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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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HTC just announced a blockchain-powered phone because whatever

We have blockchains for currencies, blockchains for sex, and blockchains for phones. Or is it phones for blockchains? Either way, add HTC to the list of companies interested in finding profit from the subject with its new Exodus, ostensibly a decentralized, blockchain and buzzword-packed marketing experience that may also be a phone.

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Crypto Rider lets you ride the thrilling roller coaster of cryptocurrency prices

For most people, investing in cryptocurrencies is already enough of an emotional roller coaster as it is. The highly volatile and unpredictable highs and lows of Bitcoin, Etherium, Litecoin, and the like are enough to put almost anyone on edge, especially when money is involved. But if for some reason that doesn't satisfy your adrenalin fix, a new game called Crypto Rider might.

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Don't freak out: LineageOS has a very bad and very late April Fools' joke in latest builds

LineageOS announced its April Fools' Day joke at the appropriate time back on Sunday, but the gag itself wasn't ready until the most recent builds were released yesterday. Now that it has actually landed (late), the hoax has lost both its relevance and its taste. So if you flash this week's update and see a warning about software counterfeiting and cryptocurrency mining, don't freak out. It's just a very late, very bad joke. 

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Google blocks crypto mining extensions from Chrome Web Store

The Chrome Web Store is a hotbed of sketchy browser extensions, with seemingly little intervention from Google (except for the occasional crack-down). The company already takes down extensions that secretly mine cryptocurrency, but now it is going a step further. Starting today, all extensions that mine cryptocurrency will be barred from the Chrome Web Store.

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OnePlus cryptocurrency teaser: Could it be real, or are we being pranked?

OnePlus has seen both hits and misses when it comes to marketing, but the company has its April Fools' day gags down to a science. Based on a recently released video, this year's joke seems poised to offer its own commentary-by-example on one of 2018's biggest fads: cryptocurrencies. 

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