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Samsung’s Blockchain SSD Patent Could Disrupt Crypto Mining

Samsung’s Blockchain SSD Patent Could Disrupt Crypto Mining

Samsung’s entry into the crypto mining industry could disrupt the entire ecosystem if its latest patent comes to life. Electronics giant Samsung filed for a patent in May 2019 titled, “Programmable Blockchain Solid State Drive and Switch.” Even though few details are known about the newly designed system, a surge in patent applications filed by large corporations on blockchain is clearly visible.Related: Bank of America’s Blockchain Foray: Patent Trolling or Hedging Risks?Patent wars —…

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‘Never Use BitPay’ — Hong Kong Free Press Slams Bitcoin Donation Block

‘Never Use BitPay’ — Hong Kong Free Press Slams Bitcoin Donation Block

Yet another public humiliation reignites the debate on whether third-party payment processors are detrimental to Bitcoin adoption. Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay faces another publicity nightmare amid claims it blocked donations to Hong Kong for several weeks.According to a complaint on social media by Tom Grundy on Sept. 11, founder of crowdfunded media outlet Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), BitPay suddenly began failing to pass on funds from donors. Press CEO: “Never use BitPay”HKFP has accepted…

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Mastercard Partners With Blockchain Firm R3 for Payments Solution

Mastercard Partners With Blockchain Firm R3 for Payments Solution

Blockchain firm R3 partnered with Mastercard to develop a cross-border payment solution. Mastercard partnered with blockchain firm R3 to develop a cross-border payment solution.According to a Mastercard press release published on Sept. 1, the two firms plan to pilot a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payment solution. The system will reportedly focus on connecting global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks.Multiple ways to move moneyPer the release, the announcement is part of Mastercard’s plans to strengthen…

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