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How Google And Apple Are Fueling The Adoption Of XRP And...

The XRP army on Twitter and other social media networks have been expressing their profound joy in the latest XRP news. XRP price prediction 2019 is set to be bullish thanks to the XRP news about Google and Apple fueling the adoption of the XRP token. This is the latest positive news about XRP and it is just another sign that Ripple and XRP are not going anywhere anytime soon. Things have never been this exciting for members of the XRP rich list and the entire XRP community. XRP News Today – XRP Price Prediction 2019 Is Bullish Against The USD Thanks To Apple And Google Google and Apple are the biggest tech giants in the world. Their mobile devices are the perfect tools for the promotion of XRP and cryptocurrencies as a whole. Recently, the XRP Payment App was accepted by Google and Apple. The application was specifically designed to allow stores accept XRP payments for goods and services easily and efficiently. It is now available for download on Apple iTunes and Google Play Store. P..

Former Paypal, Google Engineering Exec Joins Bakkt as Chief Product Officer

Mike Blandina, who has over 25 years of experience in payments and engineering, joined Bakkt as its new chief product officer. A former engineering executive at PayPal and Google will join the team behind the institutional digital asset platform Bakkt, the firm’s CEO Kelly Loeffler announced in a blog post on Medium on April 11. With over 25 years of experience in digital payments, engineering, strategy and operations, Mike Blandina has joined Bakkt as its chief product officer (CPO). As the new CPO of Bakkt, Blandina will lead the firm’s efforts to converge a trusted ecosystem for digital assets with payments use cases in order to help Bakkt bring real applications to Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, the announcement notes. Blandina is most known for serving as head of payments and credit engineering at global digital payments operator PayPal, as well as at Google, where he worked as director of engineering for Google Wallet. Apart from that, Blandina acquired venture-ba..

Google Search Requests for ‘Bitcoin’ Tripled During Recent Price Surge

The number of Google search requests for "Bitcoin" nearly tripled during the recent price spike. Google searches for "Bitcoin" nearly tripled during the recent price spike, according to Google Trends data. According to Google Trends, search requests for Bitcoin (BTC) jumped from roughly 30 to 100 following the leading cryptocurrency’s surge on the night of April 2. That night Bitcoin pushed over $4,500 for the first time this year, gaining 15 percent overnight. The rating is compiled by algorithms, wherein “numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means there was not enough data for this term." Per the statistics, the largest number of requests was made in Nigeria, the Netherlands, South Africa, Austria, and Switzerland. In the United States, the most frequent search requests for Bitcoin were in Califo..

Google Deletes Crypto Malware Targeting, MyEtherWallet Users

The malicious Google Chrome web extension was tied to a fake token airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi. A Google Chrome browser extension tricking users into participating in a fake airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi claimed over 200 victims, a security researcher reported in a blog post on March 14. The extension for Chrome web browser, with the name NoCoin, gained 230 downloads before Google deleted it, according to Harry Denley, who runs cryptocurrency scam database EtherscamDB. Denley noted that hackers had purposely disguised the malicious extension to look like a tool protecting users from cryptocurrency malware or so-called cryptojacking. “From the start, it looked like it did what it should — it was detected [sic] various CryptoJacking scripts […] and there was a nice UI to let me know it was doing its job,” he explained in the blog post. Behind the facade, however, it became apparent the extension requests the input of private keys from popular wallet interface..

Next Google or Next MySpace? Exchange Takes Risk Out of Investing...

sponsored A crypto exchange is giving the public a chance to invest in the top-25 digital assets in terms of market capitalization — all through one service token. An exchange has launched a new service designed to take the guesswork out of investing in cryptocurrencies. Lykke says that it is often difficult for crypto users to know where digital assets they’ve acquired will be in the future. They could be the next Google, something that’s going to rise astronomically in the years to come. But on the other hand, they could turn out to be the next MySpace — popular until something else comes along. The exchange has created a service token called LyCI, which enables users to access the top-25 cryptocurrencies based on their market capitalization. Lykke says it is “rebalanced minute by minute, which means as cryptos gain and fall out of favor, you get a piece of this action as it is happening.” According to the company, this allows people who are interested in getting involved in crypto..

