Blockchain 

Binance’s Trust Wallet Releases Desktop App for MacOS

The Binance-owned digital currency wallet, Trust Wallet, has released a desktop application for macOS. The team behind Trust Wallet announced the development in a tweet today, Aug. 12, also revealing that the wallet will be available in the Mac App Store shortly. In a series of tweets, Trust Wallet founder Viktor Radchenko disclosed that support for Linux will be launched next week. Radchenko further said that the main challenge for the team now is to port Trust Wallet to Windows, which they have ostensibly not done yet. Radchenko also noted…

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Blockchain 

Korean Internet Giant Kakao Teases Its Crypto Wallet for 50M Users

South Korean internet giant Kakao Corp has launched a teaser page for its forthcoming cryptocurrency wallet, Klip. According to a report from News1 Korea on Aug. 12, Kakao has made the wallet teaser page available as part of the “More” tab on its messaging app KakaoTalk — the platform into which the real wallet will eventually be integrated. 50 million active users will have access to the wallet The Klip wallet — developed by Kakao’s blockchain subsidiary, GroundX, will allow users to store the Klaytn they earn online. With a…

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Blockchain 

ShapeShift Addresses KeepKey Hardware Wallet Vulnerability Report

Cryptocurrency swaps and hardware wallet producer ShapeShift addressed recent KeepKey hardware wallet vulnerability allegations. ShapeShift responded to an alleged vulnerability submitted through its responsible disclosure program in a Medium post published on Aug. 4. Per the announcement, the firm received a vulnerability report through the program on May 1, which described what the researchers believed to be a hardware vulnerability. The purported vulnerability would allow an attacker to read what was on the wallet’s screen by monitoring power fluctuations to the display in what is known as a side-channel attack.…

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Cryptocurrency 

MasterCard to Build Crypto and Wallet Products

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) is planning to venture into the cryptocurrency space with a focus on creating a crypto team of 28 cryptocurrency professionals that will spearhead the development of cryptocurrency and wallet products. Recruiting of Crypto Experts On MasterCard’s website, under the career tab, the company notes that it is seeking individuals who will fill the positions of senior blockchain engineer and engineering lead, vice president for product management, product innovation, and development director and product management director for cryptocurrency and wallets. Equally, there are other senior roles that the…

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Blockchain 

Samsung Expands Its Blockchain DApp Kit With New Services, Updates Wallet

South Korean tech giant Samsung has expanded its blockchain and decentralized application (DApp) Software Development Kit with two new services. Galaxy of multi-service blockchain apps Per the press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 6, Samsung has integrated a digital analytics DApp dubbed “Jupiter” and a QR code-based password wallet “Mars” into Galaxy S10 and newer version of Samsung smartphones. Jupiter utilizes TrustVerse’s artificial intelligence powered price prediction and analytics build on Microsoft Azure architecture. The DApp enables users to track volatility of digital assets — including Bitcoin (BTC) and…

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Blockchain 

Mastercard Hints at Future Crypto Wallet Product with New Job Listings

Mastercard appears to be angling to enter the crypto wallet space with new job ads for blockchain and cryptocurrency-related product development. According to updated job listings from the payments giant as of August 2, the company is seeking to hire for the following roles:  “Director, Product Management – Crypto Currency/ Wallets, Director, Product Development & Innovation – Blockchain Solutions Architect, and VP, Product Management – Blockchain/Crypto.” A bid for the crypto wallet space? Two of the new roles — the future director of product management for cryptocurrency/wallets and future VP…

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Blockchain 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Integrates Pundi X’s Digital Currency Wallet

Smartphones manufacturer Samsung and cryptocurrency payments startup Pundi X’s new cooperation will allow users to integrate the XWallet app to their Samsung Blockchain Wallet. In a blog post published on July 29, Pundi X revealed that it has integrated its cryptocurrency wallet solution into the Samsung’s blockchain ecosystem, thus marking growing adoption of blockchain technology. The post reads: “Samsung Galaxy S10 users can move cryptocurrencies stored in the Samsung Blockchain Wallet into the XWallet, which they can then use as a checking account for instant crypto transaction with Pundi X’s…

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Ethereum 

Austrian State Printing House Has Made a Cryptocurrency Cold Wallet

  Youniqx Identity AG, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Printing House, has developed a cryptocurrency hardware wallet, reveals a press release published on July 29. Per the report, the hardware wallet — named Chainlock — enables the offline storage of private keys allowing access to cryptocurrency wallets. The device is reportedly capable of generating the private key, and is also water and heat resistant. The wallet in question will be available via the firm’s partners, including Tokenize Exchange in Singapore and Coinfinity in Central Europe. The release further claims…

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Bitcoin 

Binance Launches Multi-DEX Support for Trust Wallet with Kyber Network

Major crypto exchange Binance has added support for multiple decentralized exchanges (DEX) to its Trust Wallet by integrating the Kyber Network protocol.  The development was revealed in an official announcement shared with Cointelegraph on July 24. As previously reported, Binance acquired Trust Wallet — an open-source, decentralized wallet that initially offered native support for Ether (ETH) and Ethereum-based tokens — in summer 2018. After extending the wallet’s support to multiple cryptocurrencies, Binance released the wallet on its non-custodial platform Binance DEX this June. Following integration with the Kyber Network liquidity…

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Ethereum 

Civic, BitGo to Release New Wallet for Crypto and Identity Data

Decentralized identity startup Civic and blockchain security firm BitGo plan to launch a new wallet using BitGo’s multisig technology in Q4 2019. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 23, the two firms revealed that the forthcoming “Civic Wallet” will host hold both cryptocurrency and identity data on mobile devices. Control and security over funds and personal data In the press release, Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of Civic said “We’re building a new financial and identity ecosystem.” Lingham further expressed enthusiasm for lowering the barrier to entry…

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