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2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks

Eric Larcheveque is the CEO of Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications since 2014. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  2018 was a record-breaking year. From the number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks, to the amount of assets that …

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Use Bitcoin! Customers Condemn PayPal After It ‘Bans’ The Hacker News

Cybersecurity news resource The Hacker News (THN) has become the latest PayPal user to have its accounts frozen without warning, the company has claimed. ‘At Least One Valid Reason’ In a series of tweets December 28, officials reported that funds from “all” its corporate accounts with the money transmitter were …

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Bitcoin Above $3,900 Again as All Top Cryptocurrencies See Gains

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Saturday, Dec. 29 — all of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing moderate to substantial gains, with Bitcoin’s (BTC) price going above $3,900 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up over six percent on the day, trading at around $3,926. Looking at its …

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It’s Time to Talk About Crypto Twitter

Shiv Madan is CEO and co-founder of blockchain ticketing startup, Blockparty. Madan previously served as COO at Time Inc.’s music brand NME.com. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  The hash war between Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV roiled the markets and dominated the cryptocurrency news cycle …

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Has Crypto Grown in 2018?

So it seems, the two worlds of crypto and global politics have finally collided. Over the last 24 hours, I have seen several crypto analysts trying to blame bitcoin’s fall below $3,680 last night on the US Government Shutdown.  Their logic is that due to the shutdown, we may see …

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A.T. Kearney Report: Bitcoin Will ‘Mature’ and Reclaim Market Share in 2019

Bitcoin is not dead, management consultancy AT Kearney has concluded in its 2019 predictions – the latest source to defy claims it is trending to zero. Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Post-Crash’ As part of its annual series of ten forecasts for the coming year, somewhat less ‘outrageous’ than a similar tradition at …

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Samsung Seeks UK Trademark For Cryptocurrency Wallet

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South Korean electronics giant Samsung is apparently seeking a trademark in the United Kingdom for a cryptocurrency wallet, according to a Dec. 27 filing with the U.K. Intellectual Property Office. In the “Classes and terms” section of the application, Samsung cites such developments as “Computer software for use as a …

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Multi-Blockchain Crypto Collectible Game Integrates TRON and Promises Unique Updates

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Blockchain Cuties, a decentralized crypto collectible game already available on two blockchain platforms — Ethereum (ETH) and EOS — has recently added a third platform based on the decentralized protocol TRON. Blockchain Cuties has announced that the TRON version of the game will have unique content, including Cuties, items and …

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Japanese Financial Regulator Receives 190 Cryptocurrency Exchange License Applications

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The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) received 190 cryptocurrency exchange license applications, an unnamed FSA staff member told Cointelegraph Japan on Dec. 28. The FSA has given the local crypto industry self-regulatory status, certifying the Japanese Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to oversee the space. The JVCEA is now expected …

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Recently Discovered Wallet Vulnerabilities Not Critical

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Ledger claimed that recently uncovered vulnerabilities in its hardware wallets are not critical in an official Medium blog post on Dec. 28. Yesterday at the 35C3 Refreshing Memories conference in Berlin, researchers claimed that they were able to hack the Trezor One, Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue cryptocurrency wallets. …

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