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Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security

Peertec Joins Hands with Penta Security for Blockchain-Enabled Infrastructural Security

Peertec, a leading blockchain-focused fintech firm, has revealed its strategic collaboration with Penta Security, a highly valued web and data security company. The partnership is expected to boost Peertec’s infrastructure security using blockchain technology. The safety of its GDAC cryptocurrency exchange and services is also expected to be strengthened.

DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong

DLA Piper: Security Tokenization in Hong Kong

Security tokenization is the representation of fractional interests in an asset using blockchain. A security token derives its value from an underlying asset, such as a work of art. This differs from a utility token, which gives a holder the right to use a particular product or service, or a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, which has its own value as a currency.

US Court Indicts Alleged Lazarus Group Members in $250 Million Crypto Exchange Theft

US Court Indicts Alleged Lazarus Group Members in $250 Million Crypto Exchange Theft

Two Chinese nationals, Tian YinYin and Li Jiadong were sanctioned yesterday by the US Government yesterday for their alleged involvement in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyberattack. The pair have been charged with stealing nearly $250 million in virtual assets and laundering the money through converting BTC to USD and Chinese Yuan as well as through iTunes gift cards.

Circle Denies Receiving 'Wells Notice' Over USDC

Circle Denies Receiving 'Wells Notice' Over USDC

Circle's CSO refused SEC Wells notices for its USDC token.

SEC to Keep Close Watch on Crypto Brokers and Advisers

SEC to Keep Close Watch on Crypto Brokers and Advisers

The SEC stated the 2023 review goals would ensure crypto brokers and advisors follow "respectful standards of care."

Hong Kong Embraces Web3 Despite Crypto Market Volatility

Hong Kong Embraces Web3 Despite Crypto Market Volatility

Hong Kong's financial secretary, Paul Chan, has emphasized the need for the city to embrace Web3 technology, despite the fluctuations in the crypto market. Chan has proposed a strategy that focuses on proper regulation and promoting development to facilitate Web3's steady growth. He also noted that Hong Kong plans to prioritize financial security, prevent systemic risks, and focus on investor education and protection. The region's approach to crypto regulation contrasts with that of the United States, which has adopted a more hardline response to the industry.

Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Exclusive: What are Top 5 FinTech Career Advice for Graduates?

Prof. Aris Stouraitis presents how Master of Science in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) offered by Hong Kong Baptist University strives to nurture interdisciplinary talents and he offers the top 5 career advice for graduates who wish to work in FinTech and blockchain industry!

Korean Prosecutors Consulting if LUNA Classified "Security"

Korean Prosecutors Consulting if LUNA Classified "Security"

The probe into Terraform Labs by South Korean prosecutors is taking a whole new twist as watchdogs are making consultations on how best to classify the collapsed LUNA tokens - now known as Luna Classic (LUNC).

Ransomware Gang Evil Corp Group Strikes Again with New Ransomware WastedLocker

Ransomware Gang Evil Corp Group Strikes Again with New Ransomware WastedLocker

A ransomware gang called Evil Corp Group is back in action again, after having been in retirement for an undetermined period of time. The malware hacker group strikes again by developing a ransom software dubbed WastedLocker.

Tencent Report: Leading AI Innovation with Responsible Safety and Ethical Practices

Tencent Report: Leading AI Innovation with Responsible Safety and Ethical Practices

Tencent's report emphasizes its commitment to responsible AI, emphasizing safety and ethical practices in large models, highlighting strategies for model security, value alignment, and ethical considerations.

Trezor Strengthens Security Measures Amid Phishing Concerns

Trezor Strengthens Security Measures Amid Phishing Concerns

Trezor recently faced a security breach in its third-party support ticketing portal, potentially affecting 66,000 users. While user funds and device security remain secure, the incident raises concerns over increased phishing risks.

Coinbase, Gemini, Binance & Kraken Address Twitter Hack: "Repercussions for Bitcoin Could’ve Been Worse"

Coinbase, Gemini, Binance & Kraken Address Twitter Hack: "Repercussions for Bitcoin Could’ve Been Worse"

Twitter has never in its history experienced as big of a security breach and crypto hack scam as the one that happened earlier this week.

Wakweli and Polygon Partner for NFT Authentication

Wakweli and Polygon Partner for NFT Authentication

Web3 protocol Wakweli has partnered with layer-2 scaling platform Polygon to offer certification of authenticity for NFTs. The partnership will allow all digital assets on Polygon to be compatible with Wakweli's certification system, enhancing the security of the digital ecosystem. Wakweli's testnet will be available in April, with alpha testing with Polygon's mainnet set to begin in Q2 2023.

BOCI and UBS Partner to Issue First Tokenized Security in Hong Kong

BOCI and UBS Partner to Issue First Tokenized Security in Hong Kong

BOCI, a leading Chinese financial institution, has issued the first tokenized security in Hong Kong, reaching a milestone in digital finance.

FINRA's 2024 Oversight Report Emphasizes Crypto Asset Compliance

FINRA's 2024 Oversight Report Emphasizes Crypto Asset Compliance

FINRA's 2024 Regulatory Oversight Report emphasizes compliance in crypto asset activities, emphasizing cybersecurity, anti-money laundering protocols, and transparent reporting, reflecting its commitment to guiding members in the evolving cryptocurrency world.

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

US Toughens Export Controls on Semiconductors to China Amid Military Concerns

The US Department of Commerce tightened export controls on advanced computing semiconductors to China and other countries of concern to address national security threats posed by military modernization. The rules, effective from November 16, 2023, refine the parameters defining restricted chips, introduce a global licensing requirement, and expand controls on semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The update also adds certain PRC entities to the Entity List, requiring a BIS license for foundries manufacturing chips for these entities.

US National Security at Risk Due to China Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

US National Security at Risk Due to China Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

Former Department of State official Anja Manuel warns that if the US loses its dominance in financial innovation and payments, it could impact its national security policy, specifically on sanctions. Manuel stated that China is catching up on dominance in mobile payments, which could make enforcing sanctions against “bad actors” like Iran or North Korea more challenging.

FTX Issues Fresh Warning on Phishing Emails and Scam Sites

FTX Issues Fresh Warning on Phishing Emails and Scam Sites

FTX issues a fresh warning about phishing emails and scam sites mimicking its Debtors' portal. The alert, dated October 5, 2023, comes amid industry-wide concerns about phishing attacks, including a recent warning from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.

