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February 14, 2018 12:45 AM On the first day that the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck allowed its customers to withdraw fiat money from the platform since a major theft last month, users took out a staggering sum of over 40 billion yen. Others, frustrated with their inability to access their virtual...
February 10, 2018 12:12 AM After the announcement that MyEtherWallet’s Twitter account would become “MyCrypto” and that a new wallet service of the same name would be launched, many were left with questions. Those who didn't catch the announcement made by Taylor Monahan last night awoke on February 9, 2018, to...
Japanese authorities continue to investigate cryptocurrency exchanges in a bid to assess security measures. A report on February 7, 2018, said that Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) had begun conducting surprise inspections of cryptocurrency exchanges. In total, all 32 exchanges in Japan stand to receive visits from the FSA. Last Friday,...
Binance halted trading after a server issue caused a problem with its database, forcing a resync. The exchange has notified its customers that regular operations will resume Friday evening. Binance users found themselves inadvertently holding during a trading suspension that began on the evening of February 7, 2018. CEO Changpeng Zhao,...
February 7, 2018 10:49 PM On Wednesday, a prominent critic of the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange had their Twitter account suspended. (It has since been restored.) They allege that Bitfinex employed a Twitter bot army to mass report revealing tweets. In the reddit sphere, there are unsubstantiated rumors of a bitcoin...
A vulnerability that affects every Ledger hardware wallet on the market would allow for malicious parties to show Ledger customers fraudulent receive addresses. If these users request funds to these addresses, cryptocurrency intended for them would end up in an attacker’s wallet instead. Ledger, a company that offers cryptocurrency wallets,...
Japan’s Financial Services Agency surprised the operators of Coincheck with an unannounced visit to the cryptocurrency exchange’s office, and said that it had warned the firm to beef up its security measures in advance of the theft of over 500 NEM tokens in January. Ten officials with Japan's Financial Services...
February 1, 2018 12:19 AM To guard against BitConnect and defendant Ryan Maasen potentially misdirecting cryptocurrency holdings, a Kentucky judge has granted a temporary restraining order to freeze their assets. Two lawsuits have been filed against the recently shuttered exchange. On January 30, 2018, Chief District Judge Joseph McKinley, Jr. of...
January 29, 2018 10:28 PM Without providing specific details, the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has announced plans to reimburse victims of a recent theft of NEM tokens from its site. Following an order from Japan’s Financial Services Agency, the exchange will have to beef up security measures and submit a report...
The Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has been robbed of around 500 million NEM tokens in one of the largest heists the space has ever seen. In a massive January 26 theft, somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 million NEM tokens were stolen from the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck. A statement on...