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Samsung Pay With Crypto Integration For 10 Million Users: New Report

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A new report is in the latest crypto news where Samsung Electronics, one of the leading tech names, is officially looking to add high-profile crypto integration for the newest smartphone, the Galaxy S10.

According to The Korea Herald and its reports, Samsung is now set to integrate a cryptocurrency wallet in the Galaxy S10 – scheduling it well over a month before the formal release of the Samsung Blockchain Wallet on February 21.

On top of this, industry sources told the publication that Samsung Pay, which is a popular and used digital payments application system with more than 10 million active users, is also behind the Galaxy S10 and its cryptocurrency wallet.

According to an industry executive:

“The arrival of the new Samsung phones could start popularization of the cryptocurrency wallet system in Korea.”

Another report from a mainstream media in South Korea named Donga shows that Samsung Pay considers cryptocurrency integration as a way to expand its user base all over the world. The report read:

“Samsung Pay has recently extended the transaction period for overseas users and integrated an international payment processing service, aggressively targeting the global financial services market.

At this phase of development, if a cryptocurrency wallet is added to Samsung Pay, the application will be strengthened as a complete fintech platform. Currently, the Samsung Blockchain Wallet is said to be supporting Ethereum but more cryptocurrencies are expected to be integrated in the near-term.”

According to Donga, the user base behind Samsung Pay has grown by more than 58% from 2017 to 2018, rising to a staggering number of 6.6 million users.

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Most Altcoins Report Moderate Gains, Bitcoin Reaches $8,000

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Most altcoins, especially the top 20 are reporting moderate gains on the day as the largest cryptocurrency approaches the $8,000 price point again. As noted in all of the altcoin news headlines, Bitcoin increased up to 2 percent on the day. The largest cryptocurrency is trading at $7,957 at press time according to the data from CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin is up by 2 percent on the day and by looking at its weekly chart the cryptocurrency is up by 2.55%. The proximity of the biggest cryptocurrency is $8,000 which comes as the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reported a few days ago that they are ‘’still in information-gathering mode’’ regarding the VanEck bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Most altcoins among the top 20 are reporting notable gains and one of the biggest winners is Bitcoin SV (BSV) which increased up to 102 percent at press time. As reported in the latest cryptocurrency news, Bitcoin SV promoter and the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto-Craig Wright, has officially filed U.S copyright registrations for Bitcoin’s whitepaper and code. Ethereum (ETH) on the other hand, is clinging to its position as the largest altcoin by market cap which is currently standing over the $26.7 billion price point. The second largest altcoin XRP now has a market cap of $16.6 billion. Following the data from CoinMarketCap, we can see that the price of ETH increased by 3.1 percent over the past day. At press time, ETH is trading at $253. By looking at the weekly charts, Ethereum seems to have increased by over 18.5 percent. Ripple’s XRP is nearly three percent over its previous price in the last 24 hours and is now trading at $0.401. Over the week, the altcoin increased by about 4.50 percent. At press time, the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies combined is $248.5 billion which is three percent higher than the one reported week ago. Most of the oil futures and indexes saw some mixed signals over the day with WTI Crude going down by 0.13 percent. Brent Crude dropped by 0.08 percent and Mars US by 0.13 percent at press time. The Canadian Crude index saw some increase action by 0.6 percent at press time.
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Cryptopia Hackers Are Moving The Funds In At Least Four Wallets

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Last week, we wrote that the hacked exchange Cryptopia officially goes into liquidation - something that was published by many best cryptocurrency news sites. However, it seems like the Cryptopia hackers are tracked and appear to have begun moving the stolen Ethereum into multiple wallets. As the reports show, the Cryptopia thieves cleared more than $16 million and started moving the stolen cryptocurrency into multiple wallets. In January, Cryptopia went offline before announcing that it had “suffered a security breach which resulted in significant losses.” Even though the company never disclosed the amount, analytics firms estimated that a hacker or a group of hackers made off with more than $16 million in Ethereum as well as other tokens. The Cryptopia hackers apparently made the exchange shut down - as it published on May 15 in a statement which was featured in the altcoin news - posting a message regarding its liquidation which said:
“Despite the efforts of management to reduce cost and return the business to profitability, it was decided the appointment of liquidators was, in the best interests of customers, staff and other stakeholders. […] Given the complexities involved we expect the investigation to take months rather than weeks.”
As the new analysis by CoinFirm notes, the hackers are moving the cash into separate wallets including the two CoinDesk which found that were directly connected to Huobi. “The Cryptopia hacker moved 30,790 ETH (~$7.67M) from the last red address to the yellow one which is a new address of the hacker as of May 20, 2019 at 01:43:57 AM +UTC. The yellow address still has got 29,770 ETH,” said CoinFirm’s Grant Blaisdell in a statement that went viral in the coming altcoin news. Two other addresses were also reported by many best cryptocurrency news sites - showing that they received a combined 1010 ETH while another 10 ETH landed in what appears to be a Huobi deposit address and a Huobi hot wallet. This means that the Cryptopia hackers are preparing to pull cash out through these exchanges. Even though there is no telling what is exactly happening to this Ether as it moves from one wallet to another, it is certain that the $16 million is not going to sit still for long.
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Matic Network Surges 76% In A Day, Slowly Becomes A Favorite

