Some Think the Cryptopia Hack Is an Inside Job
    New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia announced overnight that it had suffered “a security breach which resulted in significant losses.” According to the exchange, New Zealand police and related agencies have been alerted and are investigating the breach. The site is in “unscheduled maintenance mode” at this writing, with accounts frozen and trading and withdrawals apparently suspend...
    Anonymous Bitcoin miners are taking over the network82
    The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is a now a little bit more decentralized, thanks to the waning influence of Bitmain and the return of the anonymous Bitcoin miner. Blockchain research unit Diar has published new data revealing exactly who has been validating the Bitcoin network. Analysts determined that mining pools either owned by or heavily tied to Bitmain (Antpool, BTC.com, and ViaBTC) a...
    Why Now Is the Time to Get Your Crypto Out of BitMEX2
    BitMEX, the huge Hong-Kong based crypto exchange, is actively closing the accounts of customers in the U.S. and the Canadian province of Quebec. According to the South China Morning Post, the new wave of shutdowns is a response to action by Quebec’s financial regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), which says BitMEX isn’t licensed to operate or serve customers in the province. The ac...
    Some Ideas About Collateralized Multi-Asset Security Tokens: Part I
    When people ask me about the things that excite me the most about security tokens I often respond “the ones that we are not working on right now” 😉. I firmly believe that the biggest opportunities in the security token space are not about tokenizing existing assets but reimagining the financial system using open programmable protocols. Programmability give us an opportunity to create new forms of...
    Israel shipping giant opens its blockchain after successful trial34
    Israel‘s largest shipping firm is opening up its blockchain to all of its clients of specific trades following a successful trial. Shipping firm Zim took the decision to roll out its blockchain for electronic bills of lading (eBLs) following a successful trial last year, TradeWinds reports. For those not in the shipping biz, which I think is most of us, an eBL is a manifesto of a ship’s cargo whic...
    Mass-adoption of Crypto: Bringing Innovations to Something Familiar
    It is no secret that 2018 has become a harsh year for the crypto market. Bright expectations faded away with the Bitcoin price going down from $19,909 to $7,099 in just one month at the very beginning of the year. But the blockchain industry didn’t lose the momentum and lots of developments meant to boost crypto adoption have been made. A huge role in pushing the crypto mass adoption forward playe...
    Judge Rules That Feds Can’t Make You Unlock Your Phone With Your Face2
    In a win for privacy-minded tech folk, a judge last week ruled that federal authorities can’t make you unlock your smartphone using your biometric features. In the past, U.S. judges had ruled that the government could force a suspect to unlock their phone with their face or their finger—despite the fact that the authorities aren’t allowed to make a suspect cough up their alphanumeric passcode. The...