Samsung Crypto Wallet | Is the New Wallet Rumor or Reality?

2019 is supposed to bring a lot of things, but is a Samsung crypto wallet one of them? Maybe. According to reports, the company recently filed a UK trademark for a crypto wallet.  Samsung Crypto Wallet: Rumor or Reality? On December 27th, the UK Intellectual Property Office published a filing. It details how Samsung, a South Korean electronics behemoth, has applied for a UK trademark for a crypto wallet. For those who don’t know (and according to blockgeeks.com) a cryptocurrency wallet is a software program that stores both public and…

Bitcoin Closing in Towards $4,000-Resistance in Another Upside Attempt

The bitcoin price on Wednesday showed minor upside movements as it maintained the gains made during yesterday’s session. Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis The BTC/USD exchange rate posted as much as 1.5 percent in gains during the first half of the trading session. The pair notably eyed a rally towards $4,000 but corrected ahead of establishing the said upside target, eventually falling to $3,843, its value at the time of writing. BITCOIN 1D CHART | SOURCE: COINBASE, TRADINGVIEW.COM The price action also confirmed a firm price action similar to what market…

Dark Overlord | Hacker Group Demands Bitcoin or 9/11 “Truth” Comes Out

“We’ll be providing many answers about 9/11 conspiracies through our 18,000 secret documents leak.” The group has already published a “teaser” that names law firms and gives out email addresses. It also mentions the Transport Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration, with promises of more to come. Those targeted are expected to pay an unspecified Bitcoin ransom. If they don’t pay up, the group claims “we’re going to bury you with this.” The Dark Overlord The Dark Overlord is a “professional adversarial threat group” that has struck many times before. The hacker group has previously hacked…

Mike Novogratz Ups Stake in Galaxy Digital to Own Almost 80% of Shares

Ex-Goldman Sachs partner Mike Novogratz has increased his shares of Galaxy Digital, the crypto-focused merchant bank he founded, Bloomberg reports on Jan. 2. Novogratz, who also serves as chief executive officer of the bank, now reportedly owns 221.2 million ordinary shares — which represents about 79.3% of ordinary shares assuming their conversion. Previously, he reportedly “beneficially owned 213.7 million Class B limited partnership units, representing about 76.6% of ordinary shares assuming conversion.” According to a statement made Wednesday and reported by Bloomberg, the CEO bought his 7.5 million new shares…

Bitcoin Up 7% and Ethereum Surges 19%, Good 2019 Start For Crypto

Over the last 48 hours, the Bitcoin price increased from $3,629 to $3,890, by more than seven percent. The Ethereum price has also surged by 19 percent since January 2 from $143 to $160, recording a substantial increase in value prior to its highly anticipated Constantinople hard fork. Not a Bad Year For Bitcoin Bitcoin ended 2018 with an 80 percent drop in its price from its all-time high at $19,500. However, Jameson Lopp, the chief technical officer at Casa and a former BitGo executive, has said based on several metrics,…

Why Ohio’s State Treasurer Backs Decision to Accept BTC For Tax Payments

As tax season is rapidly approaching, some states, like Ohio, have decided to set a new standard for the rest of the country to follow. Back in November, Ohio became the first state in the U.S. to announce that it would now be possible to pay taxes using bitcoin. While Ohio is first in actually implementing this for its business residents, it’s certainly not the first one to try. Other U.S. states, like Illinois, Arizona, and Georgia have previously attempted to pass legislation allowing state taxes to be paid with…

‘Boring’ Blockchain Could Become Mainstream in 2019: MIT

Blockchain — which has been hailed as a game-changing technology that could revolutionize whole industries — will be so commonplace in 2019 that it’ll become “boring,” according to the MIT Technology Review. “In 2017, blockchain technology was a revolution that was supposed to disrupt the global financial system,” the Technology Review claimed. “In 2018, it was a disappointment. In 2019, it will start to become mundane.” MIT observed that distributed ledger technology has been widely praised for its potential to transform healthcare, banking, supply chain management, and even the entertainment industry. Major…

Tron Price Analysis: TRX Up 4.1 Percent, Reaction at 2.1 Cents Important

Latest Tron News Some individuals like Roubini have no kind words for Bitcoin. There are others like Jed McCaleb who think most ICO projects lack the technical merit to come through from their flowery white papers. He thinks Tron–and 90 percent of other ICO projects, is garbage. In a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, he is astounded and yet to comprehend why investors continue to pour funds to projects that might not lift off. “The allocation of capital and resources is wild to watch when these projects that have zero…

Resisting the Threat of Blockchain Recentralization

Chelsea Palmer is an open source educator and free agent in the cryptocurrency ecosystem who tweets (too much) at @IMmsGNU. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review. I think most can agree that it’s been a hell of a long year, in crypto and in general. The greatest way to reflect back on the year may be to review our expectations as we entered it; to this end, I’d highly recommend a revisitation of the “95 Crypto Theses” post by Ryan Selkis. Selkis was wise…