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  AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO
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Jared Rice Sr., founder of crypto bank AriseBank, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud Wednesday in federal court
The Dallas News reported Thursday that Rice, who was arrested last year, admitted to scamming investors out of $4.2 million by selling AriseCoin tokens and promising that customers would receive Visa credit cards and accounts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Neither the cards nor the FDIC accounts existed, though Rice accepted both crypto and fiat during his ICO, which the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) halted in January 2018.
According to his plea agreement, the U.S. government and Rice have agreed that the defendant should spend 60 months in prison. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years, a $5 million fine, three years’ supervised release, restitution and forfeiture.
The plea deal is dependent on federal judge Ed Kinkeade, of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, signing off on the 60-month sentence.
The FBI arrested Rice last November, after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Texas charged him with three counts of securities fraud and three counts of wire fraud.
Rice has already settled a civil charge with the SEC, paying $2.7 million in disgorgement and another roughly $190,000 in penalties. His former chief operating officer, Stanley Ford, settled similar charges with an identical monetary fine.
Neither admitted or denied the SEC’s charges, though both have agreed to lifetime bans from serving as officers or directors of public companies, as well as a lifetime ban from participating in digital securities offerings.

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  Riot Blockchain to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the US
Posted by: admin - 03-19-2019, 05:42 AM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

Riot Blockchain is planning to launch a regulated crypto exchange in the U.S.
The publicly traded U.S. company that has faced regulatory issues for a sudden pivot to blockchain, revealed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday that the new entity will be called called RiotX and will develop three main services: banking, trading and a digital wallet.
The application follows the firm’s change in business focus after almost two decades in biotech, when it rebranded to Riot Blockchain from Bioptix and shifted focus to crypto mining in October 2017. The firm later acquired a crypto brokerage and said it planned to build an exchange in March 2018.
The company was subpoenaed by the SEC a month later over its sudden shift to a blockchain business model and a resultant stock price hike.
During 2018 and 2019 the company also changed its board of directors, beginning with the resignation of its CEO.
In the SEC filing, made public on March 14, the company explains that the new exchange is expected to be handled by its subsidiary RiotX Holdings Inc, adding that its main focus is still on bitcoin mining.
For RiotX’s banking services, the company says it will launch an API created by software provider SynapseFi. Users will be able to create accounts connected to accredited banking institutions inside the U.S., allowing them to hold and transfer either fiat or crypto assets.
The API will also track the location and identity of users “in order to prevent fraud and improper use of its RiotX exchange”, as explained by the company. This includes the use of the service in U.S. states where crypto exchanges are not legalized, which points to a restricted range of customers to begin with.
As Riot Blockchain explained in the registration:

Quote:“SynapseFi’s API will enable to Company to know where the user is when accessing RiotX, thereby enabling the Company to prevent a user from Montana, a state where the exchange of digital currencies is permitted, from traveling to neighboring Wyoming, where the exchange of digital currencies is not permitted, and using RiotX in the prohibited jurisdiction.
Regarding the upcoming trading services, RiotX will be working with exchange software provider Shift Markets, having it terminated its contract with Canadian exchange Coinsquare during the SEC investigation in 2018.
The firm expects RiotX to ultimately operate in all U.S. states bar Hawaii and Wyoming by the end of 2019. At time of registration, the firm claims to already have approval in five states.

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  Gatecoin Crypto Exchange to Shut Down on Court’s Orders
Posted by: admin - 03-16-2019, 07:31 AM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Gatecoin will shut down and enter liquidation after an unsuccessful attempt to recover funds lost in a dispute with a former payment services provider.
Announced yesterday, the company distributed the message to customers via their corporate website. There, the team behind the project explained the suspension of the service occurred after months of battling to stay afloat, and ultimately, a court order to wind-up and cease operations immediately.
In its public statement, the company blamed its prior payment service provider (PSP) for this situation. The exchange said it began having issues with banking services in September 2018, after the sudden freeze of its bank accounts in Hong Kong.
In November last year, Gatecoin announced that it would resume operations after resorting to an unnamed European payments processor – ”a fully regulated payment institution by the French regulator” they stated – and a bank in Switzerland.
The team stated:

