NZ Police Report Says ‘Excellent Progress’ Being Made in Cryptopia Hack Investigation February 7, 2019

Police in New Zealand are working with international law enforcement to track down hackers who reportedly stole over $16.1 million from local exchange Cryptopia, the police reported in a press release Feb. 7. Cryptopia, which suffered an attack beginning Jan. 15 and lasting around two weeks, has lost funds from tens of thousands of Ethereum […]

New Instance of Monero Malware Sees Cryptojackers Target Linux Users February 6, 2019

More cryptocurrency mining malware continues to target major corporations, hijacking victims to mine altcoin Monero (XMR), new research warned on Feb. 5. Findings from the Special Ops team at United States cybersecurity company JASK reveal a modified version of trojan Shellbot has become increasingly prevalent since its debut in November last year. The perpetrators, the […]

Parity Technologies Fixes Node Vulnerability, Urges All Ethereum Nodes to Update February 5, 2019

Ethereum blockchain infrastructure developer Parity Technologies experienced a security compromise that required nodes to perform an urgent update, the company stated in a blog post on Feb. 3. Parity, which is a popular technology stack for Ethereum users, said it had received notification of a loophole which would allow an attacker to shut down nodes […]

Tencent Survey Reveals Chinese Economists Divided on Future of Blockchain, Crypto February 4, 2019

China’s economics experts fail to agree on the future of blockchain and digital currency, according to a survey from internet giant Tencent, cited by local news outlet Jiemian Feb. 1. Sent to 100 chief economists from banks, research institutions and universities, the survey was reportedly conducted by Tencent’s Financial Science and Technology Think Tank. Participants […]

Major UK Public Transport Provider Partners With Crypto Startup for Loyalty Program February 3, 2019

Major United Kingdom public transport provider Go-Ahead Group Plc. is partnering with blockchain startup DOVU to introduce a tokenized rewards system for rail customers, TechCrunch reported Feb. 1. Listed on the FTSE 250 — an index of the 101st to 350th largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange — Go-Ahead provides over one billion […]

Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Missing $145 Mln After Death of Founder February 2, 2019

Following the sudden death of its founder Gerry Cotten, cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is reportedly missing CA$190 million dollars ($145 million) in digital assets, Canadian news daily The Globe and Mail reports on Feb. 1 Citing a creditor protection filing from the Nova Scotia Supreme court, the Globe and Mail states that the firm has been […]

CookieMiner Malware Tries to Hack Mac Users’ Cryptocurrency Exchange Accounts, Report February 1, 2019

A new form of malware steals cookies from cryptocurrency exchanges and other data in an attempt to hack user accounts, cybersecurity research team Palo Alto Networks reported on Jan. 31. CookieMiner, a progression of OSX.DarthMiner, is a malware targets Mac users, stealing saved Google Chrome passwords, iPhone SMS messages and iTunes backups on tethered machines […]

Ethereum Hackathon ETHDenver Partners With UNICEF on Blockchain Bounty System January 31, 2019

Upcoming Ethereum (ETH) hardware hackathon ETHDenver is partnering with UNICEF on a blockchain bounty token system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Jan. 31. The token aims to incentivize developers to create projects which promote social good, the press release notes. ETHDenver — set to take place February 15-17 in Denver, Colorado — […]

DApp Survey Highlights Poor User Uptake as Major Pain Point for Developers January 30, 2019

Decentralized data aggregator Fluence Labs highlighted user uptake as the number one problem facing decentralized app (DApp) developers in a new survey released on Jan. 29. The DApp industry, which began using the Ethereum blockchain in 2017, has since grown to number around 1,800 products, according to listing resource DappRadar. Fluence notes that of the […]

Desktop Crypto Asset Manager Ledger Live Launches Mobile App Version January 29, 2019

French cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has released a dedicated mobile app for some of its products, the company confirmed in a blog post Jan. 28. Dubbed Ledger Live, the app previously available for desktop is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices, the company reports. According to the blog post, the app allows […]

Bitcoin Falls Below $3,500 as Fresh Downturn Hits Cryptocurrency Markets January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28 — Bitcoin (BTC) lost 3 percent and altcoins shed up to one tenth of their value as bearish moves returned to cryptocurrency markets. Market visualization from Coin360 Data from Cointelegraph’s price tracker and Coin360 shows a downtrend at the start of the week, with BTC/USD losing support at $3,500. A sudden dip […]

Research Firm Messari CEO: Threatening Calls After Critical XRP Report Were Made by ‘Punk Kids’ January 27, 2019

