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Israeli Regulators Request Feedback to Foster Blockchain Innovation

News The Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) has issued a Jan. 20 Request For Information to identify potential regulations that prevent the development of blockchain-based ventures in the country. In addition, the regulator seeks to find out the practical applications of Digital Ledger Technology ..

Report: Hamas, Iran-Tied Militants Intensify Bitcoin Fundraising Action

News A militant group with ties to the Iranian regime and Hamas — the de facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine — is allegedly upping its Bitcoin (BTC) fundraising activities. The spur for the increase is reportedly a slump in resources, compounded by Iran’s recent rejection of the ..

Number of Blockchain Companies in Israel Grew by Over 30% in 2019

News In Israel, the number of blockchain and crypto-related companies increased by 32% in 2019, according to a report from the Israeli Bitcoin Association published on Dec. 30. The report revealed that there were 150 active companies in the field in 2019, while at the end of 2018, the number was 1..

This Cryptocurrency Seems Designed For A Post-State Society

News Upstart crypto company Saga wants to issue a new global currency on the blockchain. Just don’t call it a stablecoin. Saga’s SGA digital currency relies on an international reserve asset called Special Drawing Rights (SDR), which was introduced by the International Monetary Fund in 1969. This ..

Disgruntled Investor Sues Stox Prediction Market and Founder

News Israeli crypto entrepreneur Moshe Hogeg and his blockchain firm Stox (STX) are facing a lawsuit from a disgruntled investor in the United States. A Vancouver-based investor has accused Hogeg of major breaches of contract and alleged fraud that caused him losses of at least $430,000, according..

Israeli Firm Behind DX.Exchange Goes Bankrupt Following Staff Petition

News The firm behind a purportedly Estonia-based cryptocurrency exchange DX.Exchange is ceasing operations following a petition filed by employees. CX Technologies, the Israeli company operating DX.Exchange, entered bankruptcy after 78 of its employees filed a petition against the company with an ..

Why Not Pay Sources for Stories? — Asks Blockchain Media Startup

Expert Take Tel Aviv-based media outlet BLOCKTV announced details of a tokenized rewards system to incentivize sources to share exclusive news tips. This comes after BLOCKTV revealed that its native token, BLTV, would be listed on the Bittrex Global exchange on Nov. 21. BLOCKTV CEO Aviram Elad tol..

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..

Israel: A Friendly Blockchain Hub, but Is Government Policy Lacking?

Analysis It has been almost a decade since Dan Senor and Saul Singer penned “Start-Up Nation,” their ode to the Israeli tech sector. The book, which chronicles much of Israel’s success as a small but potent innovation force that spans countless industries, highlights the immense technological know..

French Police Shut Down 850,000 Computer Botnet Used for Cryptojacking

News French police have shut down a massive botnet that has been used for Monero (XMR) cryptojacking. Cryptojacking backed by “massive firepower”BBC News reported the development on Aug. 27. According to the police, the botnet was distributed by sending virus-laden emails with offers for erotic pi..

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