Thailand Authority to Allow First ICO Portal in the Country

Thailand Authority to Allow First ICO Portal in the Country

Thailand’s top securities regulator will allow the first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) portal to function from this month according to local news reports. The move comes after the government appeared to have loosened up its stance on ICOs in a bid to attract more investment in the sector. Rapee Sucharitakul, the Secretary-General of the Thailand […]

Malaysia Education Ministry to Develop Blockchain-based Degree Verification System

Malaysia Education Ministry to Develop Blockchain-based Degree Verification System

Malaysia’s education ministry (MoE) has announced that it is developing a blockchain-based degree verification system to combat degree fraud according to a recent tweet. The official social media communication stated that the system is being developed in collaboration with a university consortium. The system is designed to be able to test and verify the authenticity […]

Bitmain Sues Unknown Hacker Who Stole 617 Bitcoins via MANA Market Manipulation

Bitmain Sues Unknown Hacker Who Stole 617 Bitcoins via MANA Market Manipulation

Bitmain is suing ‘John Doe’, an unknown hacker who gained access to Bitmain’s Binance account on 22 April 2018. Ultimately 617 bitcoins worth USD 5.5 million were stolen from Bitmain, the largest cryptocurrency mining firm on the planet. The scheme the hacker used to steal the bitcoins was unique. Instead of directly withdrawing cryptocurrency from […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 9th November 2018, Hacker Steals USD 5.5 Million From Bitmain

Daily Podcast: The New Free and Convenient Way to Listen to the Latest Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency News

Listen to the 9 November 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url = “https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1701247/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-10-9%2F5705165-44100-2-3f4c606c92ef7.mp3”] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we discuss how a hacker stole 617 bitcoins from Bitmain’s Binance account, and how 1 out of 40 bitcoins have been seized by the government at some point in the past. Learn about the […]

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 2-8 Nov 2018

North America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup 2-8 Nov 2018

North America Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here, we present to you all the latest blockchain and cryptocurrency news, continent by continent and country by country. USA Politician Tries to set Record Straight on Cryptocurrency Donations: US politician Brian Forde has tried to clarify misconceptions against cryptocurrency campaign donations […]

Sim Swapping Victims Sue T-Mobile and AT&T

Sim Swapping Victims Sue T-Mobile and AT&T

The Silver Miller law firm, which has been on the forefront of cryptocurrency lawsuits including the class action lawsuit against YouTube regarding BitConnect, is suing the major cell service providers AT&T and T-Mobile over their roles in facilitating sim swapping. In August 2018 it came to light that a crime ring led by Joel Ortiz […]

Nakamoto’s Colleague, Donor of BTC 15,678 Says Bitcoin’s Survival ”No Question”

Nakamoto's Colleague, Donor of BTC 15,678 Says Bitcoin's Survival ''No Question''

Jeff Garzik, a close colleague of Satoshi Nakamoto, said that although Bitcoin may not have reached its original goal of being used as a private currency, there is ”no question” of its survival. Garzik, who until 2014 was the third largest contributor to Bitcoin’s code, was responsible for giving away a developer’s bounty to encourage more […]

Canadian Digital Safety Deposit Box Launches for Crypto Firms

Canadian Digital Safety Deposit Box launches For Crypto Firms

Canadian bank VersaBank announced on Thursday that its digital safety deposit box is ready for use by cryptocurrency firms. The VersaVault project is “initiating commercialization of its services” after successfully completing beta testing, a press release reports. The custody solution can be used to “securely” store cryptocurrency assets, while the bank says it will also provide multi-signature services […]

Inclusion of Pro-Blockchain Gibraltar Minister in DC Panel Positive Sign for US Regulation

Gibraltar Minister Advises DC on Blockchain Regulation

The Gibraltar Minister for Commerce, Albert Isola, has urged the DC Fintech Week panel to ”collectively strive towards fintech excellence” while sharing his views on regulatory competition in the blockchain industry. The inclusion of a well-known pro-blockchain speaker on the mainstream panel discussion is a promising indicator for the future of the technology in the US, as […]