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Hyperledger Announces New ‘Cryptography Library’ for DLT Development

Hyperledger announced Ursa, a modular cryptography software library meant to ease the development and interoperability of blockchains. The Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee has approved the Ursa project, a modular cryptography software library, according to an official announcement Dec. 4. According to the statement, as Hyperledger has matured, projects “have started to find a need for […]

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SWIFT India Partners With Fintech Firm for Blockchain Pilot

SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to run a blockchain pilot aimed at addressing fraud in the e-way Bill system. SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to pilot a distributed ledger (DLT) network designed to improve the efficiency and security of financial products, according to a press release published Nov. 20. […]

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Four Fake Cryptocurrency Wallets Found on Google Play Store

A security researcher has found four fake cryptocurrency wallets on the Google Play Store. Malware researcher Lukas Stefanko has found four fake cryptocurrency wallets on the Google Play Store that were trying to steal users’ personal data, according to a blog post published Nov. 13. The apps were posing as cryptocurrency wallets for NEO, Tether […]

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Four Crypto Firms Ordered to Cease and Desist by Colorado Securities Commissioner

The Colorado Securities Commissioner has ordered four initial coin offerings to immediately cease and desist in connection with offering unregistered securities. Colorado State Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued a cease and desist order to four Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for allegedly offering unregistered securities, according to an official notice published Nov. 8. The orders […]

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Thai Deputy Prime Minister Calls for More Controls for Cryptocurrencies

The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand has called for more regulation on cryptocurrencies, urging experts not to lag in developing new security practices. The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Wissanu Krea-ngam has called for more regulations on cryptocurrencies, local news daily the Bangkok Post reports Nov. 8. While Thailand introduced a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies […]

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Cybersecurity Firm Ranks Safety of Top Crypto Exchanges

Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB has graded top crypto exchanges by their security in order to value risk insurance. Prominent cybersecurity firm Group-IB has graded the security of top crypto exchanges, U.S.-based tech news media the Next Web reported Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to research conducted by the Moscow-based firm in partnership with crypto asset insurance […]

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Report: Bithumb Signs Deal with US Fintech Firm to Open Security Token Exchange

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has reportedly signed an agreement with an American fintech firm to open a security token exchange in the U.S. Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has reportedly signed a deal with an American fintech firm in an effort to open a securities token exchange in the U.S., South Korean Yonhap […]

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Hackers Breach Smart Contract on Ethereum-Based Adult Entertainment Platform SpankChain

Blockchain-based adult entertainment platform SpankChain lost $38,000 in ETH in a hack of its payment channel smart contract. Ethereum-based adult entertainment platform SpankChain has suffered a smart contract security breach that led to loss of around $38,000, the firm reported on its Medium page Oct. 9. The hack, which purportedly took place Oct. 6, was […]

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CEO of Blockchain Browser Brave Urges US Senate to Consider European Privacy Standards

The CEO of decentralized browser Brave, Brendan Eich, has called on members of the U.S. Senate to consider GDPR-like regulations. Brendan Eich, the CEO of decentralized browser Brave, has urged members of the U.S. senate to consider the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a regulatory model, according to a statement published Oct. 2. In […]

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Bitcoin Core Update FIxes Vulnerability That Reportedly Could Crash Network for $80,000

The Bitcoin Core Project has released update fixing a vulnerability that, if exploited, could have crashed the entire network for $80,000. Bitcoin Core has released an update following the recent detection of a vulnerability in the software, according to a September 18 press release by the Bitcoin Core Project. According to the statement, Bitcoin Core […]