Month: September 2019

CoinDesk will be visiting Tokyo in two weeks and we’d love to meet some of our readers for an informal gathering on Monday, October 14 at 6pm. We haven’t chosen the official location yet but open to suggestions for venues. Please fill out recommendation form. In addition to the meet up we are interviewing locals
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New cases of Bitcoin fraud are back circulating the media. Back in May, the NYPD warned the public about Bitcoin scams, but that hasn’t stopped incidences of fraud from occurring. In the news this week, we have learned of two new Bitcoin fraud cases: one involves a Pennsylvania resident, and the other, interestingly enough, involves
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German police have raided and shut down Cyberbunker 2.0, a decommissioned NATO bunker that housed dark web market servers and child porn. The bunker, hidden in the Mosel River town of Traben-Trarbach, held multiple stories of servers as well as “$41 million worth of funds allegedly tied to these markets,” according to security researcher Brian
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Major cryptocurrency payment services provider BitPay has undergone a security and confidentiality compliance review, the Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2). Per a Sept. 30 press release, business advisory company Aprio confirmed BitPay’s compliance with the SOC 2, a tech audit and a requirement for technology companies that assures that customers’ personal data is kept
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Millions of tokens have been stolen from the Fusion Foundation, the non-profit tasked with maintaining the network of the same name. In a blog post, the foundation said one of its wallets, containing 10 million of the Fusion Network’s native FSN tokens and 3.5 million ERC-20 FSN tokens had been drained Saturday. The thief’s haul
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A system-wide upgrade is coming to ethereum’s Ropsten test network on Wednesday. And while “Istanbul” should ultimately introduce network efficiencies, the testnet launch won’t be smooth sailing for everyone. For governance platform Aragon, in particular, the code changes are expected to break roughly 680 smart contracts, according to Aragon One CTO Jorge Izquierdo. These smart
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Crypto industry leaders are taking the initiative to help firms in the space avoid falling foul of securities rules. In a company blog post, Coinbase announced it’s co-founded the Crypto Rating Council, a member-only organization purposed with assisting cryptocurrency companies determine if they comply with current U.S. federal securities law. Coinbase is joined at launch by
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LiteLink Technologies Inc. (“LiteLink”) (CSE:LLT) (OTC:LLNKF) (FRA:C0B), a key player in logistics platforms and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary uBUCK Technologies SEZC (“uBUCK”) has closed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement previously announced on September 23, 2019. In connection with
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Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy has introduced a new bill that threatens to stifle the cryptocurrency mining industry in the Central Asian nation. Published on Friday, the draft bill would usher in a sharp hike in the power rates charged to miners – crypto industry participants who use powerful computers to record and secure transactions on blockchains. The bill
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