Cryptos growing storage problem
Reports exposing potential security weaknesses in one major cryptocurrency wallet and one hardware chip used for storing cryptographic keys are a …
Crypto websites in 2010: Deposit BTC here. What is KYC? Crypto websites in 2015: Welcome all, except for Sudan, North Korea and the State of New York. Crypto websites in 2020: Welcome all [excluding US citizens].
Crypto websites in 2010: Deposit BTC here. What is KYC? Crypto websites in 2015: Welcome all, except for Sudan, North Korea and the State of New York. Crypto websites in 2020: Welcome all [excluding US citizens].
An Overview of the Crypto Wallet Landscape
Wallets are critical infrastructure for cryptocurrencies. Every crypto behavior — whether buying or selling crypto, hodling crypto, sending crypto, staking crypto, and more — relies on wallets in some fashion. Wallets are also the gateway to Web3 just like how web browsers are the gateway to the Web2 Internet. Given their importance, almost $400M of funding has gone to crypto …
Quality Market Data Signifies Digital Asset Market Maturation
ErisX is improving the digital asset experience by integrating digital asset products and technology into reliable, regulated and robust capital market workflows. Our innovative platform will uniquely enable trading of both spot and futures on a single infrastructure, creating price transparency and collateral efficiency in ErisX’s fully funded model.While addressing …
SEC Halts Alleged $1.7 Billion Unregistered Digital Token Offering
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order against two offshore entities conducting an alleged unregistered, ongoing digital token offering in the U.S. and…
Halo: Recursive Proof Composition without a Trusted Setup
Sean Bowe, an engineer and cryptographer at Electric Coin Company (ECC), has discovered a technique for creating practical, scalable and trustless cryptographic proving systems, ending an almost decade-long pursuit by the cryptography community.  It’s called Halo. A paper authored by ECC employees Sean Bowe, Daira Hopwood and Jack Grigg is available here. An …
Anyone who wants to understand cryptocurrency should start by reading up on money newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
Adam [email protected] Anyone who wants to understand cryptocurrency should start by reading up on money newyorker.com/magazine/2019/…
Introduction to Nakamoto Terminal
A flexible data aggregation/analytics systemExample NTerminal Dashboard in SplunkNakamoto Terminal (NTerminal) is a data-neutral aggregation/analytics system. It is currently being used primarily for cryptofinance, but later will branch out into traditional finance and beyond. The system works to pull heterogeneous data types (supplemented with additional intelligence) into one …
FCA proposes ban on sale of crypto-derivatives to retail consumers
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing rules to address harm to retail consumers from the sale of derivatives and exchange traded notes (ETNs) referencing certain types of cryptoassets.
Bitcoin soars past $12,500 five days after hitting $10,000
Enlarge (credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls) Bitcoin has risen above $12,500, its highest level in 2019. The new milestone comes just five days after bitcoin rose above $10,000. Bitcoin's value has risen by almost a factor of four since last December, when the price bottomed out around $3,200. Bitcoin's price is still well below the all-time high of around $19,500 reached in …
Hit by Ransomware Attack, Florida City Agrees to Pay Hackers $600,000
Riviera Beach, Fla., authorized its insurer to pay a Bitcoin ransom to hackers who have paralyzed the city’s computer systems for three weeks.
Website for storing digital currencies hosted code with a sneaky backdoor
(credit: NoHoDamon) A website that bills itself as providing a safer way to store Bitcoin and other digital currencies has been using a coding sleight of hand to generate private keys that are suspiciously trivial for the operators to guess, leaving all funds stored in the wallets open to theft, researchers with a different service said on Friday. WalletGenerator.net …
Cryptofinance Takes Off for Inca Digital Securities With Splunk
Discover how Incas Digital Securities utilizes Splunk to bring cryptofinance analytics to financial firms and regulators.
Free Markets and the Future of Blockchain
J. Christopher Giancarlo is Chairman at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the agency of the US government that regulates futures and options markets. This will be the last time I speak to you from the CFTC. Nevertheless, before I go, I wanted to share some thoughts, which I have been saving. My five years at […]
NYSE Owner Buys Crypto Custodian in Latest Push to Offer Bitcoin
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which owns the New York Stock Exchange, made a splash last August with big plans to get into the Bitcoin business. Those ambitions, however, have been stymied by regulatory delays, leading ICE on Monday to announce a series of measures to jumpstart its efforts. Most notably, ICE has acquired a crypto custodian service called Digital Asset …
More reasons why mix-ins are privacy theater. Mixing with other TXs won't work if someone can cheaply spam fake mix-ins. New paper argues this is true for Monero. Exact price is disputed, but ~10kUSD/year to break ~50% of TX's privacy. Remember, Chainalysis is watching twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/… Quoted tweet from @MihailoBjelic: Pretty 🔥 paper on Monero traceability. Researchers propose an attack that takes advantage of Bulletproofs and floods the network with cheap transactions which remove mixins from tx inputs. - $1,746 for a 12-months attack 😱 - up to 47.63% inputs traced eprint.iacr.org/2019/455.pdf https://t.co/iBPkUho10d
Ian [email protected] More reasons why mix-ins are privacy theater. Mixing with other TXs won't work if someone can cheaply spam fake mix-ins. New paper argues this is true for Monero. Exact price is disputed, but ~10kUSD/year to break ~50% of TX's privacy. Remember, Chainalysis is watching twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/… …
The leading “stablecoin” is no longer backed by $1 for every coin
Enlarge (credit: Marco Verch / Flickr) A New York judge has ordered Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange that shares a parent company with the "stablecoin" Tether, to turn over a bunch of documents to New York Attorney General Letitia James. James announced the order in a Thursday press release. She also unsealed her office's legal filings requesting the order. Those …
Blockstack’s Reg A+ Filing and the Future of Token Offerings​
Zachary Fallon, a former SEC staffer and author of the Reg A JOBS Act crowdfunding rules and a principal at Blakemore Fallon, discusses Blockstack’s filing for a token offering under Reg A+, what that means for the security status of the tokens and what types of investors the company can raise from. We also talk about several of the particulars of the Blockstack filing, such as …