Fake 'Ethereum' to be Found in Play Market

Fake app costs 350 EUR and just display low res ETH logo
22 August 2018   1470

An information security specialist from Slovakia, Lukas Stefanko, drew attention to the appearance of another "cryptocurrency" application on Google Play, which deceives users. At a price of 355 euros (about $ 388) the program simply shows the Ethereum logo on the screen, TheNextWeb reports.

Lukas Stefanko Twitter

It is noteworthy that the program has already had more than 100 downloads.

Another sign of the scam application was the name of the developer - Google Commerce Ltd. However, these programs developed by Google are signed by Google LLC.

After the hype in Twitter and several media, Google removed the program from its application store, and at the moment it is not available for download.

In late July, Google published a new version of the rules for developers of Android-applications, according to which several new categories of programs fall under the ban, including applications for bitcoin mining and other crypto-currencies

BitPay to Add Ethereum Support

The company will implement Ethereum support on BitPay Visa prepaid debit cards and allow merchants to accept coin as a mean of payment
17 September 2019   233

BitPay cryptocurrency processing will add support for Ethereum in the coming weeks. Merchants will be able to accept a coin as payment, and users can store it in their wallet.

BitPay is consistently at the forefront of using cryptocurrency to solve real-world problems and offer our global customers the best options to accept and pay with multiple blockchain assets. As one of the largest crypto currencies by market cap and one used by thousands of companies, Ethereum is the next logical choice.

Stephen Pair

CEO of BitPay

The company will also implement Ethereum support on BitPay Visa prepaid debit cards.

It is exciting to see BitPay leading the way in integrating Ethereum into global payment systems. This truly opens up a new world of possibilities for the Ethereum ecosystem, and together we can continue to be a leading innovator for real world use cases for cryptocurrencies.

Vitalik Buterin
Founder and creator, Ethereum

At the moment, the service supports Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, and also offers merchants settlements in stablecodes USDC, GUSD and PAX and 12 world currencies.