Hello everyone! Read today’s selection to keep up with the latest news and events.
Opera launches dapp-focused desktop browser with built-in Ethereum wallet
Opera has officially launched the desktop version of its new browser with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. The browser, called “Reborn 3,” is now available for the Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.
The software allows users to explore and interact with the blockchain-based decentralized applications (dapps) of “Web 3,” and the wallet lets users send transactions without requiring an extension such as Metamask.
Societe generale group bank to issue DLT ETN
Kleinwort Hambros, a private bank and asset manager that is part of the Societe Generale group, has launched a blockchain-oriented exchange traded note (ETN) with active management.
We have seen increasing interest from clients in the area of blockchain and we are very excited to be able to cater to this demand with the launch of our first blockchain note. We have built an innovative product which will provide our clients with the diversified exposure to the promising growth prospects blockchain technology offers, while maintaining the rigorous active management our clients expect.
Facebook wants $1 billion in venture capital for coin project
The social media giant Facebook is looking at an equally large sum of capital to raise for investment into its cryptocurrency project.
Update on Facebook’s cryptocurrency: Sources tell me that Facebook is now looking to get VC firms to invest in the Facebook cryptocurrency project we reported on earlier this year. I hear they are targeting big sums — as much as $1b.
Electrum Bitcoin wallet experiences DoS attack
According to observers and the Electrum team, the digital wallet provider was subjected to a highly sophisticated and co-ordinated botnet attack, which consisted of over 140,000 machines.
DoS attacks, according to research over last year, is one of the few kinds of digital attacks that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are vulnerable to.
Telecom operator Orange joins initiative to fight fake news using blockchain
Telecom operator Orange has announced the launch of a new platform that aims to facilitate mutual authentication of online news based on blockchain technology. Called “Safe.press,” the blockchain-powered platform has been developed by French startup Block Expert.
I am very proud that Orange is taking this initiative to contribute in the fight against fake news that has become a major affliction of our time. Orange’s communication will now benefit from Block Expert’s blockchain solution that fits perfectly alongside our key watchwords: trust, security and innovation.
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