After Raising $100 Million, Status Reveals an NFC Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

After Raising $100 Million, Status Reveals an NFC Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Status, an innovative project which introduced an Ethereum blockchain-based decentralized browser, with built-in chat and wallet functionality, has recently closed a $100 million funding round through the sale of its SNT tokens. Following the closure o…

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Lala World Raises US$2M Series A To Bring Blockchain To The Unbanked

Lala World Raises US$2M Series A To Bring Blockchain To The Unbanked

Lala World, a blockchain startup headquartered in Singapore, has raised US$2 million in a Series A funding round to bring cheaper and more efficient financial services to the unbanked. No details about the investors that participated in the round were …

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Energi Mine Launches Blockchain-Based Platform to Reward Energy Conservation

Energi Mine Launches Blockchain-Based Platform to Reward Energy Conservation

U.K.-based Energi Mine has today launched its blockchain-based platform that aims to decentralise the near $2 trillion global energy market by incentivising energy conservation. Former energy spokesman for the Liberal Democrats for the House of Lords, …

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Hackers Stole Over $15,000 With a MyEtherWallet Phishing Scam

Hackers Stole Over $15,000 With a MyEtherWallet Phishing Scam

Last week, criminals launched a phishing scam against MyEtherWallet owners, reportedly earning over $15,000 over the course of a few hours. On the 24th, security researcher, Wesley Neelen revealed that he was one of the recipients of the phishing email…

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Vitalik Buterin: 90% of ICOs Will Fail

Vitalik Buterin: 90% of ICOs Will Fail

At the ETHWaterloo hackathon held in Canada and judged by representatives from companies including Coinbase, Consensys, Slock.It and Augur, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin stated that 90 percent of initial coin offering (ICO) projects or ERC20 toke…

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GameCredits Partners with Unity Technologies to Bring Blockchain to Mobile Gamers

GameCredits Partners with Unity Technologies to Bring Blockchain to Mobile Gamers

GameCredits, a blockchain company which focuses on the gaming industry has announced that it is teaming up with game developer Unity Technologies to accelerate the adoption of the blockchain and digital assets in the gaming industry. The partnership ha…

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Why Bitcoin Could One Day Replace ATMs

Why Bitcoin Could One Day Replace ATMs

Tony Gallippi, co-founder and executive chairman at BitPay, a leading bitcoin payments processing platform for merchants, revealed that ATMs in Las Vegas are charging over $124 in transaction fees for withdrawals through debit cards. Though there was n…

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How Second-Layer Solutions Enable Private Transactions and Help Ethereum To Scale

How Second-Layer Solutions Enable Private Transactions and Help Ethereum To Scale

Since early 2017, the developers behind most leading public blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have begun to actively develop second-layer solutions mainly for scalability purposes. Most notably, in Bitcoin, the Bitcoin Core development t…

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South Korea’s Largest Travel Agency Breached, Hacker Demands Bitcoin Payment

South Korea’s Largest Travel Agency Breached, Hacker Demands Bitcoin Payment

Last month, Hanatour, South Korea’s largest travel agency suffered a major security breach, as hackers stole the personal information of over one million users. According to local news publications, hackers have demanded that Hanatour pay a one-time ra…

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Modern Wi-Fi Networks are Vulnerable, Impact on Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Security

Modern Wi-Fi Networks are Vulnerable, Impact on Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Security

Earlier this week, Mathy Vanhoef of the Imec-DistriNet research group, discovered serious weaknesses and vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol which is used to secure all modern Wi-Fi networks. Vanhoef’s paper noted: “An attacker within range of a victim…

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