Bitfinex Launches $400 Million Bounty Hunt for 2016 Hackers Who Stole $1.3 Billion in BTC

Bitfinex Launches $400 Million Bounty Hunt for 2016 Hackers Who Stole $1.3 Billion in BTC

Bitfinex has launched a 400 million dollar bounty hunt in search of the hackers responsible for the theft of nearly 120,000 Bitcoins from the global exchange in 2016.

The Impact of AI and LLMs on the Future of Cybersecurity

The Impact of AI and LLMs on the Future of Cybersecurity

An exploration into the transformative potential of generative AI and LLMs in the cybersecurity realm.

Crypto Drainers: The Rising Threat to Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Cryptocurrencies

Crypto Drainers: The Rising Threat to Bitcoin (BTC) and Other Cryptocurrencies

A deep dive into the increasing threat of crypto drainers to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, highlighting ways to avoid falling victim.

Sam Blackshear Discusses Security Aspects of Move Programming Language

Sam Blackshear Discusses Security Aspects of Move Programming Language

Sam Blackshear sheds light on the security features of the Move programming language designed to prevent common security exploits.

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Leading Security Founders Discuss Potential of Generative AI

Security startup founders share insights on the use and threats of generative AI in the tech industry.

Privacy and Security Updates from Worldcoin in 2024

Privacy and Security Updates from Worldcoin in 2024

An overview of Worldcoin's recent steps in improving privacy, security, and user choice in 2024.

NVIDIA Uses Generative AI to Streamline CVE Analysis at an Enterprise Scale

NVIDIA Uses Generative AI to Streamline CVE Analysis at an Enterprise Scale

NVIDIA is leveraging generative AI to streamline the process of scanning and patching software vulnerabilities at an enterprise scale.

HKMA Warns Public About Phishing Messages Linked to ICBC (Asia)

HKMA Warns Public About Phishing Messages Linked to ICBC (Asia)

HKMA alerts public to phishing messages related to ICBC (Asia).

Binance.US Could Be in Violation of Securities Law

Binance.US Could Be in Violation of Securities Law

SEC opposes Binance. US acquisition of nearly $1 billion in Voyager Digital assets.

$1.7 Billion Rehabilitation Plan for Mt. Gox Hack Victims Shelved Until December

$1.7 Billion Rehabilitation Plan for Mt. Gox Hack Victims Shelved Until December

Victims of the now non-defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox will have to wait on their refund following a 2014 hack, which triggered the loss of over 150,000 Bitcoin.

Coinbase Custody Leads in Digital Asset Safety Amid ETF Adoption Surge

Coinbase Custody Leads in Digital Asset Safety Amid ETF Adoption Surge

As crypto ETFs gain SEC approval, Coinbase Custody emerges as the trusted custodian for digital assets, leveraging advanced security and regulatory compliance.

Alphapo Hot Wallets Drained of Over $23M in BTC, ETH and TRON

Alphapo Hot Wallets Drained of Over $23M in BTC, ETH and TRON

Alphapo, a payment processor for various gambling services, reported a breach of their hot wallets today, July 23, 2023. The breach resulted in a loss of over $23 million in Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX), and Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrencies.

INX to Tokenize and List Casper Labs Equity on Regulated ATS Platform

INX to Tokenize and List Casper Labs Equity on Regulated ATS Platform

INX Digital Company, Inc., a US-regulated broker-dealer, ATS, and transfer agent, announced on July 19, 2023, that it will tokenize and list the equity of Casper Labs, a leading enterprise blockchain software provider.

AI-Driven "Audio-Jacking": IBM Uncovers New Cybersecurity Threat

AI-Driven "Audio-Jacking": IBM Uncovers New Cybersecurity Threat

IBM Security researchers have identified a new cybersecurity threat called "audio-jacking," where AI can manipulate live conversations with deepfake voices, raising concerns about financial fraud and misinformation.

Kaspersky’s Expert Take on KYC and AML: Stock vs Crypto Exchanges

Kaspersky’s Expert Take on KYC and AML: Stock vs Crypto Exchanges

In Part 2 of our interview, Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia, Kaspersky shared how Kaspersky provides cybersecurity solutions for stock and crypto exchanges to address KYC and AML concerns. He also walked us through the Kaspersky Application Security Assessment and explained its significance in safeguarding assets in crypto exchanges.

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

‘Big Four’ Tech Amazon, Google, Apple & Facebook Grilled During US Antitrust Hearing

In an antitrust hearing with the Judiciary Committee of US Congress, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified, as a continuation of an unfinished legal conversation with lawmakers.

Blockchain Security Startup BlockSec Pulls $8m in Seed+ Funding Round

Blockchain Security Startup BlockSec Pulls $8m in Seed+ Funding Round

Blockchain security startup, BlockSec has announced it has completed a new seed plus funding round where it pulled the sum of $8 million from top investors.

US Business Giants Bet Big on Generative AI Despite Data Security Concerns

US Business Giants Bet Big on Generative AI Despite Data Security Concerns

Nearly all US companies with revenues over $1B are set to invest in generative AI, eyeing major ROI while weighing risks like data security and workforce readiness.

Philippines Spearheads ASEAN AI Regulatory Framework

Philippines Spearheads ASEAN AI Regulatory Framework

Philippines' Congress Speaker Martin Romualdez plans to introduce an AI regulatory framework to ASEAN during its chairmanship in 2026, focusing on digitization, cybersecurity, and managing generative AI in economic policies.

BNB Smart Chain's Remarkable 85% Security Triumph in 2023

BNB Smart Chain's Remarkable 85% Security Triumph in 2023

BNB Smart Chain's security enhancements in 2023 led to an 85% reduction in financial losses from security incidents, a striking contrast to the previous year's $1.1 billion losses.

Trump's National Security Council Sees DLT as Critical Weapon in US-China Tech War

Trump's National Security Council Sees DLT as Critical Weapon in US-China Tech War

The United States National Security Council has named distributed ledger technology (DLT) as one the most critical focus areas in its tech war with China and Russia.

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

DOJ Wants to Bypass End-to-End Encryption to Fight Child Sexual Exploitation – Cause for Concern for Tech?

