Apple Has Restricted Its Regulations Regarding Cryptocurrencies

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One of the major producers of electronic devices, Apple, has come out with a new set of rules on cryptocurrency, all the activities related to it, like token sales or trading in digital coins, and also cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets.

The restriction of rules have been compiled by the “Developers Union” which is a group of Apple employees that initially intended to change the app trial policy. However, they eventually got their hands on cryptocurrencies.

The new rules include the following:

  • apps may only promote and support digital wallets if their developers are officialy registered as an organization;
  • apps cannot be used for mining unless it is cloud mining;
  • apps may only conduct transaction with trustworty cryptocurrency exchanges;
  • apps may only promote token sales which belong to checked and approved projects, companies or other financial establishments;
  • cryptocurrency cannot be used as a means of rewards in apps.

Since right now the cryptocurrency apps are not significant in number in the App Store, it can be assumed that the rule updates are aimed at future apps.

We would like to remind that Apple has recently made a decision to incorporate the Ripple technology into their systems to improve the payment procedure.

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American Mining Company Riot Blockchain To Launch Crypto Exchange In The USA

According to a SEC filing, U.S.-based Bitcoin mining company Riot Blockchain plans to launch a crypto exchange by the end of July 2019.

Exchange Details and Current Situation

Riot Blockchain has partnered with SynapseFI, a major software company, and invested approx. $250,000 in the project. It has also form a special subsidiary to operate the exchange. The budget of the exchange is expected to be more than $2 million after its launch.

The software company will take care of banking services of the exchange, the provided API will connect Riot Blockchain’s accounts to other American banking institutions. Moreover, SynapseFI will track locations and identities of customers to “prevent fraud and improper use of its RiotX exchange.”

The SEC’s filing reads:

“SynapseFi’s API will enable to Company to know where the user is when accessing RiotX, thereby enabling the Company to prevent a user from Montana, a state where the exchange of digital currencies is permitted, from traveling to neighboring Wyoming, where the exchange of digital currencies is not permitted, and using RiotX in the prohibited jurisdiction.”

The exchange will be available in 48 states (without Hawaii and Wyoming) by December 2019. RiotX has already been provided a license in five states.

Rumours of Launching Before Official Statement

Back in March 2018, there were rumours based on facts that Riot Blockchain planned to launch crypto exchange since the company acquired Logical Brokerage Corp.. The public filing published at the same time stated that the company wanted to investigate futures brokerage operations and details of launching a digital currency exchange.

In November 2018, RiotX “entered into a Master Services Agreement with Shift Markets, Ltd. to provide RiotX with its crypto exchange platform. These services will enable RiotX to further execute its plans to launch a U.S. focused cryptocurrency exchange.

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Winklevoss’ Brothers Said “Crypto Doesn’t Need Rules”, What About Crypto Companies?

Winklevoss twins are one of the most influential crypto personalities in the modern world. They are multi-millionaires with their own exchange – Gemini – and own dollar-pegged Gemini coin. It is no secret that the brothers have supported crypto since the beginning of it, but now they promote crypto regulation which confronts with the idea of crypto as well as with their billboard slogans. What happened?

Crypto Needs Or Doesn’t Need Rules

The twins are known for deconstructing the stereotypes and the myths that surround crypto in the public. They want to change the image of crypto that has been plagued with scams, hacks, frauds. However, their billboard slogan “Crypto Needs Rules” was criticized by Bitcoin users as the main meaning of crypto is to transfer money or digital assets without having to trust anyone.

Source: Bitcoinist

Cameron Winklevoss said that some people wondered why Gemini believes that the crypto revolution needs rules. He responded:

“Crypto doesn’t need rules, but the companies built on top of it do.”

Cameron also cited a part of report regarding to the defunct QuadrigaCX exchange which lost millions of dollars.

In order to prevent cases like QuadrigaCX and Mt.Gox, the latter’s CEO was sentenced to 2 years and six months in prison, the companies that provide custodial services of customers assets should be regulated. Furthermore, Winklevoss pointed out that these cases as well as other incidents could have been preventable if there was a proper management of the company, in particular, “proper rules and thoughtful regulation”.

We remind you

The Gemini Dollar of Winklevoss Brothers Is Officially Approved

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Cryptocurrency Prices Today, March 18: Bitcoin Became Entrenched At $4000

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, Dash, Monero: Cryptocurrency Rate

According to the Coin360 online platform, Bitcoin (BTC) remains stable over the past 24 hours and added 0.69%. The price at the time of writing is $3988 per coin.

