The Ouhai police in Wenzhou, China, arrested 10 people belonging to a criminal gang running the Huobi Global Moving Brick Arbitrage HT Chinese Group Community scam project in Telegram. During the arrest, the police confiscated a luxury villa, cars, flagship smartphones, computers, as well as cryptocurrency totalling to over 100 million yuan.
On April 10, HTC disclosed a plan to support its flagship blockchain phone, EXODUS 1s, with a Monero mining feature. This signifies a start of mobile mining, which holds a promise to bring power costs down and make cryptocurrency mining more decentralized.
The company has introduced a processor in the Galaxy S20 series to store the first cryptocurrency and tokens of the ERC-20 standard. Samsung's Galaxy S20 smartphones have a storage feature for Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies that support the ERC20 protocol.
High Tech Computer (HTC) Corporation, a Taiwanese consumer electronics firm based in the New Taipei City, recently unveiled a new entry-level blockchain-based smartphone dubbed the HTC Exodus 1S that is basically targeting digital currency users and investors.
South Korean international conglomerate corporation LG Electronics made it clear on September 15, 2019, that it is planning to release its own blockchain-based smartphone. This has therefore confirmed the rumors that has been circulating the market. The electronics giant will become one of the few mobile phone manufacturers to join the cryptocurrency industry.
The world’s largest information technology firm, Samsung Electronics, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, has successfully added Bitcoin support to its new upcoming distributed ledger tech (DLT) Keystore Software Development Kit (SDK), and the company has disclosed that its digital currency wallet is compatible with its latest Galaxy Note 10 smartphone handset. Samsung is one of the most active companies adopting cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions in 2018-2019.