09 August, 2019 10:56
Blockstream launches two data centres for bitcoin mining
On August 8, Blockstream inaugurated two large data centres designed for bitcoin mining. The capacities will be located in Quebec (Canada) and Adele (USA). The facilities will service the company's clients as well as mine cryptocurrencies for Blockstream. The total capacity of the data centres will be 300 MW.
08 August, 2019 17:05
Changpeng Zhao: no information leakage
One of the world's largest cryptocurrency platforms, Binance, was forced to release a statement after an unknown criminal reported an alleged leak of customer data.
08 August, 2019 16:56
Commerzbank tests blockchain-based payments
The top-2 bank in Germany – Commerzbank – reportedly expressed intentions to launch blockchain-based payment solution. The bank is now considering the possibility for that. The key features are that the system is expected to run without human involvement.
08 August, 2019 14:02
Chinese government collaborates with hackers
A FireEye report states that Chinese government-related hackers are attacking digital currency companies and video game companies. According to experts, the special unit APT41 is engaged in this, and its goals depend on the development plans of the Chinese economy.
08 August, 2019 12:18
European Central Bank calls for expansion of crypto market monitoring
The European Central Bank has carried out an analysis of the cryptocurrency phenomenon in the market striving to clarify whether it can pose a threat to the stability of the financial system as well as smooth operations in the market. The report called "Understanding the crypto-asset phenomenon, its risks and measurement issues" was released on August 7.
08 August, 2019 10:41
South Korea to enhance crypto market monitoring following FATF guidelines
South Korea is about to tighten control over the local cryptocurrency trading platforms via expanding the power of the Financial Service Commission. FSC that used to design guidelines for banks on cooperation with cryptocurrency exchanges will become a direct watchdog for these exchanges.
07 August, 2019 13:58
Seoul authorities consider local cryptocurrency
The authorities of Seoul has reportedly expressed intentions to launch first blockchain-based administrative services this November. Seoul's authorities are considering the launch of S-coin in the city blockchain system. The token is said to be used as a reward system for usage of state services (tax payment or public surveys participation).