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The recently released Bitfi cryptocurrency hard wallet came with a $100,000 bounty to hackers who could break its “unhackable” system. No coins have been stolen, but some claim to have hacked the wallet and the bounty has since been raised. In a June press release, Bitfi, together with security mogul...
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced today it acquired Trust Wallet, developer of the Ethereum-compatible wallet of the same name. On July 31, Binance announced its acquisition of Trust Wallet, claiming the move "will add an on-chain mobile wallet to the list of Binance services with other future integration possibilities."  Both Binance and...
This could be a sign that Coinbase is paying close attention to the rules governing digital assets. On July 31, Coinbase announced the hiring of finance veteran Jeff Horowitz as chief compliance officer (CCO). This morning, some news outlets mistakenly reported that Horowitz is Coinbase's first CCO. In reality, Martine...
Coinbase is reintroducing an old strategy for ease of adoption. The popular US-based exchange Coinbase announced on Monday that it is now providing some customers with the option of exchanging their cryptocurrency for gift cards. The new program is made possible through a partnership with WeGift, which is a blockchain company...
One of the most used cryptocurrency wallets available, MyEtherWallet, will be launching a beta version of its iOS cryptocurrency wallet application MEW Connect in the next few days. An announcement from MyEtherWallet (MEW) made on Monday via Twitter asked followers to "stay tuned" for the beta release of the new...
In March, Google announced it would no longer allow advertisements from cryptocurrency exchanges. However, ads for Coinbase have again started appearing on the site. Google's ban on ads for cryptocurrency exchanges did not last long. The ban, scheduled for this summer, was first announced in March: Source It appears the policy lasted...
One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, OKEx, will form a joint venture company with MSX, the digital and FinTech division of Malta Stock Exchange Holdings, to create a security-token trading platform under the name OKMSX. OKEx and MSX signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 19 to establish...
Does the addition of Dogecoin to Robinhood’s crypto exchange signal a directional change for the company? As of July 16, you can now invest commission-free in Dogecoin on Robinhood Crypto. Robinhood Crypto is a cryptocurrency exchange available through Robinhood Markets, an investment platform targeting novice investors. Its target audience gives...
There is a new kid on the Canadian crypto block – CoinSmart. According to information shared with ETHNews, CoinSmart, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, officially launched today. The company says it aims to "solve the pain and confusion of purchasing cryptocurrency for Canadian investors," and that it was built with both...
The cryptocurrency exchange is flirting with a few coins. According to an official July 13 Coinbase blog post, the exchange is "exploring the addition of several new assets," including Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x (ZRX). The company said it will work with...