Month: August 2020

Coinbase CEO Urges Aple to Provide Fairer Terms for App Developers

Coinbase CEO Urges Aple to Provide Fairer Terms for App Developers

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong claims that tech giant Apple is blocking some functionalities for cryptocurrencies, including money making options and unrestricted dApp browsers “Apple has been very restrictive and hostile to cryptocurrency over the years. They’re still blocking some functionality right now, including the ability to earn money with cryptocurrency by completing tasks, and unrestricted […]

North Korea is Waging Cyber Warfare Through Over 6,000 Hackers

North Korea is Waging Cyber Warfare Through Over 6,000 Hackers

“Army” of over 6,000 hackers is at North Korea disposal, for carrying out cyber warfare, according to the recent report published by the U.S. Army. The report claims that a lion part of hacker groups are operating outside North Korea as the country lacks the domestic infrastructure to support full-scale hacking operations. Based in Belarus, […]

Edward Snowden Was Paid $35K to Discuss Bitcoin

Edward Snowden Was Paid $35K to Discuss Bitcoin

According to a court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020,” the infamous NSA whistleblower was paid to discuss the cryptocurrency and other digital assets at virtual conferences during the last few years. The document submitted to the court on August 14, 2020, discusses Snowden’s speaking engagements and how he was paid for a few […]

Bitcoin Inventor Uses Single PC to Mine 1.1M Bitcoin

Bitcoin Inventor Uses Single PC to Mine 1.1M Bitcoin

Sergio Demian Lerner, a computer security researcher has revealed that Bitcoin’s creator used a single computer to mine an estimated 1 million bitcoin minted in the early days. Lerner’s latest research “The Patoshi Mining Machine” looks into whether or not the Patoshi pattern (Satoshi’s mining) was done by multiple computers or a single PC. Lerner […]

Empire Market Turnes Out to be Scam, $30 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

Empire Market Turnes Out to be Scam, $30 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

Empire Market, the largest cryptocurrency darknet market, abruptly shut down, having stolen user funds amounting to over $30 million in BTC. The marketplace went offline on August 20, no notifications was issued from the marketplace admins. This appears to be a pretty massive exit scam, according to the latest update from an anonymous journalist, “DarkDotFail”. […]

Bitfinex Offers $400 Million in Reward for Catching Hacker

Bitfinex Offers $400 Million in Reward for Catching Hacker

Bitfinex has announced that it’s giving out up to $400 million in reward if any individual can connect them to the hacker that stole 119,755 BTC worth $.344 billion from the platform four years ago. The announcement came four years after the hack took place on August 2, 2016. The crypto exchange offers any individual […]

Cameron Winklevoss Calls US Dollar Funny Money

Cameron Winklevoss Calls US Dollar Funny Money

Gemini exchange co-founder Cameron Winklevoss belives that the US dollar has become such funny money that politicians are now “trillions of dollars apart” in stimulus negotiations. “The US dollar has become such funny money that politicians are now “trillions of dollars apart” in stimulus negotiations. Remember when a billion was a big number? If this […]

Russia’s Sberbank to Launch Stablecoin

Russia’s Sberbank to Launch Stablecoin

Sberbank, Russia’s biggest consumer bank, is preparing to launch a stablecoin. The “Sbercoin” will be equal to a fixed amount of Russian Ruble, and it will be used for digital financial asset settlements.  Russia’s latest digital currency law, which recognizes cryptocurrencies as a legitimate asset in Russia, has paved the way for Sberbank to launch […]

Venezuela to Collect Taxes in Petro | News

Venezuela to Collect Taxes in Petro | News

The Bolivarian Council of Mayors in Venezuela signed “National Tax Harmonization Agreement”, including oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro as a means to collect payments of taxes and sanctions. Delcy Rodríguez, the vice president of Venezuela, will be in charge of implementing a single registry of taxpayers through a digital consultation tool. The vice president will be also […]

PornVisory is Moving to DFO-based Governance Structure

PornVisory is Moving to DFO-based Governance Structure

Italian based pornography startup PornVisory is shifting to a decentralized governance structure based on the ​DFO standard, which allegedly allows greater user influence than DAOs. DFO (decentralized flexible organization) standart will allow token holders to propose changes and vote on governance aspects that will be subject to community voting. Platform users will need to stack the […]