New Samsung Galaxy S10 Includes Cryptocurrency Key Storage —Feb 20, Cointelegraph
Samsung’s latest flagship phone will include a dedicated secure storage function designed specifically for securing cryptocurrency private keys. With this announcement, the Galaxy S10 joins a slowly growing list of smartphones designed with cryptocurrencies in mind, including the HTC EXODUS 1 and Sirin Labs’ Finney, both of which were announced last year.
David vs. Goliath Battle Brews in Ethereum Decentralized Exchange Race —Feb 20, Coindesk
A project funded by a 2017 ICO is facing fierce competition from a brand-new competitor, Uniswap, which was funded by a modest grant. Bancor, which raised $150 million during the ICO craze, was founded to make it easy to trade even illiquid Ethereum tokens. That’s the same mission as Uniswap, which launched in November and is funded solely by a $100,000 grant from the non-profit Ethereum Foundation. Uniswap is a truly decentralized protocol, whereas with Bancor, the company can freeze funds and has to approve the opening of markets for new tokens.
Major European Derivatives Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Futures —Feb 20, Cointelegraph
Eurex, a derivatives exchange operated by Deutsche Boerse, is planning to launch futures contracts for BTC, ETH, and XRP. Deutsche Boerse initially expressed interest in such a product in December 2017 and later in September 2018 established a crypto asset unit to explore the potential of distributed technology for financial market infrastructure and new products tied to the crypto asset class.