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Matic Network, a crypto project backed by the crypto exchange giant Coinbase, surged up to 76 percent in 24 hours. The project is aimed at scaling ethereum and it traded at $0.31 with a market cap of $66.8 million so we read more about this amazing project in today’s altcoin news. The daily trading volume of the Matic Network is over $250 million which means that the daily volume of some other larger projects such as Monero, IOTA and Cardano is exceeded. Since the beginning of May, the coin increased by more than 600 percent. The main goal of the Matic Network is basically a blockchain solution or a scalability solution. The startup provides an off-chain scaling toll of the Ethereum network but for other existing networks as well. It aims to ensure a better user experience regarding the decentralized applications. The ecosystem incorporates a digital wallet, SDKs, payment APIs, and ID solutions. There are other products that are implemented in the project as well that will enable developers to build and shift dapps developed on other platforms such as Ethereum. The Matic network will use a modified version of Plasma but with a Proof-of-Stake based side chains. The project is still in its early ages. It was launched on Binance less than a month ago which means that Binance is responsible for more than 98% of the token’s trading volume. Matic is one of the Binance Launchpad coins that expressed some impressive returns and benefits. Matic revealed that it has joined the Binance Info transparency initiative that will help investors to always be updated about the progress of the project. The community now hopes that the Matic network will be listed on Coinbase since the team announced they secured funding from the Coinbase Ventures. As reported in the latest cryptocurrency news, Matic will integrate another Coinbase-backed crypto the USD Coin on its sidechains. Coinbase, on the other hand, will let its wallet users use the Matic network in order to transfer and trade cryptocurrencies. Investors believe that Coinbase should list the token but some members of the community believe that the project won't benefit a whole lot from the listing.
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MakerDAO Token Holders Vote On Whether To Lower Stability Fees By 2%

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The MakerDAO token holders are in the coming altcoin news because of a vote which would decide whether to decrease the so-called stability fee for MakerDAO's Ethereum blockchain-based decentralized stablecoin named DAI. The vote was officially announced on the organization's blog on May 17.
"The Maker Foundation Interim Risk Team has placed an Executive Vote into the voting system, which will enable the community to enact a new Dai Stability Fee of 17.5%. The Executive Vote (FAQ) will continue until the number of votes surpasses the total in favor of the previous Executive Vote. This is a continuous approval vote," is what the announcement shared in our latest cryptocurrency news notes.
If the decision is approved and the vote comes out positive, the proposal would decrease the stability fee by 2% to 17.5% per year. As the announcement outlined, the need to decrease the fee was discussed by the project's governance and now the MakerDAO token holders need to decide on it. For those of you who don't know, MakerDAO is looking to change the yearly stability fee in an attempt to improve the token's peg to the US dollar - especially after the exchange price has been hovering above the $1 level. The stability fee was a hot topic in the altcoin news and is seen as a charge that is levied by Maker participants when DAI is used for loans. In March, the MakerDAO token holders already decided to raise the stability fee (even twice), first to 3.5% and then to 7.5% per year. In April this year, this fee was further increased by another four percent in the fifth such vote this year which brought it down to 11.5%. The further votes brought the rate up to 19.5% at the beginning of the current month. As we already reported (and many best cryptocurrency news sites did too) at the end of the previous month, DAI has been struggling to maintain its peg. Aside from the MakerDAO token holders and their decisions, the president and chief operating officer claimed that DAI's value had been stabilized as of the beginning of May. On top of this, at the end of April, the chief technology officer at MakerDAO, Andy Milenius, published an open letter dated April 3 to explain his concerns over the project's internal conflicts.
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