US government officials want to bypass encryption on websites, under allegations that child sexual exploitation runs unmonitored on strongly encrypted platforms.

Former CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne Charged for Security Fraud

Former CEO of Overstock Patrick Byrne Charged for Security Fraud

Former CEO of overstock.com, Patrick Byrne and former CFO Greg Iverson have been charged for securities fraud regarding the payout of dividends.

SEC to Make a Move on Suing Ripple over XRP Cryptocurrency as Christmas Holidays Kick In

SEC to Make a Move on Suing Ripple over XRP Cryptocurrency as Christmas Holidays Kick In

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse revealed that a lawsuit may be in the works against his fintech company for XRP cryptocurrency sooner than later.

Scroll's 2024 Agenda: Lower Costs, Enhanced Security, and Increased Decentralization

Scroll's 2024 Agenda: Lower Costs, Enhanced Security, and Increased Decentralization

In 2024, Scroll plans to make blockchain technology more accessible, secure, and decentralized. The company will reduce operational costs by 50%, integrate data compression techniques, and implement 4844 data blobs. It will also enhance compatibility with Ethereum Improvement Proposals and SHA256 precompile.

New MacOS Malware Hijacks Crypto Wallets Via Pirated Apps

New MacOS Malware Hijacks Crypto Wallets Via Pirated Apps

Kaspersky Labs discovers a new malware targeting macOS users via pirated apps, replacing legitimate Bitcoin and Exodus wallets with infected versions, highlighting the risks of downloading unauthorized software.

Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Blockchain Technology Powers Brazil's National Identity Card Issuance

Brazil has commenced the use of blockchain technology for issuing the National Identity Card (CIN) to enhance security and data integrity in the new identity issuance process. The initial phase begins in three states with a nationwide deadline set for November 6, 2023. This move is part of Brazil's broader initiative towards leveraging blockchain for public service improvement, aligning with global trends of digital identity verification.

CoinGecko Hit by Phishing Scam

CoinGecko Hit by Phishing Scam

CoinGecko, a cryptocurrency data aggregator, experienced a security breach in January 2024, exposing its vulnerability to phishing scams and highlighting the need for robust security measures.

Multinational Firm Loses $25.6 Million to Deepfake-Driven Fraud

Multinational Firm Loses $25.6 Million to Deepfake-Driven Fraud

A Hong Kong finance employee was deceived into transferring $25.6 million using deepfake technology, highlighting the growing cybersecurity threat of such scams.

Vitalik Buterin Proposes a Quantum-Resistant Hard Fork for Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin Proposes a Quantum-Resistant Hard Fork for Ethereum

Vitalik Buterin proposes a hard fork strategy for Ethereum to protect funds against quantum computer attacks, sparking a community-wide discussion on quantum security.

Ripple CEO Hints that XRP Operations Will Be Fine Despite SEC Lawsuit and Previous Failure to Settle

Ripple CEO Hints that XRP Operations Will Be Fine Despite SEC Lawsuit and Previous Failure to Settle

Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse demystified certain things pertaining to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit.

Algorand (ALGO) Foundation CEO's Social Media Hacked

Algorand (ALGO) Foundation CEO's Social Media Hacked

The Algorand Foundation CEO's social media account was hacked, raising significant cybersecurity concerns in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors.

Trezor's Social Media Compromised, Fake $TRZR Token Presale Promoted

Trezor's Social Media Compromised, Fake $TRZR Token Presale Promoted

Trezor's official channels were breached, inadvertently advertising a scam "$TRZR" token presale, raising concerns about social media security.

a16z-Backed Stelo Labs Ceases Operations Today, October 31, 2023

a16z-Backed Stelo Labs Ceases Operations Today, October 31, 2023

Stelo Labs has halted operations on October 31, 2023, despite its initial success and over 10,000 extension downloads. The company will now focus on market definition, assumption validation, and core problem-solving as they prepare for their next venture.

BIS Conference Addresses Cybersecurity in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

BIS Conference Addresses Cybersecurity in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC)

Agustín Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements, highlighted the importance of cybersecurity for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) during a conference in Basel, Switzerland, emphasizing the need for secure, user-friendly, and adaptable systems.

First Ever Blockchain-Based IPO Launches on National Stock Exchange

First Ever Blockchain-Based IPO Launches on National Stock Exchange

The shares are available on the MERJ exchange platform as well as through broker-dealer Jumpstart and crypto custodian Prime Trust, which are both based in the US and via Globacap.

US DHS Cybersecurity Official Expects to be Fired in Trump’s Post-Election Purge for Debunking Fake News

US DHS Cybersecurity Official Expects to be Fired in Trump’s Post-Election Purge for Debunking Fake News

A United States Homeland cybersecurity official, Christopher Krebs expects to be cut in President Trump’s post-election purge for proactively debunking disinformation.

Fantom (FTM) Foundation CEO Reveals Exciting Plans for Sonic's Launch and Future Development

Fantom (FTM) Foundation CEO Reveals Exciting Plans for Sonic's Launch and Future Development

Michael Kong, CEO of Fantom Foundation, has unveiled the highly anticipated launch of Sonic, a groundbreaking blockchain technology that promises unparalleled scalability and security. With plans to create a shared sequencer for L1 and L2 chains and introduce simplified staking and liquid staking support, the Fantom team is poised to revolutionize the world of blockchain. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and partnerships in the coming weeks.

Tik Tok Pushes Harder for Blockchain Despite Vulnerabilities in Core System

Tik Tok Pushes Harder for Blockchain Despite Vulnerabilities in Core System

Hundreds of millions of users are using Tik Tok, meaning that any breach of data could lead to serious vulnerabilities for users and the company.

Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

Significant Crypto Hacks in December 2023, with Orbit Bridge Exploit Leading the Surge

In December 2023, a significant increase in crypto thefts was triggered by an $81.5 million attack on Orbit Bridge, marking one of the largest attacks on cross-chain bridges in recent years.

SEC Faces Congressional Investigation Call Over Bitcoin ETF False Approval News Breach

SEC Faces Congressional Investigation Call Over Bitcoin ETF False Approval News Breach

The SEC's social media account was compromised, leading to false Bitcoin ETF approval news. This incident has prompted calls for congressional investigation into the SEC for potential market manipulation and cybersecurity lapses.

