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Samsung Claims that Rumors of a Partnership with CopPay are Fake

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Recent rumors of Samsung offering crypto payments in three of the Baltic countries have been strongly denied by the company.

Samsung isn’t partnering with CopPay after all

Not too long ago, a new rumor appeared online, claiming that the blockchain startup from Lithuania is about to score a large partnership with electronics giant Samsung. The partnership was supposed to allow Samsung’s customers in three Baltic countries to buy electronic devices via cryptocurrencies.

However, as soon as the news of the partnership actually reached Samsung, the company’s spokesperson quickly denied them. The official response of the company is that the rumors are fake and that the partnership negotiations are non-existent.

Originally, the announcement of this partnership came from CopPay’s Medium blog, where the startup published a post with all the mentioned details and more. After Samsung denied the partnership, the post was deleted. However, if the partnership was true, CopPay would have the responsibility to install merchant gateways that would support crypto payments in 31 Samsung stores.

Additionally, the deal, as reported by CopPay, was to support a number of cryptos, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Nem, Ethereum, Ripple, Steem, and Dash. Though obviously fake when considering Samsung’s reaction to it, the announcement looked completely legitimate when it first appeared. So far, CopPay has not released an explanation as to why they would issue a fake announcement.

Partnership is fake, but not impossible

Such fake announcements are not really unheard of in the crypto industry. In fact, a lot of them have appeared lately, with a supposed deal between BMW and carVertical being one of the most recent ones. Another deal that has had everyone hyped, but turned out to be fake, was the presumed partnership between Microsoft and IOTA, which was debunked by Microsoft soon after.

However, there is no confirmation that Samsung is absolutely against ever approaching cryptocurrencies or blockchain tech. In fact, according to reports from earlier this year, Samsung might already be looking into blockchain tech. If so, it would make perfect sense, since this tech might help with managing the company’s supply chain.

Samsung’s IT and logistics unit, Samsung SDS, has stated that implementing blockchain technology could lead to some significant cost reductions. In act, they predict that shipping and logistics costs might be cut up to 20% if done via blockchain. Because of this, there have also been claims that Samsung Electronics might be looking into adopting blockchain solutions.

Song Kwang-woo, the Blockchain Chief and Vice President of Samsung SDS, has stated that this tech could have a very large impact on the manufacturing industries’ supply chains. According to him, blockchain technology is the perfect base for managing a complete revolutionization of the digital world.

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KaratGold Proves Its Business Model By Providing Official Documents

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There has been a lot of renewed enthusiasm in the cryptocurrency market thanks mainly to Bitcoin’s strong move about 10,000.  Although Bitcoin continues to show its dominance, the altcoin market has yet to benefit from that rally.  A few of the largest altcoins remain popular but the rest of the market continues to lag behind.  In 2018, there was a lot of talk regarding a possible altcoin apocalypse where only the strong would survive.  That prediction appears to be playing out as expected.  Going forward, only the best projects that have a real world need will survive.  Crypto traders will have to spend a lot of their time doing proper research in order to find the best opportunities, just like in all financial markets.  One promising project that appears to have the makings of a future winner is KaratGold Coin.

KaratGold Background

KaratGold Coin is a cryptocurrency developed by the reputable German company Karatbars International, which maintains a leading position in the market of small gold items and investments. The project is part of a larger ecosystem, which involves several blockchain solutions that can be used for transactions, communication, investing and other tasks. During the past few weeks, however, the KaratGold ecosystem has been a target of unsavory scam allegations.  

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ICTE May Bring About Sweeping Changes for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Cryptocurrency has taken the world by storm during the last few years. An entirely new financial market was created almost overnight which has captured the imagination of all its participants. Cryptocurrency is even starting to attract institutional money from investment banks, hedge funds, and other proprietary trading firms. Despite the rapid growth, traders remain extremely frustrated by having to deal with the fragmented nature of centralized crypto exchanges.

A Change is Needed

When cryptocurrency first began, there weren’t many participants and the trading volume was relatively insignificant. But, over time, that has radically changed. Some tokens now have a capitalization in the billions and are being traded 24-7 by institutions all over the world. Despite the volume, significant problems exist with the current way that exchanges work. Some of those problems include the following:

  • Constant fear of hackers
  • Exchange manipulation
  • Fragmented liquidity
  • Risk of identity theft

One of the biggest issues regarding centralized exchanges is the risk of being hacked. These hack stories seem to always be circulating around the internet. While experienced traders may have the tools to avoid becoming a victim, potential new traders have zero interest in dealing with this. And it’s not just the small exchanges that are at risk. Even large exchanges, such as Mt. Gox and Binance, are subject to being hacked.

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SonicX and Dash Could Challenge Facebook’s Libra for Global Payments Market Share

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When Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled Bitcoin to the world, the dream was always for Bitcoin to serve as a new universal currency.  It would be free from the bureaucracy of governments.  And free from the tyranny of the old-world financial cartels.  Although the dream hasn’t yet materialized, it comes closer and closer with each passing day.

One of the biggest roadblocks for Bitcoin has been scalability.  At a speed of approximately 7 transactions per second, Bitcoin lags behind other cryptocurrencies like Ripple and global payment processors like Visa.  Many expect the lightning network to have a positive impact on Bitcoin’s TPS but until that comes to fruition, mass adoption will likely need another significant development.

Libra Currency Announcement

One development that could help pave the way toward mass adoption is the launch of the Libra currency.  Libra is expected to go live during the first half of 2020 according to Facebook’s June announcement.  According to Facebook, Libra will make sending money online cheaper and faster.  It will also have a hand in improving access to financial services, especially for the unbanked.  Given Facebook’s global reach, including many third world countries, providing financial access to the unbanked could provide a huge spark to global economies.  Additionally, it could provide the growth spark that cryptocurrency needs.

Facebook’s most popular messenger, WhatsApp, has approximately 1.5 billion monthly users.  This application is…

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