21 May, 2018 13:22
Red4Sec finds vulnerability in some NEO smart contracts
Lately, the developers of the NEO blockchain project confirmed the weakness in NEP-5 smart contract code that had been detected by Red4Sec. It has been stated that a few NEP-5 tokens were found vulnerable. According to the reports, a hacker can burn some tokens or raise their count after changing totalSupply attribute in the contract.
21 May, 2018 12:20
Coincheck to remove from the list four coins
Japan's Coincheck, one of the leading exchanges, announced delisting of Monero, Dash and Zcash coins citing boosted privacy of their users. The platform management took such measures following the requirements of Japan's FSA, which cover the need to improve business process including expansion of compliance with the ruling against illegal income laundering.
21 May, 2018 11:49
Softer trade war issue promotes US dollar increase
The US dollar started the week with a rise against the majors as the US-China trade war issue softened and US state bonds yield increased. The euro-to-US dollar exchange rate decreased $1.1726. The greenback strengthened positions to 111.35. Washington and Beijing representatives held successful talks last weekend...
18 May, 2018 13:48
Switzerland to explore opportunities for national cryptocurrency
Switzerland is considering its own cryptocurrency – e-franc. For that purpose, the Federal Council has asked to study risks and opportunities for the launch of cryptocurrency. The e-franc is planned to be based on the technology of other currencies like bitcoin but will get state support. The proposal to study the issue was made by Cedric Wermuth, vice president of the Social Democratic Party.
18 May, 2018 12:28
Prices for cryptocurrencies drop by week's end
Cryptocurrencies have decreased during the Asian session at the end of the week.The major digital coin, bitcoin, changed hands on the Bitfinex at some $8,123.2; the price for Ethereum on this platform was at $681.82. On the Poloniex, Ripple dropped to some $0.66906. Litecoin was recorded at $132.86. Japan's Coincheck considers restart of business after facing malware attack in January...
18 May, 2018 11:42
JPMorgan considers own crypto strategy
Oliver Harris, head of the London-based financial division of JPMorgan Chase & Co, will be in charge for the cryptocurrency strategy of the bank as well as chair the Quorum project aimed at company's own block-chain platform. Such decision of JPMorgan attracts attention, especially given that earlier its head Jammy Dimon criticised bitcoin many times.
18 May, 2018 10:29
360 Total Security detects new coinminer
The experts of 360 Total Security has detected new miner WinstarNssmMiner which is used for Monero mining. One of the features of this malware is that "it turns off antivirus protection of defenseless foes and backs off when facing sharp swords. As a result, users without a decent antivirus product have to live with the slowness and...
17 May, 2018 18:10
eToro to provide crypto trading services in the USA
eToro platform intends to put on stream a crypto trading platform and wallet. Moreover, the platform enters the US market and starts providing services to American citizens. People living in the USA, who want to trade cryptos, can now sign up the waiting list of the company. The platform's trading options were very limited earlier. Specifically, CFDs contracts were launched in 2014...
17 May, 2018 16:34
CryptoCup announces betting platform on upcoming football world cup
The first blockchain-based betting service for the football world cup – CryptoCup – has announced a launch of a predicting platform on May 21. As the reports read, CryptoCup has decided to perform an experiment with a crypto market players. With the world up taking place just a few months once per 4 years, every next game on the platform will be a sort of unique and...
17 May, 2018 13:56
CME Group considers ETH futures
The derivatives trading platform – CME Group – is considering the possible launch of futures of Ethereum, the second major digital coin in the market, as commented the company CEO at Consensus 2018 in New York. The potential business area will be checked to determine the size of potential demand and decide whether it will be reasonable or not to launch ETH futures.
17 May, 2018 12:37
Cryptocurrencies post gains on reports about new coin by Circle
Bitcoin prices have moved up in the second half of the week, driven by the reports about the development of new coin - Circle USD Coin. The new digital asset will be created by the new company run by Goldman Sachs. Bitcoin was quoted on the Bitfinex at some $8,289, while Ethereum on this platform changed hands at $701.87.
17 May, 2018 12:05
US authorities unwilling to road-block blockchain technology - Consensus 2018
The US regulators are still highly interested in crypto and ICO segment, though without intentions to cripple the digital asset industry. Specifically, such position was stated during this year industry conference – Consensus 2018 held in New York. The representatives of different regulatory bodies, including CFTC, SEC Enforcement Division Cyber Unit, Bittrex as well as attorney general, took part in...