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Private Chain Collaborative Testing

BlockSec Launches Phalcon Fork for Private Chain Collaborative Testing

Blockchain security firm BlockSec has launched the Phalcon Fork toolkit for collaborative testing on private chains forked from the Ethereum mainnet. The toolkit provides more control for developers over testing, analysis, and debugging of transactions, while retaining services and states from the Ethereum mainnet. It also includes an integrated faucet for free fork network Ether (ETH) and Fork RPC for integration with Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible development frameworks.

China Unlikely to Approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok Deal – Blockchain and Bitcoin Implications

China Unlikely to Approve Oracle and Walmart’s TikTok Deal – Blockchain and Bitcoin Implications

China appears to be on edge regarding Oracle and Walmart’s deal with parent company ByteDance for TikTok’s US operations, calling it an “unfair deal.”

SlowMist Reports Surge in Diverse Crypto Security Incidents for the Week of September 17-23, 2023

SlowMist Reports Surge in Diverse Crypto Security Incidents for the Week of September 17-23, 2023

SlowMist, a cybersecurity firm specializing in blockchain, released its weekly security report for the week of September 17-23, 2023. The report highlights a total of seven security incidents with an estimated loss of around $380,600. The week saw a significant rise in phishing attacks and rug pull tactics, as well as the emergence of diverse attack methods like DNS hijacking and contract vulnerabilities.

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

What Does Oracle's TikTok Deal Mean for the US? ByteDance Confident President Trump Will Approve Deal

ByteDance is confident that its deal with Oracle tech giant for TikTok’s US operations will be approved by both Chinese and American regulators.

Nexo to terminate yield-bearing product after paying $45 million

Nexo to terminate yield-bearing product after paying $45 million

Nexo Capital's cryptocurrency yield-bearing product is being shut down in the US following a multi-million dollar settlement with the SEC and NASAA.

XRP Holders File Motion to Intervene in Ripple Case as SEC Blamed for Causing "Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses"

XRP Holders File Motion to Intervene in Ripple Case as SEC Blamed for Causing "Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses"

On behalf of XRP holders, attorney John E. Deaton has filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit opposing Ripple Labs and the SEC.

Naoris Protocol Secures $11.5 m Funding, Enhancing Web3 Networks Security

Naoris Protocol Secures $11.5 m Funding, Enhancing Web3 Networks Security

Cybersecurity protocol Naoris raised the funding with $11.5 million, which it mentions will enable it to revamp network security for the Web3 world.

CertiK Outlines Mobile Blockchain Security Threats and Countermeasures

CertiK Outlines Mobile Blockchain Security Threats and Countermeasures

CertiK discussed security challenges of blockchain technologies on mobile platforms, including malware, insecure wallet apps, and network vulnerabilities, and provided countermeasures like reputable security solutions and regular updates.

Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Gemini Allocates $24 Million for Expansion in India

Gemini is set to invest $24 million in its Gurgaon development center in India, focusing on core platform areas like compliance and security. The move is part of Gemini's broader strategy to tap into India's burgeoning tech and startup ecosystem.

XRP Investors Looking to Join XRP Case Trigger Different Reactions from The SEC and Ripple

XRP Investors Looking to Join XRP Case Trigger Different Reactions from The SEC and Ripple

While the Securities and Exchange Commission has opposed XRP holders' motion to intervene, Ripple seems to think it should be approved by the court.

DeFi Execs Argue KYC as Solution to Combat Money Laundering in the Industry

DeFi Execs Argue KYC as Solution to Combat Money Laundering in the Industry

DeFi executives at the WOW Summit in Hong Kong endorse KYC as a solution to tackle AML issues and combat hackers laundering stolen funds into clean money. However, there are concerns that KYC alone will not solve all AML problems and that different mechanisms should be used for different solutions.

Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Senator Warren Focuses on Crypto Scam Risks for Seniors, Advocates New Legislation

Senator Warren emphasized the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, gaining bipartisan support to regulate crypto activities and protect vulnerable populations from financial fraud.

Binance Contributes to Recovery and Return of $10,000 of Stolen Crypto To a Targeted Investor

Binance Contributes to Recovery and Return of $10,000 of Stolen Crypto To a Targeted Investor

Binance affiliate crypto security expert Harry Denley helped a victim recover $10, 000 worth of lost cryptocurrency recently.

CFTC Report Underscores DeFi Risks and Calls for Action

CFTC Report Underscores DeFi Risks and Calls for Action

The CFTC report on DeFi underscores significant risks to the U.S. financial system, national security, and consumer protection, emphasizing the need for increased understanding, regulation, and collaboration in the sector.

Crypto Investors Unable to Access Their Money: 8 Things to Consider Before Investing in Cryptocurrency

Crypto Investors Unable to Access Their Money: 8 Things to Consider Before Investing in Cryptocurrency

On Tuesday, the News York Times reported about frustrated crypto investors demanding their money back. But things are thick than expected. The situation reflects similar cases in which many cryptocurrency investors frequently fall into trap each year. The article, therefore, highlights important things that crypto investors should think about before investing in cryptocurrency.

HTX Hacker Returns Stolen Ether, Rewarded with Bounty

HTX Hacker Returns Stolen Ether, Rewarded with Bounty

The hacker who stole 5,000 Ether from Huobi Global's exchange HTX returned the funds on October 7, following a bounty offer from HTX. The exchange had offered a 5% bounty of the stolen funds if returned by an October 2 deadline. Upon the return of the stolen funds, the hacker was rewarded with a 250 ETH bounty, valued at approximately $410,000. The return of the funds and the bounty payout was publicly acknowledged by HTX adviser Justin Sun.

How Kaspersky Protects Investors During Token Sales in 7 Ways

How Kaspersky Protects Investors During Token Sales in 7 Ways

In the exclusinve interview with Blockchain.News, Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky shares the latest trend on cybersecurity threats in crypto fundraising and how Kaspersky's solutions can protect investors in 7 ways.

US Should Register Ripple’s XRP Token as a Security, Says Market Expert Peter Brandt

US Should Register Ripple’s XRP Token as a Security, Says Market Expert Peter Brandt

The question of whether Ripple’s XRP token should be classified as a security remains unclear and has been debated upon.

