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Bitcoin.com has launched a new video series for the crypto-curious, with a crisp new look and an easy to understand, lighthearted narrative style. The first episode which premiered Wednesday features the top eight ways Bitcoin will change the world.
How Bitcoin Will Change the World
A new video series debuted on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel Wednesday with the premiere episode focusing on the top ways Bitcoin will make a difference in the world.
In addition to improving cross-border remittances and making small charitable donations practical, the “8 Ways Bitcoin Will Change the World” video explains how the decentralized cryptocurrency combats inflation. Other benefits include helping the unbanked and removing middlemen and their fees from many types of transactions. The video also illustrates how Bitcoin can be used as a tool to aid financial transparency and help create new energy infrastructure in impoverished communities as well as facilitate a range of new fundraising options.
Video Series for the Crypto-Curious
Bitcoin.com’s Video Lead, Marton Csuzi, explained that these videos are for anyone who wants to learn more about cryptocurrency. “There are almost 4 million people who downloaded our wallet at some point. We aim to create content for them, no matter what their expertise,” he elaborated. Noting that people want to know more about crypto “but most of the conversations and articles get too technical very quickly,” he added:
We want to educate and entertain the crypto-curious audience about bitcoin cash and cryptocurrencies in an easy to understand, lighthearted way.
Most of the videos will be between 5 and 12 minutes depending on the topic. “We want to create content that is engaging and provides value. We’d rather do something people want to watch twice, than something that they can’t sit through,” Csuzi remarked. New videos will be published every other Wednesday.
Furthermore, the audience can suggest topics by leaving comments below the videos. “If we think it would make a great video, we’ll make it happen,” Csuzi confirmed. Upcoming titles include “Top 10 Ways to Earn Bitcoin Cash,” “Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Items Purchased With Crypto,” and “Top Five Biggest Bitcoin Heists.”
What do you think of this new video series? Do you have a suggestion for a new video topic? Let us know in the comments section below.
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There’s a new animated series called “Bitcoin and Friends” that’s been making its rounds across the web after the first episode was released by Uncle Chris Productions. The humorous and sometimes raunchy cartoon is an eight-part series that aims to make people laugh during the depressing bear market and the crypto saltiness on social media.
Bitcoin and Friends Search for the Elusive Father of Crypto
On March 29, Uncle Chris Productions released the first episode of an eight-part series that encapsulates the life of a lonely bitcoin in search of his lost father. The show “Bitcoin and Friends” stars “B,” a bitcoin who finds himself in a hospital and starts an adventure to find out who he is and who created him. Along the way, B finds some quirky friends in the first episode, called “Tears of a Clown”, whose storyline is based in New Jersey back in 2009.
The protagonist meets an assortment of characters including his father Satoshi Nakamoto, Pal Fifty, Itty Bitty, Mitalik, Ethereum, and the Bankster Henchmen. The show’s entire first episode can be seen on Youtube, though be warned the show is NSFW and can be a bit risqué at times. The cartoon’s remaining seven episodes are entirely crowd-funded and fans can donate to “Bitcoin and Friends” via the official website.
Contributing to the show comes with perks which include the possibility of getting your own personalized character in the show, private screenings, and digital figurines depending on how much is donated. Users can donate BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC, NEO, and 12 other cryptocurrencies.
The funds go toward the production budget that consists of allocating the money to voice talent, sound design, original music, music licensing, and character design. The producer of “Bitcoin and Friends,” Robert Allen, explained during the episode launch that “the story of Bitcoin and crypto is so colorful that it was an obvious treasure trove of good comedy and compelling characters and stories.”
“In the pilot episode, we start at the beginning of bitcoin in 2009 and wanted to show the frailty and uncertainty of those early days,” explains Uncle Chris, the show’s director and the voice of the protagonist lead called B. “Bitcoin will become more powerful and confident as the season progresses,” Uncle Chris added.
During the episode, we find that B suffers from a condition known as “proof-of-work” which happens when he vomits a bunch of smaller bitcoins out of his mouth. B also meets an African American character named Jones who takes the bitcoin to meet the all-knowing inventor of Ethereum called ‘Mitalik.’ The show’s creators aim to use the humor and New Jersey lifestyle as a way to “educate non-crypto people about bitcoin and related technologies and bring them into the space.” “We think it could be a good entry point for the non-initiated and we also hope the show will be a bit of a pressure release valve for the crypto community at large,” Allen explained in a recent interview.
The next seven episodes are on hold until enough funding has been secured, and the synopsis of the upcoming stories is locked until funding is completed. However, the next episodes are titled already and consist of show titles Existence Crisis, The Silky Road, Federal Undercover Agents (F.U.D.), The White Paper, A Coin On A Mission, The Big Bank, and Jamie Sapphire & The Rod Of Truth.
Uncle Chris Productions is also looking for help if people would like to contribute to the new comedy series based on the original cryptocurrency. The production crew is looking for talented writers, editors, animators, and illustrators to keep the ball rolling and anyone can reach out to the team. While everyone’s bags are heavy and worth way less than last year, cryptocurrency fans can still lighten their hearts with a bit of laughter from this unique show about a lost bitcoin in search of his dad.
What do you think about the new series called “Bitcoin and Friends?” Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
Image credits: Bitcoin and Friends, and Youtube.
