Monthly Archives: April 2018

SEC “Striving For a Balanced Approach” to ICOs

In a hearing held Thursday by the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, William Hinman, the Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance, said, “[My] division has also … Continue reading

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An inconvenient truth – DevSecOps operate in silos, separated from security

27th April, 2018, By Davey Winder   Some 35 percent of developers receive no formalised training on secure coding practices and many organisations bolt security on to the end of the development lifecycle from a team in another silo. An … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency Price Update: Bitcoin Futures Increase While $10,000 Resistance Holds

Despite the Mt Gox trustee seemingly ready to sell a significant amount of Bitcoin the cryptocurrency markets are showing Bullish signs. A reassuring portent for investors is the volume of Wall Street purchases via CME Group Bitcoin futures trading, say … Continue reading

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Jewelers, Diamond Dealers Turn To Blockchain For Increased Transparency, Traceability

A consortium of gold and diamond industry leaders and IBM are launching the TrustChain initiative to trace the provenance and authenticate diamonds, precious metals and jewelry at all stages of the global supply chain, from the mine to the retailer. … Continue reading

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Pantera Capital CEO: $40 Trillion Cryptocurrency Market Cap Is ‘Definitely Possible’

The CEO of blockchain investment fund Pantera Capital Management has made the bullish claim that the cryptocurrency market could one day balloon to $40 trillion. Speaking during a panel interview on Bloomberg Television yesterday, Dan Morehead, the chief executive and … Continue reading

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KCW Ransomware Encrypting Web Sites in Pakistan

27th April, 2018, By Lawrence Abrams   Team Kerala Cyber Warriors, a hacking group based out of India, have begun to install ransomware on web sites based out of Pakistan. This ransomware, called KCW Ransomware, encrypts the files on a … Continue reading

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Cent Is like ‘HotorNot’ For Brains

Cent is a new project that attempts to blend the gig economy, social media and crypto. Can such a volatile mix work? Founders Max Brody and Cameron Hejazi think so, and judging from my own experience there, I think they … Continue reading

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Japan Online Brokerage Monex Plans New Blockchain Platform And ICO

Monex Group Inc., Japan’s third largest online brokerage, is looking to build its own blockchain platform and conduct an initial coin offering (ICO), according to a financial filing dated April 26, 2018. Monex’s Japanese division will be in charge of … Continue reading

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Winklevoss’ Exchange Gemini Introducing Nasdaq SMARTS market surveillance

In a blog post on the 25th April, cryptocurrency exchange Gemini have announced plans to implement Nasdaq SMARTS market surveillance in a step towards “building a rules-based marketplace” and increasing trading oversight. The Nasdaq inc. technology provides a suite of … Continue reading

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Binance Founder Denies Allegations It Breached Sequoia Capital’s Exclusivity Agreement

The founder of Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has denied an allegation that he breached an exclusivity agreement with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. In a company post published today, Zhao Changpeng issued a statement in response … Continue reading

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