Quote:“Even after we managed to mitigate our loss by replacing that PSP with more reliable alternatives to process our clients’ transfers in September 2018, the situation did not improve because that PSP retained a large part of our funds.”
The exchange finished it’s message assuring customers that it expects to redistribute its remaining assets to the creditors.
Since 2016, the exchange has had a series of troubles unrelated to its banking services, as it lost 185,000 ETH and 250 BTC in a cyber attack. Still, it appears the exchange will become the latest casualty of struggles to obtain adequate financial services.
In March, Bloomberg reported on how industry startups remain unable to even open up standard checking accounts. The article profiled stories from even established cryptocurrency businesses and raised the profile of what appears to be an ongoing issue.
At press time, CoinDesk was unable to obtain the full court order detailing the liquidation process. According to a discussion on a Reddit dedicated to the exchange platform, customers, including those who say they lost funds in the 2016 hack, also appear in the dark on whether they will be reimbursed.

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  Brazil: Court Orders Bank to Return Over $330,000 to Cryptocurrency Exchange
Posted by: admin - 03-12-2019, 05:41 AM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

A court in Brazil’s state of São Paulo has recently ordered Banco Santander to return over $335,000 to a local cryptocurrency exchange, after it froze its account claiming its activities were incompatible with the bank’s policies.
According to local news outlet Criptomoedas Fácil, adjudicator Daniela Menegatti Milano dismissed an appeal made by Banco Santander on a case brought forth by local cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin, which saw the bank freeze its account with 1.3 million reals in it.
Per the news outlet, Santander froze Mercado Bitcoin’s account without giving the crypto firm a proper explanation, and when asked claimed its activities didn’t align with the bank’s policies. Mercado Bitcoin pursued legal action.
The crypto exchange claimed the funds were improperly frozen and should either be returned or deposited on another account until the process was concluded. The court ruled in favor of Mercado Bitcoin.

Quote:In light of what's exposed, I find justifiable the formulated requests, condemning the defendant to refund RS $1.350.733, fixed by the practical table of the court, plus interest of 1% per month.... The defendant will support legal expenses set at 10% of the condemned value.
The bank questioned the decision, and in a second hearing it was ruled Santander’s actions saw it abuse its power “insofar as it is not liable to seize resources deposited in the accounts of its clients, due to fraudulent transactions carried out by third parties”
According to the report Mercado Bitcoin revealed allegedly fraudulent transactions were carried out by third parties through the bank to its platform, which saw Santander launch an internal investigation into the issue.
The bank’s investigation reportedly even included using “Google Street View to gauge the financial conditions of those involved.” Despite knowing who was behind the fraudulent transactions, Santander decided to block Mercado Bitcoins account, instead of going after the individuals themselves.
The court noted that a lack of regulations doesn’t mean cryptocurrency exchanges’ activities are illegal. It noted, however, crypto exchanges aren’t currently able to properly monitor their platforms to ensure their users don’t break the law.
Brazil is notably a country in which the cryptocurrency scene has been growing. Last year it launched a national blockchain association, and this year its Ministry of Justice revealed it’s “studying” bitcoin over its potential use in crime.
Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, has back in January shut down a project that was looking to launch a cryptocurrency for its indigenous population.

