Cryptocurrency

Coinhako, a cryptocurrency exchange backed by Tim Draper, has restricted user withdrawals after falling victim to a “sophisticated attack.” The Singapore-based exchange told users Friday that account send functions for cryptocurrencies had been temporarily disabled. Although a spokesperson initially said this was for “network maintenance”, the exchange admitted Saturday it had been victim to an
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Polkadot is readying itself for its expected network launch after it announced its integration with Chainlink oracles on February 25. The progress made with the integrations is an indication of a systematic approach that will allow porting with Ethereum infrastructure. Polkadot Announces Integrations of Chainlink Oracles The integration of Chainlink oracles is vital in the
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Singapore’s Court of Appeals has ruled against digital currency exchange Quoine on Monday in a landmark case relating to a breach of contract that saw the platform unlawfully reverse seven trades. The Straits Times reports that the case marks the first of its kind in the country’s history regarding a dispute involving cryptocurrency and concludes
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Michael Casey is chief content officer at CoinDesk. The following is part of “The Token Economy,” an essay in Alex Tapscott’s new book “The Financial Services Revolution.” Blockchain technology, and the cryptocurrencies, tokens and other digital assets it has engendered, may be moving us toward a model of programmable money that incorporates an automated internal
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Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards
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Bitcoin’s (BTC) price volatility spiked in January and could further increase over the near term because “whales” have surfaced. The cryptocurrency’s annualized volatility grew roughly eight percentage points in January to a three-month high of 58.2 percent, according to Kraken’s monthly report.  Volatility rose as bitcoin’s price rallied from lows near $6,850 on Jan. 3
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A group of Telegram Open Network (TON) developers, calling themselves “The TON Community Foundation,” have submitted a court document criticizing the SEC’s prosecution of the project. The former messaging app turned blockchain developer has been embroiled in a long-running suit with the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission, which alleges that US$1.7 billion raised from
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Are two recent attacks taking advantage of “flashloans,” low liquidity and price oracle issues the first of more to come? Part of what makes decentralized finance, or DeFi, interesting to people is how it takes advantage of open-source protocols to enable types of transactions never before available. The problem, however, is financial structures mean new
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The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has formally proposed a legal framework for tokenization, but also plans to label cryptocurrency transactions as suspicious activity, it said in a press release Monday. The CBR announced it had successfully piloted a platform that allows users to tokenize assets, including equities and currencies, and issue them to investors.
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VANCOUVER, Feb. 13, 2020 /CNW/ – LiteLink Technologies Inc. (CSE:LLT)(OTC:LLNKF)(FRA:C0B), a key player in supply chain platforms and logistic IoT sensors, is pleased to announce that Easterday Farms Produce Company (“Easterday Farms“) has transitioned from trials to become a commercial client of LiteLink’s 1SHIFT Logistics IoT cold chain sensors platform for rail freight transports. Easterday Farms
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The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is preparing to unveil new regulations around cryptocurrencies, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. Speaking during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, Mnuchin said FinCEN, the nation’s financial crimes watchdog, is preparing to roll out some “significant new requirements” around cryptocurrencies, though he did not
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