Cybercriminals Sneak in Crypto Mining Malware via Confluence Software Exploit May 7, 2019

Cybercriminals are now reportedly exploiting known vulnerability CVE-2019-3396 in the software Confluence, a workspace productivity tool made by Atlassian, according to a report by security intelligence firm Trend Micro Inc. on May 7. The exploit that has been developed allows cybercriminals to stealthily install and run a monero (XMR) miner on a vulnerable computer, as […]

Cobinhood Crypto Exchange Co-Founder Ceases to Participate in Firm Following Disputes May 6, 2019

Co-founder of Taiwan-based crypto exchange Cobinhood has been removed from corporate affairs since late April 2019, the firm announced on its Telegram group on May 6. Tai-yuan Chen, also known as Popo Chen, has “ceased to participate” in the firm due to “personal and investor disputes,” the announcement says. Specifically, Cobinhood wrote that their team […]

Hodler’s Digest, April 29 – May 5: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week May 5, 2019

Top Stories This Week Fractional Reserve Stablecoin Tether Only 74% Backed by Fiat Currency, Say Lawyers According to documents released by USD stablecoin tether’s (USDT) lawyers, the company behind the stablecoin only has enough fiat reserves to back a little less than three-quarters of its existing supply — 74%. Tether executives had previously publicly promised […]

How Security Tokens Can Prevent an Impending Financial Crisis May 4, 2019

Many economists argue that the root causes of the 2008 global financial crisis have yet to be addressed comprehensively, or that measures taken have been exhausted, such as the extent to which quantitative easing was used, which has been put forward by the deputy director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Some argue that the […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 3 May 3, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE) has been loading up on […]

Vanbex Founders Sue Former Contractor for False Statements That Firm Was a Scam May 2, 2019

Canadian blockchain firm Vanbex has filed a lawsuit against its former contractor for spreading false and defamatory statements about the firm, as Vanbex announced on May 1. On March 14, Canadian police froze personal assets of the firm’s founders Kevin Hobbs and Lisa Cheng due to an allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO). According to […]

Grayscale to Launch Pro-Bitcoin Ads ‘Drop Gold’ on Social Media, Linear TV May 1, 2019

New York-based digital asset manager Grayscale Investments has introduced its pro-bitcoin (BTC) advertising initiative “Drop Gold” in a press release on May 1. The Drop Gold campaign is based on the emergence of bitcoin as an alternative to gold investments. In particular, the advertising campaign is promoting bitcoin investment within Grayscale’s publicly traded Bitcoin Investment […]

JPMorgan Chase Senior Executive Becomes CEO of Blockchain Precious Metals Firm April 30, 2019

Blockchain-powered precious metals platform Tradewind has appointed an ex-JPMorgan Chase executive as its new CEO, the company confirmed in a press release on April 30. Michael Albanese, who previously worked as the bank’s Global Head of Agency Collateral Management and Global Head of Securities Clearance, will take over Tradewind’s operations immediately. Those currently include the […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 29 April 29, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Tom Lee, managing partner and head of research at […]

Hodler’s Digest, April 22–28: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week April 28, 2019

Top stories this week Bitfinex Allegedly Covers $850 Million Loss With Tether Funds The New York attorney general’s office alleged this week that crypto exchange Bitfinex lost $850 million and subsequently used funds from affiliated stablecoin operator Tether to secretly cover the shortfall. The attorney general’s office has obtained a court filing that alleged that […]

Samsung Joins Corporate Giants Reportedly Eyeing Bespoke Crypto April 27, 2019

Samsung is another big-name company to consider issuing its own cryptocurrency. Similar stories have already emanated from the likes of Facebook and JPMorgan Chase, with analysts speculating on various use cases for these cryptocurrency tokens. While not yet confirmed officially, a “Samsung Coin” could find application as a payment means on the company’s app store […]

Crypto Wallet Startup Ledger Detects Phishing Malware Targeting Desktop App April 26, 2019

Hardware cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger has detected malware targeting its desktop application, according to a tweet on April 25. Ledger warned its users that the malware locally replaces the Ledger Live desktop app with a malicious one, and advised to follow security practices published on its blog. The company’s Twitter announcement specifically reads: “WARNING: we’ve […]

