Tag: Cryptocurrency

The pros, cons, and taboo nature of enforcing smaller Bitcoin blocks

The Bitcoin BTC network is a behemoth, and much of its strength is defined by the number of machines validating transactions on the network. Its code is also highly calibrated. Very specific variables were set throughout its development, and dogmatic allegiance to certain settings has defined much of what Bitcoin‘s blockchain […]

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Coinbase handed out a $30K bounty for a critical bug in its systems

Another day, another bug. Cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has handed out a massive $30,000 bug bounty for a critical vulnerability in its systems. The flaw was logged on February 12 via Coinbase‘s vulnerability disclosure program on HackerOne. A Coinbase spokesperson confirmed to Hard Fork the vulnerability has since been fixed, […]

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How Twitter’s Jack Dorsey became Bitcoin’s unlikely champion

Blockchain has a new unexpected hero: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Although up until recently the cryptocurrency community would routinely grill Dorsey over Twitter’s notorious Bitcoin giveaway scam epidemic, the micro-blogging service’s chief has found a new fandom among staunch Bitcoin BTC supporters; and it all began on the Joe Rogan’s podcast, The […]

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Blockchain investment still lags behind fintech despite record-breaking 2018

European blockchain technology companies had a record year in terms of VC investment in 2018, although overshadowed by funding going into financial technology (fintech) companies. According to Innovate Finance’s ‘2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape‘ report , the European blockchain and cryptocurrency industry witnessed a series of significant deals, but notably just […]

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Public pensions back new $40M blockchain fund raised by Morgan Creek

A prominent digital asset firm has revealed it successfully closed a new $40 million blockchain-specific venture capital fund, thanks largely to contributions made by two public pensions. Morgan Creek Digital, a hedge fund backed by institutional powerhouse Morgan Creek Capital, has launched what it calls the Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities […]

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Google Play caught hosting an app that steals users’ cryptocurrency

Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images reader comments 1 with 1 posters participating Share this story Google Play has been caught hosting yet another malicious app, this time one that was designed to steal cryptocurrency from unwitting end users, researchers said Friday. The malware, which masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app, worked by replacing wallet addresses […]

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Blockchain researchers are still finding critical vulnerabilities in EOS

Months after its nigthmarish launch, cryptocurrency and blockchain security researchers are still finding vulnerabilities in EOS EOS, according to recent activity on breach disclosure platform HackerOne. After reviewing the latest bug disclosures on the platform, Hard Fork found that EOS developer Block.one closed eight vulnerability reports submitted by white-hat hackers […]

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Fire (and lots of it): Berkeley researcher on the only way to fix cryptocurrency

reader comments 16 with 13 posters participating Share this story Nicholas Weaver made no bones about it: he really, really dislikes cryptocurrencies. Speaking at the Enigma security conference in Burlingame, California, last week, the researcher at UC Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute characterized bitcoin and its many follow-on digital currencies as energy-sucking leeches with no […]

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Digital exchange loses $137 million as founder takes passwords to the grave

reader comments 11 with 11 posters participating Share this story A cryptocurrency exchange in Canada has lost control of at least $137 million of its customers’ assets following the sudden death of its founder, who was the only person known to have access the the offline wallet that stored the digital coins. British Columbia-based QuadrigaCX […]

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