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IOTA Updates Trinity Desktop Wallet to Partly Address Recent Hack

News Following an apparent hack of IOTA (MIOTA) official wallet on Feb. 12, the IOTA Foundation has released a safe desktop version of the Trinity wallet. According to a Feb. 17 update post, IOTA should update their Trinity apps to securely check their balances and transactions via Trinity 1.4.1, ..

Blockchain.​com Leads ‘Seven-Figure’ Investment in Its Exchange Partner

News Popular cryptocurrency wallet service and blockchain data provider Blockchain.com has led a funding round in its exchange partner Wintermute Trading. Wintermute Trading, a United Kingdom-based algorithmic trading firm, has completed a seed funding round led by Blockchain.com’s venture arm Blo..

Experts Consider the Security and Risks of Noncustodial Exchanges

Crypto Myths Despite centralized cryptocurrency exchanges suffering nearly $300 million worth of hacks during 2019, many digital currency traders continue to hold significant sums of capital on centralized exchange platforms. While many noncustodial crypto services have launched in recent years, f..

Trezor Wallets Can Be Hacked, Kraken Reveals

News Kraken Security Labs revealed on Jan 31. that Trezor hardware wallets and their derivatives can be hacked to extract private keys. Though the procedure is quite involved, Kraken claims that it “requires just 15 minutes of physical access to the device.” The attack requires a physical interven..

Nimbus Receives Ethereum Foundation Grant to Work on Light 2.0 Client

News The Ethereum Foundation awarded a $650,000 grant to Nimbus for continuing its work on light Ethereum 2.0 clients, a Jan. 28 press release announced. The project’s goal is to allow smartphones and embedded devices to run smart contract-capable nodes. Nimbus is an infrastructure project launche..

Ukraine to Block Crypto Wallets for Illicit Funds, Finance Minister Says

News Ukrainian authorities will be able to “block crypto wallets” in order to seize illegally obtained assets, a notice on the country’s Ministry of Finance says. Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s Finance Minister, reportedly said that the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine (SFMS) will be the..

Pornhub Adds Tether Stablecoin as New Crypto Payment Option

News Adult entertainment website Pornhub has added a new cryptocurrency payment option after PayPal had abruptly stopped servicing its models in late 2019. According to a Jan. 23 blog post, Pornhub now supports Tether (USDT) — a major United States dollar-pegged stablecoin — to allow instant and z..

How Not to Lose Your Coins in 2020: Alternative Recovery Methods

News When Peter Schiff claimed that his wallet lost his Bitcoin (BTC), many in the crypto community were skeptical. While some believe that Schiff simply lost his password, others, like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, highlighted that losing private keys remains an important issue for cryptoc..

Dead Coins and Wallets: The Treasures of Atlantis or Zombie Uprising?

Opinion The initial coin offering crypto buzz hit all-time high popularity in 2017 when there were 875 projects, a significant jump from 29 in the previous year. 2018 picked up on the trend, introducing a further 1,253 projects. To date, there have been a staggering 5,683 ICO projects with 2,318 o..

Authors of New York’s P2P ‘Public Venmo’ Bill Hope for Greater Decentralization

News New York lawmakers proposed a bill on a peer-to-peer (P2P) savings and payment platform called the “New York Inclusive Value Ledger.” Introduced by New York State Assembly legislator Ron Kim and Senator Julia Salazar, the bill proposes to set up the “empire state inclusive value ledger establ..

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