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Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is official, Calibra wallet app coming 2020

Rumors have swirled for some time about a Facebook cryptocurrency and now it's official. It's called Libra and its lofty mission is similar to that of other digital currencies that have come before it, to "reinvent money" and "transform the global economy." At the same time, Facebook is sharing the wider plans for Calibra, a newly-formed subsidiary in charge of blockchain and financial services products going forward.

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AT&T now accepts cryptocurrency payments

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'Pay with Facebook' option spotted as rumors of Facebook Coin cryptocurrency intensify

Some Italian-language Facebook users have noticed a new option in the app that invites them to "Paga con Facebook" ("Pay with Facebook") alongside a Bitcoin-esque icon. At the same time, fresh rumors have emerged about the company's plans to enter the cryptocurrency space with Facebook Coin, so it would seem that we're not far away from an official announcement on the subject.

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HTC is ready to sell its blockchain smartphone to no one for $699 in hard currency

HTC has announced that its blockchain-focused Exodus 1 phone "is now expanding its reach to non-crypto natives who want to explore the new internet and the security and possibilities it brings." Translation: you can buy it with regular money.

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New Galaxy S10 leak showcases punch-hole screen and... Samsung's cryptocurrency wallet?

We're less than a month away from Unpacked, where Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10 line, but the leaks show no sign of letting up. Today, Twitter user @GregiPfister89 posted images that show a Galaxy S10 running the rumored Samsung Blockchain KeyStore, an in-house cryptocurrency wallet.

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Google's G Suite Twitter account briefly promoted a bitcoin giveaway scam

Twitter has quite a few ongoing problems, but perhaps none of them are as amusing as the ever-constant cryptocurrency giveaway spam. For months, scammers have impersonated celebrities (especially Elon Musk) to trick people into giving them bitcoin, but some have actually managed to hack high-profile accounts — including one of Google's.

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HTC's 'blockchain' phone is up for pre-order, but you have to pay in crypto

Following last year's bitcoin-led explosion in cryptocurrency value and media exposure, the topic has more or less left the public consciousness at large. Crypto still has its share of die-hard proponents, though, and HTC is going after them directly with the Exodus 1, which you can now pre-order — but only if you've got bitcoin or Ether to pony up.

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[Update: Now in public beta] Opera announces private beta of browser with cryptocurrency wallet and Dapps support

In what seems to be a theme today, Opera has revealed it's launching a private beta for a crypto-integrated version of its browser. This new beta adds a built-in wallet for cryptocurrencies as well as support for Ethereum-based decentralized applications (Dapps, for those in the know).

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Google bans crypto miners, 'repetitive content,' and more from the Play Store

Google regularly updates its Play Store developer policies; the last time it happened, fake ID apps were banned from being submitted by developers. The guidelines have once again been changed, and several more categories of applications are now banned.

First, applications that "appeal to children but contain adult themes" are no longer allowed. This is possibly a follow-up to the 'Elsagate' controversy, where thousands of inappropriate videos featuring family/children characters were being uploaded to YouTube. Apps and games with similar content are now banned.

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Finney, the 'first blockchain smartphone' by Sirin Labs, shows off dual sliding 'Safe Screen' design

If you had asked me about the topic yesterday, I'd have said that tech has already hit "peak blockchain," but based on today's developments, I'm reassessing my views. Sirin Labs revealed its specs for the "first blockchain smartphone" earlier this year, and in a surprising twist, the specs for the Finney were actually realistic. Now the company has some visuals which show the industrial design for the phone, including a secondary "Safe Screen" running standalone firmware for enhanced wallet security.

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