Cryptocurrencies have changed a lot in price:

Bitcoin Cash added 5.99%, Bitcoin SV lost 0.29%, the value of coins is $157 and $66, respectively;

Ripple grew by 1% and costs $0.31;

EOS decreased by 0.8% and its price is $3.71;

Litecoin fell by 2% and its price is $59;

Cardano dropped by 0.07% and its cost is $0.049;

Stellar added 0.2% and costs $0.10;

IOTA lost 1.8% and its cost is $0.29;

Dash increased by 2.8% and its price is $92;

Monero became cheaper by 1% and costs $51.

Over the past 24 hours, Ethereum has lost 0.5%. The rate of the coin is $136.

The total market capitalization is $139 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 50.8% of the total. In monetary terms, it is $70 billion.

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11 Best iOS Apps

In the previous article, we overlooked the best Android apps. Now is the time to talk about popular apps for iPhone and iPad.

1. Wunderlist

Time management is a guarantee of productivity and success. Wunderlist is a simple and clear task manager with which you can easily plan all your daily tasks and get them done.

You can make lists, add projects, reminders, organize tasks of the same type in separate folders and also you can attach different files to them. The app has a quite useful feature of shared access so you could share scheduled tasks with other members of a community. Wunderlist is a cross-platform solution that is why it is available not only for iOS but also for Android and other operating systems (the app even has its own version for Apple Watch).

2. Fantastical

This app is available only on Apple devices. It is a very convenient and well-engineered calendar. Many iPhone users prefer Fantastical to a standard calendar.

One of the main features of this app is the ability to recognize “human language”. That means that you have an opportunity instead of the exact date and time to write “tomorrow night” or “a meeting for an hour and a half”. The app works perfectly together with a huge amount of different services and apps (Google Maps, 1Password, Facebook, Twitter etc.).

3. Spark

Spark app is a great and moreover free email client that you can download from App Store. The app has many various settings and features for personalization and customization by a user.

Spark supports iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, and many other popular email clients. The application has intuitive gesture control, smart income messages, its own file manager and many more.

4. Facetune 2

Facetune 2 is a multifunctional photo editor of the face which has many various features with which you can change your appearance beyond recognition. There are many different apps in this category but Facetune 2 is the most advanced and convenient to use. With this application you can:

  • whiten your teeth;
  • change size and shape (width, length, a shape of eyes, etc.) of parts of the face;
  • retouch your skin color;
  • remove other defects (moles, black eyes, freckles, etc.);
  • change your eyes color;
  • change the background of a photo.

And this is not even a complete list of all the Facetune 2 features. It should be noted that the changes look very realistic. This app has many strengths but we must mention its major flaw – the cost. You can get access to all the Facetune 2 features either on a monthly basis for $5,99 or on a yearly basis for $35,99.

5. Documents

With this app you can keep all your documents in one place. You can view and edit it with literally one click. The app has a full file manager that supports many formats. It can also be synchronized with different cloud storages.

6. Snapseed

Snapseed is a rather qualitative and what’s more important absolutely free photo editor which has many different tools.

Snapseed developers managed to create a very convenient and intuitive interface that allows editing a photo with just a few taps on a screen. The app has a great number of settings and you can review a history of changes in every file. But the main feature of Snapseed is an ability to edit only a certain shot without editing the whole photo.

7. 1Password

This is by far the best app for iOS devices in which you can store confidential information – different sites’ passwords, bank cards data, important docs, etc. – absolutely safe.

To start using the app 1Password simply enter the necessary data only once. After that, all important information will always be at hand and moreover, it will be completely safe. The security of personal data is achieved, firstly, through a very strong 256-bit AES encryption, and secondly, through a single main password.

8. Flipboard

It is easy to learn about the latest news about the world from a smartphone. Thanks to Flipboard app you don’t have to go to a huge number of sites and open dozens of tabs. This is a convenient news-gathering service which has a nice minimal design.

After installing the app the user will be asked to tell about his/her interests in order to offer only an interesting content in the future (science, technology, cryptocurrency, sport, politics, etc.).

9. Scanbot

Nowadays it became more convenient to copy and share different documents. Everyone knows that the iPhone has a quite qualitative camera with which you can make great photos. But when using a camera to copy documents one significant defect appears – the background. Using Scanbot 6 you can forget this problem.

The developers made sure that the program recognized both standard A4 documents and small objects (certificates, business cards, checks, etc.).

10. Convertible

If you want to quickly convert any values, then this application is a must to download on your iPhone or iPad. To top it all off, Convertible can convert the national currency of more than 160 different countries.

11. Wikipanion

Special for those who read Wikipedia all the time a convenient app Wikipanion was created. With the help of this client you can easily and quickly search the huge digital library of knowledge, look through pages interesting for you, save them to selections, add to bookmarks and share it with your friends with just a few clicks. This app significantly simplifies work with Wikipedia on your iPhone.

