• DNS Cache Poisoning Attack Affects MyEtherWallet Servers

    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 DNS cache poisoning (or spoofing) – a means of hijacking Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Couple of DNS servers were hijacked to resolve  users to […]
  • BTC Is Better Than Gold “On Every Front”, Says Hedge Fund Manager

    Speaking at the 23rd annual Sohn Investment Conference, John Pfeffer, hedge fund manager at Pfeffer Capital, said that Bitcoin is the first viable candidate to replace gold, and is better than the precious metal “on every front,” MarketWatch reported yesterday, April 23. Appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money this morning, April 24, Pfeffer confirmed his prediction […]
  • Binance Labs Leads $30 Mln Fundraising Round For New Privacy-Centered Cryptocurrency

    MobileCoin, a new privacy-centered cryptocurrency, announced that Binance Labs will lead a $30 mln round of fundraising for the project, according to a Medium post April 24. The blog post stated that the Blockchain technology incubator associated with the Binancecryptocurrency exchange is leading a $30 mln round of investment denominated in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum […]
  • ‘Bitcoin Is Bigger Than the Internet’: Billionaire Investor Tim Draper

    Billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is doubling down on his bullish bitcoin hand. Draper, founder of Draper Associates, became famous for his early backing of tech sensations Tesla, and Skype, but if you ask him today, bitcoin surpasses them all. He was asked during a panel discussion at the Intelligence Squared/Manhattan Institute US […]
  • Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Crypto Winter Is Almost Over

    Could this year’s crypto winter be nearing an end? That’s the opinion of some experts, and while bullish predictions are easy to come by, there are signs that a thaw could be underway. In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, we examine the market forecast for the weeks ahead. Bears Abate While Bulls Congregate While market uncertainty […]
  • J.P. Morgan Hit With Lawsuit Over Cash Advance Fees Related To Cryptocurrency Purchases

    On Tuesday, a Chase credit card customer filed a lawsuit against the company for unexpectedly charging his cryptocurrency investments as high-interest cash advances rather than normal purchases, a possible violation of the federal Truth in Lending Act. In the original version of this article, I suggested that Chase Bank classified cryptocurrency purchases made using credit cards […]
  • World’s Second Largest Crypto Exchange OKEx Moves To ‘Blockchain Island’ Of Malta

    Malta, which has recently passed regulatory legislation concerning Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) in a bid to become a crypto-friendly “Blockchain island,” is welcoming major crypto exchange OKEx to the country, according to an OKEx press releasepublished today, April 12. Crypto exchange Binance, the world’s largest exchange by trade volume, also reported at […]
  • Banks Have Found A New Product: Cryptocurrencies

    How Cryptocurrency Is Garnering Attention From Traditional Financial Gatekeepers” With cryptocurrencies gaining traction, it should come as no surprise that the gatekeepers of the traditional financial markets are starting to take notice. As I attend conference calls with C-Suite executives at the largest financial institutions in the world several times per month, I am witnessing […]
  • Survey: 1 In 5 UK Adults Consider Investing In Cryptocurrencies

    One in five UK adults who have never owned cryptocurrencies would consider buying some over the next three years, according to a new research by communications agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson. The research, which surveyed more than 1,000 people in the UK, also found that despite the growing acceptance of cryptocurrencies, concerns over regulation and volatility […]
  • Research Paper Declares Bitcoin Compliant With Shariah Law

    Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are intriguing because they are very different from the traditional financial systems we use today. One particular subject people have pondered is whether or not bitcoin complies with the religious law that forms a part of Islamic tradition — otherwise known as Shariah Law. This week a microfinance firm based in Indonesia, Blossom Finance, […]
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