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27 January 2019

Mastercard Fined $650M by EU for ‘Artificially’ Raising Fees

The European Union’s competition commission has handed Mastercard a €570 million ($648 million) fine for artificially raising payment processing fees in breach of antitrust laws, according to an online statement published on Jan. 22. Mastercard forced merchants to pay exchange fees in their countries of residence, forestalling their access to banks with lower fees elsewhere in the EU.
25 January 2019

Crypto Startups Licensed in Poland, Bank Trials Cryptocurrency Wallet

In this edition of The Daily, the Polish financial watchdog has authorized two crypto companies to operate as payment service providers and a bank in the Netherlands now offers crypto storage to its clients. Also, recently leaked images show the long-awaited Samsung S10 may indeed come with a cryptocurrency wallet.
24 January 2019

Galaxy Digital Reportedly Raising $250M to Help Firms Survive Crypto Winter

The current market environment has caused several cryptocurrency companies such as exchanges, and miners to cancel growth plans, downsize their operations or even completely shut down. A massive new fund reportedly in the works is designed to help such struggling firms with much-needed finance until the situation improves and they return to profitability.
23 January 2019

Satoshi’s Bitcoin Whitepaper Is Now Available in Arabic and Hindi

Bitfury announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos that Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper has been translated into Arabic and Hindi for the first time. The translations of the paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” can now be read by the millions of people around the world who speak these languages.
22 January 2019

Leaked Images Reignite Expectations for Crypto Wallet in Samsung’s Galaxy

It is a premiere expected by many and crypto enthusiasts have become part of the impatient crowd. The long-awaited 10th anniversary edition of Samsung’s flagship smartphone will reportedly come in different versions, including one with 5G connectivity, which will have up to six cameras, front and rear. According to newly leaked images, it will also feature a cryptocurrency wallet. 

21 January 2019

Market Cap Metric Attracts Flak, Trust Wallet Does Desktop

In Friday’s installment of The Daily, we round up the latest debate over whether market cap should be used to rank cryptocurrencies. Members of the Ripple community are up in arms over new data that suggests their token’s market cap should be billions of dollars lower than currently stated. We also detail the latest update to the Binance-owned Trust Wallet, and take in a dash of drama from crypto Twitter.
17 January 2019

Study Finds Certain Proof of Stake Networks Vulnerable to Low Cost Attacks

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) released a unique study concerning the longevity of certain proof of stake (PoS) networks. According to the research, more than 26 PoS blockchains could suffer from vulnerabilities called “Fake Stake” attacks.