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Cryptocurrency

Dutch Crypto Trading Platform Blockport to Enter US Market

Amsterdam-based cryptocurrency exchange Blockport has just released the public beta of its platform, now allowing users in Europe to buy, sell and trade five cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, against the EUR. The startup is already planning to enter the US market and compete against the market leader Coinbase, Blockport said on Thursday. “Given […]

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Anti-malware

PROPagate Code Injection Technique Detected in the Wild for the First Time

29th June, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu     Security firm FireEye has detected that malware authors have deployed the PROPagate code injection technique for the first time inside a live malware distribution campaign.   PROPagate is a relatively new code injection technique discovered last November. Back then, a security researcher found that an attacker could […]

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Cryptocurrency

nChain’s Key Generating Software Is Not Open Source

nChain, the Jimmy Nguyen and Craig Wright blockchain scaling company that focuses entirely on Bitcoin Cash, is not open source. This, despite creating key generating software that is crucial for security. nChain’s SDK, dubbed “Nakasendo” has a Github repository that is completely devoid of source code. There is a file that says “source code” but […]

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Cryptocurrency

German Banking Platform solarisBank Launches “Blockchain Factory” to Serve Crypto Industry

solarisBank, a licensed banking platform, has launched the solarisBank Blockchain Factory and extended its range of services to become “the specialized infrastructure partner of choice for companies in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.” The Blockchain Factory will be used to offer banking services to companies whose business is directly or indirectly based on cryptocurrencies and […]

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Cryptocurrency

Aion: A Vision for a Democratized Internet

Aion is an open blockchain protocol designed to solve scalability and interoperability problems between different distributed ledger systems.  In April, Aion launched the first blockchain interoperability network to allow for the transfer of value and data between different blockchains. At Consensus 2018, I sat down with Matt Spoke, a former Blockchain Specialist at Deloitte and […]

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Cryptocurrency

CryptoUK Responds to the BoE’s Remarks on Cryptocurrencies Being a ‘Reputational Risk’

The Bank of England (BoE) has issued a letter to the CEOs of banks, insurance companies, and designated investment firms warning them of the ‘reputational risks’ of getting involved with cryptocurrencies. The letter, titled ‘Existing or planned exposure to crypto-assets,’ was written by Sam Woods, deputy governor and CEO of the BoE’s Prudential Regulation Authority […]

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Cryptocurrency

ARCHOS’ Safe-T Mini Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet Is Now Available to Pre-Order

ARCHOS, a French multinational electronics company, has announced that it is providing the cryptocurrency community with the ARCHOS Safe-T Mini, its first hardware wallet to prevent hacking attempts. The crypto industry has had its fair share of hacks. Last week, South Korean exchange Bithumb was the victim of a hack, resulting in the theft of […]

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Anti-malware

Another Facebook Quiz App Left 120 Million Users’ Data Exposed

June 28, 2018 Swati Khandelwal     People are still getting over the most controversial data scandal of the year, i.e., Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Facebook is under fire yet again after it emerges that a popular quiz app on the social media platform exposed the private data of up to 120 million users for […]

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Cryptocurrency

Maltese Parliament Unanimously Approves 3 Bills on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

On Tuesday, the Maltese Parliament unanimously voted to approve three cryptocurrency and blockchain billsdesigned to fulfill the country’s ambition to become “blockchain island.” Parliament secretary for financial services and digital economy and innovation Silvio Schembri, presented the three bills during a conference earlier this week. “We believe that the emergence of cryptocurrencies is here to […]

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Cryptocurrency

Tether Issue Further Transparency Update Following Report From EX-FBI Directors Firm

Tether have received a great deal of scrutiny for their flagship USDT product across the last 6-8 months, with many speculators expressing their belief that the company didn’t hold equivalent U.S. dollar reserves to match all of the Tether tokens in circulation. As is all too often the case within the cryptocurrency community, disinformation leads […]