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  Confirmed: Samsung and Enjin to Partner on S10
Posted by: admin - 03-09-2019, 12:09 AM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

Samsung, the smartphone giant have confirmed rumors of a partnership with Enjin, the crypto wallet/gaming platform, as they join forces for the blockchain gaming portion of the phone.
It has been reported that ‘Enjin Coin’ is Cooperating with Samsung for games and services, provided through the Samsung Galaxy Store. Previously Asia Crypto Today exclusively revealed the rumor of a potential partnership, with Enjin being used for the sending and receiving of ERC-20 tokens and ERC-1155 crypto game assets after gaining information from sources and Enjin’s interface appeared on the screen introducing the key money store ‘key store’ in the spot where Samsung Electronics unveiled the Galaxy S10 for the first time last month.
The partnership with Samsung for the gaming feature clearly makes sense. Enjin is one of the industry leaders in terms of blockchain based gaming. The Enjin team created the ERC-1155 asset class on the Ethereum blockchain, a token class used for in-game goods and digital item ownership. The ERC 1155 and ERC 721 have also taken the world by storm last year, introducing the world to non-fungible tokens such as crypto kitties.
Furthermore, the Singaporean based company started the Enjin platform early support program from last August to January this year. It is a program that supports technology and marketing for new blockchain game and service development. More than 1000 projects were supported by this program, and Enjin Coin selected 40 of these projects to take on the platform, some of which will no doubt be on the S10.
Just this week both Unity and Enjin decided to introduce millions of game developers to blockchain development through their project, Unity SDK. Enjin is a leader in blockchain gaming, while Unity is one of the most popular game development platforms. Samsung had announced a partnership with Unity to make games run faster on the S10 and seeing as Enjin have similar links to the company, it would not be surprising if this partnership was a natural extension.
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Speaking on the Unity partnership, Maxim Blagov, CEO of Enjin said:
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Quote:“The engine is designed to make it easier and easier for both blockchain developers and users to focus on developing SDKs that can implement blockchain services….The unity developers of the unity that will utilize the upcoming Unity engine block-chain SDK will create a full-blown blockchain ecosystem,”
The Samsung S10 is certainly a great potential tool for the blockchain space with its mass appeal and potentially millions of customers that will have not only a wallet but other blockchain based commodities at their fingertips. Enjin are a fantastic partner too, with an impressive CV and capabilities, which Samsung appears willing to tap into.
Blockchain Keystore images have also come to light . Enjin is the only wallet that can directly access the back end blockchain element that is built on Knox.

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  New EY CAAT technology facilitates cryptocurrency reporting and compliance
Posted by: admin - 03-06-2019, 09:48 AM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

NEW YORK, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP today announced the launch of the EY Crypto-Asset Accounting and Tax (CAAT) tool, a technology solution that facilitates accounting and tax calculations for cryptocurrency transactions. The US rollout is part of the EY strategy to lead the industry with blockchain-related capabilities and services worldwide.
"EY CAAT exemplifies our commitment to exceptional client service in a changing landscape," said Marna Ricker, EY Americas Vice Chair of Tax Services. "We are excited to offer an innovative technology specifically to address our clients' needs in the crypto-asset space. I appreciate the efforts of the EY Foundry and professionals across our practice who have made this breakthrough."
The pioneering software was developed by integrating recently acquired technology assets and related patents with other EY processes for total functionality. The acquisitions were led by EY Foundry, a corporate venturing unit within EY Tax charged with developing transformational digital businesses.
EY CAAT will be used to serve institutional clients that have crypto-assets on their balance sheets, as well as both institutional and individual clients who trade such assets on a smaller scale. The firm has seen significant increases in the number of clients that hold and trade crypto assets.
EY CAAT has the ability to source transaction-level information from virtually all major exchanges. It consolidates data from multiple sources and allows for the automated production of various reports and dashboards, and preparation of IRS tax returns related to crypto-assets.
"The initial validation we have received from the market has been phenomenal, but it only represents the beginning," said Michael Meisler, partner and EY Global Blockchain Tax leader. "EY professionals and clients alike are eager to leverage this technology. EY CAAT is the hallmark of our efforts in crypto-assets and blockchain from a Tax perspective globally, and we will continue to work hard to make it the product of choice for EY clients."
As the market evolves and crypto-assets increase in utility, clients across a range of industries, and particularly asset management firms, may benefit from the technology. From a retail client perspective, the product will be leveraged for high net worth individuals served by the EY Private Client Services practice and made available to users of EY TaxChat, a mobile tax preparation service that pairs users with licensed and experienced EY professionals who prepare individual tax returns.
"The world of crypto-assets and cryptocurrency investing continues to evolve. It is the Foundry's mission to stay ahead of the market as best that we can and to launch new digital solutions and digital businesses to help our clients do the same. EY CAAT is a timely addition to our expanding portfolio of successful new digital businesses at the Foundry," said Chirag Patel, EY Foundry Leader.
"I am immensely proud of our team for integrating the technology assets we acquired into EY CAAT and am excited for users of the software to experience firsthand the value that it brings," said Art Claybon, Venture Lead for EY CAAT at the Foundry.
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  Crypto Investment Firm Circle Seeking $250 Million Ahead of Possible IPO
Posted by: admin - 03-04-2019, 11:31 PM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