US Department of Homeland Security Can Now Trace Illicit Monero Cryptocurrency Transactions

US Department of Homeland Security Can Now Trace Illicit Monero Cryptocurrency Transactions

The United States Department of Homeland Security will now be able to track transactions of the most privacy-oriented cryptocurrency coin Monero (XMR).

Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Fireblocks Introduces 'Off Exchange' to Address Exchange Counterparty Risk, Integrates with Deribit

Fireblocks introduces 'Off Exchange', reducing exchange counterparty risk for institutional traders, allowing them to trade directly from on-chain MPC shared wallets, marking a significant advancement in digital asset trading.

US Congress Proposes Bill to Restrict Government Interactions with Foreign Adversarial Blockchain Networks

US Congress Proposes Bill to Restrict Government Interactions with Foreign Adversarial Blockchain Networks

US Congress introduces H.R.6307, limiting government interactions with Chinese blockchain networks, addressing national security and data privacy concerns, and urging increased scrutiny in the technology sector.

Binance Collaborates with Royal Thai Police to Disrupt Criminal Networks

Binance Collaborates with Royal Thai Police to Disrupt Criminal Networks

Binance, in conjunction with the Royal Thai Police, has successfully disrupted major crypto fraudulent networks in Thailand through two significant operations. The collaboration led to the arrest of key individuals and substantial asset seizures, underscoring Binance's proactive stance against cybercrime and its ongoing commitment to enhancing security within the digital asset ecosystem.

Ransomware Group Demands $4M in Bitcoin from Argentina, Border Activity Halted for 4 Hours

Ransomware Group Demands $4M in Bitcoin from Argentina, Border Activity Halted for 4 Hours

A Bitcoin ransomware attack was directed towards Argentina’s immigration agency, halting border crossing temporarily.

Algorand Wallets Hacked Again

Algorand Wallets Hacked Again

Algodex warns of a security breach on March 5, while MyAlgo urges users to withdraw assets or rekey funds following a February hack.

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

US Department of Homeland Security to Host Blockchain-Based Digital Wallet Event with $25K Reward

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will host a virtual event for a Digital Wallets Challenge on Oct 27.

PwC Cybersecurity: CatchMe if you Kan

PwC Cybersecurity: CatchMe if you Kan

Felix Kan is a Partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance Cybersecurity Privacy practice with 10 years of extensive experience. Kan began his career as an ethical hacker and has committed his career to helping Hong Kong companies enhance their protections against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

Thunder Terminal's Rapid Response to $240,000 Hack: Security Measures and Hacker's Ransom Demand

Thunder Terminal's Rapid Response to $240,000 Hack: Security Measures and Hacker's Ransom Demand

Thunder Terminal exploited 114 wallets, causing $240,000 in damages. Users were promised refunds and additional credits, but the hacker disputed these claims and demanded a ransom.

MIT Cybersecurity Experts Warn Against Use of Blockchain Voting Systems

MIT Cybersecurity Experts Warn Against Use of Blockchain Voting Systems

MIT Cybersecurity experts have said that blockchain-based mobile voting systems are vulnerable to serious failures.

Friend.tech Faces Data Leak and Security Concerns

Friend.tech Faces Data Leak and Security Concerns

Friend.tech gains traction with endorsements like Garry Tan of Y Combinator. However, security and data leak concerns advise caution for potential users

How Ripple’s Current Case Differs from SEC’s Lawsuit against Kik

How Ripple’s Current Case Differs from SEC’s Lawsuit against Kik

Attorney Jeremy Hogan compared the lawsuit Ripple currently faces for XRP with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s previous target , Kik.

Web3 Security CertiK X Account Compromised in Phishing Scam

Web3 Security CertiK X Account Compromised in Phishing Scam

CertiK, a blockchain security firm, suffered a cyber attack on its X account, leading to phishing scams, raising concerns about crypto security vulnerabilities and sophisticated social engineering tactics.

Ripple Supporters Appeal to the White House to Classify XRP as a Digital Currency

Ripple Supporters Appeal to the White House to Classify XRP as a Digital Currency

In a move to support Ripple, XRP advocates have decided to file a petition with the White House asking it to declare the asset a virtual currency.

Paxos Trust Company Disagrees With U.S. Securities

Paxos Trust Company Disagrees With U.S. Securities

Paxos, a stablecoin issuer, received an SEC Wells notice earlier this month and "categorically denies" that BUSD is a securities.

US National Security at Risk Due to China’s Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

US National Security at Risk Due to China’s Dominance in Mobile Payments, says former State Department Official

Former Department of State official Anja Manuel warns that if the US loses its dominance in financial innovation and payments, it could impact its national security policy, specifically on sanctions. Manuel stated that China is catching up on dominance in mobile payments, which could make enforcing sanctions against “bad actors” like Iran or North Korea more challenging.

Ripple Blasted by Investor Tetragon for Playing “Word Games” in $175M Stock Buyback Lawsuit

Ripple Blasted by Investor Tetragon for Playing “Word Games” in $175M Stock Buyback Lawsuit

Along with the heat Ripple is currently facing from the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of its leading investors has also turned against it.

Briefing Schedule for Motions to Dismiss Agreed upon by SEC and Ripple Head Execs for XRP Case

Briefing Schedule for Motions to Dismiss Agreed upon by SEC and Ripple Head Execs for XRP Case

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs continues to unfold, as both parties recently reached an agreement on a schedule for briefing the Individual defendants’ – co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse – motion to dismiss.

UAE Crypto Insights: 72% Investors Lean Towards Bitcoin

UAE Crypto Insights: 72% Investors Lean Towards Bitcoin

The UAE's crypto investors, according to a survey by KuCoin, are overwhelmingly in favor of Bitcoin, highlighting the need for trust, security, and crypto education, as well as a keen interest in blockchain and AI integration, indicating the country's potential as a crypto hub.

Cosmos Hub Votes to Reduce ATOM Inflation Rate to 10%

Cosmos Hub Votes to Reduce ATOM Inflation Rate to 10%

Cosmos Hub proposes reducing ATOM inflation rate from 14% to 10%, lowering annual staking yield from 19% to 13.4%, optimizing security expenses and introducing a liquid staking module.

