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Social Cryptocurrency Kin Selects 40 Apps for $5 Million Developer Incubator

The Kin Ecosystem Foundation, creator of the cryptocurrency backed by social media company Kik Interactive, has selected consumer 40 apps to participate in the inaugural edition of its development incubator. Announced on Wednesday, the program, which will fund 40 out of the more than 200 projects who submitted applications, will primarily feature new apps, though it also attracted more than ...

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Why Google is Removing All Bitcoin Mining Apps on the Play Store

In its latest move against cryptocurrencies, Google announced its plans to remove all bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining apps from the Play Store. The decision comes just months after banning Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrency. Google announced the decision to ban crypto-mining apps on the Play Store’s developer policy page, saying, “We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices. We permit ...

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Google Play Store Removes Mining Apps from Offerings

Google just nixed any app that mines cryptocurrencies from its Play Store. With a recent update to the store’s policies, the tech monolith rewrote its stance on cryptocurrency apps. We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices. We permit apps that remotely manage the mining of cryptocurrency. As the latter half of the policy indicates, other mining applications, such ...

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Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps from Play Store

After banning cryptocurrency mining extensions from its Chrome Store earlier in the year, Google has now outlawed apps on its Play Store that engage in similar activity. In a new update to its developer policies, the tech giant has indicated that apps which are used to mine cryptocurrencies will be prohibited henceforth. However, the Mountain View, California-based tech firm made ...

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New Crypto Apps Seek to Bring Mass Appeal

Two new cryptocurrency wallets are being planned for release by Robinhood and Jaxx, which promise new features to make using cryptocurrencies easy for non-technical consumers. Robinhood, which already offers commission-free trading on their app, is reportedly working on an in-house cryptocurrency wallet that will “build out new functionality for our crypto product, such as adding new currencies or providing wallet ...

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Apple Prohibits Crypto Mining in Apps with New Guidelines

As crypto mining through apps becomes more prevalent Mac has had to address it in the release of their new guidelines. Mac Prohibits App Mining in New Guidelines Crypto mining is way up in 2018 with a reported 4000% increase in Q1. Most of the of the drive by mining malware and techniques can be found on Android and PCs. ...

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Subsidiary of Korean Search Giant Naver Launches Blockchain Venture For Decentralized Apps

Line Plus, the mobile platform subsidiary of Japan’s most popular messaging app Line, has launched a joint blockchain initiative – Unchain – with crypto platform ICON, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, May 16. In the beginning of April, Line Plus had also released its blockchain affiliate Unblock in South Korea, in order to integrate blockchain tech into Line’s cross-market system. Line is ...

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Waves Releases Smart Contracts on Testnet, Blockchain Devs Can Build Apps

Waves, a decentralized blockchain platform, has released non-turing smart contracts on its testnet on April 26, which are expected to be activated on May 4. Smart Contracts Release According to Waves CEO and founder Alexander Ivanov, the smart contracts of Waves will enable blockchain developers to build scalable decentralized applications with powerful functionalities and tools. Ivanov further emphasized that developers ...

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EEA Releases Standardized Architecture Stack For Privacy-Focused Web Apps On Ethereum

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has released their Enterprise Ethereum Architecture Stack (EEAS) today, May 2. The new software stack standardizes the specifications for Ethereum-based business applications for the Web 3.0 era. The EEA is a group of companies focused on improving the privacy, scalability and security of Ethereum blockchain applications. Formed in February 2017 by Santander, JP Morgan and ...

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