Developers behind the privacy-focused crypto Decred have released details about the project’s upcoming privacy rollout. The new features will include hiding user identities and jumbling customer transaction data together, making it harder to track specific coin movements.
Following reports that the alleged Capital One hacker was using servers to mine crypto, cryptojacking is on the tip of the space’s tongue. Unfortunately, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to how prevalent cryptojacking is, with a recently released study from McAfee Labs and information from the cybersecurity firm Bad Packets suggesting malicious miners are both on the rise and experiencing a downward trend.
Neil Walsh, chief of the cybercrime and anti-money laundering arm of the United Nations’ department on drugs and crime, has stated that the
A research report from crypto exchange Binance has claimed that the digital currency being developed by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) will be backed one-to-one by fiat, replace notes and coins in circulation, and operate on a two-tiered system. The first tier will connect the PBoC’s digital currency with commercial banks for currency issuance and redemption, and the second tier will connect it with individuals and businesses.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled with crypto exchange Bitqyck and its founders Bruce Bise and Sam Mendez over what the SEC believed was an unregistered token sale that raised $13 million. Bitqyck will pay a civil penalty of $8.5 million on top of disgorgement and prejudgment interest. For the two founders, Bise will pay $890,254 and Mendez will pay $850,022.
Pantheon, a ConsenSys spoke that works to provide a suite of Ethereum-based services, has officially been adopted by Hyperledger’s technical steering committee, reportedly making it one of the first public blockchain projects to be taken on by the consortium.
Yesterday, August 28, Paige Thompson was indicted after allegedly hacking Capital One and 30 other entities. Along with being charged with wire fraud and computer fraud and abuse, court documents state Thompson used Capital One’s cloud servers to mine cryptocurrency.
Earlier this week, Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority granted a banking and securities dealer license to crypto financial service Sygnum. Now, as the business attempts to become a full-fledged bank in Switzerland, it’s looking to obtain a banking license in Singapore.
Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt has announced it will open its Bakkt Warehouse to customers on September 6, allowing them to hold their bitcoin with the firm. With the launch of the warehouse, Bakkt will also begin offering regulated, physically settled bitcoin futures on September 23.
Investors in messaging app Telegram’s Gram token will reportedly receive the first batch of tokens starting October 31. Telegram has also informed investors that the Gram testnet will be made available a couple of weeks before the tokens are delivered.
Federal court has entered case-ending sanctions against Craig Wright in the long-running court battle between Wright and the estate of his deceased developer partner, Dave Kleiman. Judge Bruce E. Reinhart has ordered Wright to give up half of his $10 billion bitcoin fortune and half of the intellectual property the two developed together to the Kleiman estate.
Privacy-focused web browser Brave has announced plans to develop its own crypto wallet, which will run on MetaMask’s open-source codebase. The wallet will support Ethereum tokens, including Brave’s own native BAT, and cryptocollectibles like CryptoKitties.