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Hands-On Preview of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Phone Reveals New Crypto Details

| Daniel Palmer

A hands-on preview of Samsung's just-unveiled flagship phone, the Galaxy S10, reveals new details of the device's upcoming crypto features.

You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter

| Alyssa Hertig

When "liking" your favorite tweet isn't enough, you can now send small bitcoin tips via the lightning network.

‘Make Bitcoin Fun Again’: New Lightning App Lets You Buy Pizza With BTC

| Leigh Cuen

Using the Lightning Network, more than 150 people bought Domino's pizza with bitcoin this week.

‘Already Live’: Signature Bank Is Moving Millions on a JPMorgan-Like Private, Dollar-Backed Cryptocurrency

| Ian Allison

While crypto-land is abuzz about JPMorgan’s plan to move dollars via blockchain, a smaller New York bank is already doing this.

Baidu Launches Plug and Play Blockchain Platform for Dapps

| Daniel Palmer

Chinese search giant Baidu has launched a plug-and-play blockchain platform aimed to simplify commercial deployment of decentralized apps.

JPMorgan Has Its Own Crypto and It’s Starting Real-World Trials

| Daniel Palmer

JPMorgan has built a crypto token and it's moving to real-world trials in "a few months," according to a CNBC report.

Japan’s Biggest Bank Launching Blockchain Payments Network in 2020

| Yogita Khatri

Japanese banking giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is launching a high-throughput blockchain-based payments network next year.

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Ripple, Barclays Accelerator Back $1.7 Million Round for Remittance Firm

| Yogita Khatri

Barclays' accelerator program, Ripple and others have backed a $1.7 million round for a new remittance startup that will use XRP.

Circle’s Stablecoin Pitchman Joins Blockchain Startup Celo

| Anna Baydakova

Chuck Kimble, who helped promote the USDC stablecoin for Circle, has joined blockchain startup Celo as head of strategic partnerships.

Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie

| Leigh Cuen

Lingerie purchasing as a bitcoin use case is much less far-fetched than you might imagine.