The Daily: 29% of Freelancers Want to be Paid in Crypto, Asian Exchanges Fake Volume

Today’s edition of The Daily covers everything from hardware wallets to fake volume on cryptocurrency exchanges. But to kick-start proceedings, we’ve got the first report on a survey in which a surprising proportion of freelancers express an interest in being paid in cryptocurrency. Also read: Swiss Crypto Valley Association Leadership Steps Down After Governance Review US…

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Daily Byte: 10.25.2018

Sony ups the cold storage game, Binance publicizes charitable contributions, and more legal drama in Plattsburgh and India. Here is some of what’s happening for Thursday, October 25, 2018: Sony Developing Contact-less Hardware Wallet Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc, has announced the creation of a contact-less hardware wallet, per a press release published Tuesday. The…

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Trezor Now Lets You Convert Bitcoin to Other Cryptos Right From the Device

In a recent upgrade, popular Bitcoin and cryptocurrency hardware wallet TREZOR has enabled its Model T users to exchange directly through their wallet interface, which means users no longer have to send coins from their device for conversion.   A Crypto Exchange Inside the Trezor In an attempt to make its flagship hardware wallet TREZOR Model…

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Unhackable? McAfee Hardware Wallet Uses Parts From 'Cheap' Smartphones

John McAfee and cryptocurrency hardware manufacturer Bitfi are facing heavy criticism after photos of the pair’s new wallet appeared online. ‘No Sign Of A Secure Element’ The Bitfi hardware wallet, which creators claim is “unhackable,” in fact runs off a standard motherboard common in “cheap” smartphones, social media users claim. The same hardware is seemingly…

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A Hands On Review of the New Card-Shaped Hardware Device Coolwallet S

This week news.Bitcoin.com received the new Coolwallet S — the cryptocurrency hardware wallet shaped like a credit card. As we previously reported, the interesting digital asset storage card started shipping last month so we decided to give the wallet a hands on review. Also read: North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements…

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A Hands-On Review of the Keepkey Hardware Wallet

Hardware wallets, like the cryptocurrency stored within them, can provoke strong emotions in their owners. Hodlers like what they like, and that’s the end of the matter. If the first hardware wallet you bought was a Ledger, you’re probably Ledger for life. Likewise if you’re in Team Trezor. Keepkey, which completes the holy trifecta of…

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Hardware Wallet Trezor to Support Cashaddr for Bitcoin Cash

Cashaddr is now supported on Bitpay, Coinbase, and Trezor. It is a format for addresses to make Bitcoin Cash addresses distinct from addresses of other cryptocurrencies.    Trezor will add on support for Casaddr, a BTC address format that is meant to differentiate between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Core addresses. It will be good news…

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The Birth of the Blockchain Smartphone: Sirin Labs Finds Manufacturer

After a $158 million ICO last December, Sirin Labs has chosen a FIH Ltd., a subsidiary of Foxconn, to build its so-called ‘Finney’ blockchain smartphone. The Finney, which is essentially a mobile phone and crypto hardware wallet in one, will be available in Turkey, Vietnam, and other select locations as early as October 2018. According…

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