Comparing that to the nearly $20,000 that Bitcoin almost reached in early December may be a little unfair, as that was a very brief moment, but the virtual currency subsequently spent a lot of time hovering around the $15,000 mark. Those backers believe cryptocurrencies and the " blockchain " technology underpinning them will transform the way money is stored and transferred, upending the conventional banking system.
Other notable highlights include a new Picture-in-Picture mode, which allows two apps to run on screen at any given time, as well as the ability to dive into apps with fewer taps , such as Notification Dots, which can be seen with a quick press and swiped away easily, and Android Instant Apps, which allow teleportation into new apps right from the browser, without any installation required.
They are custom-designed to carry out a single task - "mining" bitcoin or another specific cryptocurrency , but not general computing operations. Its shares have more than doubled in the past two years on the back of its results, reaching levels of more than 2.5 million won apiece, putting them out of reach of many small investors.
The company also said the I-Pace will be able to get an 80 percent charge from a DC fast charger in just 45 minutes. No word on pricing at this stage, but we should find out all the spec and performance details ahead of the Geneva Motor Show .