Google demanded Samourai Wallet to abandon the corporate functions of the purse

In view of the threat of exclusion from Google Playmarket team Samourai Wallet reported that forced to abandon some of the functions of his wallet, sushestvovala 2015. We are talking about protection from SIM-based swap, “stealth mode” and remote SMS commands.

Version update Samourai Wallet 0.99.04 appeared in the app store Google Playmarket in abbreviated form. As reported by the project team, the new app is not the function of Stealth Mode, SIM Switch Defense and SMS Remote Commands, and it is due primarily to requirements Google.

The project was forced to abandon the features that existed since the creation of the wallet in 2015, under the threat of removal of his app from the store.

“All three functions… defined our product as a unique offering in the background a typical approach copy+paste, and ensure the protection and safety of the users. No other purse still did not have these features, and most likely, they will not have due to Google and its policies,” said the company in a blog post.

Samourai Wallet claims that he had asked Google to leave these functions in exception a few months ago, but just recently got rejected.

“We have provided evidence that the function of SIM Switch Defence repeatedly warned users about trying the SIM swap, it said. — We are very proud that our little technology many times enabled to protect users from the attacks of the SIM Saperov, due to the fact that the system of protection of mobile phone providers, are rife with holes”.

“Stealth mode” allows (or allowed) users to carry out transactions in Bitcoins using smartphone imperceptibly thanks to a specially developed interface. Function remote SMS commands allows to remove the bitcoin wallet if the user for some reason lost control of the smartphone with the installed application, for example, as a result of theft or loss of your device.

Users are advised to disable the “stealth mode” before installing the updated version of the application. However, the company promises that in the coming months will be able to provide customers with the ability to download the full version updates from your site, as well as in the app store F-Droid.

Samourai Wallet also hopes that he will manage to convince Google in the future, and encourages the community to support this initiative.

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Google originally congratulated cryptologist with the anniversary of the historic high Bitcoin exchange rate

Page, to appear on December 17 at the request of bitcoin, reported by users that we are talking about the financial bubble that “as many believe, pop.”

Amazing wording appeared on Monday morning and a few hours later, was replaced by the more neutral: “…a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic money”, which appeared etc.”

The point here is the features of the search algorithm of Google results for request is accompanied by a link to the page that the artificial algorithm considers most relevant based on its search rankings. Often enough such is the relevant article from Wikipedia. Which is known to be filled on a voluntary basis by content regular users with their view of the world and events.

“Edit wars” on Wikipedia — is more than a common phenomenon, and that the victim of such war was the Bitcoin.

User Smallbones 12 Dec changed the wording in the article, accompanied by its comment that is, say, the opinion of the majority on this issue, and backed by the link to the article by a columnist of Bloomberg, also calls Bitcoin a bubble. However, other editors have expressed their disagreement with the edit, it was canceled, but Google managed to index the previous version.

Note that the search results Google, features of algorithms, and opportunities for manipulations — a topic rich. Last week, for example, the CEO Sundar Pichai during the hearings in Congress had to answer the question, why is the idiot query, the search engine produces photos of the US President Donald trump.

However, the relationship of the largest search engine for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in particular simplicity do not differ. And speech here not only about the bans. In a recent advertisement for one of their Google services referred to mining and cryptocurrencies in a sarcastic manner, calling them “fake money”.

However, this does not prevent researchers to analyze the frequency of queries in Google as one of the indicators of public interest in cryptocurrencies.

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In Google Store and App Store was an app for cryptocurrency Kin

Recently the developers of Kik messenger has released a number of apps for cryptocurrency Kin, which is already available in Google Store and App Store.

Currently available in Google Play the following app:

  • Reveald (Dating),
  • Kinguist (language learning)
  • Nearby (Internet),
  • GoChallenge.me (the social network),
  • AddMe (business),
  • Find (),
  • Vent (health),
  • Kinny (surveys).

For iOS is only available 2 applications: Blastchat (the messenger), and Pause For (utilities).

Last year, the canadian messenger raised $ 98 million, which allowed developers to begin work on the applications and their distribution.

Many of the apps included in the category of a classic, with which mobile users are already familiar. The advantages that they are known to have a drawback, as you have to compete in a market filled with large operators.

Fortunately, these applications do not have to compete solely on the basis of user experience, as does the majority, as the new apps that support kin, pay users for their participation directly. If you look at it another way, think of the kin as a way by which users get an incentive to start applications and to participate in their work.

Kin continues to create more and more cryptographic applications, and an additional 30 are expected in the coming days, of course, after the approval of Google and Apple.

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CRYPTOKITTIES RAISE $15M FROM GOOGLE, SAMSUNG AND A16Z! – 255

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In today’s episode we dig into CryptoKitties latest fund raising round of 15mm USD led by Venrock and includes Samsung NEXT, Google Ventures and a16z.

 

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RIPPLE HIRES FORMER GOOGLE EXEC – 253

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In today’s episode we discuss Ripple making two new hires acquiring a key player from Googles product team. 

 

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Google cancels the ban on advertising cryptocurrency projects

Google intends to amend the rules for advertisers in October. In particular, the company intends to allow some cryptocurrency companies to advertise on its platform.

