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Roundup – 02/05/2019 – ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Attack on Christian Church in Sri Lanka & more

ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Attack on Christian Church in Sri Lanka The Israeli blockchain analysis company Whitestream has found suspicious transactions on CoinPayments. CoinPayments converts cryptocurrencies into Dollar. The service’s volume went up significantly prior to the Easter bombings. Cited from Globes, Whitestream found out that “[o]n April 20, the day before the Easter […]

Roundup – 02/05/2019 – ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Attack on Christian Church in Sri Lanka & more

ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Attack on Christian Church in Sri Lanka The Israeli blockchain analysis company Whitestream has found suspicious transactions on CoinPayments. CoinPayments converts cryptocurrencies into Dollar. The service’s volume went up significantly prior to the Easter bombings. Cited from Globes, Whitestream found out that “[o]n April 20, the day before the Easter […]

Roundup – 18/04/2019 – Association of German Banks Joins ITSA to Create Token Standardization & more

Association of German Banks Joins ITSA to Create Token Standardization The Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken (BdB) has become an associated member of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA). ITSA announced this on the 15th of April on its website. The association aims to create an International Token Identification Number (ITIN). It would […]

South Korea’s KT Corporation Launches Blockchain-Powered 5G Network

South Korea’s largest telecom company KT Corporation, has launched its 5G (fifth generation) network brand that is powered by Blockchain technology. This is according to a Korea Times report on April 16th. Codenamed as GiGa Chain, the integration of the Distributed Ledger Technology on the 5G network aims to provide fool-proof security for Internet-of-Things (IoT) […]

Roundup – 12/03/2019 – Ledger Discloses Trezor Vulnerabilites, Canaan Raised Several Hundred Millions? & more

Ledger Discloses 5 Vulnerabilities of Competitor Trezor In their blog post, has disclosed five vulnerabilities of their competitors’ devices Trezor One and Trezor T. Ledger discloses that they contacted Trezor “about four months ago […] to share five vulnerabilities our Attack Lab uncovered.” They further note that “[a]s always, we gave Trezor a responsible disclosure […]

Roundup – 05/02/19 – Coinsquare Hit by Crypto Winter – Next Exchange to Lay Off Its Staff & more

Coinsquare Hit by Crypto Winter – Next Exchange to Lay Off Its Staff Coinsquare is the most recent exchange that was hit by the crypto winter. The exchange had to layoff 40 of its employees in total which represents a third of Coinsquare’s total staff. Among the laid off employees are also two executives, CFO, […]

How Other Crypto Markets May Benefit From A Ban On ICOs In South Korea

South Korea has maintained its ban on local Crypto initial coin offerings (ICOs). The move by the government last week could end up helping the other major Crypto markets in the region such as Japan and Thailand among others. The report on the official stand of the government was released on Friday by a task […]

Roundup – 29/01/2019 – Tether Moves to Rank 4 On Coinmarketcap.com & more

Tether Moves to Rank 4 On Coinmarketcap.com Tether Has Become the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. The stablecoin has overtook EOS’s rank. The current situation is a consequence of the Bitcoin Cash fork in November which seemed to have catalyzed the selloff below the $6000 support on the Bitcoin chart. Bitcoin Cash which ranked […]

Roundup – 10/01/2019 – New CEO for Bitmain as Jihan Wu Resigns & more

New CEO for Bitmain as Jihan Wu Resigns Jihan Wu has recently resigned as the CEO of Bitmain. The biggest crypto mining hardware producer had to layoff a third of its staff, close research facilities in Israel and supposedly has a negative balance sheet for the last two quarters of last year. In addition to […]

Roundup – 09/12/2018 – Liberland Presented Itself Before European Parliament & more

Liberland Presented Itself Before European Parliament The representatives of Liberland presented itself to the European Parliament for the first time. Liberland is the libertarian micro-state in between Serbia and Croatia that plans to work with cryptocurrencies in its economy. The discussion took place on the 5th December of 2018, a recording of the event was […]
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