Japanese Finance Giant SBI’s Crypto Subsidiary Backs Mobile Wallet BRD

Japanese Finance Giant SBI’s Crypto Subsidiary Backs Mobile Wallet BRD SBI Crypto Investment, a subsidiary of the Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, has invested in crypto firm Breadwinner AG, Cointelegraph Japan reports on Jan. 15. SBI’s crypto investment fund did not disclose the amount contributed to Switzerland-based Breadwinner, the developer of mobile crypto wallet BRD. According to the announcement, BRD operates in…

Google Policy Change Forces Bitcoin Wallet to Remove Security Features

Google Policy Change Forces Bitcoin Wallet to Remove Security Features The team behind Samourai, the privacy-focused bitcoin wallet, has removed a series of key security-related features from a version of its app as a result of “extremely restrictive policies” by Google. Having released version 0.99.04 of its app Tuesday on the digital distribution service run…

Security Researchers Break Ledger Wallets With Simple Antennae

Security Researchers Break Ledger Wallets With Simple Antennae Radio antennae are the original networking technology, and researchers presenting in Berlin Thursday showed how useful they are as hacking tools. The hardware researchers set out to find different kinds of vulnerabilities in the most popular hardware wallets used by cryptocurrency holders, from Trezor and Leger. At…

Pan-African Bitcoin Exchange Kubitx Goes Live, Launches OTC Wallet

Pan-African Bitcoin Exchange Kubitx Goes Live, Launches OTC Wallet Kubitx, a pan-African digital asset exchange, went live on Dec. 20 after completing its beta test. The Malta-registered trading platform has also released what it calls a “hybrid over-the-counter (OTC) wallet” allowing users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies including BTC and BCH as well as to…

Hardware Wallet Ledger Nano S Announces Support for Monero

Hardware Wallet Ledger Nano S Announces Support for Monero Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has updated its support of altcoin Monero (XMR) for its Nano S device, the company confirmed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 29. The French company, which along with Trezor and KeepKey is one of the oldest hardware wallet manufacturers in the industry, said the Nano S was already compatible with Monero’s…

Hardware Wallet Ledger Opens New York Office to Develop Institutional Custody Offering

Hardware Wallet Ledger Opens New York Office to Develop Institutional Custody Offering Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger announced it is expanding to New York as part of its development of institutional custody offering Ledger Vault, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 26. Ledger, which launched pre-access for Ledger Vault in May, has appointed former Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) executive Demetrios Skalkotos…

Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger to Expand Support for Stablecoins, Including Tether

Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger to Expand Support for Stablecoins, Including Tether Ledger, the hardware cryptocurrency wallet maker, plans to add support soon for more stablecoins, including expanding tether (USDT)’s usability across all its products and services, executives said. Currently, the company supports tether for its two handheld storage products, the Ledger Nano and Ledger Blue, but it…

New Zealand Gov’t-Backed Institute Issues Grant to Crypto Wallet and Trading Service

New Zealand Gov’t-Backed Institute Issues Grant to Crypto Wallet and Trading Service New Zealand’s state-backed innovation institute Callaghan Innovation awarded a $330,000 grant to a local crypto wallet and trading service, according to a press release published Tuesday, Oct. 30. Callaghan Innovation issued an “R&D Project Grant” to local crypto wallet and trading platform Vimba, a rebranded version of former MyCryptoSaver.…

BitGo Closes New Series B Funding, Advances Cryptocurrency Services for Institutional Investors

BitGo Closes New Series B Funding, Advances Cryptocurrency Services for Institutional Investors BitGo, which provides institutional-grade custodial accounts and multi-signature wallets, has recently closed a $57.5 million USD Series B fundraising round that included investors like Goldman Sachs and Mike Novogratz. Goldman Sachs and Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Ventures combined investments reached around $15 million USD and the…

Wallet Provider Blockchain Hires Bank Exec for Global Regulatory Push

Wallet Provider Blockchain Hires Bank Exec for Global Regulatory Push Crypto wallet provider Blockchain has hired a former bank executive to augment its legal team. Ben Melnicki, formerly Noble Bank’s chief compliance officer, has taken on the position of global regulatory counsel at the Luxembourg-based firm, Blockchain announced Thursday. In his new role, Melnicki will…

Opera Wallet Users Can Now Send CryptoKitties and Other Collectibles

Opera Wallet Users Can Now Send CryptoKitties and Other Collectibles Opera now allows users to send crypto collectibles, such as CryptoKitties, directly from its recently announced in-browser crypto wallet. Claiming the feature is a first for the industry  – although other wallets do offer collectibles support, including MetaMask – the company said in a blog post today: “We believe that…