US Treasury Sanctions Two Men Accused of Laundering Crypto for North Korean Cyber Crime Syndicate

US Treasury Sanctions Two Men Accused of Laundering Crypto for North Korean Cyber Crime Syndicate

The US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control has sanctioned two men believed to involved in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyberattack against a cryptocurrency exchange.

Analyst Honored for Exposing South Korean Dark Web Crypto Child Pornography and Blackmail Site

Analyst Honored for Exposing South Korean Dark Web Crypto Child Pornography and Blackmail Site

Criminal analyst, Kim Reece, has been named as a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for her role in the takedown of the South Korean ‘Nth Room’ child pornography chat rooms hosting the content of Welcome to Video blackmail sex and exploitation site.

Unraveling ChatGPT Jailbreaks: A Deep Dive into Tactics and Their Far-Reaching Impacts

Unraveling ChatGPT Jailbreaks: A Deep Dive into Tactics and Their Far-Reaching Impacts

Exploring the intricacies of ChatGPT jailbreak strategies, this paper delves into the emerging vulnerabilities and the advanced methodologies developed to evaluate their effectiveness.

Binance Announces Upgrade to Proof-of-Reserves Verification

Binance Announces Upgrade to Proof-of-Reserves Verification

Binance's zk-SNARKs update improves proof-of-reserves verification security and transparency.

Binance to Disable Multiple Old Deposit Addresses

Binance to Disable Multiple Old Deposit Addresses

Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is retiring selected deposit addresses and memos on various blockchains, including Ether, Tron, BNB, and Stellar, as part of its infrastructure upgrade. The exchange encourages impacted users to obtain new addresses and memos to enhance security and efficiency, and the migration is scheduled for April to June 2023.

CertiK Raises $60m In New Funding in Two Weeks

CertiK Raises $60m In New Funding in Two Weeks

The new fund comes just two weeks after CertiK mopped up $88 million Series B3 round as the blockchain company continues to beef up its business offerings.

Critical Security Vulnerability in OKX iOS App: CertiK's Urgent Update Advisory

Critical Security Vulnerability in OKX iOS App: CertiK's Urgent Update Advisory

CertiK issued a high-priority alert for OKX iOS app users, urging an immediate update due to a discovered critical RCE vulnerability that poses a serious threat to data and asset security.

Circle CEO Criticizes SEC Stablecoin regulations

Circle CEO Criticizes SEC Stablecoin regulations

As payment systems, stablecoins are not securities, according to Circle's CEO.

Hong Kong’s National Security Law Triggers Exodus of Wealthy Society’s Capital, Is Gold Being Dumped for Bitcoin?

Hong Kong’s National Security Law Triggers Exodus of Wealthy Society’s Capital, Is Gold Being Dumped for Bitcoin?

Hong Kong’s rich and affluent are reportedly moving large amounts of gold out of the major financial hub following Beijing’s imposed national security law. According to well-known Bitcoin bull Max Keiser, Bitcoin is a better way to export your fortune.

GDAC Exchange Heist Perpetrator Begins Moving Stolen Funds

GDAC Exchange Heist Perpetrator Begins Moving Stolen Funds

The hacker who stole $13 million from GDAC exchange in April has started transferring the stolen funds. Initially, around 60.8 BTC was moved to a specific address, which then transferred 36.7 BTC to three other addresses. Currently, the balance in the initial address stands at 24 BTC. MistTrack continues to monitor the situation, shedding light on the ongoing challenges faced by centralized exchanges in ensuring asset security.

CBDCs Gain Traction Amid Fears of Coronavirus-Contaminated Banknotes, The Economist Survey Uncovers

CBDCs Gain Traction Amid Fears of Coronavirus-Contaminated Banknotes, The Economist Survey Uncovers

In a survey conducted by The Economist and Crypto.com, it found that consumers generally had more trust in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), rather than decentralized cryptocurrencies.

Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Microsoft's 2.5 billion GBP Investment in UK AI: Catalyst for Innovation and Growth

Microsoft's significant investment in the UK's AI infrastructure is expected to significantly enhance the country's technology sector and its global AI standing.

Atomicals Market Addresses Security Breach and Announces Compensation Measures

Atomicals Market Addresses Security Breach and Announces Compensation Measures

Atomicals Market has implemented measures to restore user trust and enhance platform security following a significant security breach, emphasizing community engagement's crucial role in protocol's future.

OKLink Reveals $103M Blockchain Losses in February 2024

OKLink Reveals $103M Blockchain Losses in February 2024

OKLink's February 2024 report details $103M in crypto losses, highlighting the critical need for heightened security measures.

Stars Arena Tightens Security Following $3M Exploit

Stars Arena Tightens Security Following $3M Exploit

Stars Arena, an Avalanche-based Web3 social media app, is reinforcing its security measures following a $3 million exploit on October 6, 2023. The steps include the transfer of funds to a secure multisig wallet, a comprehensive security audit, and the engagement of a white hat team for rapid security review. Users have been urged not to deposit any new funds until the security overhaul is completed.

Is China Hacking Australia? Cryptojacking Cyberattacks Hit Hard Down Under

Is China Hacking Australia? Cryptojacking Cyberattacks Hit Hard Down Under

The Australian Cyber Security Center has published a report highlighting vulnerabilities that are being exploited by hackers using cryptojacking malware.

Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

Court Upholds OFAC's Designation of Tornado Cash Under IEEPA

The US District Court upheld the OFAC's designation of Tornado Cash under the IEEPA, rejecting plaintiffs' claims of overreach and First Amendment violations, highlighting legal challenges for privacy-oriented blockchain entities.

ZenGo uncovers dApp vulnerability

ZenGo uncovers dApp vulnerability

ZenGo has discovered a security vulnerability called the "red pill attack" in decentralized applications or dApps. The vulnerability allowed malicious dApps to steal user assets using opaque transaction approvals. Many leading vendors, including Coinbase Wallet, were vulnerable to such attacks. ZenGo found that developers took a shortcut in setting "Special Variables" to arbitrary values during simulation, leaving the simulation vulnerable to attack. ZenGo said the fix was straightforward and urged developers to populate vulnerable variables with meaningful values.

ZenGo's NFT Hack Detector

ZenGo's NFT Hack Detector

The display compares OpenSea NFT trading amounts to floor pricing.

