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 … Continued The post Mycelium Joins The Foundation for Interwallet Operability appeared first on CCN

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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 The post Bitcoin Wallet Malware Scam Targets Electrum Users And Garners Over 200BTC appeared first on CCN

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Paradigm Shift: Samourai Wallet Removes Fiat Values in Favor of Satoshis

Samourai Wallet announced the release of a new app update on September 28 that removes fiat values for wallet balances and transaction fees. Instead, the wallet now shows only satoshis (sat), the smallest unit of bitcoin, for all values. In the announcement, the bitcoin wallet provider knew that the change could cause some frustration among The post Paradigm Shift: Samourai Wallet Removes Fiat Values in Favor of Satoshis appeared first on CCN

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BitLicense #6: New York Grants Cryptocurrency License to Bitcoin Wallet Xapo

Cryptocurrency wallet and vault Xapo is the latest recipient of New York’s ‘BitLicense’, arguably the strictest state law governing the crypto sector, from the state’s financial regulator. In an announcement on Thursday, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS)’s superintendent Maria T. Vullo said the authority is furthering “New York’s continued commitment to creating The post BitLicense #6: New York Grants Cryptocurrency License to Bitcoin Wallet Xapo appeared first on CCN

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Bitcoin Under The Skin – Why People Are Using Subdermal Microchip Wallets

Dutchman Martijn Wismeijer is very cautious when it comes to storing Bitcoin – so much so that in 2014, he had two NFC (near field communication) chips surgically implanted into each hand to store his encrypted Bitcoin keys. Wismeijer stated a number of reasons for the drastic method of storing crypto, saying he had lost The post Bitcoin Under The Skin – Why People Are Using Subdermal Microchip Wallets appeared first on CCN

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15-Year-Old Hacks Hardware Crypto Wallet Ledger

Hardware wallet Ledger Nano S had a break in – teenage security expert, Saleem Rashid, found an issue with the “tamper-free” wallet. The story began on Nov. 2017, when Rashid reported a flaw to Ledger CTO, Nicolas Bacca, which could allow attackers to steal funds from wallet users. Rashid had observed that the microcontroller employed in The post 15-Year-Old Hacks Hardware Crypto Wallet Ledger appeared first on CCN

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