Blockchain 

Decentralized Brave Browser Tops Chrome in Google Play Rankings in Japan

The popularity of the decentralized blockchain-enabled web browser Brave continues to grow as it has outranked other browsers in Google Play rankings in Japan. Brave beats rival browsers According to a Reddit post on Sept. 8, this is the first time that the privacy-focused Brave browser has overtaken its rival browsers such as Firefox, Opera and Chrome in Japan. The most recent ranking data from Google Play shows that Brave sits comfortably at number 10 on the list, while its closest competitor Firefox lags behind, occupying 14th place. A Google…

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Blockchain 

Google Cloud Partners With Enterprise Blockchain Platform Cypherium

Ubiquitous tech behemoth Google cloud wing is entering into another partnership with a blockchain platform, Cypherium.  Cypherium announced the new partnership in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 13. Cypherium describes its product, Cypherium Enterprise, as an enterprise-focused blockchain platform with a focus on scalability and decentralization. As a result of this partnership, Google Cloud customers will have access to Cypherium’s blockchain solutions, as per the announcement. As per the press release, Cypherium purports to offer an enterprise blockchain that supports thousands of transactions per second, in addition…

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Ethereum 

China Leads the World in Google Searches for Facebook’s Libra

China is the global leader when it comes to searching for “Facebook Libra” on Google one month after the release of Libra’s white paper. China keeping a close eye on Facebook’s Libra As of July 18, China is the first in the list of countries googling of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency project, according to data from Google Trends. Based on the data, China has the highest proportion of search queries for Libra, with a maximum value of the query popularity of 100. The top five countries include St. Helena, ranked second…

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Blockchain 

‘Google Coin’ Within 2 Years as FANGs Will Go Crypto, Say Winklevoss

Digital currency will form part of all four FANG companies’ offerings by 2021, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss told CNBC in a new interview on July 9. Speaking about Facebook Libra, the twins, who co-founded cryptocurrency trading platform Gemini, said it was only a matter of time before other tech giants followed suit.  FANG refers to the unofficial ‘Big Four’ of the internet: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. “Our prediction is every FANG company will have some sort of cryptocurrency project within the next two years,” Tyler told the network.  Libra…

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Bitcoin 

Google Searches for ‘Bitcoin’ Starting to Catch Up With $10K Euphoria

Data from Google Trends’ search analytics resource indicates that internet googling of ‘bitcoin’ (BTC) is approaching a monthly high as of today, June 24. According to the data, searches for bitcoin are continuing their ascent in the week after the unveiling of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency and blockchain-powered financial infrastructure project, Libra, even as searches for Libra itself have tapered off since June 18 — the date the white paper for the forthcoming token was published. Google trends data for search terms ‘bitcoin’ vs. ‘libra.’ As of June 24 2019 As…

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Bitcoin 

The Strange Case of CCN and the Google June 2019 Core Update

Here at Cointelegraph, we were as shocked as everyone else in and around the crypto-sphere when we learned about the abrupt closure of stalwart crypto media outlet CCN. Established at around the same time as Cointelegraph and CoinDesk, CCN spent years competing for the crypto audience. However, just a couple days later, as many others, we were relieved to hear that CCN was back — although we couldn’t help but feel sceptical regarding several aspects of the story and puzzled by so many questions swirling around it. How come a key player…

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Ethereum 

Google Cloud Integrates Chainlink Oracles in Analytics Data Warehouse With ETH DApp Support

The Google Cloud team has integrated Chainlink’s oracle middleware with its BigQuery enterprise cloud data warehouse, allowing for an on-chain and cloud-based interaction with Ethereum decentralized applications and smart contracts. The news was revealed in a development report published on June 13. As previously reported, a blockchain oracle is a system that provides the necessary external data — i.e. the variables to be evaluated — to trigger the execution of a smart contract when the original terms of the contract are met. The development post writes that Google has made…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto-Enabled Payment Firm Square Recruits Former Google Product Director Steve Lee

United States-based bitcoin (BTC)-supporting payments service Square Crypto announced that it recruited former Google product director Steve Lee in a tweet published on June 12. Square Crypto was announced in March of this year when the organization joined Twitter, and planned to hire crypto engineers and designers to work on the bitcoin and crypto ecosystem, paying them in cryptocurrency. Just hours before announcing Lee’s recruitment, the official Twitter Square Crypto account asked — in what appeared to be a joke — the community to welcome the company’s “summer intern and…

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Bitcoin 

CCN Casts Doubt on Shutdown Plans as Google Appears to Correct Visibility

Cryptocurrency news outlet CCN.com (formerly CryptoCoinsNews) has U-turned on its abrupt decision to shut down, staff confirmed in an article on June 12. CCN, which on Monday published a warning that it would cease operations immediately over an ongoing Google indexing debacle, says it is still working to understand changes in its online visibility. As Cointelegraph reported, an update to Google’s algorithm allegedly produced an instantaneous 70% drop in traffic for CCN, with executives subsequently saying they had no choice but to abandon the project. Now, support from Google has…

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Bitcoin 

Top Crypto Media Site CCN Shuts Down, Cites Google Update for Loss of Search Visibility

Top cryptocurrency media site CCN is shutting down today, June 10th, according to an announcement on their website. The post, written by Jonas Borchgrevink, director and founder of CCN Markets and Hawkfish AS, states that the reason behind the closure is a large drop off in traffic from Google searches following a June 3 Google Core Update. Borchgrevink writes that the crypto news site’s traffic fell over 71% on mobile overnight. The founder notes that while traffic levels have been low in the past, the addition of new members to…

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