Ethereum Set for January Spike, to Start Year on Positive Note With Constantinople

Ethereum Set for January Spike, to Start Year on Positive Note With Constantinople

Ethereum has been earmarked by many cryptocurrency experts as heading for a massive spike in value early in 2019 as its Constantinople hard fork approaches. Ethereum which recently lost its spot as number 1 altcoin by market cap to Ripple has developers hoping that its hard fork scheduled for January will make the transition from […]

Japan’s Regulator Swamped With Exchange Applications as New Year Approaches

Japan's Regulator Swamped With Exchange Applications as New Year Approaches

Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) is reported to have received 190 cryptocurrency license applications from exchanges as 2019 approaches. This happened after the FSA recently granted the newly formed Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) in Japan the power to oversee self-regulation within the cryptocurrency industry. The JVCEA had already applied to […]

Samsung Files for UK Crypto Trading Wallet Patent

Samsung Files for UK Crypto Trading Wallet Patent

Electronics giant Samsung appears to be turning its direction towards cryptocurrencies as it continues to develop the next generation of phones. This time it is targeting the UK market, with an application already filed with the U.K. Intellectual Property Office for its ‘Samsung Crypto Wallet’. The suggestion is that Samsung is planning to begin building […]

30 Experts to Develop National Blockchain Infrastructure in Italy

30 Experts to Develop National Blockchain Infrastructure in Italy

Italy has made a successful effort towards blockchain inclusion and with its recently published list of 30 high-level experts to manage the development of its blockchain industry, things are finally taking shape for the European nation. The recruitment process for competent personnel to manage “the development of the national strategy on technologies based on distributed […]

Major Hard Wallet’s Vulnerabilities Exposed

Major Hard Wallet Vulnerabilities Exposed

A research team claims they were able to successfully hack the Trezor One, Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue wallets, posting a video showing their process. The “Wallet.fail” hack demonstration took place at the 35C3 Refreshing Memories conference, led by hardware designer and security researcher Dmitry Nedospasov, software developer Thomas Roth and security researcher Josh Datko. The team was able to exploit a […]

WSJ Finds Fraud, Plagiarism in Hundreds of Crypto White Papers

WSJ Finds Fraud, Plagiarism in Hundreds of Crypto Whitepapers

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published research findings on Thursday, 27 December, showing that hundreds of cryptocurrency white papers appear to contain fraud, plagiarism, or offer improbable returns. Looking at the white papers for 3,291 cryptocurrency projects that announced initial coin offerings (ICOs), analysis from WSJ showed signs of “duplicate language” with almost 10,000 sentences appearing more […]