  • Circle Internet Financial is planning to raise an extra $250 million to fund ongoing expansion operations.
  • Circle's last valuation was nearly $3 billion, and to date it has raised $246 million.
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Founded in 2013, Boston-based fintech firm Circle Internet Financial is reportedly looking to raise $250 million in order to further expand its operations and product offerings.
According to a report published on March 2 by The Information, Circle’s fundraising round will consist of equity and debt financing. To date, Circle has managed to raise approximately $246 million from several prominent investment firms including giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs, the Digital Currency Group, and Pantera Capital.
In its most recent Series E fundraiser, Circle was able to acquire $110 million in investment from a diverse group of investors at a valuation of almost $3 billion. Circle’s decision to seek additional funding before its initial public offering (IPO) may be part of the company’s business strategy to gain a larger market share on San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase and other competing crypto-related firms.
At present, Circle’s management operates a number of subsidiaries including Circle Invest, Circle Trade, and digital asset exchange Poloniex which was acquired in 2018.
In early January 2019, Circle revealed that it facilitated the trade of approximately $24 billion in cryptocurrency through its over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk. According to an official blog post published by Circle’s founders, Sean Neville and Jeremy Allaire, the company helped process more than 10,000 OTC trades “across 36 different cryptoassets” with “nearly 600 distinct counterparties.”
Circle's Founders Anticipating Further Incremental Growth This Year
As explained in Circle’s blog, the payments technology firm offers liquidity to large cryptoasset exchanges, cryptocurrency miners, and blockchain project developers. The crypto-focused personal finance firm also provides liquidity services to the “new cryptoasset investor base of venture capitalists, crypto funds, hedge funds, and family offices” across the globe.
Explaining the American fintech firm’s business strategy and overall approach to the crypto sector, Circle’s blog post mentioned: 
Quote:This year, we anticipate further incremental growth in institutional adoption catalyzed by stablecoin usage, advancements in institutional custody solutions, increasing regulatory clarity particularly in the [United States], and improvements and innovation in core crypto infrastructure.
Fighting Market Manipulation, Seeing Crypto As "Transformative"
On January 23, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire told world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland:
Quote:We see crypto as much more transformative even [when compared to the world wide] web. It will have a far greater impact on our civic institutions, our economic institutions, and on the nature of the firm itself.
As CryptoGlobe reported recently, Circle is also planning to fight crypto market manipulation tactics including insider trading and “pump and dump” schemes through advanced market surveillance tools. The payments technology firm reportedly intends to use digital financial services firm Nice Actimize’s tools to help prevent exploitative activities in the volatile crypto market.

