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The Chinese mobile phone giant Huawei will permit users of some of its devices to download a cryptocurrency wallet. Huawei, one of China's leading mobile phone sellers, will allow some of it users to download a bitcoin wallet beginning on May 11. Through the company's own mobile application store, known as...
“People put more faith in a guy named Satoshi Nakamoto … than they do in the U.S. Fed,” said Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of ICE. In December 2017, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – demonstrated admirable restraint by not launching a bitcoin derivative...
The Japanese Financial Services Agency is to introduce tighter controls for cryptocurrency exchanges in order to prevent a repeat of the $500 million Coincheck hack of January 2018. Cryptocurrencies were accepted as legal payment methods in Japan as of April 2017, marking the country as one of the most supportive...
In the space of three hours on Wednesday, BitGrail announced its re-opening and then promptly disabled operations once again. On May 2, 2018, BitGrail – a cryptocurrency exchange based in Italy – announced to its customers that the exchange was resuming services after a several-week hiatus. "Given the probable overload...
A Japanese financial watchdog has apparently pushed cryptocurrency trading platforms operating in the country to stop allowing customers to trade in several privacy coins. According to reports, Japan's Financial Services Agency, a regulatory body, is informally encouraging cryptocurrency exchanges in the country to delist Monero, Zcash, and Dash, all of...
Regional authorities have joined the effort to bring cryptocurrency exchanges into compliance with Japanese law. On April 25, 2018, cryptocurrency exchange platform "Everyone's Bitcoin" (みんなのビットコイン) published a notice (Japanese) regarding a business improvement order, which it recently received from the Kanto Local Finance Bureau (a regional department of Japan's Ministry...
Function exploits found in electronically distributed code contracts of ERC20 tokens have caused a flurry of concern at cryptocurrency exchanges. While no vulnerabilities have been detected in the ERC20 token standard itself, several cryptocurrency exchanges have taken precautionary measures due to the findings. Two recently discovered vulnerabilities in some EDCCs...
MyEtherWallet DNS Servers were briefly hijacked and made to redirect users to a phishing site in a classic poisoning attack. Early this morning, servers providing domain name system (DNS) service to MyEtherWallet (MEW), the client-side software interface for interacting with the Ethereum blockchain, fell victim to a hack that utilized...
WikiLeaks has announced that the digital currency exchange Coinbase has closed its account. Late Friday, WikiLeaks, the organization known for divulging government secrets, posted via Twitter that San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase had "blocked the official @WikiLeaks shop from its platform without notice or explanation." The WikiLeaks tweet was accompanied by a...
Less than a week after acquiring a major Japanese crypto-exchange, the chief executive at Monex is appealing to regulators to employ incumbent banking standards at cryptocurrency exchanges. After the April 16 purchasing the Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange that was reported earlier this month, the CEO of online Japanese brokerage firm Monex...