflict with its “store policies.” Sad but true, @GooglePlay is forcing us to remove Stealth Mode, SMS Commands, and SIM Switch Defense features as they transition to becoming more of a "Walled Garden" – despite the fact

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Mycelium Joins The Foundation for Interwallet Operability

According to a press release and the Foundation for Interwallet Operability website, Mycelium is the latest addition to the the foundation’s membership. Other members are currently: ShapeShift, Coinomi, KeepKey, BRD, and Edge. The majority of these are wallets, but ShapeShift, as readers are probably aware, is an exchange which allows users to instantly “shift” between

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Trezor and Ledger Respond to Claims Security Claims

Three researchers and engineers have published a presentation from the 35th Chaos Communication Congress revealing claimed vulnerabilities in cryptocurrency hardware wallets. Trezor and Ledger have responded saying in short, their user’s cryptocurrency balances are safe. Dmitry Nedospasov, Thomas Roth, and Josh Datko, created the website wallet.fail and promised to publish their presentation to the Chaos

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Bitcoin Wallet Malware Scam Targets Electrum Users And Garners Over 200BTC

An attack on the Electrum bitcoin wallet has so far netted hackers over 200 bitcoin worth around $750,000. The attack began on December 21, 2018. Though it has victimized some unsuspecting users, it can be avoided. Electrum is a Bitcoin wallet which doesn’t require the user to download the full blockchain. Instead, servers remotely provide

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