Rakuten to Launch Their Crypto Wallet March 30th

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Rakuten has set a date for its new crypto wallet launch. | Source: Shutterstock

Rakuten Inc. just announced their intention to terminate “All Bitcoins Inc.” and launch their own “Rakuten Wallet” on March 30. Businesses launching crypto wallets is nothing new, following companies like Line, KIK and KakaoTalk. The news comes after Rakuten completed their filings as a virtual currency exchange company (VCEX.)

The company stated:

Rakuten Wallet will contribute to the sound growth of the market as a virtual currency exchange company and will further enhance security and provide enhanced services so that more customers can use it safely and with confidence.

Rakuten will be filing another VCEX application for Rakuten Wallet in September 2019.

Rakuten Inc. (4755: JP) holds a market capitalization about one-tenth the size of GM’s profits, number ten on the Fortune 100 list.

What Does Rakuten Do?

Earning cashback on purchases can make large purchases a little more enticing if you pair it with decent discounts. Rakuten aggregates discounts and helps customers receive cash back on their online purchases.

Their offerings have struck a not-so-nice chord...

Coinbase users can now withdraw Bitcoin SV balances to external wallets

Coinbase Finally Makes Bitcoin SV Funds Available for Withdrawal

If you’re a Coinbase user, you may have seen some new tokens on your account. The Bitcoin Cash chain split into two different chains back in November. It means that if you held Bitcoin Cash on November 15, you became the lucky owner of Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC. And Coinbase just started handing out Bitcoin SV to its users if you’re involved in the split.

The split happened because Bitcoin Cash developers couldn’t agree on an upgrade. Some developers backed an upgrade to the code called Bitcoin ABC while others defended a more conservative update dubbed Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (Bitcoin SV).

Coinbase Users Can Now Withdraw BSV to External Wallets

Major American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase now allows its users to withdraw Bitcoin SV (BSV) balances to external wallets, according to an announcement published on Feb. 14.

BSV appeared following a hard fork in the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain in November of last year. The for resulted in two new coins; Bitcoin SV and Bitcoin ABC. The camp for Bitcoin SV (Satoshi’s Vision) was lead by Australian computer scientist Craig Wright, who has previously declared himself to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

After the hard fork, Coinbase users holding BCH received an equal amount of BSV, however the exchange has, until now, not provided an option for...

Bitmain Acquires Bitcoin Cash Wallet

Bitmain financing funding pre-IPO

Open source browser-based cryptocurrency wallet Telescope has officially announced its acquisition by Bitmain Technologies Inc., the world’s largest crypto mining rig manufacturer, which also runs one of the world’s most extensive cryptocurrency mining pools. The move comes at an important time for Bitmain, which is increasing its involvement in the bitcoin cash space as it continues to reinvent itself as more than just an ASIC maker ahead of its planned mega-IPO in Hong Kong.

Telescope is a browser-embedded cryptocurrency wallet that currently allows users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to send and receive BCH through a browser extension. Set up earlier in 2018 by former IBM software engineer Aaron Angert, Telescope also offers support for BitPay and MoneyButton. While it is currently optimized for Chrome and Firefox, the plan is for the application to eventually offer full support for other leading browsers as the project grows.

Telescope transaction keys are saved in the application’s browser extension, and then transactions are signed by the user’s browser directly and sent to a BCH block explorer....

Opera Wallet Now Sends CryptoKitties and Other Digital Collectibles

Opera now allows users to send crypto collectibles, such as CryptoKitties, directly from its recently announced in-browser crypto wallet.

Claiming the feature is a first for the industry – although other wallets do offer collectibles support, including MetaMask – the company said in a blog post today:

"We believe that as an increasing portion of our lives moves online, so will our collections of things."

As a result, users of the beta-stage wallet can send their crypto-collectibles to others, something it said previously required use of a digital marketplace and an exchange transaction to transfer ownership.

The Opera team said it believes the crypto collectibles trend is "just getting started," and that, as the tech develops and becomes more...

CoolBitX's CoolWallet S Hardware Wallet (Review)

CoolBitX's next generation CoolWallet S is a credit-card-like hardware wallet for storing Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and select ERC20 tokens — but just how “cool” is it? Let’s find out!

Wallet Design

First and foremost, let’s get one thing straight — you’re not going to find a ‘cooler’ looking hardware wallet anywhere on the market today.

Coming packaged in a black and gold box that looks fit to hold a luxury watch — with a personal message from CEO Michael Ou printed in gold lettering on the inside cover — the CoolWallet S offers a distinctively premium feel from the moment one unpacks it.

The package itself contains a charging dock and accompanying USB connector, a user manual, a nice-looking recovery card for handwriting your unique seed phrase, a black-on-transparent logo sticker, and — of course — the CoolWallet S, itself. And what a wallet it is!

The CoolWallet S resembles a credit card from the exterior and boasts a slick and classy-looking black and gold design which holds itself back from appearing flashy — opting instead for an understated, business-like vibe.

The back of the card has little more than a discrete serial number printed on the top, just above an appealing E-Paper display. Halfway down the right side of the card is a single button for powering on the device, changing the displayed cryptocurrency, and confirming commands. The bottom of the device features more discrete text beneath two charging pins. The button on the unit I reviewed had a response click requiring a concerted press.

The card itself is waterproof, tamper-proof, impact resistant, and heat/cold resistant — though, to be fair, I wouldn’t recommend testing these claims. The card features an acceptable amount of flex, though I would also caution against seeing how far it can fold. Still, it can easily slip into a normal pocket wallet with your IDs and credit cards,...

Stealth Project ICO Review

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  2. Self-sufficient anonymous and autonomous network infrastructure is built, similar to Tor. How STEALTH Browser works Our browser will be integrated into STEALTH WALLET with the network designed to operate in the following way: High-level protection and not – Deanonymization through administrative means Deanonymization using malware Deanonymization via timing attacks Deanonymization via vulnerable connection-chain elements Deanonymization via web browser vulnerabilities This is the most reliable part resistant to both active approaches to deanonymization and deanonymization through administrative means. Low speed due to Tor limitations is its main disadvantage. However, we are going to solve this problem by using our own nodes. In the end, any solution will include a proxy for changing IP address periodically. No logs are saved, either known or hidden. A master password is used...