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Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introducesa new line of premium smartphones: Ga...

Samsung raises the bar with Galaxy S10: More Screen, Cameras and Choices

Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introducesa new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10.
With three unique devices, the Galaxy S10 line is engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone market, so consumers can do more of what they love. Each device delivers a next-generation experience in the categories consumers care about most: groundbreaking innovations in display, camera and performance.
A testament to a decade of innovations, Galaxy S10 is designed for those who want a premium smartphone with powerful performance and sets the stage for the next generation of mobile experiences. For consumers looking for a supercharged device, Galaxy S10+ takes every spec – from display, to camera, to performance – to the next level. Finally, Galaxy S10 5G is created for those who want more of everything and are ready for the fastest available speeds and the most powerful features.
Featuring the all-new Dynamic AMOLED display, next-generation camera, and intelligent performance, the Galaxy S10 line offers consumers more choices and sets a new standard for the smartphone.

“Since its launch ten years ago, the Galaxy S series has stood for premium innovation – offering consumers an incredible experience, and the ability to find the device that’s right for them,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy S10 builds on that incredible legacy, and delivers breakthrough display, camera, and performance innovations. With four premium devices, each built for a unique consumer in mind, Samsung is leveraging a decade of industry leadership to usher in a new era of smartphone technology.”

Introducing the Dynamic AMOLED Display: Full Screen Experience with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Galaxy S10 is made with Samsung’s best screen yet, the world’s first Dynamic AMOLED display. As the first HDR10+-certified smartphone, the display delivers vivid digital content, and with dynamic tone mapping, you’ll see a wider range of color for a brilliant, realistic picture. Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display is also VDE-certified for vibrant bright colors[1] and extraordinarycontrast ratio for even deeper blacks and brighter whites.[2]
Verified by DisplayMate, you’ll also enjoy exceptionallyaccurate colors on your mobile device[3]– even in harsh sunlight. What’s more, the Dynamic AMOLED display also reduces blue light through its TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort display[4] without compromising picture quality or adding a filter.
The result of a groundbreaking engineering process, Galaxy S10’s unique Infinity-O Displaypacks an array of sensors and camera technology into a hole-in display – so you can maximize your screen real estate without any distractions.
Galaxy S10’s Dynamic AMOLED display also includes the first-ever in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner[5] that reads the 3D contours of your physical thumbprint – not a 2D image of it – for improved anti-spoofing. With the world’s first FIDO Alliance Biometric Component certification, this next generation biometrics authentication offers vault-like security to keep your device safe.
Pro-Grade Camera
Building on Samsung’s camera leadership of Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture firsts, Galaxy S10 introduces new camera technology and advanced intelligence that makes it easy to take epic shots and videos:
  • Ultra Wide Lens: A first for the S Series, Galaxy S10 offers an Ultra Wide Lens with a 123-degree field of view, like the human eye, so what you see is what’s in frame. Perfect for impressive landscape shots, big panoramas and even fitting the entire extended family into the photo, the Ultra Wide Lens ensures that you’ll always be able to capture the full scene.
  • Super Steady &High-Quality VideoRecording:Galaxy S10 offers Super Steady recording with digital stabilization technology. Whether you’re dancing in the middle of an amazing concert or trying to record every detail of a bumpy bike ride, Super Steady allows you to capture the moment. Both front and rear cameras can shoot in upto UHD quality, and in an industry first, the rear camera gives you the flexibility to record in HDR10+.[6]
  • AI Camera: Galaxy S10 makes already smart features more accurate with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) so you can get pro-grade shots worth sharing without having to manually select any advanced camera settings. Scene Optimizer can now recognize and more accurately process additional scenes because of the NPU. And with Shot Suggestion, Galaxy S10 offers automatic composition recommendations so you can frame your photo better than ever.