Conclusion

As you may know, a new iPhone without installed additional soft is of little use. If you want to use your smartphone to the fullest, you need qualitative and helpful apps. In this article, we talked about the most interesting and universal apps for iOS which will be helpful for almost every user.

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Apple’s iCloud Major Outage

Just yesterday we wrote about the biggest Facebook and Instagram outage, as it became known about glitches with iCloud.   

Apple’s iCloud was down for 5 hours yesterday. After that, the company representatives reported that they had fixed all the bugs and iCloud is working properly now.

What caused the outage the company wouldn’t say. According to the Apple support webpage, the situation was quite serious. Users were having problems not only accessing iCloud, but also Backup, Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Keychain, iCloud Drive, iWork, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Find My iPhone and other services.

It should be noted that this week was marked by the biggest outage of IT giants. First Google, then Facebook and now Apple. What’s next? We will follow developments.  

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TOP 5 Most Convenient Applications To Use And Work With Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is one of the most promising and growing industries in our modern world. It is becoming more and more valuable to our society, as well as to the nations’ economies and banking systems, since people prefer more convenient ways of trading and transferring money. We therefore offer you to look at top 5 apps that the most convenient in using and working with crypto.

1. Keymano

Keymano is a top wallet that provides a customer with a myriad of opportunities. It’s very convenient, fast and secure. Managing crypto or fiat money through Keymano wallet is easy. Using Keymano wallet anyone can sell, buy or send crypto on the go. It is user-friendly and straightforward.

Connect Keymano Card and Wallet to get even more functions. This Card allows you to make payments online and in-store. Moreover, the user can withdraw cash at any ATM terminal.

Keymano is a fully-featured product which not only simplifies managing crypto but also creates more ways to use it. With Keymano any transaction (from buying coffee to money exchange) is simple and always available in any part of the whole world. Having Keymano you can:

  • pay with crypto in any part of the world;
  • pay with BTC, ETH, etc;
  • manage multiple currencies in one App;
  • pay online or in-store using Keymano Card.

2. 365Сash

365Cash is a platform that provides services to users in different countries by organizing P2P transfers of digital assets. By the time of publication, the platform overcomes 850,000 cryptocurrency swaps. Such a big number extols this platform over others on the market. The service also possesses the following features:

  • Its own large ecosystem which uses nodes for cryptocurrencies and works automatically.
  • The most favorable rates for customers. The service earns on the difference in sales rates due to a large flow of customers and hedging the risks of cryptocurrency fluctuations.
  • Fully automatic system of receiving and paying funds to customers using the most popular payment system in Russia – Qiwi.
  • In future, it is planned to expand the pool of available cryptocurrencies.

3. Quppy 

Quppy is multicurrency payment system with unique cross-platform applications.The wallet provides users the ability to share crypto assets via different accounts inside one single wallet as far as within a decentralized storage system. By the end of the month, users will be able to withdraw money in euro. The platform also have some interesting features:

  • Sharing all your crypto assets through various accounts on one single platform.
  • Superior security for users based on blockchain technology.
  • Fast cryptocurrency exchange and instant transactions;
  • Multicurrency support including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, etc.
  • Integration of Nexo – a service of the world’s fastest instant credit.

4. Chatex

Chatex is a platform that makes transfers, exchanging or paying for goods much more easier for every customer. Cryptobanking facilitates access to the use of cryptocurrency for those who have never had a cryptocurrency wallet and who do not want to understand difficult passwords, 12 words, etc. The service eliminates the possibility of loss of big passwords or phones, since it allows you to regain access during a personal appearance to the certification center. Unique feature are:

  • The wallet is protected by an additional PIN-code and in exchange transactions between people.
  • Instant internal transfers without commissions. Instant purchase with any VISA/MC.
  • Respond quickly to digital assets management requests from your smartphone.

5. Waves

Waves is revolutionary mobile app which enables users to connect to the network and make transactions. It is a comprehensive, all-in-one app for mobile devices with an absolutely unique feature set that includes a crypto wallet, the Waves DEX, and fiat gateway. The biggest advantages of the platform are:

  • All traffic is encrypted, hence privacy and security are fully provided. Private keys never leave users’ smartphone and are never exposed to the web.
  • Supporting Face ID, Touch ID and Fingerprint scanning.
  • Trading on DEX, with the great tools and charts, it provides access to fiat and crypto gateways, so the customer can deposit, store, trade and withdraw other assets.
  • The customer can send tokens to one’s address book contacts, lease one’s WAVES, receive warnings about suspicious tokens and burn any spam assets he/she doesn’t want.

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