Google Cloud Adds Enterprise-Focused Ontology’s Development Platform

The development software of enterprise-oriented cryptocurrency Ontology has been added to the Google Cloud platform. The development software of corporate-oriented cryptocurrency Ontology (ONT) has been added to the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace, a Medium post from Ontology revealed on Feb. 23. The newly supported software, called ont_dev_Platform, is a set of tools for developing smart contracts on Ontology’s blockchain. The DApp product includes a block explorer, a smart contract Integrated Development Environment (IDE), SmartX, and an Ontology test environment. According to the announcement, this addition makes the project “one of the first public blockchains to have a development platform on the leading cloud provider marketplaces.” This statement is referring to the fact that Ontology is also available on could marketplaces Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure as of December 2018. Launched by OnChain — the Chinese company also behind the 17th largest cryptocurrency by mark..

Coinbase Wallet Users Can Now Back Up Their Private Keys on...

A look into the Coinbase Wallet’s new feature. On Feb. 12, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that users of its Coinbase Wallet can now back up their private keys on cloud storage, namely on Google Drive and iCloud. The move has received mixed reaction from crypto community and cybersecurity experts, some of whom seem skeptical about the idea of storing private keys on centralized servers. Others are confident about the new feature, stressing that it entails encryption. A brief introduction to Coinbase Wallet, formerly known as ToshiCoinbase Wallet differs from the main app, Coinbase (or With the latter, the cryptocurrencies purchased by customer and their private keys are stored by Coinbase. With Coinbase Wallet, in turn, users store their own crypto protected by their unique private keys. Those keys are purportedly secured with Secure Enclave and biometric authentication technology. Initially, Coinbase developed Toshi, an open-source, mobil..

Coinbase Wallet Users Can Back Up Encrypted Keys on Google Drive...

Coinbase Wallet users will now be able to store encrypted copies of their recovery keys on select cloud services. Users of Coinbase Wallet can now back up their private keys on Google Drive or iCloud, according to an official announcement on Feb. 12. In the statement, Coinbase states that allowing users to upload their keys to a cloud provides a safeguard against lost keys, will will help them avoid losing funds should the keys be misplaced. The announcement notes: “The private keys generated and stored on your mobile device are the only way to access your funds on the blockchain. Owners of ‘user-controlled wallets’ like Coinbase Wallet sometimes lose their devices or fail to backup their 12 word recovery phrase in a safe place, thus losing their funds forever.” Now, users of Coinbase Wallet can store an encrypted copy of the recovery phrase on their cloud accounts. Coinbase notes that neither they nor the cloud services will have access to user funds, as recovery phrase key is unlock..

Fake MetaMask Crypto Malware Pulled From Google Play After Tip-Off

An app masquerading as DApp MetaMask contained malware that aimed to steal coins by replacing wallet addresses. Decentralized app (DApp) MetaMask is facing fresh problems from cryptocurrency scammers after malware impersonating the tool appeared on Google Play, cybersecurity company Eset reported Feb. 8. The malware, which replaces computer clipboard information in an attempt to steal cryptocurrency, was removed by Google at the beginning of the month after a tip-off from Eset researchers. Known as a ‘Clipper,’ the malware replaces copied cryptocurrency wallet addresses with an address belonging to an attacker in the hope funds will be sent elsewhere without the user noticing. The discovery marked the first time such malware had made it past Google’s vetting procedures, the security firm notes. “The clipper we found lurking in the Google Play store, detected by ESET security solutions as Android/Clipper.C, impersonates a legitimate service called MetaMask,” Eset explained, continuing:..

What We Know About Google Ads Allegedly Blacklisting ‘Ethereum’ as a...

Crypto startup claims that Google Ads has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum. On Jan. 10, Serbia-based smart contract auditing startup Decenter reported that Google has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform, Google Ads. Google Ads: We can’t confirm that Ethereum is eligible to trigger ads, see our policySpecifically, the startup tweeted that they saw “a hard stop” on Google Ads containing the keyword “Ethereum” starting from Jan. 9. Decenter also tagged the advertising platform’s official account in the tweet, asking whether they had introduced any new policy changes. The Google Ads account then replied, stating that cryptocurrency exchanges targeting the United States and Japan can be advertised on the platform, while targeting other countries could be the reason for the ad rejection. While Decenter is based in Belgrade, Serbia, it does not provide services as a crypto exchange. Further, when the startup explained that they are a group of de..
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