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Google reportedly scraps thousands of negative Robinhood reviews

Google has reportedly deleted thousands of negative reviews of Robinhood on the Google Play Store after the platform suspended trading of several skyrocketing stocks like GameStop, multiple sources claim. Financial analyst Mr. Whale reported on Jan. 28 that Google removed as many as 120,000 negative reviews of Robinhood, pushing the app’s rating from one star to …

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Valkyrie Digital Assets Files for Bitcoin ETF

Valkyrie Digital Assets filed an application on Friday for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), becoming the second company to do so in a month. According to Dallas-registered Valkyrie Digital Assets, the Valkyrie Bitcoin Trust would be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC would serve as the custodian for …

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Trezor crypto wallet warns users of doppelgänger scam app on Google Play

Trezor, a major hardware cryptocurrency wallet supplier, has warned its users about a fake Trezor application on Google Play. According to Trezor, the fake app is malicious and has no relation to Trezor or SatoshiLabs, a company that created the Trezor wallet. Announcing the news on Jan. 18, Trezor asked its clients to not install …

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IBM blockchain powers new app to help firms reopen amid pandemic

A new application powered by the IBM blockchain aims to help people around the world return to physical encounters amid the coronavirus pandemic. IBM Watson Health, a healthcare-focused arm of tech giant IBM, is launching IBM Digital Health Pass, a blockchain-based app to support global organizations and companies as they start reopening after months of …

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Inside the blockchain developer’s mind: The governance crisis

This is Part 3 of a three-part series in which Andrew Levine outlines the issues facing legacy blockchains and posits solutions to these problems. Read Part 1 on the upgradeability crisis here and Part 2 on the vertical scaling crisis here. Upgradeability, vertical scaling and governance: What all three of these issues have in common …

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Huobi crypto exchange launches trading app in Russia

Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global is expanding in Russia by rolling out its native mobile app in the country. Users in Russia can now access Huobi’s spot market and trade major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) through its mobile app, the firm announced on Sept. 23. By introducing the app in Russia, Huobi wants to further …

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Abra Building Banking Solutions on Stellar Blockchain, CEO Barhydt Says

Abra, the company behind the global crypto and fiat wallet and exchange app of the same name, plans to give the world banking services underpinned by Stellar’s blockchain — one of the results of the SDF’s $5 million investment in Abra earlier in 2020.  During the SDF’s digital second quarter review meeting on July 15, …

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Online Data Analysis Points to Venezuela Accepting BTC for Passports

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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