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel launches Articul8 AI with DigitalBridge

Intel and DigitalBridge launch Articul8 AI, focusing on secure, enterprise-grade GenAI software, with diverse industry applications.

Platypus Finance Suffers Exploit Resulting in Over $2M Loss

Platypus Finance Suffers Exploit Resulting in Over $2M Loss

Platypus Finance, a DeFi protocol on the Avalanche blockchain, suffered an exploit on 12th October 2023, leading to a loss of over $2 million. The protocol had temporarily suspended all pools due to suspicious activities and is working towards resolving the issue. Blockchain security firm PeckShield Inc identified and disclosed the exploit, underscoring the need for enhanced security measures in the DeFi space.

Payments giant PayPal and Galaxy raise $20 million

Payments giant PayPal and Galaxy raise $20 million

The investment round included 23 organizations and six angel investors.

CITD to Issue HK$100 Million Bonds Utilizing Blockchain

CITD to Issue HK$100 Million Bonds Utilizing Blockchain

China Information Technology Development Limited (CITD) (HKEX: 8178), a leading technology company specializing in AI and cloud technologies, has announced its plan to issue HK$100 million worth of Bonds using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The proposed issuance aims to revolutionize the bond market by leveraging blockchain and smart contract technologies.

Mangofarm Scandal: Solana's Blockchain Ensnared in Alleged Ponzi Scheme Ties

Mangofarm Scandal: Solana's Blockchain Ensnared in Alleged Ponzi Scheme Ties

Mangofarm, Solana blockchain, cryptocurrency scam, Banana Miner Ponzi scheme, digital currency security, blockchain fraud, crypto investment caution, Richard Matthew John O’Neill, decentralized finance, investor vigilance

Browser Extensions Used by Scammers to Steal Bitcoin

Browser Extensions Used by Scammers to Steal Bitcoin

The CEO of Casa takes his time to demonstrate how browser extensions can be used to launch a cyberattack to steal Bitcoin. He emphasized on cyber consciousness and cybersecurity.

Here is Why Tether Blacklisted Five TRON Addresses

Here is Why Tether Blacklisted Five TRON Addresses

Tether has blacklisted five new addresses on the TRON blockchain, highlighting its efforts to maintain network integrity and security. The largest address lost over $1.2 million USDT, aiding law enforcement and users in recovering stolen funds.

Digital Asset Protection Firm Coincover Secures $30 Million in Funding Round

Digital Asset Protection Firm Coincover Secures $30 Million in Funding Round

Foundation Capital and CMT Digital invest $30 million in Coincover to safeguard digital assets.

Court Denies XRP Holders’ Request to Take Part in SEC-Ripple Case

Court Denies XRP Holders’ Request to Take Part in SEC-Ripple Case

The court has denied the motion to intervene filed by XRP investors looking to take part in the Ripple case.

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Addresses X Account Hack and Security Measures

SEC Chair Gary Gensler Addresses X Account Hack and Security Measures

The SEC's X account was compromised on January 9, 2024, causing market fluctuations and highlighting cybersecurity concerns. The SEC is working with law enforcement to investigate.

Zcash Bug Could Leak Full Nodes with Shielded IP Addresses

Zcash Bug Could Leak Full Nodes with Shielded IP Addresses

Duke Leto, a core developer at Komodo (KMD), recently published a blog on his personal website revealing that, “A bug has existed for all shielded address since the inception of Zcash and Zcash Protocol.” Leto explained, “That is, Alice giving Bob a zaddr to be paid, could actually allow Bob to discover Alice’s IP address. This is drastically against the design of Zcash Protocol.”

The Rise of the Anon: Protecting Innovation

The Rise of the Anon: Protecting Innovation

Anonymity is increasingly offering protection to innovators as well as their ideas.

Rogue Validator Outsmarts MEV Bots, Resulting in a $25 Million Loss

Rogue Validator Outsmarts MEV Bots, Resulting in a $25 Million Loss

MEV bots attempting sandwich trades lost $25 million worth of digital assets to a rogue validator. The loss included Wrapped Bitcoin, USD Coin, Tether, Dai, and Wrapped Ether. Blockchain security firm CertiK explained that the attack was due to the centralization of power with validators, making them vulnerable to such attacks.

Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone

Coinbase's Custodial Role in New Bitcoin Spot ETFs Marks a Crypto Milestone

Coinbase's role in the newly approved Bitcoin spot ETFs by the SEC marks a crucial advancement in cryptocurrency's integration into mainstream finance, bringing regulatory clarity and institutional investment opportunities.

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Coinbase Rolls Out AI-Driven ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System

Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal unveils Coinbase's ERC-20 Scam Token Detection System, combining smart contract auditing with machine learning to tackle crypto scams. Disclosed on October 6, 2023, this initiative enhances security and trust in token listings on the platform.

Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

Web3 Security 2023 State Revealed, Nearly $2 Billion Lost

CertiK's "Hack3d: The Web3 Security Report 2023" provides a thorough analysis of Web3 security incidents in 2023, highlighting key vulnerabilities and trends in the blockchain and smart contract security landscape.

Ways To Ensure Online Security When Using Crypto Betting Apps

Ways To Ensure Online Security When Using Crypto Betting Apps

Crypto betting apps are gaining popularity, but security risks must be considered. Users should use reputable apps, strong passwords, and secure devices to ensure a safe experience.

South Korea Tightens Regulations on Crypto Mixers Amid Money Laundering Concerns

South Korea Tightens Regulations on Crypto Mixers Amid Money Laundering Concerns

South Korea's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is set to introduce new regulations targeting digital asset mixers, mirroring similar moves by the US. These measures aim to curb the use of crypto mixers for illegal money laundering.

UK's NCA Announces Disruption of World's Most Harmful Cyber Crime Group, LockBit

UK's NCA Announces Disruption of World's Most Harmful Cyber Crime Group, LockBit

UK's NCA launched "Operation Cronos" against LockBit, a global cyber crime syndicate, resulting in significant disruptions and the seizure of servers, cryptocurrency accounts, and decryption keys.

SEC Sues Ripple for Sale of “$1.3 Billion Unregistered Securities” as Crypto Leaders Debate over XRP

SEC Sues Ripple for Sale of “$1.3 Billion Unregistered Securities” as Crypto Leaders Debate over XRP

The SEC has filed a lawsuit against Ripple Labs Inc. for offering unregistered “digital asset securities” through which $1.3 billion was raised.