Ryan Selkis, the CEO of cryptocurrency analytics firm Messari, has allegedly received threats after his company published a critical analysis of Ripple (XRP) cryptocurrency. Selkis made this claim in a tweet posted on Jan. 24. Research firm Messari published a report on Jan. 24, claiming that the market capitalization of XRP is likely overvalued by […]

Ripple Sold $535 Million Worth of XRP in 2018 January 26, 2019

Ripple (XRP) sold $535.56 million worth of XRP in 2018, according its quarterly report for Q4 2018 released on Jan. 24. The report further notes that the sales of XRP tokens in Q4 2018 amounted to $129.03 million worth, which is equivalent to 0.24 percent of global XRP volume. The Q4 average XRP daily volume […]

Insurance Giant Aetna Partners With IBM on Blockchain Network for Healthcare Industry January 25, 2019

United States-based health insurance giant Aetna has partnered with IBM to create a blockchain network tailored to the healthcare industry, Reuters reported Jan. 24. Estimated to serve over 39 million clients globally, Aetna has reportedly issued a joint statement with IBM clarifying that the blockchain system will be designed to streamline insurance claims processing and […]

StanChart’s Singapore Unit Completes First Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Deal January 24, 2019

The Singapore unit of London-headquartered multinational banking and financial services firm Standard Chartered has completed its first blockchain-powered trade finance deal. The news was reported by Singapore’s English-language financial daily The Business Times on Jan. 24. The bank reported that the blockchain solution — developed by blockchain startup Distributed Ledger Technologies — had enabled an […]

McAfee to Lead 2020 Presidential Campaign ‘in Exile’ After Alleged IRS Indictment January 23, 2019

United States entrepreneur and serial cryptocurrency advocate John McAfee has fled the country to conduct his 2020 presidential campaign, he said in a video statement Jan. 22.  McAfee claims he has been indicted by U.S. tax authorities and plans to run his campaign from a boat in international waters. The controversial crypto community figure, who […]

Ethereum On-Chain Transaction Volume Reached Record High in December 2018 January 22, 2019

The on-chain transaction value of Ethereum (ETH) hit an all time high in December 2018, crypto analytics firm Diar reports on Jan. 21. On-chain transaction levels of the third largest cryptocurrency reached 115 million in December 2018, an all-time high excluding the activity following a hard fork caused by the DAO hack in 2016. Dair […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Binance Coin, Cardano, IOTA, Neo, Tron January 21, 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. Bitcoin (BTC) has proven to be in high […]

Bitcoin Nears $3,750 as Top Cryptos See Moderate Gains January 20, 2019

Saturday, Jan. 19 — all the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to moderate gains in the 24 hours to press time. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is nearing $3,750 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from  Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up about 2 percent on the day, trading at around $3,730. Looking at […]

ICOs Raised $160 Million in First Half of January, Report Says January 19, 2019

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) completed in the first half of January have raised around $160 million. The figure was provided in a report by ICO rating service ICObench shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 18. ICOs completed by Jan. 15 have managed to raise about 33 percent of the combined amount raised in the previous month […]

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring January 18, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14. San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information from application programming interfaces (APIs). In 2015, the company raised $3.4 million in a round led […]

Binance Freezes ‘Some’ Tokens Stolen From Cryptopia: CEO CZ January 17, 2019

Major Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen tokens sent to its wallet by the entity who allegedly hacked New Zealand exchange Cryptopia, CEO Changpeng Zhao reported in a tweet Jan. 16. Cryptopia, which is currently shut down as police investigate the hack, lost at least $3.6 million in cryptocurrency, sources reported. While the total amount seized […]

Crypto Exchange Binance Enters European Markets, Launches Binance Jersey January 16, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is expanding to European markets with the launch of a new platform for fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 16. According to the release, Binance is launching a new trading platform, dubbed Binance Jersey, designed for fiat-to-crypto trading of the euro (EUR) and British pound […]

Coinbase, Kraken Join Major Exchanges Supporting Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork January 15, 2019

Major United States cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Kraken became the latest to confirm support for Ethereum’s (ETH) Constantinople hard fork, both announcing on Twitter, Jan. 14. The two major exchanges join Binance, Huobi and OKEx in pledging to monitor the event, which will trigger at Ethereum block height 7,080,000, expected this week. “Coinbase intends to […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Tron, Neo, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin January 14, 2019

After a strong start in 2019, the crypto markets have witnessed sharp selling that dragged the prices down by about 10 percent on Jan. 10. This indicates that the process of bottom formation will be volatile. The traders should aim to book quick profits and trail their stops higher to protect any potential profits. The […]