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  Regular Retail Investors Can Now Trade XRP on Coinbase's 'Consumer' Platform
Posted by: admin - 03-01-2019, 10:59 PM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

On Thursday (February 28th), Coinbase announced that it had added support for XRP at Coinbase.com and in Coinbase's mobile app (which is available both iOS and Android).
At the beginning of this week (February 25th), the moment that fans of the world's third most valuable currency had been waiting for arrived with the announcement from Coinbase that it was launching XRP trading on Coinbase Pro, its platform for professional/experienced investors.
According to Coinbase's blog post on that day, "support for XRP will initially be available for Coinbase Pro users in the US (excluding NY), UK, supported European Union member nations, Canada, Singapore, and Australia, with more jurisdictions to be possibly added at a future date. We were not given a date for when XRP would become available on Coinbase.com or via the Coinbase mobile app. However, probably very few expected that date to be jujst three days later.
Coinbase announced today that its customers could now "buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store XRP" on Coinbase Consumer (Coinbase.com) and on the Coinbase mobile app for iOS and Android. Coinbase's blog post warns that "inbound transfers and many sends require the specification of an XRP destination tag."
Although XRP trading should be possible from today for users in most of the jurisdictions served by Coinbase, sadly, most likely due to regulatory reasons, it will not initially be available for residents of the United Kingdom or the state of New York.
Unsurprisingly, today's good news has already positively impacted XRP's price, with data from CryptoCompare, at press time, showing that XRP is trading at $3142, up 2.25% in the past 24-hour period.

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  125-Year-Old Swiss Bank Julius Baer Enters Cryptocurrency Market
Posted by: admin - 02-27-2019, 10:55 PM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

Julius Baer, the 125 year-old Swiss private bank, has announced a partnership with cryptocurrency banking startup Seba Crypto AG. The bank did not release details of the agreement, but stressed that it was responding to increasing demand from customers for the capability to store, trade and invest in crypto assets.
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‘Bridging the Traditional and Digital Assets Divide’
In a statement released Feb. 26, Julius Baer, which already holds a minority equity stake in Seba, said the deal will “provide its clients with access to a range of new digital asset services.” The Zurich-based bank stated that it aims to bridge the gap between traditional and digital assets, taking advantage of Seba’s innovative platform.
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“At Julius Baer, we are convinced that digital assets will become a legitimate sustainable asset class of an investor’s portfolio,” Peter Gerlach, head markets at Julius Baer, said in the statement. However, the deal is dependent on Zug-headquartered Seba being granted a banking and securities dealing license by Switzerland’s financial markets regulator FINMA later this year.
A number of Swiss banks, including Swissquote and Falcon, are already active in the cryptocurrency space, but Julius Baer’s entry has drawn keen interest. Current Seba chairman Andreas Amschwand, who is also a board member at Julius Baer, is thought to have played a key role in facilitating the partnership between the two companies, according to Swiss news outlet Swissinfo.ch. Anschwand is, however, expected to step down from Julius Baer in April.
‘Raising the Bar’
Julius Baer, which has about 382 billion Swiss francs ($382 billion) of assets under management, is thought “to have raised the bar in the ongoing merger of crypto assets into the traditional financial sector.” This is significant in the sense that legacy banks in Switzerland and elsewhere have demonstrated a certain reluctance to integrate cryptocurrency products into their services, citing a plethora of potential risks. By dabbling into crypto, “Julius Baer has signaled that it believes the risks to be acceptable,” Swissinfo said.
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Speaking on the partnership, Guido Buehler, chief executive officer of Seba, stated: “We are very proud to have Julius Baer as an investor. Seba will enable easy and safe access to the crypto world in a fully regulated environment.” Seba is expected to become one of just a few startups in the crypto space to close the regulatory gap between conventional and digital assets.
Switzerland has taken a progressive stance toward cryptocurrencies by legalizing their use and formalizing crypto transactions in a range of different contexts. But some crypto projects still struggle to open bank accounts, and cryptocurrency-focused bankers and investors still complain about a relative lack of regulatory clarity, as it remains unclear whether cryptocurrencies can be considered legal tender in certain contexts.

