Ever since PubG and Fortnite took off, there have been countless other battle royale games released, but LIGHTNITE is the first to put a Bitcoin twist on it. Put simply, it’s an online multiplayer battle royale game where every specific digital interaction between players triggers a monetary reward or penalty. Players earn Bitcoin by simply shooting their opponents and lose the cryptocurrency when they get shot. Read more for a teaser video and additional information.
At $244, the HTC EXODUS 1s is an affordable blockchain smartphone, complete with a built-in hardware wallet for Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies. You’ll be able to buy, sell, send, receive, lend, and borrow cryptocurrency directly from the device. Plus, software tools enable the smartphone to run a full Bitcoin node right from your pocket. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Facebook announced today the details of its cryptocurrency project: a financial services offering called Calibra. This “newly formed Facebook subsidiary” is launching in 2020 and will be a digital wallet to store and send Libra, a new cryptocurrency. It will initially be integrated directly into WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, before eventually branching out as a standalone app for iOS and Android. Calibra will let its users send Libra to each other “as easily and instantly as you might send a text message, and at low to no cost.” The company hopes “to offer additional services for people and businesses, such as paying bills with the push of a button, buying a cup of coffee with the scan of a code, or riding your local public transit without needing to carry cash or a metro pass.” Read more for a video of the wallet in-action and additional information.
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, better known as the Winkelvoss twins, may not have been given an ownership stake inn Facebook, but they became billionaires anyways. For those who don’t know, they officially launched ConnectU, a social networking website, on May 21, 2004, and users could add people as friends, send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. They were also placed in networks based upon the domain name associated with the email address they used for registration. As you already know, that didn’t quite work out. Read more for a recent interview on their journey.
For the 2019 Evolo Skyscraper Competition, one team of designers submitted “Crypto-Park,” which is exactly as it sounds, a water park sksycraper that doubles as a cryptocurrency mining tower. Standing 1,837-feet tall, it boasts a semi-exposed glazed façades that enables spectators to look in and see a theme park, while hidden beneath this infrastructure is a high-tech server farm designed to mine cryptocurrencies. Read more for additional pictures and information.
HTC has just revealed its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone, and it’s called the “Exodus 1”. The company developed Zion, its own cryptocurrency wallet, to make its new phone function as a hardware cryptocurrency wallet, complete with a secure enclave – an area on the phone’s chip kept separate from the Android OS it runs – that utilizes technology made by SoftBank’s Arm Holdings to keep cryptocurrency safe. Other features include: a 6″ display with quad-HD+ resolution, a Qualcomm 845 processor, 16-megapixel dual main camera, an 8MP dual front camera with 4K video, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It’s available for pre-order now at the price of 0.15 bitcoins or 4.78 ether tokens, which equates to about $960 currently, and is expected to be ship n December. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sirin Labs have just revealed FINNEY, the world’s first dual-screen blockchain smartphone. It supports Sirin’s own digital currency, called the SRN token, and users won’t be able to buy the device without it. Thankfully, the company will auto-convert your payment into its digital currency. The smartphone runs Sirin OS, an ultra-secure and Google-certified Android 8.1 fork, and features a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, 12MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP f/2.2 front-facing camera, 3,280mAh battery, as well as a 6-inch display. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
A luxury penthouse condo in Miami sold recently for 33 bitcoin, when the price was $16,000+ for each coin before tumbling today. It’s the first property that’s listed for sale where the seller only wants cryptocurrency, according to Redfin. “This is interesting because it looks like it’s $33 but it’s 33 bitcoin. We noticed a lot are in south Florida and in California, where they mention bitcoin, though they’re all around the country. We’re going to be polling agents to see if buyers who came into bitcoin are going to be buying,” said a company representative. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the brothers who failed to gain control of Facebook after alleging that the idea had been lifted from them, have now become the world’s first Bitcoin billionaires. Recent surges in the cryptocurrencty has rocketed their initial $11 million investment made just four years ago. The brothers haven’t sold a single one of their Bitcoins, currently valued at $11,600 a piece, and watched them accrue value since it was trading at just $120. Continue reading to see a video of someone who used their Bitcoin profits to buy a Lamborghini Huracan and for more information.