Intelligent Performance Features to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Phone

Galaxy S10 is built with premium hardware and machine-learning-based software that works hardso you don’t have to. From brand new power sharing capabilities to AI-powered performance enhancement and Intelligent Wi-Fi, Galaxy S10 is Samsung’s most intelligent device yet, from the inside out.
  • Wireless PowerShare[7]: Samsung introduces Wireless PowerShare on Galaxy S10, making it possible to easily charge Qi-certifiedsmartphones and even compatible wearable devices. In addition, Galaxy S10 is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare[8], while connected to a regular charger, enabling you to leave your second charger at home while on a trip.
  • Intelligent Performance: The new AI software on the Galaxy S10 automatically optimizes battery, CPU, RAM, and even device temperature based on how you use your phone and continues to learn and get better over time. Leveraging AI-capabilities, Galaxy S10 also learns how you use your device to launch your most frequently used apps faster.
  • Intelligent Wi-Fi: Galaxy S10 comes with Intelligent Wi-Fithat allows for an uninterrupted and safe connection by seamlessly switching between Wi-Fi and LTE, as well as alerting you of potentially risky Wi-Fi connections. Galaxy S10 also supports the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, making it possible for better Wi-Fi performance when connected to a compatible router.
  • Bixby Routines: On Galaxy S10, Bixby automates your routines and provides personalized recommendations to make your life easier. With pre-set and personalized routines, such asDriving and Before Bed routines, which are customized based on your habits, Galaxy S10 makes things simpler by automatically reducing device touches and cutting steps out of your day.

A New Era of 5G Connectivity

Just as it did with 2G, 3G and 4G, Samsung is leading the way with 5G—working with major carriers to develop and deploy 5G networking technology. Now, Samsung is putting the power of 5G in consumers’ hands with Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung’s first flagship 5G smartphone.
With Galaxy S10 5G, consumers on a 5G network can download a full season of a TV show in minutes, play graphics-rich cloud games with virtually no lag, enjoy enhanced VR and AR experiences and stay in touch with friends and family via real-time 4K video calls.
To take full advantage of 5G connectivity, Galaxy S10 5G features the largest-ever Galaxy S series display, the 6.7-inch Infinity-O Display; Samsung’s 3D Depth Camera for 3D-image capturing to power Video Live focus and Quick Measure; powered by 4,500mAh with Super-Fast Charging at 25W.

The Best Comes Standard: Galaxy Foundation and Next Level Ecosystem

The Galaxy S10 line offers everything you have come to expect from the Galaxy S series and more—including Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, IP68 water and dust resistance[10], a next-generation processor and Samsung services like Bixby, Samsung Health, Samsung Pay and Samsung DeX. You will get the largest storage capacity available on a Galaxy device – the S10+ even comes with 1TB of built-in storage[11] – and the ability to add an additional 512GB microSD card for up to 1.5TB.[12]
  • Speed: Galaxy S10 gives you the capability to access next-generation Wi-Fi 6[13], which gives you prioritized and four times faster access[14] over other users in crowded areas, like an airport. Experience lightning fast LTE for downloading and browsing capable of up to 2.0 Gbps for the first time ever.[15]
  • Gaming: Engineeredfor the best possible gaming experience, Galaxy S10 is built with AI-based on-device gaming performance optimization software and premium hardware including Dolby Atmos for gaming mode and a vapor chamber cooling system. Galaxy S10 is also the first mobile device to be optimized for games created on the Unity platform.
  • Security: Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.

Galaxy S10 Availability & Pre-Ordering

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green[16] Galaxy S10+will also be available in two, all-new, premium Ceramic models: Ceramic Black and Ceramic White.
The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ will be available in stores and online beginning March 8, 2019 in select markets. Priced at PKR 164,999for Galaxy S10 and PKR 179,999for Galaxy S10+.Preorders for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ begin today February 21, 2019. For a limited time in Pakistan, consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+ will receive a 10,000 mAh battery pack and level U pro for free.

Cryptocurrencies seized by Belgian law enforcement from online drug dealers are to be put under the hammer by an Ireland-based auction h...

