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Stocks open slightly higher

August 13, 2018 |

Stocks opened slightly higher on Wall Street on Monday, led by gains in technology and healthcare companies.

Consumer-focused companies were also higher in early trading. Amazon rose 1.1%.

Marketing and media information company Nielsen soared 14% after activist investor Elliott Management disclosed…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks open lower on Wall Street

August 2, 2018 |

World stock indexes were falling Thursday after the Trump administration said it would consider an even higher tariff rate of 25% on $ 200-billion in imports from China, raising the stakes in the trade war between the two largest economies. In the U.S., most stock sectors were lower, with energy…


L.A. Times – Business

Would-Be Bank Robber Balks, Asks to Open Account Instead

August 1, 2018 |

A would-be bank robber turned into a would-be bank customer Friday afternoon, police say. The suspect walked into a Bayonne, NJ, bank and handed a teller a note demanding “all the money.” But as the teller read the note, he snatched it back and said he wanted to open an…
Newser

Bitcoin Cash-Focused Centbee Launches Open Alpha Wallet

July 24, 2018 |

Bitcoin Cash-Focused Centbee Launches Open Alpha Wallet

There’s a new bitcoin cash (BCH)-focused wallet called Centbee that recently launched its alpha testing version on the Google Play store. The Johannesburg-based Centbee’s wallet is a bit different than most light clients as it offers a simplistic user interface, with plans to provide an in-wallet buy and sell feature, and merchant payments service that enables BCH payment processing and account integration.

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Bitcoin Cash Centric Wallet Centbee Launches Alpha Version

Bitcoin Cash-Focused Centbee Launches Open Alpha WalletThe Bitcoin Cash ecosystem has a lot of unique wallets that users can choose from for storing, sending, and receiving BCH. Now a firm based out of South Africa called Centbee has launched their open alpha wallet, which can be downloaded via the Google Play store. Centbee has been slowly building its application for quite some time now, and the firm is also backed by the London-based blockchain firm Nchain. The wallet’s creators want people to test the open alpha version so they can get feedback on how well the software works.  

“We are making Centbee the easiest way to store, spend and send bitcoin cash safely on your mobile phone and we know our fans cannot wait to download it, play around with it and let us know what you think!” Centbee explained during the Alpha launch.

Bitcoin Cash-Focused Centbee Launches Open Alpha Wallet

Using Centbee with Testnet Coins and the Firm’s Collaborative Efforts with Nchain

News.bitcoin.com decided to give the Centbee wallet a test drive and found the interface was easy to use compared to some wallets that are very cluttered. There’s not much to the wallet as it offers very basic BCH storing, receiving and sending features. Anyone can test Centbee’s alpha version by utilizing testnet coins so users can experiment without losing real funds. You can find testnet BCH online or you can send an email to support@centbee.com with “Buzz me!” as the subject header and leave a receiving address in the email. As soon as the company gets the email, Centbee will forward the user some BCH testnet coins. The in-app exchange services and merchant features were not yet available in the testnet Centbee version. 

Bitcoin Cash-Focused Centbee Launches Open Alpha Wallet

The team behind Centbee are big believers in the potential of bitcoin cash and the firm is also working with Nchain by developing a merchant Point-of-Sale (PoS) software development kit (SDK) for the worldwide market. Centbee recently announced the news during the Coingeek conference in Hong Kong and explained the SDK will be a set of “open-source tools, processes, and interfaces that software developers and system integrators can use to enable retailers to easily and quickly accept Bitcoin cash at the till-point.”      

Centbee Operates Similarly to Yenom

With Centbee’s alpha wallet, users can integrate their phone contacts in the wallet interface as well so people can connect with BCH using the app. The Centbee light client doesn’t have a bunch of features you’d see in other wallets like Shapeshift or Changelly integration. Nor does it have annoying advertisements and promotions. The main point of the Centbee wallet is to make BCH usage as easy as possible and without all the frills. The user experience is very much like the Japanese BCH wallet Yenom which is also very simplistic, but Yenom doesn’t have a wallet backup. Centbee does provide a mnemonic seed phrase when starting the wallet and it also makes the user double check to see if they wrote it down correctly during the wallet creation process.

Have you tried the Centbee wallet? What did you think about this bitcoin cash wallet and how it worked? Let us know your thoughts on this subject in the comment section below.


Images via Centbee, Google Play, and Jamie Redman. 


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Cris Cyborg Says She’s Open To Fighting Ronda Rousey In WWE

July 24, 2018 |

Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” Justino – the super fight that never happened — could still be a possibility … just not in the UFC. TMZ Sports talked to Cyborg at the airport in L.A. on Sunday … and asked her about the…

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Tiger Woods Loses British Open After First Lead in 9 Years

July 22, 2018 |

Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid another crazy ending at Carnoustie and won the British Open to become Italy’s first major champion, per the AP . Tiger Woods took the lead on Sunday at a major for the first time in nine years and lost it with one bad swing….
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The Latest: Woods in outright lead at British Open

July 22, 2018 |

The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Tiger Woods is in the outright lead of the British Open after a stunning turnaround at Carnoustie.
FOX News

On Final Day at British Open, Tiger Is on the Prowl

July 22, 2018 |

For 20 minutes on a Saturday afternoon at the British Open, Tiger Woods’ name was back atop a leaderboard at a major and Scotland was buzzing. Not much in golf compares with Woods on a charge. So when he rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 9, stiffed an…
Newser

Kelly Clarkson to headline U.S. Open tournament opening ceremony

July 17, 2018 |

Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open.
FOX News

$4.7-billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson may open floodgates to lawsuits linking baby powder to cancer

July 14, 2018 |

Johnson & Johnson should ready itself for a flood of new lawsuits after a jury ordered the company Thursday to pay $ 4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in its talc products, legal experts said.

There are already more than 9,000 suits claiming talc-based baby powder…


L.A. Times – Business