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Scammers Target Libra Fans With Fake Sites, Zuckbucks

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 19:45
Buyer beware: the difference between ì and i can mean the loss of a few thousand dollars if you're not careful.

Pot Startup Uses the Blockchain to Smoke Out Weed Strains

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 19:30
TheraCann and StrainSecure have teamed up to turn pot DNA into intellectual property.

Second US Congressional Hearing Is Scheduled on Facebook’s Libra Crypto

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 18:12
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing on Facebook's libra cryptocurrency for July 17, one day after the Senate holds its hearing.

Two Israeli Brothers Arrested for Phishing Fraud, Bitfinex Hack

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 14:00
The brothers two allegedly embezzled over $100 million over a multi-year scam.

Mozilla Closes Holes That Led to Coinbase Hacks

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:30
Hackers used two simple Mozilla vulnerabilities to spear-phish Coinbase employees.

Malta To Register All Rent Contracts on Blockchain

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00
Prime Minister Muscat announced the proposed initiative during a Radio One interview.

Russia May Allow Crypto Trading in Upcoming Legislation: Official

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:40
As Russia's cryptocurrency bill inches towards being finalized, a government official has suggested that trading might be allowed.

SWIFT Gives Blockchain Platforms Access to ‘Instant’ GPI Payments Following R3 Trial

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 09:30
Interbank messaging giant SWIFT will soon allow DLT-based trade platforms to make use of its GPI platform for traceable, near-instant payments.

TechCrunch Founder Sells $1.6 Million House on Crypto Real Estate Platform

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:00
Michael Arrington has also dived into blockchain capital investments with his $100m firm, Arrington XRP Capital.

Facebook Seeking Crypto Wallet Data Engineer, Regulatory Policy Expert

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:48
Facebook is seeking a data professional to work on its crypto wallet Calibra, as well as a policy specialist to help with regulatory hurdles.

Bitcoin on Track for Best Second Quarter Price Gain on Record

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:02
Bitcoin appears to be powering to the best second quarter price gain on record and the best quarterly performance overall since late 2017.

BIS Wants ‘Level Playing Field’ for Banks Amid Threat From Firms Like Facebook

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 05:40
The Bank for International Settlements has expressed concerns over the expected disruption as big tech firms like Facebook enter the financial space.

This Ethereum Lottery Perfectly Explains How Facebook’s Big Corporate Backers Will Profit from Crypto

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 05:00
This is a post about a lossless DAI lottery called PoolTogether. But it's really about how Facebook's Libra project will make money for its big backers.

A Monumental Fight Over Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Is Coming

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 00:00
The buck stops with Zuck in the looming fight between the world's governments and Facebook over Libra.

Bitcoin Tops $11.3K to Hit Fresh 2019 Highs

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:22
Bitcoin has broken yet another 2019 record, reaching as high as $11,284, before conceding to a short-term period of profit taking.

TrendMicro Detects Crypto-Mining Malware Affecting Android Devices

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 18:30
The botnet enters through the Android Debug Bridge port and spreads through SSH.

Meeting Bitcoiners Online When They Live in the Same City

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 12:15
Bitcoin developer Mark "Murch" Erhardt tells CoinDesk about the most surprising interaction he ever had in his years of running the Bitcoin Stack Exchange. Turns out the crypto world *is* that small!

Howey Schmowey – The Real Answer is to Update Securities Regulations

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 11:30
The SEC should focus more on fraud prevention than if an asset is a security, as fraud can be committed with securities too, argues David Weisberger.

Why Ethereum’s Privacy Matters and What’s Being Built to Support It

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 05:30
With the goal of boosting adoption, these four projects are building tools that advance privacy on ethereum.

Staking Isn’t Just a Way to Earn Crypto Money – And It Shouldn’t Be

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 05:30
Staking is getting attention for all the wrong reasons, and it’s time to re-examine its role, argues Decred's Jake Yocom-Piatt.