New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, hacked on 14 January, has not yet officially disclosed the damage caused by hackers. But crypto enthusiasts did preliminary calculations, tracking transactions from the exchange after the hack.
Seven US academic institutions joined forces to develop their own digital currency. Their goal is to create a competitor to bitcoin and Ethereum, which will surpass these current market leaders by transaction speed.
David Vorick, the co-founder of the decentralized cloud storage Sia, predicted a significant increase in the number of 51% attacks on cryptocurrency networks in 2019.
The long-awaited Constantinople hard fork of the Ethereum network will be held later. A potential vulnerability has been discovered in the update code that compromises the entire network.
Increasingly, kidnappers are demanding a ransom for hostage release in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. They mistakenly believe that the pseudonymity of cryptocurrencies will protect them from law enforcement.
Analysts of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published their vision of the possible long-run prospects of the first cryptocurrency. According to them, there are three scenarios for bitcoin.
Japan may become the first country to approve the first cryptocurrency-pegged exchange-traded fund at its regulatory level.
The National Bank of Kuwait will join the RippleNet payment network in order to make faster and cheaper cross-border payments.
EncryptoTel released a full version of the platform. Now EncryptoTel has become more reliable, more convenient and more stable due to the use of the most advanced development systems and redesigned internal architecture of the platform.
The cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, following the Chinese manufacturer of mining equipment Bitmain, confirmed its plans to cut its staff.
The fall in bitcoin prices had a negative impact on the number of its nodes. Although the network is still far from centralizing, reducing number of full nodes is an alarming sign.
Despite the fall of the cryptocurrency market, the number of ATMs that provide services for purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies has more than doubled over the year.
The November 2018 latest notorious crypto free-fall has continued sending all the crypto assets to their lowest levels for well over a year.
Rumors that have been circulating for a long time are allegedly confirmed. Facebook is developing its own cryptocurrency. Its price is planned to be pegged to the US dollar in order to make it stable.
The Georgian separatist region of Abkhazia fears that the work of mining enterprises might jeopardize the republic’s energy system in the high season of winter.
According to the study, most of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges wind up trading volumes with the help of inflated trading. Only two exchanges - Binance and Bitfinex - reflect the real trading volume.