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  Hands-On Preview of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Phone Reveals New Crypto Details
Posted by: admin - 02-26-2019, 01:18 AM - Forum: News From Cryptocurrency Market - No Replies

A hands-on preview of Samsung’s just unveiled flagship phone, the Galaxy S10, reveals new details of the device’s upcoming crypto features.
The first official specs of the phone were announced in the U.S. on Wednesday, but only brief mention was made of its ability to store cryptocurrency private keys.
However, in a piece for CoinDesk Korea, Park Geun-mo managed to review the device at Samsung’s flagship D’light store in Seocho-Gu, Seoul, where the tech giant often first showcases its latest products.
Launching the “Blockchain Keystore” app on the S10 displays a screen that says “Store your cryptocurrencies more securely,” along with a description of what you can do with the app.
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As the image above shows, it broadly allows three features: payments to merchants, digital signatures and crypto storage and transfers. The phone’s full list of possible uses reads: secure distribution of data, insurance and contract verification, content copyright management, direct sharing of content, in-game goods ownership, digital asset management and transactions.
According to the app’s terms and conditions, the Blockchain Keystore generates and stores a private key based on blockchain technology in a secure enclave built into the device. It can securely sign and store cryptocurrency transactions using blockchain.
The term “devices” refers to mobile devices developed by Samsung Electronics such as smart phones and tablets, according to the T&Cs.
Effectively, CoinDesk Korea writes, the firm looks to be saying that Blockchain Keystore will potentially be able to be installed on all mobile devices developed and sold by Samsung Electronics, and possibly notebooks too, in the long term.
The phone’s T&Cs also state that third-party services provided by affiliates can also be used on the device and various blockchain-based decentralized applications (dapps) will eventually be able to be used on the Galaxy S10. Notably, the introduction video to the wallet provides a glimpse of a menu called “Dapps” (see bottom image) alongside the cryptocurrency wallet button.
Security features
When signing in to the Keystore for the first time, Samsung explains that the user’s “personal key” is necessary to use various blockchain services, adding that it must be stored safely. The key in this case means a password.
Samsung has used its Knox service as the basis for integrated security management of mobile devices since 2013. Knox is a proven security service with the U.S. Department of Defense security certification and U.S. National Information Assurance Association CC certification (Common Criteria).
In addition, the Galaxy S10 series is equipped with an AP (Application Processor) Exynos 9820 developed by Samsung itself. The Exynos 9820 also includes a PUF (physically unclonable function) – a semiconductor-based cryptographic key management technology. In effect, the Galaxy S10 has plenty of security tech to store private keys safely.
The S10 allows users to store private keys either in the secure enclave or via a third-party service, the terms indicate.
But what do you do about your private keys if you lose your phone? According to the T&Cs, the private keys stored in the S10’s Keystore are backed up in a personal account provided by Samsung. If the phone is lost or stolen, users can access the device and delete the private key through its Find My Mobile service. Further, if a private key is accidentally deleted, users can restore it via the service.
Centralizing key storage in this way is bound to raise questions about security and it remains to be seen what would happen if someone gained access to your Find My Mobile service and if Samsung might provide further protections.
Inside the wallet
In an introductory video at the D’light store, Samsung explained how to send funds through the wallet app.
First, after inputting the address, amount and fee to be sent and pressing the “send” button, users are prompted to confirm with fingerprint ID or PIN code.
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Once the authentication is complete, the transfer is sent.
To save typing out long public cryptocurrency addresses and possibly making mistakes, wallet addresses can be entered using the camera to scan a QR code where available.
The wallet also provides the option to import an existing wallet and create a new wallet.
The app appears to support ether (ETH) and bitcoin (BTC) by default, as there are logos for the two displayed in the Blockchain Keystore introduction image. Further, there is a cryptocurrency/token “add” button, so users will presumably be able to use other cryptocurrencies and ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens via the wallet.
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Intriguingly, the Blockchain Keystore also provides hints about the possibility of connection to Samsung’s payments platform Samsung Pay in the future. The terms and conditions explain that Samsung’s Payments Service Group is responsible for inquiries about Blockchain Keystore payments.
Samsung said the Galaxy S10 will start shipping on March 8.

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