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Blockchain Must Solve These 3 Issues to Avoid Quantum Threat: Expert

News Blockchain community should immediately begin working on three issues to prevent being overtaken by quantum computers, a cryptography expert says. Xinxin Fan, head of cryptography at privacy-IoT blockchain platform IoTeX, published an article in The International Business Times on Nov. 7, cal..

Binance CEO: New Wallet Security Solution ‘Far Superior’ to Multi-Sig

News The CEO of Binance claims that a newly open-sourced solution for wallet providers and custodians is “far superior” to multi-sig security and will reshape the industry. In a tweet published on Nov. 6, Changpeng Zhao linked to a new open-source release from Binance, declaring: “I believe TSS (t..

China Passes First-Ever ‘Crypto Law’ Going Into Effect January 2020

News The Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress in China has passed a new law regulating cryptography on Oct. 26 that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, reports local news outlet CCTV. Per the report, the new regulatory framework aims to set standards for the application of..

Decentralized Communication Startup New Vector Raises $8.5M

News London-based decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to drive adoption for Matrix, a major alternative messaging protocol. Slack rival Riot.IMThe Matrix protocol, which enables secure communication via end-to-end encrypted messaging applications such as Riot.IM,..

Israeli Startup That Allows Offline Crypto Transactions Secures $4M

News Israeli cybersecurity startup GK8 has reportedly developed the world’s first offline system for transacting cryptocurrencies. The new system uses GK8’s proprietary cryptographic techniques that enable instant blockchain transactions of digital assets without any need for an internet connectio..

NSA Working to Develop Quantum-Resistant Cryptocurrency: Report

News The United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) is allegedly working to develop a quantum-resistant cryptocurrency. The claim was made in a tweet by Bloomberg Technology reporter William Turton on Sept. 4, who was in attendance at the Billington CyberSecurity 10th annual summit in Washingto..

Bitcoin Dev Reveals Multisig UI Teaser for Hardware Wallets, Full Nodes

News The organizer of a Bitcoin (BTC) programming boot camp has published a multisignature (multisig) user interface (UI) proof-of-concept for both hardware wallets and full nodes. Justin Moon published a quick guide to using the prototype UI on Twitter on Aug. 28, together with the full software ..

What Is the Difference Between Blockchain and DLT?

Tech Analysis "Blockchain" and "distributed ledger technology." Many of us have been guilty of confusing these two terms and using them interchangeably. But even though their meanings overlap in a number of areas, and even though they've both reached similar levels of public notoriety since t..

Social Innovations and Secret Conversations (on the Blockchain)

Expert Take There’s a novelty in finding new ways to communicate through coded conversations and secret languages. How is this being implemented for good — or otherwise — on blockchains? Since its beginnings, blockchain technology has led to many movements, including the formation of a unique cryp..

Quantum Computing Vs. Blockchain: Impact on Cryptography

The progress in quantum computing elevates concerns among crypto community

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