Google Singles out Bitcoin With New Keyboard Currency Symbol

In what some view as a landmark move, Google developers have added the bitcoin currency symbol to the iOS keyboard. Vitalik Buterin’s public request to add an ethereum symbol, however, was met with an unceremonious blow-off. The move, by a company so successful it’s evolved its domain name into a verb, reflects Bitcoin’s mainstream trajectory. Also read: […]

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Mastercard Fined $650M by EU for ‘Artificially’ Raising Fees

Mastercard Fined $650 Million by E.U. for ‘Artificially’ Raising FeesThe European Union’s competition commission has handed Mastercard a €570 million euro ($648 million) fine for artificially raising payment processing fees in breach of antitrust laws, according to an online statement published on Jan. 22. Mastercard forced merchants to pay exchange fees in their countries of residence, forestalling their access to banks with lower fees […]

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Review: HTC’s Exodus 1 Is an Impressive Phone With a Basic Crypto Wallet

HTC's Blockchain Smartphone Can Be Ordered With BitcoinAfter weeks of delays and hundreds of frustrated customer messages in its Telegram channel, HTC finally shipped its “blockchain phone” on Jan. 14. The HTC Exodus 1 promises an array of features for cryptocurrency users, but the manufacturer couldn’t keep its promise to ship the devices in December. With the phones finally rolled out, news.Bitcoin.com […]

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