Ethereum 

GateHub Releases PSA on Phishing Scam Targeting Its Ripple Wallet Users

Ripple (XRP) wallet and gateway-as-a-service provider GateHub has warned that there is a phishing scam campaign targeting its cryptocurrency wallet users, as per an announcement on June 13. According to the announcement, GateHub’s wallet users are being sent malicious emails from addresses that look like they are from GateHub: “@gatehub.com” and “@gatehub.net.” The emails instruct the users to transfer their funds to a “secure” wallet, which is owned by the attacker, because their private keys are allegedly compromised due to insufficient security precautions. GateHub notes that, in addition to the…

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Ethereum 

Facebook Adds Senior Job Vacancy for Calibra Wallet on Careers Site

Facebook has started advertising for a head of data science to work on its Calibra wallet, a recent job posting shows. According to the tech giant’s vacancy, it is looking for an “experienced analytics leader” who can use data to drive insights, shape the wallet’s future direction, and measure product success. Understanding how users interact with the product and identifying opportunities is listed among the responsibilities. Leadership experience features among the minimum qualifications, along with at least eight years’ experience of quantitative analysis. Describing the perfect candidate, Facebook said they would be…

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Blockchain 

Facebook’s Calibra Digital Wallet Will Not Be Available in Its Largest Markets

Facebook’s Calibra digital wallet will not be available in some of the social network’s largest markets, including India, according to a TechCrunch report on June 19. A spokesperson told the website: “The libra blockchain will be global, but it will be up to custo dial wallet providers to determine where they will and will not operate. Calibra won’t be available in U.S.-sanctioned countries or countries that ban cryptocurrencies.” Estimates by Statista suggest there were 260 million Facebook users in India as of April this year — far ahead of the tech giant’s second-largest market, the…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Wallet Provider BRD Partners With Wyre to Roll Out US Bank Transfer Support

Global mobile crypto wallet provider BRD has announced a partnership with blockchain payments and infrastructure firm Wyre that will enable its United States-based customers to purchase cryptocurrencies using bank transfers. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 13. According to the press release, U.S. customers will be able to purchase bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and dai (DAI) by directly linking their BRD wallet to their bank account and making a low-fee transfer. The new service is reportedly supported by over 1,700 U.S. banks, and…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet Says It Offers 1,000 EOS Accounts for Free

A crypto wallet provider says it has launched a giveaway that allows 1,000 users to get a free EOS account. Lumi Wallet notes the giveaway is taking place on a first-come, first-served basis. Instead of answering quiz questions, preparing a submission or entering into a lottery system, all that participants need to do is sign up in EOS for free. The promotion will end when all of the accounts have been snapped up. The company says the giveaway is in partnership with Minergate and Changelly, and comes as Lumi vies to become…

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Bitcoin 

Rakuten Wallet Partners With CipherTrace to Assure Safety of Its Upcoming Crypto Exchange

A subsidiary of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, Rakuten Wallet, has partnered with blockchain security firm CipherTrace to assure Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance for the company’s upcoming crypto exchange. The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 29. CipherTrace — which develops cryptocurrency AML, forensics and regulatory monitoring solutions — will work on improving the safety of Rakuten Wallet’s investors as well as the protection of the integrity and compliance of the exchange. Dave Jevans, CEO of CipherTrace, commented on the cooperation: “We have made significant…

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Blockchain 

New Crypto Wallet Accepted by 30,000 Outlets — Lets Users Buy Mobile Data Anywhere

A social commerce technology platform has launched a new wallet that enables consumers to buy real-life products from more than 30,000 points of sale globally. Jet8 says its new wallet is a “connect and transact hub,” giving its community a safe way to store their tokens, earn rewards and send funds to their friends. According to the fintech company, one of the wallet’s most distinctive features gives users the ability to purchase mobile data in any country worldwide — giving them instant access to mobile network connectivity wherever they are.…

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Ethereum 

Computer Researcher Finds Wallet Vulnerability That Gave Same Key to Multiple Users

Online cryptocurrency paper wallet creator WalletGenerator.net previously ran on code that caused private key/public key pairs to be issued to multiple users. The vulnerability was described in an official blog post by security research Harry Denley of MyCrypto on May 24. According to the post, the bad code was in effect by August 2018, and was only recently patched out as of May 23. The live code on the website is reportedly supposed to be open source and audited on GitHub, but there were differences detected between the two. After…

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Ethereum 

Franck Muller Releases Luxury Watch With Bitcoin Cold Wallet Functionality

High-end Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller has partnered with alternative assets investing firm Regal Assets to release the bitcoin (BTC) storage watch “Encrypto,” according to a report by Cointelegraph Brasil on May 23. In addition to being a high-end fashion accessory, with a price ranging from $9,800 to $50,600, the watch reportedly also functions as a cold wallet for BTC. The watch is reported to be engraved with a public address on its dial and comes paired with a private key on a USB drive. According to the firm, the “deep…

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Ethereum 

Fake Crypto Wallet App Imitating Trezor Found on Google Play Store

Fraudsters have been adding fake cryptocurrency wallets to the Google Play store in an attempt to cash in on rising bitcoin (BTC) prices, ESET antivirus researchers claimed on May 23. One malicious app imitated the hardware wallet Trezor — and the investigation found that the software had ties to another fake app that has the potential to scam unsuspecting users out of money. While the app’s page on Google Play looked legitimate, the researchers said the software itself contains no Trezor branding at all, with a generic login screen phishing for credentials. According to ESET, more…

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