$430K in Confiscated Crypto to Be Sold Off by Irish Auction House

Cryptocurrencies seized by Belgian law enforcement from online drug dealers are to be put under the hammer by an Ireland-based auction house.
Wilsons Auctions announced Monday that it has signed an agreement with the federal government of Belgium to hold an auction of the crypto funds with no reserve, including 104.99 each of bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin gold (BTG).
The total market value of the cryptocurrencies is around $431,660 at the time of writing.
“The bitcoins were seized by the Belgium police as a result of a drug trafficking case in which the criminals used the DarkNet to sell drugs,” Wilsons Auctions said.
The international auction will start at 12 noon (GMT) on March 1, with the cryptocurrencies divided into lots, the release states. The bitcoin will be sold in 0.5–4 BTC lots, while the BCH and BTG will be offered in larger lots.
This is not the first time Wilsons has held an auction of cryptocurrencies. Last month, it sold off 167.7 monero (XMR) tokens, which had been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act by a U.K. law enforcement agency.
Aidan Larkin, Wilsons’ head of asset recovery, said at the time that the monero auction received interest from 69 countries and that “following over 700 bids from registered participants, the final value realized was above the market value of monero for that day.”
The U.S. Marshals Service has also previously held several major crypto auctions. Most recently, in October, it announced it would hold an auction to sell off nearly $4.3 million worth of bitcoins the following month.
Bitcoin and gavel image via Shutterstock 

Eurex, a  Germany -based derivatives exchange operated by Deutsche Boerse, is reportedly planning to launch futures contracts tied to di...

Report: Major European Derivatives Exchange to Launch Cryptocurrency Futures

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Eurex, a Germany-based derivatives exchange operated by Deutsche Boerse, is reportedly planning to launch futures contracts tied to digital assets, financial technologies-focused news outlet The Block reported on Feb. 21.
People familiar with the matter reportedly told the Block that Eurex is planning to launch futures contracts tied to such digital currencies as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Ripple (XRP), having already had meetings with market-making companies to discuss the products.
Deutsche Boerse has reportedly been considering the introduction of digital currency futures since December, 2017. A spokesperson for the exchange then said that “we are thinking about futures, with which private investors and institutional investors can protect existing investments in Bitcoin or set for falling prices of the cyber currency.”
In September 2018, Deutsche Boerse established a “DLT, Crypto Assets and New Market Structures” unit, that would explore the disruptive potential the technology could have for financial market infrastructure, as well as the new products the exchange could develop to enhance its existing offerings.
Founded in 1998, Eurex is an international derivatives exchange operated by one of the world’s leading stock exchanges, Deutsche Boerse. Eurex Clearing reportedly manages a collateral pool of 49 billion euro ($55.5 billion) and clears trades valued at 12.46 trillion euro each month.
Last month, Deutsche Boerse announced that it was “making significant progress” on its blockchain-based securities lending platform, the launch of which is scheduled for the the first half of 2019. Per the press release from Deutsche Boerse, six banks to date had confirmed their plans to join the ​​securities lending platform, and have initiated “their connectivity processes.”

The Bitconnect ponzi scheme managed to rope in a lot of investors in the two year period it was operational. From February 2016 till Jan...

The FBI Is Seeking Bitconnect Victims to Aid in its Investigations of the Ponzi Scheme

The Bitconnect ponzi scheme managed to rope in a lot of investors in the two year period it was operational. From February 2016 till January 2018, BCC was the coin that guaranteed profits for many investors. Some estimates put customer losses to around $1 Billion due to its eventual collapse. Bitconnect’s business plan allowed its investors to lend Bitcoin for interest.

FBI Seeking the Input of Victims to Aid in its Investigations on Bitconnect

A majority of its victims hailed from the United States. Now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through its Cleveland, Ohio branch, is seeking individuals who invested in Bitconnect and were affected by its eventual collapse. The notice is on the official FBI website and invites all who were affected to fill out the questionnaire regardless of  geographical location.
The FBI is seeking potential victims who invested in the cryptocurrency Bitconnect coin (BCC), which was first released through an initial coin offering orchestrated by Bitconnect in November 2016.
The notice goes on to explain that for a majority of BCC’s existence, all its trading was through the proprietary exchange hosted by Bitconnect. BCC’s market cap by mid-December 2017 was over $2.5 billion. The ponzi scheme promised investors up to a 1 percent daily return on their investment and based on the amount of capital they put in. The more you put in, the higher your returns would be.

How to Aid the FBI

Any victim of Bitconnect can fill out a brief questionnaire by the FBI that is available here.  All responses are voluntary and will be used in the federal assessment of the case. Participants might be contacted by the FBI to provide further information based on their responses on the form.

Vitalik Buterin Had Warned Against Bitconnect in Early November 2017

The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, took to twitter to warn investors that the 1% per day plan was a clear indicator that Bitconnect was a ponzi. His tweet can be found below.

The Famous Bitconnect Meme’s

One of the most popular videos of the Bitconnect team is still on Youtube and has been the subject of many memes. The video can be found below.

