Anthony Pompliano: Samsung’s Blockchain phone is a “baby step” towards a fully integrated secure wallet

With the launch of their new Galaxy S10 device, Samsung set not only the smartphone crowd abuzz but also the cryptocurrency industry. Anthony Pompliano, the Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital stated that this revelation by the South Korean electronics manufacturer was a precursor to a fully integrated cryptocurrency wallet.
Last week, Samsung announced that their Galaxy S10 model will support private keys for blockchain-enabled applications, courtesy of Samsung Knox. Leaked unconfirmed pictures also allegedly showed that the device could support Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH] wallets, but nothing was confirmed by the company.
Cryptocurrency proponents are still hopeful that this addition would signal mainstream smartphone manufacturers to add a crypto-wallet to their upcoming devices for such a large, untapped market. Pomp agreed with the sentiment and predicted that a fully integrated wallet was imminent. He expressed his views on the February 26 episode of Crypto Trader with Ran Neuner.
Anthony Pompliano stated that the cryptocurrency industry required more “infrastructure” that can support such additions and attract heavy-weights of the smartphone industry. He added,
“I just look at this as a baby step, towards what we all think will eventually be a fully-integrated secure wallet on the phone.”
Neuner added that cryptocurrency will go mainstream if the mobile phone industry, particularly the manufacturers and the networks became more receptive towards the digital assets realm. He further added that the provider that capitalizes on the ‘first mover advantage,’ and introduces a multi-coin wallet that can be used on a mobile device, will be the “real winner.”
The Morgan Creek Digital founder questioned whether this would be “winner take all,” or can multiple companies enter this fray with their own device. He suggested that vertical integration is the key if multiple companies launch their own wallets,
He stated,
“I tend to think that the vertically integrated solution will win. The big question is can, let’s say, Google and Apple both launch products with a vertically integrated wallet, and gain market dominance, likely, but I think that the vertical integration is definitely the key.”
Crypto-phones are creating waves in the community with another smartphone giant, HTC, expanding their payment options for Exodus 1 in an attempt to capture the virtual currency community.
Previously, the company limited its payment options to Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, HTC announced that the coin could now be purchased by Binance Coin [BNB], Litecoin [LTC] and the US dollar. Exodus 1 will be sold for fiat currency for the first time from March, with the company stating that the aim for 2019 would be to sell 1 million units.
Exodus 1 has a “private wallet on a blockchain” named Zion that will be operable on Opera, courtesy of their recent partnership with the browser. This integration will allow micro-payments and decentralized applications [DApps] on the device.
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Flash Hike: Decentraland [MANA] Price Skyrockets Over 45% After Partnership With HTC

Partnerships have been a great way for projects to work around and bring real-life use to their coins and tokens. While many coins have already found great partners, Decentraland too has its right match as the coin announced its recent partnership with smartphone giant HTC.
Decentraland [MANA] price up by 45%
While partnership news has been a positive price mover for most coins and token, Decentraland news of a collaboration with HTC also had a similar impact. As the news of the collaboration hit the street, Decentraland coin broke all resistance levels and had an upward price break out of close to 45%.
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Decentraland Partnership with HTC

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with HTC! We’ll be working with HTC to bring the Decentraland ecosystem to the Exodus 1, HTC’s blockchain enabled phone, complete with an integrated hardware wallet. Read more on our blog at: https://t.co/a5g8FhEhry pic.twitter.com/JE6vijVSBC
— Decentraland (@decentraland) February 26, 2019

According to the news, Decentraland will debut on the HTC EXODUS 1, an industry leader in blockchain mobile devices. This means that all the users Decentraland assets can be securely stored in the Zion Vault, the all-in-one private vault on the blockchain. The partnership looks a good match as HTC Exodus and Decentraland are both committed to redefining the way people manage their identities, privacy, cryptocurrencies, and other virtual possessions online.
The phone’s hardware will be storing the private keys and will allow users to secure their Decentraland identities, data, and assets directly in their pocket – totally cutting out the middleman. Decentraland’s LAND (the ERC-721 virtual real estate that makes up Genesis City) and MANA (our Ethereum-based cryptocurrency) will both be supported by the Zion Vault.
HTC has been a pioneer in mobile hardware space and has created foundational technology for mobile and virtual reality technology used around the globe and its Project EXODUS is a smartphone solution that will power the decentralized web- a move towards the future.
The street seems to be happy with the partnership and Decentraland could be in every pocket with HTC Exodus. A definite plus for the coin.
 Will Decentraland benefit from the HTC Exodus collaboration of will just prove out to be just another partnership? Do let us know your views on the same.
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Upcoming Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork Already Backed by 19 Exchanges Worldwide

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Upcoming Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork Already Backed by 19 Exchanges Worldwide

Ethereum is preparing for its next milestone – Constantinople hard fork. The launch is planned in four stages: Frontier (beta stage to develop and test dapps), Homestead (to stabilize the platform), Metropolis (ongoing) and Serenity (upcoming).

