Category: Wallets

Samsung Adds Support for Hardware Wallets on Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung Adds Support for Hardware Wallets on Galaxy Smartphones

Galaxy owners will be able to connect hardware wallets to their smartphones and transfer coins to the built-in wallet that comes with most devices in the popular lineup. Samsung says that makes it easier for users to access their cryptocurrency and make transactions. Update Allows Galaxy Users to Link Their Crypto Wallets to Cold Storage […]

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Revolut has enabled crypto withdrawals, phase one of its plan to go ‘full crypto’

Quick Take Revolut had to get partners comfortable before rolling out new crypto capabilities. In addition to working with Fireblocks, the digital bank has partnered with crypto analytics startup Elliptic. It is now looking ahead to adding more tokens and allowing crypto customers to earn income on their funds. This feature story is available to […]

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Avalanche Web Wallet Stalls For 6 Hours After Avalaunch Airdrop Snapshot

The Avalanche cryptocurrency, the first cryptocurrency ever to implement the Avalanche consensus, experienced an outage of service yesterday when its web wallet presented an outage that lasted for six hours. This was the consequence of severe congestion due to an airdrop carried out by AvaLaunch, leaving users without control of their funds for this period. […]

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DEX aggregator 1inch launches wallet app for iOS users

Decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator 1inch has launched an iOS app. The app, 1inch Wallet, is meant to provide customers with a mobile-friendly way to perform token swaps, trades, and other transactions. According to a press release shared with The Block, the application will launch in stages. The first stage will focus on a “highly secure […]

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Non-custodial crypto wallet ZenGo raises $20 million in Series A funding

ZenGo, a non-custodial crypto wallet provider based in Israel, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from Distributed Global, Austin Rief Ventures, and other existing investors. ZenGo CEO Ouriel Ohayon told The Block that Distributed Global is a crypto fund that is essentially […]

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Apple Music alum joins Ledger to head its NFT division

Crypto hardware wallet provider Ledger has hired a former Apple Music executive to head its non-fungible token (NFT) division. Parker Todd Brooks, former head of dance and electronic artist relations at Apple Music, will oversee and expand Ledger’s storage offerings for NFTs. NFTs are digital certificates tied to unique art pieces. They have grown significantly […]

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Eastern Caribbean Central Bank publicly launches new digital currency

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), located in the country of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis, publicly went live with its central bank digital currency (CBDC) DCash on Wednesday. Countries such as Russia, China, and Japan have been testing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as part of a wider arc of development, as […]

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Bakkt launches consumer wallet app for digital assets including bitcoin

After several years of development, Bakkt has opened up its retail app for bitcoin, gift cards, customer loyalty points, and other digital assets, according to a company statement.  “By enabling consumers and merchants to unlock the value of the $1.2+ trillion in digital assets currently held in cryptocurrencies, loyalty and rewards points, and gift cards, […]

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Wallet firm Wirex pauses new user sign-ups amid crypto register delay

London-based fintech firm Wirex has temporarily halted signing up new customers in the United Kingdom following a “constructive dialogue” with the Financial Conduct Authority, the regulator. “The FCA have, in dialogue with us, made suggestions on how we can implement changes to our operational procedures, which we welcome and intend to follow,” said Wirex’s co-founder […]

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Blockchain.com Raises $120 Million in a Strategic Financing Round, Firm’s Institutional Arm Swells

On Wednesday, as the leading crypto asset bitcoin has been riding above the $50k handle, the well known firm Blockchain.com announced the company has raised $120 million in a strategic financing round. Blockchain.com says the financing comes at a momentous occasion, as the firm’s wallets have seen 65 million created to-date in over 200 countries. […]

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