How’s this for eyebrow-raising? In London, for the last year and a half, a team of lawyers, cryptographers, software engineers, and/or former military consultants have been brewing a bizarre and/or brilliant plan for a bridge between the blockchain and the real world — a system whose success is directly proportional to the extent to which it achieves legal title over every physical object in the w...
How far are you willing to go to recover your crypto assets? For one Swedish man, losing his password was bad enough, but when he received no help from the company that held the assets, he resulted to vengeance. The man sent a package to the company that contained an explosive device after the company declined to reset his password. The package was intercepted before the device could go off. After...
To celebrate the ten year anniversary since the creation of Bitcoin (BTC), a company known as Hublot is launching a limited edition watch. The watch – known as the Big Bang Meca-10 P2P – is available for purchase online using only Bitcoin. The watch will have the transaction number of the purchase engraved on the edge of the bezel: the grooved ring holding the cover of a watch face.
In a short conversation with Ran Neuner, host of CNBC’s Crypto Trader, Eric Vorhees, CEO of ShapeShift shared his views on the future of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. According to Vorhees, there are many exciting things in the crypto-verse, beyond the pure speculation that many people tend to focus on:
Allegations that Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency is all hot air hasn’t stopped President Nicolas Maduro from announcing a special exchange period for the Petro, and that he’ll be presenting it to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) next year as a unit of account for Venezuelan oil.
2018 will certainly go down as the year of the exit scam as yet another initial coin offering (ICO) has disappeared out of thin air – along with millions worth of investors’ cryptocurrency. Blockchain company Pure Bit has seemingly walked off with $2.7 million worth of investors’ money after raising 13,000 Ethereum in an ICO. Transaction history shows that hours after moving all raised funds out o...
Any cryptocurrency project relying on smart contract technology may want to have its code audited properly. In the case of FunFair, there are some growing concerns over the project’s alleged “trustless” nature. Although this part of the code is not necessarily used for malicious purposes, it raises some interesting questions regardless.
A Swedish man has been convicted of attempted murder after sending numerous threatening letters to local politicians – and mailing a bomb-like device to a Bitcoin company in London. The Stockholm District Court has sentenced 43-year Michael Salonen to seven years in prison, AP reports. Back in August 2017, Salonen purportedly mailed a pipe bomb device to a London-based cryptocurrency broker. The h...