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Crypto

PayPal removes Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Published on 10/07/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Removing themselves from the Libra Association, a nonprofit, PayPal didn’t give a specific reason but said they would instead focus on their “existing mission and business priorities.” The brand says they “remain supportive of Libra’s aspirations and look forward to continued dialogue on ways to work together in the future.”

Facebook announces Libra – a new global currency

Published on 06/18/2019 @ 5 AM EST

The social media giant has just launched Libra to function as a global currency. It requires an entry-level smartphone and data connection but enables users around the world to use the cryptocurrency from anywhere.

Apple adds crypto support

Published on 06/08/2019 @ 1 AM EST

During WWDC, Apple released a CryptoKit framework to help developers create cryptographic operations within their apps, though it went largely unnoticed. This could mean the iPhone may become a wallet for crypto in the future, although no plans have been revealed.

Flexa brings crypto payments to stores

Published on 05/13/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The crypto payment network would let patrons use cryptocurrency at checkout with a 1-2% transaction fee. CEO Tyler Spaulding says the startup says: “We allow any cryptocurrency to be spendable.”

Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with built-in cryptocurrency wallet

Published on 02/26/2019 @ 9 AM EST

As a cold storage wallet with no Internet access, the Galaxy S10's crypto wallet works with bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cosmo Coin, a beauty cryptocurrency. The flagship smartphone also offers support for decentralized apps.

HTC EXODUS 1 now available to purchase without crypto

Published on 02/26/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Previously only available via Bitcoin or Ether, HTC’s blockchain smartphone can now be purchased with USD and other currencies and cryptocurrencies including Litecoin.