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After major cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX accidentally leaked users' emails last week, they've noticed unidentified groups who tried collecting users' email addresses with the intent to compromise them. "As it became clear that several groups were working to collate BitMEX email addresses in order to attempt to compromise them, BitMEX engineers...
Imagine household appliances, which double as blockchain-based trading machines that lower your electricity bills. They’ve been made, they exist and have been used to provoke people’s feelings and teach them about crypto. Gigbliss is a project focusing on the energy sector, with Larissa Pschetz and Chris Speed from the University...
While major cryptocurrency exchange Binance made a total of USD 1 billion in profits, also thanks to the new revenue streams, the CEO of the company said he's 'confused' about the price of their native token, Binance Coin (BNB). In an attempt to increase the value of the coin, the...
There has been an interesting reversal in the cryptocurrency grades given by Weiss Crypto Ratings, the financial ratings agency, in this month of many reversals. While in mid-September, the agency downgraded Litecoin and Cardano and upgraded Monero, it now upgraded Litecoin and Cardano and downgraded Monero. The Cryptoverse is full...
Big players are expanding into key cryptocurrency markets – with Japan and Argentina welcoming new exchanges. In Japan, chat app giant Line has officially launched its new exchange platform. The platform is named Bitmax, and is officially operated by Line’s Tokyo-based subsidiary LVC. The company obtained operating permission from the...
Electronics giant LG has confirmed that it is considering the release of a blockchain-powered smartphone – confirming earlier reports. Per a report from media outlet Fn News, an LG spokesperson stated, “We are preparing the necessary technology required to enable the use of blockchain technology on mobile phones.” The media outlet...
Crypto Briefs is your daily bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Stablecoin news The Tokyo government has been talking up its local stablecoin plans, with two major pilots already planned. New York’s State Department of Financial Services gave its approval to Paxos’...
Dr. Bruce Ng is an educator in the field of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and has been a lead crypto-tech analyst for Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings since shortly after their launch. Just last week, a new Libra competitor burst onto the scene: Binance announced that it will launch Venus, “an initiative...
Bitcoin has tumbled below the key USD 10,000 mark, with its prices plummeting by USD 600 in just half an hour – although optimistic traders say they intend to “buy the dip.” Prices had been steadily fluctuating above the USD 10,200 mark on the evening of August 28. But just...
Bitcoin and Ethereum are often seen as arch rivals, and in recent weeks the online cat fighting that characterizes this rivalry seems to have hit new heights of animosity. Ethereum supporters have described Bitcoin maximalists as "tyrants" on Twitter, while certain Bitcoiners have accused Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin of...