IBM to Apply Blockchain Tech to Lenovo’s Data Centers April 25, 2019

American global tech giant IBM signed a new agreement with Chinese PC maker Lenovo to apply blockchain in Lenovo’s customer service, according to a press release on April 25. IBM, а top global developer of blockchain patents after Alibaba, will apply blockchain technology in the customer service processes at Lenovo’s Data Center Group. Specifically, Lenovo […]

Blockchain Browser Brave to Reward Users with BAT Tokens for Watching Ads April 24, 2019

Decentralized browser Brave has launched Brave Ads, an option that enables its users to earn rewards for watching advertising. The development was announced on Brave’s website on April 24. The announcement reads that users of Brave — which is an open-source blockchain-powered browser that blocks ads and website trackers — can now receive 70% of […]

‘Blockchain Bandit’ Has Stolen 45,000 ETH by Guessing Weak Private Keys, Report Claims April 23, 2019

A “blockchain bandit” has managed to amass almost 45,000 ether (ETH) by successfully guessing weak private keys, according to a report released by Independent Security Evaluators on April 23. Adrian Bednarek, a senior security analyst, said he discovered the sophisticated hacker by accident. While guessing a private key is meant to be a statistical improbability, he managed to […]

Digital Pet for Auction: ‘The Cutest Crypto Game’ to Support Online Education for Kids April 22, 2019

A decentralized crypto collectible game Blockchain Cuties Universe has put its unique digital pet named DartaNyan up for auction, which was specially created for it. The team says that all the raised funds will be spent on an education online platform, where kids and teens can start their own project. Online education for youth as […]

Bitcoin Falls Under $5,300 Again as Top Altcoins See Losses April 21, 2019

Sunday, April 21 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to moderate losses on the day to press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $5,300 mark again, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down just under 1% on the day, trading at $5,291 at press […]

Bitcoin Holds Over $5,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Signals April 20, 2019

Saturday, April 20 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight gains and losses capped under 2% on the day to press time. Bitcoin (BTC) is hovering above the $5,300 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up about one percent on the day, trading at $5,342 at press time, according to […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 19 April 19, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The recovery in crypto prices has led to an […]

Binance Chain Launches, Firm Expects to Execute Mainnet Swap on April 23 April 18, 2019

Binance has launched its mainnet Binance Chain and expects to execute the swap of its native token Binance Coin (BNB) on April 23, according to an announcement on April 18. The major crypto exchange first revealed its plans to launch its own blockchain in December 2018, intending to build a basis for issuing new cryptocurrencies […]

Cambridge Study: Lack Of Standard Terms for Crypto Hampers Global Regulatory Response April 17, 2019

The lack of standard global terminology for crypto assets is a major impediment for the adoption of clear regulatory policies in the industry, according to a study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) released on April 16. According to the report, a variety of major terms in the crypto industry is often used […]

Arca Funds Files With SEC to Issue Stablecoin-Like Digitized Shares on ETH Blockchain April 16, 2019

Arca Funds, an American institutional-grade investment manager, is seeking regulatory approval to issue digitized securities on blockchain, according to a filing document released on April 12. The company has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue its Arca UST Coins — digitized shares that will be authenticated and then recorded […]

Binance Delists Bitcoin SV, CEO Calls Craig Wright a ‘Fraud’ April 15, 2019

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by reported volume, will delist bitcoin SV (BSV) after a week of controversy around the cryptocurrency’s creator, Craig Wright. The exchange announced Monday that it would be delisting all BSV trading pairs on April 22, just days after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) threatened to do so if Wright […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BTC, EOS, METAHASH, ETH, TRX, ETC April 14, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank […]

Ethereum Core Developers Consider More Frequent and Smaller Hard Forks April 13, 2019

Ethereum (ETH) core developers are considering implementing more frequent and smaller hard forks, according to the most recent bi-weekly meeting held on April 12. The question of time between hard forks — or network updates — was brought up by the meeting’s moderator, Tim Beiko, who referenced it as an ongoing topic of discussion. Another […]