According to an official statement since October, Google will allow registered cryptocurrency exchanges and exchangers to advertise on its platform, however, advertisers have to be limited to audiences in the USA and Japan.

Advertisers must be certified in Google, to run ads in a specific country. In order to obtain the certificate, companies have to apply, after the entering into force new rules for advertisers in October.

Recall that in March, the company has banned the advertisement of cryptocurrency projects on its platform, Google Adwords.

Earlier in June, Facebook made a similar move by lifting the ban on ads for pre-approved cryptocurrency companies, while maintaining the ban on advertising of ICO projects.

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In Google Play fraudulent application of unprecedented scale — “Ethereum”

Android-the Google Play store recently became a place where scum-application called “Ethereum”, reports the Next Web.

Lucas Stefanko, Explorer malware from Slovakia, found in Google Play fraudulent application “Ethereum”, the price of which, as stated, is 335 euros, or about 388 USD.

In his tweet of August 20, the researcher warned that its recent discovery — cryptocurrency Scam imitating the original Aldon Ethereum, introducing thus confusing to the user. The word original Ethereum is about 270 USD.

Stefanko proves that the application is fraud, as we developed the so-called “Google Commerce Ltd”, which does not officially exist. Since the last update in August 2017 until the publication of the material over 100 users have already installed the Scam program, which means that speculators are enriched at least by 38.8 thousand dollars.

Important: the developer of all genuine products of Google is “Google LLC.”

After disclosure of the Scam application on Twitter and the media, fake “Ethereum” has been removed from the Play Store. While Google refused to give any comments on the question of how the fraudsters managed to pass moderation.

We will remind that on July 27, all apps that provide an opportunity for cryptocurrency mining was forcibly removed from Google Play. However, despite the recent ban, the store continues to be an application that allows to extract the coin using a smartphone.

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The developers have found a vulnerability in ban applications for mining from Google

Although initially mining cryptocurrency was task, shouldered powerful PC or ASIC-s, some pioneers have decided to create apps that will allow smartphones to get the crypt. These applications quickly became popular in cryptosphere, as users sought to get some cryptocurrency by using the easy to use mobile programs on the principle “install and forget”.

At the end of July 2018, Google has done everything possible to put an end to these applications:

“We do not allow applications to mine cryptocurrency on devices. But we allow applications to remotely control the mining of cryptocurrencies”

As a result of this rule, all applications that provide the possibility of cryptocurrency mining was forcibly removed from Google Play. However, recently it became known that the ban was not fully effective.

British developers have managed to bypass the restrictions and add in the Google app JSECoin for cryptocurrency mining on smartphone — analogue of the hidden miner for Monero Coinhive.

Although the main function of JSECoin is remote control of equipment for mining, the application offers a secondary function — mining cryptocurrency directly to your phone, which obviously contradicts the new policy of Google. However, according to co-founder and technical Director JSECoin, John SIM, his company didn’t have an ulterior motives when they added this feature. Shortly after the publication of the information Google has removed the app from Google Play JSE.

Though the JSE and was removed still in Google Play, there are still many such applications that do not comply with Google’s rules, which seem at present are rather recommendatory. For example, a popular application for mining MinerGate, from the description which follows that it allows you to earn up to five pounds in a month.

Although MinerGate over 1 000 000 downloads skeptics argue that the developers profit is a blatant lie. For example, James Dawson-Show wrote:

“It is impossible to earn such money through a mobile device. To profit was 5 pounds per month need PC. The developer is the only one who gets rich using the power of millions of smartphones.”

According to a recent statement by Google, the company allows applications for mining to be in Google Play only during the grace period immediately after application. Although this explains the presence of the above-mentioned applications, it is still unclear how the JSE slipped through the radar of Google.

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Google banned mining applications in the Play Store

Google has followed Apple’s example and banned application for mining in your mobile app store.

We don’t allow apps that deal with mining of cryptocurrencies. But applications that remotely manage mining, are still permitted.

The last time both tech giants like Google and Apple started to accept strict measures in relation to mining applications in their ecosystems.

In April, Google banned in your online store Chrome all mining applications, after it was discovered that “the vast majority” of producers such applications do not adhere to the policy of “common purpose”.

And last month Apple updated its policy in regard to mobile apps, and banned everything that can be used for mining on mobile devices.

It is obvious that in this way companies are trying to respond to the growing popularity of cryptogamia among cybercriminals.

Read also – Cryptogenic is gaining popularity among cybercriminals

“Kaspersky lab” last month stated that the number of reported incidents of cryptogamia increased over the past year to 44.5%.

In the report, another company specializing in security, Skybox Security, says that cryptogenic surpassed in popularity all other types of cybercrime.

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Google has added Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to your currency Converter

One of the most convenient tools to quickly determine the exchange rate of a currency is a service from Google.

Until recently, however, from the diversity of cryptocurrency in the service was introduced only Bitcoin. Recently, Google added to its service three cryptocurrencies.

Now, in order to quickly find out the exchange rate for Ethereum (ETH), as well as Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) simply enter the name of the cryptocurrency in the search string.

Litecoin

Bitcoin Cash

Ethereum

By default, the service shows the rate against the local currency, but in the drop down menu you can choose any other Fiat currency.

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