Monthly Archives: April 2019

Ledger Appoints Its President Pascal Gauthier as New CEO

Hardware crypto wallet producer Ledger has named its president, Pascal Gauthier, as its new CEO. French hardware crypto wallet producer Ledger has named its president, Pascal Gauthier, as the new chief executive officer of the company. The news was announced in a press release published on April 24. Gauthier —  a seed investor and board member —  initially joined Ledger as its president, and will now reportedly be in charge of executing the company’s strategy and delivery of its products. In his letter, Gauthier said that he […]

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TrustToken to Release Four New Stablecoins This Year

TrustToken will release four new stablecoins this year that are pegged to Australian dollars, euros, Canadian dollars, and Hong Kong dollars. TrustToken will release four new stablecoins this year that are pegged to Australian dollars, euros, Canadian dollars, and Hong Kong dollars. The update was announced in a blog post published on April 24. Per the post, TrustToken has expanded into four new digital currencies backed by Australian dollars (TrueAUD), Euros (TrueEUR), Canadian dollars (TrueCAD), and Hong Kong dollars (TrueHKD). TrueAUD can be immediately listed on digital […]

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Version 1.1.4 Gives Wasabi Wallet a Boost in Privacy, Security and UX

Wasabi Wallet has released version 1.1.4 of its privacy-focused wallet and the latest upgrade comes with security-bolstering features, improved performance and a curiously named — but definitely useful — new “Lurking Wife Mode.” Proudly advertised as the wallet that lets users “reclaim [their] privacy,” the Wasabi desktop wallet is indeed a favorite of bitcoiners who want to obscure their transactions and make their coins more fungible (i.e., indistinguishable from others on the network). Wasabi’s use of CoinJoin has largely made the bid for anonymity possible. The feature […]

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Blockchain Browser Brave to Reward Users with BAT Tokens for Watching Ads

Decentralized browser Brave has launched Brave Ads, an option that enables its users to earn rewards for watching advertising. Decentralized browser Brave has launched Brave Ads, an option that enables its users to earn rewards for watching advertising. The development was announced on Brave’s website on April 24. The announcement reads that users of Brave — which is an open-source blockchain-powered browser that blocks ads and website trackers — can now receive 70% of the ad revenue share as a reward for their attention in the form […]

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Brazilian Police Arrest Suspect for Money Laundering With Bitcoin

Brazilian police have arrested a man for operating a clandestine drug laboratory and money laundering using the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin. Brazilian police have arrested a man for operating a clandestine drug laboratory and using the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) to launder the proceeds, Cointelegraph Brasil reported on April 24. The State Department of Drug Trafficking (Denarc) in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, reportedly located a clandestine bitcoin mining laboratory in a small house while chasing a suspected drug trafficker on April 23. The report says the […]

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bitFlyer Conducts European Study of Consumer Crypto Confidence

On April 24, 2019, Japanese crypto and blockchain company bitFlyer released the results of a study assessing public confidence in crypto assets of 10,000 people across 10 European nations. bitFlyer shared the findings with Bitcoin Magazine, providing details around its methodology. The 10,000 respondents were selected from 10 pools of 1,000 people from each participating nation: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and the U.K. Questions were posed in each country’s native language, with French being the language used for multilingual Belgium. Crypto […]

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SBI Group Invests $15 Million in ‘Smart Card’ Wallet Manufacturer

Tangem, a manufacturer of ‘smart card’ crypto wallets, has received $15 million in investment from SBI Group. ‘Smart card’ crypto wallet manufacturer Tangem has received a $15 million investment from major Japanese financial services firm SBI Group, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports on April 24. The new investment will purportedly allow Tangem to relocate its headquarters to the ‘Crypto Valley’ of Zug, Switzerland. From Zug, Tangem want to develop new use cases for its physical smart cards that function like the hardware wallet version of banknotes. Each of […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 24

The current bull market could turn out to be a long one, as every higher level will bring in supply, which will cause the market to correct. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Unlike the previous bull market, recovery this time is likely to be a long […]

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Crescent Cash BCH Wallet Features SLP Token Support for Smartphones

During the first week of April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a new bitcoin cash (BCH) mobile wallet called Crescent Cash. At the time, the wallet was the third wallet within the BCH ecosystem to add the Cash Accounts protocol. Now with the latest version release, the noncustodial client is the first mobile wallet to support Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Markets and Network Gather Strong Momentum in Q1 Crescent Cash Mobile Wallet Adds SLP Token Support Development on the Bitcoin Cash network has continued […]

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New York Makes First Money Laundering Conviction Involving Cryptocurrency

In what the Manhattan District Attorney calls the first crypto money laundering conviction in New York, two defendants have pleaded guilty to running a drug trafficking business that laundered millions of dollars in Western Union and crypto payments. According to an official announcement shared by the District Attorney’s office on April 24, 2019, Mark Sanchez and Callaway Crain have pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering through the sale of controlled substances on their website and on the dark web. “These defendants raked in crypto and cash […]

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