Upcoming Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork Already Backed by 19 Exchanges Worldwide

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Electronics Giant Samsung is Allegedly Planning to Launch ‘Blockchain Smartphone’

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Electronics Giant Samsung is Allegedly Planning to Launch ‘Blockchain Smartphone’

Reports emerge that Samsung is planning to launch a blockchain smartphone. The company denies these reports but their recent trademark applications suggest otherwise.

Electronics Giant Samsung is Allegedly Planning to Launch ‘Blockchain Smartphone’

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Crypto Exodus Continues Sunday With Another $23 Billion Dumped

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A third big dump sends crypto markets plunging; No cryptocurrencies escaping the exodus.
The third wave of selling that started yesterday has continued unabated this weekend. Total market capitalization has been smashed below $120 billion as a further $23 billion has been dumped from digital currencies over the past 24 hours.
Bitcoin is plummeting towards its predicted bottom of around $3,000, losing over 15% on the day as it dumped to $3,700 at the time of writing. BTC is now back at August 2017 prices but heading in the wrong direction so further losses are expected. Since the beginning of November Bitcoin has lost a whopping 43% in the year’s biggest selloff.
It goes without saying that Ethereum is in greater trouble dumping 15% on the day to just over $100. This is lower than ETH has been for 18 months and back to pre-pump levels before the ICO rush last year. The fear is that any ICOs still holding ETH will add to this dump dropping its price even further.
Altcoins are dying a slow death with most of them getting hammered double figures again. The biggest loser in the top ten during Asian trading this morning is Stellar sliding 23% on the day back below $0.15. Bitcoin Cash and Cardano are not far behind with 19% lost, dumping them to their lowest levels for well over a year. Even Tether can’t make it much higher than $0.98 as the exodus continues.
Major pain is being felt by Iota, Zcash and Tezos right now, all crashing over 20% on the day. Tron, Nem and Neo are not far behind hitting new all-time lows for the year. The only altcoins showing green at the moment are a handful of stablecoins. The biggest loser in the top one hundred at the time of writing is Japan’s Monacoin getting trounced 35%.

Total market capitalization dumped to another 2018 low a couple of hours ago when it hit $118 billion. This represents a decline of 16% on the day as $23 billion has gone out of the door since the same time yesterday when markets were over $140 billion. Over $90 billion or 43% has been dumped so far this month in crypto’s worst for the year.
FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 20 altcoins during the current trading session and analyses the best performing ones, looking for trends and possible fundamentals.
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Tron [TRX] gains support from Exodus; ERC20 token swap continues on the platform

On 14th September, a cryptocurrency trading platform called Exodus announced the integration of Tron [TRX] on its latest version ‘1.60.0’.
Justin Sun, the CEO and Founder of Tron tweeted:
“#TRX has been integrated in @exodus_io, a desktop wallet featuring a built in exchange feature with over 1000 trading pairs. Download the latest release, version 1.60.0 from http://exodus.io/releases and you can send, receive, and exchange #TRX with over 40 other assets. #TRON $TRX”
Exodus is well known for evaluating the Mainnet coins and developing the required infrastructures to keep the coins running smoothly for its users. Exodus still supports the token swap for all the users with TRX ERC20 tokens on its platform. Also, the platform provides storing and swapping facilities for all the TRX holders without private key ownership on centralized exchanges.
A Twitterati named Powernator62 says:
“Price still low low low,most my money gone,explain justin please????”
A Tron Enthusiast says:
“the TRON train just dont stop.”
Apart from the integration of TRX, Exodus has also announced the addition of Tether [USDT] under its Ethereum assets section on the same day. The exchange also supports Mainnet swap for Vechain tokens and are working on the addition of EOS right now. However, the team has not fixed a timeline for this.
Tron [TRX] is currently at the 13th position according to market cap. The coin is trading at $0.019 with a market cap of $1.3 billion. The Tron Foundation recently announced the coin burn of the 5th batch of TRX ERC20 on 13th September. The coin had seen a significant surge of 9% in its price post the announcement by the team. It is being noticed that TRX had crossed the $0.20 mark yesterday. However, it has slightly moved to the bearish end and reached the current price.
TRX 1 day chart | Source: CoinMarketCap
Post the Mainnet launch which took place on 25th June, Tron has received support from various exchange platforms. At present, the coin is being traded the most on OKEx. Followed by BitForex, Binance, Huobi, Bithumb etc.
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