How it All Came Falling Down

Bitconnect’s operations came to a halt in late January 2018 when securities regulators from Texas and North Carolina  warned the public that its business model was a classic ponzi scheme. By January 17th, Bitconnect was shut down. The price of BCC crashed by 92% immediately after and its cryptocurrency was delisted from all exchanges by September 2018.
What are your thoughts on the FBI seeking for input from the victims of Bitconnect? Will it further help in the recovery of funds or getting the perpetrators arrested? Please let us know in the comment section below.
Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you.

Since February 17, within 4 days, the valuation of the crypto market has increased from $120 billion to $135 billion, by $15 billion. ...

Crypto Market Gains $15 Billion in 4 Days But Analyst Says Bitcoin Not Ready For $4,000

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Since February 17, within 4 days, the valuation of the crypto market has increased from $120 billion to $135 billion, by $15 billion.
Crypto assets that have outperformed both Bitcoin and the U.S. dollar throughout February in the likes of EOS and Litecoin recorded 4 to 6 percent gains in the past 24 hours, showing strong momentum.
Litecoin Surges by More Than 50% in 3 Weeks, Source: TradingView
Litecoin, in particular, demonstrated a spectacular rally from $33 to $50, gaining 51.5 percent in less than three weeks.
However, a technical analyst with an online alias “The Crypto Dog” remains unconvinced that Bitcoin will initiate a large upside movement above $4,000 in the near-term.

DESPITE CRYPTO MARKET MOMENTUM, BITCOIN INVESTORS ARE PATIENT

Fundamentals of most major crypto assets have strengthened throughout 2019 in spite of the 85 percent decline in the valuation of the crypto market.
Some of the world’s largest financial institutions and technology conglomerates such as Fidelity, Nasdaq, ICE, and Samsung have started to build an infrastructure supporting the asset class.
On February 20, in San Francisco, Samsung officially announced the integration of crypto private key storage support on its flagship Galaxy S10. The move could expose cryptocurrencies to the mainstream in a magnitude previously unseen.
However, technical indicators generally point toward a minor retrace in the price of Bitcoin in the short-term following a rapid movement from mid-$3,000 to $4,000.
The analyst said that expecting the value of BTC to rise substantially in the $3,900 to $4,000 range could be risky.
He explained:
Potential bull pennant. I’m not trying to fade it, but not in a leveraged position either. If we break down 3,800 is the first major support and it may hold, but for now I’m just holding spot waiting for a long closer to $3,720.
This is starting to look and feel like ETH circa Jan 5. It could pump, sure, but I personally don’t want to long $39XX.
As Bitcoin demonstrates stability in a tight range near $4,000, small market cap crypto assets and tokens have started to regain momentum.
Tokens like ICON, Ontology, and Aelf recorded 5 to 15 percent gains against the USD on the day.
Overall, the many traders and technical analyst foresee the brutal bear market of cryptocurrencies coming to an end in the mid-term.
But, traders are cautious in expecting any strong upside rally in the upcoming months, projecting the cryptocurrency market to begin recovering from the 14-month correction by the end of the second quarter of 2019.

SENTIMENT IS IMPROVING

During corrections, especially amidst extended bear markets, low market cap and liquidity assets tend to struggle as investors reallocate their funds to alternatives such as Bitcoin, stablecoins, and exchanges.
The abrupt rise in the value of tokens in the past several weeks show that the sentiment in the crypto market is gradually improving.
The volume of the cryptocurrency market has substantially risen to above $29 billion and the daily volume of Bitcoin, which hovered at around $4 billion, has doubled to over $8 billion.
The trading activity in the global cryptocurrency exchange market has noticeably increased since the beginning of February, as the interest in the asset class rose in recent weeks.
The interest in the cryptocurrency sector is expected to increase over time with high-profile product launches such as Samsung’s crypto private key storage.
One digital asset researcher stated that the impact of Samsung Galaxy S10’s new feature could be larger than any other fundamental factor including Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures market launch.
“Twitter has 326 million active monthly users and Samsung shipped 70 million units In Q4 2018 alone. Tippin.me and the new Galaxy smartphones will do more for bitcoin adoption than @Bakkt and all the ETF’s in the pipeline combined,” the researcher said.