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June 11, 2019

Ubisoft Reportedly Developing Ethereum Apps, Shows Interest in Blockchain

Ubisoft—the fourth largest publicly traded video game company known for Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Just Dance—is reportedly developing game features on the Ethereum blockchain, according to Les Echos.

Sources told Les Echos that the development team at Ubisoft is in the advanced stages of creating a blockchain-based marketplace for in-game items, essentially enabling users to purchase game commodities using the blockchain and crypto assets like Ethereum.

A rough translation of the report read:

“The idea is to give a digital existence on the blockchain to the ‘items’ (accessories) available in video games; content that publishers [...]

 
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June 5, 2019

$1 Billion Valuation May Elude Ethereum Co-Founder’s New Blockchain Polkadot – CoinDesk

Blockchain project Polkadot’s bid for a $1.2 billion valuation has hit a snag.

Since January, the Web3 Foundation, the Switzerland-based nonprofit behind the project, has been trying to raise up to $60 million through a private token sale. According to people familiar with the situation, three Chinese funds have agreed to invest $15 million in the project’s DOT tokens.

However, these three investors agreed to pay prices that, on average, valued the project below $1 billion, the sources said – falling short of the unicorn threshold Polkadot was reportedly seeking. (The agreed-to prices may vary from investor to investor.)

While it’s unclear how many [...]

 
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March 1, 2019

Two important updates are scheduled for this week on the Ethereum network – The Cryptocurrency Post

On February 28 (on block # 7280000) hardfork will occur in the Ethereum network, making two important updates – Constantinople and St. Petersburg. Petersburg. The developers warn that the updates may start a couple of days earlier or later than the announced date, which is impossible to predict exactly due to the specifics of the mining process.

So, according to official information, the update now has two names, since in this case two separate updates are combined into one event. In January, the Constantinople update was postponed due to security vulnerabilities.

Constantinople must repeatedly increase the efficiency of the platform, postpone the action of the [...]

 
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January 24, 2019

Galaxy S10 leak shows hole-punch display and cryptocurrency wallet – The Verge

Following the first leak of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 a few weeks back, more images have surfaced of the flagship phone’s hole-punch display. The new leak also offers a first look at the Samsung Blockchain KeyStore app. The images were posted by Twitter user Ben Geskin, and first spotted by SamMobile.

The native cryptocurrency wallet app is described on the splash page as a “secure and convenient place for your cryptocurrency,” and will offer users the ability to import currencies like Ethereum, as well as use biometric authentication for security.

The “Infinity-O” hole-punch display, as they’re officially called, first showed up [...]

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