Bluewallet has unveiled its newly developed app which now allows users to receive bitcoin lightning payments by simple QR scan. Nuno Coelho, user experience engineer said, “We were not happy with the current status of the wallet market, in particular, the wallet we were using at the time. So we decided to team up on this effort and build the solution we wanted to have.”
A blockchain-powered social media application, Voice has been launched by Block.one which will reward its users and return control to social media user. The CEO of Block.one, Brendan Blumer explained describing Voice, “By design, they run by auctioning our information to advertisers, pocketing the profit, and flooding our feeds with hidden agendas dictated by the highest bidder. Voice changes that.”
The German made comedy drama Netflix show ‘How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)’ has directly mentioned Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), and IOTA (MIOTA), furthermore the it explores the technical side of crypto in a slightly more robust manner than other on-screen appearances of the technology. Meanwhile CNBC is due to release a documentary called Bitcoin: Boom or Bust, which goes over the history of the first decentralized currency of the market.
The UNCHAIN Convention is all set to take place at Berlin during June 14-15 in Berlin, the event will see a lot of outside activities. The event will see presence of industry stalwarts like Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni, Monero’s lead maintainer; venture capitalist and chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation Brock Pierce; crypto and fintech entrepreneur Marc P. Bernegger; Wall Street veteran, Bitcoin trader and analyst Tone Vays; & pioneer blockchain investor Eddy Travia.
At the MIT Technology Review’s Business of Blockchain 2019 conference saw an intense exchange between Caitlin Long and Peter Van Valkenburgh (one of the industry’s most eloquent speakers). The bone of contention issue was USA regulatory environment. Long explained that many digital assets do not qualify as securities, hence they should be treated as property & state alone control commercial law. Van Valkenburgh responded that his uneasiness with state-level crypto regulation.
MSRise (a Singapore company) has revealed that a new generation of energy efficient miners from 550 to 800 watts, though built on standard built it offers high-productive, low power consumption mining farm. MSRise in its statement: “In case of our success, it will be the most green ICO in the entire history. And we believe that buyers will be able to make the right choice in favor of preserving the environment.”
SIM swapping or jacking is a type of ATO (account take over) attack in which the hacker steals the victim’s phone number to their own SIM card (usually social engineering), In last few weeks USA cryptocurrency community have been hit with this kind of attack. An anonymous victim shared, “That once hackers realized access to cryptocurrency exchange accounts was not possible, intruders quickly switched tactics and targeted social media and email accounts, successfully hijacking the victim’s Instagram account.”
AT&T (a major telecom firm in USA) has announced that is will be accepting cryptos as payment through BitPay. Kevin McDorman, VP of operations said, “We’re always looking for ways to improve and expand our services.We have customers who use cryptocurrency, and we are happy we can offer them a way to pay their bills with the method they prefer.”
Bitcoin has steadily emerged in a better position gaining more than 130% since the start of 2019, thanks to trade war between two large economies, USA & China. The traditional safe haven for investment US bond market has hit China starting to sell off US Treasuries due to trade war, the precious metal also facing volatility. Investors worried about deglobalization from the trader war have turned instead to cryptocurrencies.
The Made in Italy project has shared to adopt blockchain technology as a part of their initiative in protecting goods and services produced in Italy. A decree leads by a pro-blockchain minister, the Minister of Economic Development (MiSE), Luigi Di Maio will regulate the supply of stamps for Made in Italy and Stallone on the basis of the norms concerning the value cards.