Author: Adrian Zmudzinski

Maze Hacker Group Claims Infecting Insurance Giant Chubb with Ransomware

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Black hat hacker group, Maze, claims to have used ransomware to compromise the systems of insurance giant, Chubb. They also claim to have stolen the firm’s data. Brett Callow, threat analyst at cybersecurity firm, Emsisoft, told Cointelegraph on March 27 Read More

‘Only Fools are Choosing Bitcoin’ Says Gold Bug Peter Schiff

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“Only fools are choosing Bitcoin” over gold, according to renowned gold proponent Peter Schiff. In a March 24 tweet, Schiff expressed his negative view of the intellectual capabilities of Bitcoin (BTC) investors. He wrote: “Only fools are choosing Bitcoin.  So Read More

Zcash Reward-Distribution Vote Questioned as Only a Small Sample Took Part

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At the end of January, a poll apparently confirmed community support for a new mining reward-distribution structure for the Zcash (ZEC) network, whereby more will flow into the developer fund. Still, the decision proved to be rather controversial. Electric Coin Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Lists $280M Crypto Hedge Fund

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Bitfinex, the major cryptocurrency exchange and partner firm of stablecoin Tether (USDT) is listing a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency hedge fund.  The exchange announced on March 16 that it has listed Bahamas-based crypto hedge fund Fulgur Alpha, which is currently worth $280 Read More

Circle’s USD Coin Sees Major Growth After Market Downturn

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As Bitcoin (BTC) and the cryptocurrency market at large experience a major downturn, people turn to stablecoins in an attempt to preserve their capital. Some stablecoins have grown more than others, however. Stablecoin marketcaps are generally expected to increase after Read More

Can Bitcoin Be Seized as Self-Proclaimed BTC Creator Craig Wright Claims?

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As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) creator Craig Wright claims that Bitcoin can and will be seized to accommodate court orders. What follows is an analysis of whether what he says is possible and plausible. Screenshots resurfaced on Feb. Read More

IT Exec at Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office Illegally Mined Crypto on Office Systems

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In Kyiv, Ukraine, investigators have found another example of someone using the systems at their workplace for illicit cryptocurrency mining.  The Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office official Facebook page announced on Feb. 26 that it concluded a pre-trial investigation against an unnamed Read More

Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Hong Kong Dollars to Fiat Gateway

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Binance, one of the world’s foremost cryptocurrency exchanges, now allows deposits in Hong Kong dollars. According to a Feb. 21 announcement, Binance now offers both deposits and withdrawals in Hong Kong dollars without deposit fees. After depositing Hong Kong dollars, Read More

The Future of Crypto: The Latest Cryptography Advances Set to Change Blockchain

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Cryptocurrencies could not exist without cryptography. Advances in this field can have far-reaching impacts on blockchain technology and its potential. We will examine the opinions of industry experts on the latest cryptographic advances and their potential for cryptocurrencies. Zero knowledge Read More

Decentralized Lending Protocol bZx Hacked Twice in a Matter of Days

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Decentralized finance (DeFi) proponents are taking a hard hit after decentralized lending protocol bZx saw two successful hacks just days apart with losses totalling around $954,000. According to bZx’s report, the protocol was compromised for the first time on Feb. Read More

Crypto Community Loses Its 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

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Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have lost a proponent and ally in the American political landscape.  Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and Democratic candidate in the United States presidential elections, has suspended his campaign for president. NPR reports on Feb. 11 that Read More

Mastercard, Binance X and Ripple’s Xpring Join the Blockchain Education Alliance

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The Blockchain Education Alliance launched by blockchain accelerator MouseBelt has gained several noteworthy new members.  Ashlie Meredith, the university program director for MouseBelt Blockchain Accelerator, told Cointelegraph on Feb. 11 that the new members include payment processing behemoth Mastercard, the Read More

Cryptojacking Protection an Area of Focus for Microsoft’s Edge Browser

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Edge, the web browser of information technology giant Microsoft, now blocks cryptojacking malware. A Microsoft Edge spokesperson told Cointelegraph on Feb. 10 that the latest version of the web browser features a new PUA (Potentially Unwanted Apps) blocking feature that Read More

Japanese Official Calls for Urgent Development of Digital Yen to Counter China

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Another Japanese lawmaker has publicly called for the swift development of the digital yen. The head of the banking and finance systems research commission at Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party, Kozo Yamamoto, said today that the country should create a digital Read More

VanEck Report Illustrates Why Institutions Should Hold Bitcoin

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A report published by investment management firm VanEck on Jan. 29 suggests that institutional investors should allocate a small percentage of their capital into Bitcoin (BTC). Per the report, “Bitcoin may enhance the risk and return reward profile of institutional Read More