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On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the mobile phone manufacturing giant Samsung Electronics released its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. Crypto enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the new phone comes with the company’s proprietary Samsung Knox security system which stores blockchain-based private keys.
Galaxy S10 Houses Private Keys
The relationship between Samsung and cryptocurrencies is official as the firm has released its latest Galaxy series that comes with a security system specifically designed to house digital currencies. This Wednesday, the South Korean electronics manufacturer announced the launch of the new Galaxy S10s which will be available in stores and online on March 8 throughout select markets. The smartphone is the first HDR10+ certified device, offers access to next-generation Wi-Fi 6 and features an Exynos 9820 chip. But cryptocurrency enthusiasts will be very pleased to hear that the phone will come with pre-installed hardware called Samsung Knox which is aimed at protecting blockchain assets.
“The Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services,” explains the firm’s announcement.
Samsung had tried to keep the cryptocurrency focused hardware system under the radar for months, but had problems with leaks. For instance, on Dec. 19, a Norwegian television station unintentionally aired the smartphone’s first commercial. Then on Jan. 27, leaked photos had shown images of the ‘Samsung Blockchain Keystore,’ which reportedly will start off by supporting ethereum (ETH) and bitcoin core (BTC). Samsung had previously filed for a smartphone crypto wallet trademark on Dec. 28, 2018. The “Samsung Crypto Wallet,” trademark UK00003363431 explains the wallet is meant for smartphones, tablets, portable computers, and other types of devices. The software is for “use as a cryptocurrency wallet for cryptocurrency transfers and payments using distributed ledger technology,” the trademark details.
Samsung Follows the Blockchain Phone Trend
The company’s trademark Samsung Knox mobile security solution is meant for securing important data like passwords and private keys. The Knox website emphasizes that individuals and organizations use smartphones every day for banking and accessing business information. Knox is meant to protect that data if it falls into the wrong hands the company claims. Interestingly, Samsung’s security software has a white paper that says Knox is used widely throughout industries such as government, finance and healthcare.
Samsung’s entry into the blockchain space follows the smartphone giant HTC and the first cryptocurrency-centric smartphone called Exodus. Then there’s Sirin Labs’ Finney phone being sold at the company’s flagship store in London for $ 999. Samsung also released the Galaxy Fold this week which may have the built-in Samsung Blockchain Keystore and can fold in half.
What do you think about the new Galaxy series which houses private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
Image credits: Samsung, and Twitter.
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On Jan. 16, hardware wallet manufacturer Satoshilabs, the creator of the Trezor line of cryptocurrency devices, announced its latest partnership with the mechanical artistry and design company Gray. The luxury designer is well known for its mobile collections like Zyra and Alter Ego and the two companies have now released a “luxury” aerospace-grade titanium hardware wallet series called Corazon.
Corazon: ‘Luxury’ Titanium-Grade Hardware Wallets
The Singapore-based manufacturer that creates custom Apple and Android mobile phone cases, Gray International, has partnered with the cryptocurrency company Satoshilabs. On Wednesday, the two businesses revealed a luxury grade series of hardware wallets called Corazon. The new devices are CNC machined using aerospace grade titanium that can withstand far more damage than traditional plastic and aluminum devices. The Corazon wallets are based on the Trezor Core firmware used in the company’s Trezor model T series. Just like a model T, the unit comes with a USB connector (type C to type A) and two recovery seeds. The new designer series Corazon model also serves as a password manager and a universal second-factor (U2F) token device as well.
The Corazon series is way more expensive than your average Nano or Trezor One, and almost three times the price of the Model T depending on which flavor of Corazon is chosen. The cheapest model is the basic gray colored titanium model for $ 696 per unit. The Corazon Stealth model ($ 996) is a limited edition piece with only 500 available and has a black physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating. The Corazon Gold version ($ 1,496) is also limited but to only 100 models and the device has a gold PVD coat instead of black.
“Each Corazon begins its life as a solid block of grade five aerospace titanium before being manufactured into its signature and attractive design,” explained Satoshilabs in an email to news.Bitcoin.com. “With special tamper-proof design, the device is impenetrable without compromising the external integrity — Audited by security researchers and verified by the stellar track record of Trezor, the Corazon’s technology is entirely open-source to be fully transparent, in line with Trezor security philosophy.”
Expensive But Limited
The new collaborative effort between Satoshilabs and Gray follows the recent Ledger Nano X launch on Jan. 6. The new model is similar to the old Nano’s case design but is bluetooth-enabled and can store up to 100 different digital assets. Gray explains on its website the Corazon release coincides with the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s creation. Each unit starts as a solid block of titanium and is then machined into a lightweight but strong hardware wallet. The limited edition models are finished to a degree “that is impossible to be replicated by hand” says Gray’s website. Cryptocurrency proponents can pre-order the Corazon models with either BTC or BCH via Bitpay, and the website takes traditional credit cards as well.
This is not the first time Trezor has released limited edition models, as the firm has released metal aluminum grade versions of their wallet in the past. Last December the firm sold metallic chrome-looking models for 600 euros and there were only 300 made. The limited series was called the “Steel Bundle” and the product came with a Cryptosteel seed container. Some people will likely disregard the new Corazon series on account of the price while others may see the wallets as a collectible.
What do you think about the new Trezor Corazon series designed by the mechanical artistry and design company Gray International? Let us know what you think about these products in the comments section below.
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