Vonage Subsidiary Receives Patent to Secure Voice Communications With Blockchain

A telecoms firm owned by American cloud communications company Vonage has been awarded a patent for using blockchain technology to secure communications and recordings. The patent was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 12. NewVoiceMedia, Ltd. — a cloud service company based in Basingstoke, England — has been granted a patent for “system and methods for tamper proof interaction recording and timestamping.” Specifically, the development represents a system for securely recording voice communications, such as phone calls, using a distributed blockchain network. The system is purportedly…

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Breaking: Boeing Stock Plummets after President Trump Halts 737 MAX 8 Flights

Boeing stock is in free-fall on Wednesday afternoon after US President Donald Trump announced that he had instructed the Federal Aviation Administration to halt all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 flights following the Sunday crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. Trump Halts Boeing MAX 737 8 Flights “All of those planes are grounded, effective immediately,” Trump said at the White House, adding that the FAA would provide more details in the coming hours. pic.twitter.com/2qWkPuFDL6 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2019 According to Trump, the FAA became aware…

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Wallet Supports Ether, CryptoKitties — But Not Bitcoin

When leaked pictures of Samsung’s latest smartphone went viral, the crypto sphere lost its mind over a singular feature: a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Samsung would quickly deny rumors that the S10 contained a baked-in hardware wallet. Well, the wallet definitely exists. It’s just missing a few features you might expect of a crypto wallet. Specifically, it doesn’t support bitcoin — only ether and ERC20 tokens — which would be akin to your broker at Charles Schwab or Fidelity telling you that your 401(k) lets you invest in silver, copper and…

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Crypto Winter Freezes New York Bitcoin Mining Industry

A unique characteristic of many upstate New York cities is their low energy rates. Hydroelectric dams along the St. Lawrence river give residents electricity so cheap that many even heat their homes with it. The region made perfect sense for crypto miners during the “gold rush” days of 2017 and early 2018, and the increased demand from the Bitcoin mining industry created the problem of increased electricity demand driving up the costs. Mining Premiums & Government Action + Crypto Winter = Toxic Environment for Bitcoin Miners Some municipalities like Lake…

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