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Cryptocurrency News Today: TREZOR Model T, Wirex, Dentacoin, Strix Leviathan, Ripple, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and More

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We Tested the New TREZOR Cryptocurrency Wallet: This Is What We Found (BitcoinMagazine.com)
The new TREZOR model T, a hardware cryptocurrency wallet developed by SatoshiLabs, is the second generation of SatoshiLabs’ popular TREZOR hardware wallet family. The Model T was announced in November 2017, on the ninth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper and made available for pre-order. All pre-order devices were sold out, and regular sales are expected to start soon. Bitcoin Magazine has tested a TREZOR Model T. The matchbox-sized device comes in a sleek package with a USB-C cable for connecting to a computer or phone; stickers and other accessories; and a minimalist Post-it-sized “Getting Started” guide. An online guide titled “Getting started with TREZOR Model T” provides more detailed instructions with pictures.

Wirex to Launch Cryptocurrency Debit Cards in Asia During Q2 2018 (News.Bitcoin.com)
London-headquartered bitcoin wallet and card company, Wirex has revealed it will launch contactless debit cards for spending money that has been loaded from cryptocurrencies and its first ever multi-currency accounts for speedy exchange between bitcoin and fiat (SGD, GBP, EUR, USD) in Asia during the second quarter of 2018. Wirex Cards in Asia are said to offer 3D Secure support for safe online payments as well as physical and instantly available virtual debit cards.

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Cryptocurrency Release Dentacoin Now Accepted In New Practices (PaymentWeek.com)
One of the odd new trends in cryptocurrency is the creation of a coin geared toward a particular industry; TravelCoin, for example, focuses its efforts on the travel industry, while ArtByte backs up the independent artist. Dentacoin is one such coin as well, geared as you might well have guessed to the dental practitioner. It’s even picked up a couple new practices recently in the Netherlands, as it announced in a release sent our way.

Seattle Cryptocurrency Startup Raises Over $1.6 Million in Seed Funding (BitsOnline.com)
First arriving on the scene in 2016, Strix Leviathan is looking to introduce a new cryptocurrency trading platform designed strictly for management institutions and similar enterprises. The company is led by Jesse Proudman, a former Blue Box and IBM executive who claims that cryptocurrency exchanges are still “very immature.” The entrepreneur said that approximately $15-20 billion in cryptocurrency moves through global exchanges each day, but their limited infrastructures can often place barriers on the kinds of coins users can trade.

The Town of Plattsburgh Bans Cryptocurrency Mining (Mashable.com)
Anyone who thought about starting a cryptocurrency mining operation in the city with the cheapest electricity in the U.S. is out of luck, at least for the next year and a half. The city council of Plattsburgh, New York unanimously voted in favor of a 18-month moratorium on crypto-mining Thursday, Motherboard reported. The new law, originally proposed on March 2, affects only new, commercial mining operations; current companies that are mining in Plattsburgh will be allowed to continue to do so. Plattsburgh – a small city with a population of under 20,000 as of the 2010 census – has very cheap electricity due to its involvement in building the power-generating dams on the St. Lawrence river back in the 1950s. And for a cryptocurrency mining operation – an energy-intensive process used to create new crypto-coins and power large cryptocurrency networks – cheap electricity is a huge draw.

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