The Philippines SEC seeks to bring cryptocurrencies under its scope

The Philippines SEC seeks to bring cryptocurrencies under its scope

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suggested new cryptocurrency regulations to improve its control.

MetaMask Denies Involvement in Massive Wallet-Draining Exploit

MetaMask Denies Involvement in Massive Wallet-Draining Exploit

MetaMask has denied claims that its wallet was exploited in a recent massive wallet-draining operation that resulted in the loss of over 5,000 ETH. The company has confirmed that the funds were stolen from various addresses across 11 blockchains, and that the exploit was not specific to MetaMask.

NIST's Call for Public Input on AI Safety in Response to Biden's Executive Order

NIST's Call for Public Input on AI Safety in Response to Biden's Executive Order

NIST is seeking public input to create AI safety guidelines following President Biden's Executive Order, aiming to ensure a secure AI environment, mitigate risks, and foster innovation.

Binance, CoinMarketCap, BitPay, Coinbase, Paxful Among Android Apps Earmarked by Latest EventBot Malware

Binance, CoinMarketCap, BitPay, Coinbase, Paxful Among Android Apps Earmarked by Latest EventBot Malware

Cybereason, a US-based cybersecurity company, has detected an Android malware dubbed EventBot that has been targeting money transfer and banking apps. Coinbase, Bitpay, CoinMarketCap, Binance, Mycelium Wallet, Bitcoin.com, Paxful, and CoinGecko are among a list of Android cryptocurrency wallets and applications whose security might be compromised as they are in the vicinity of this malware.

Uniswap Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for V4 RFPs

Uniswap Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for V4 RFPs

The Uniswap Foundation announced the winners of its first round of RFPs for Uniswap V4 on November 1, 2023. The projects include developing a Deposit Liquidity Widget, creating an open-source design package, compiling POC hook developer documentation, and researching malicious hook design space.

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea's Cyber Onslaught on Cryptocurrency: A $3 Billion Digital Heist

North Korea has escalated cyber attacks on cryptocurrency since 2017, stealing over $3 billion and stealing $1.7 billion in 2022, posing a serious threat to the country's economy and military budget.

Lido DAO Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over LDO Token Alleged to be Unregistered Security

Lido DAO Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over LDO Token Alleged to be Unregistered Security

A class-action lawsuit against Lido DAO alleges its LDO token is an unregistered security, claiming responsibility for investor losses following the token's price decline.

Decline in Crypto Crime: Insights into 2024 Trends and Challenges

Decline in Crypto Crime: Insights into 2024 Trends and Challenges

2024 sees a notable decline in crypto crimes, with hacking and scamming activities reduced. However, ransomware and darknet markets show resurgence, emphasizing the need for enhanced security and regulatory measures in the crypto industry.

Blockchain Association Rejects Court's Securities Ruling on Private Blockchains

Blockchain Association Rejects Court's Securities Ruling on Private Blockchains

A U.S. lawyer called it "absurd" for a court to declare digital assets on centralized databases securities.

Ripple Addresses “Unproven Allegations” from SEC Lawsuit as Crypto.com Shuns XRP

Ripple Addresses “Unproven Allegations” from SEC Lawsuit as Crypto.com Shuns XRP

With the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s lawsuit hanging over Ripple, Crypto.com has also chosen to delist XRP, effective on January 19, 2021.

Flare Partners With Blockchain Security Specialist FYEO For Ongoing Audits

Flare Partners With Blockchain Security Specialist FYEO For Ongoing Audits

Flare is pleased to announce an official partnership with blockchain security specialist, FYEO. The firm will perform ongoing security audits of Flare’s codebases, providing actionable feedback to support safer smart contract development and help to minimize risk for all users of the network.

US Lawmakers Question Tron Founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO on Extremist Content Following Capitol Riots

US Lawmakers Question Tron Founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO on Extremist Content Following Capitol Riots

Two U.S. lawmakers have questioned Tron founder Justin Sun and DLive CEO Charles Wayn in the wake of the Capital riots—asking them how they moderate extremist content.

Deceptive AI: The Hidden Dangers of LLM Backdoors

Deceptive AI: The Hidden Dangers of LLM Backdoors

Recent studies reveal large language models can deceive, challenging AI safety training methods. They can hide dangerous behaviors, creating false safety impressions, necessitating the development of robust protocols.

Blockchain Security Firm Certik Raises Nearly $88m in Stock Offering

Blockchain Security Firm Certik Raises Nearly $88m in Stock Offering

Blockchain security and audits firm, Certik raise nearly $88 million through a stock offering.

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena Recovers Majority of Stolen Crypto

Stars Arena, a Web3 social media platform, has recovered about 90% of the 266,104 AVAX stolen in a security breach on October 7, 2023, following a settlement with the exploiter. The platform received 239,493 AVAX back, while awarding a 27,610 AVAX bounty to the individual. Post-recovery, Stars Arena is enhancing its security measures, including auditing a new smart contract to safeguard against future exploits.

Solana Foundation Offers $400k Bounty for Critical Code Discovery

Solana Foundation Offers $400k Bounty for Critical Code Discovery

Jacob Creech announces a $400k bounty for discovering code that can halt Solana network, part of Solana Foundation's endeavor to ensure robust network security.

$27M USDT Theft Linked to Binance Deployer Address

$27M USDT Theft Linked to Binance Deployer Address

A 27 million USDT cryptocurrency theft, linked to Binance's deployer, has raised security concerns and highlighted the risks of cryptocurrency holdings and recovery challenges.

Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Sushi Chef Addresses SEC Subpoena

Jared Grey, head chef of Japan-based DAO, Sushi, stated that no one associated with Sushi has violated U.S. federal security laws in response to a subpoena from the SEC. Grey is cooperating with the SEC and stated that it is unknown whether further subpoenas will be issued to others linked with Sushi.

Dubai’s Free Zone to Bridge the UAE-India Agriculture Trade Gap with Blockchain

Dubai’s Free Zone to Bridge the UAE-India Agriculture Trade Gap with Blockchain

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre has established a blockchain agriculture trading and sourcing platform to link India's rural farmers with the UAE food sector.

Coin Cloud Customer Data and Source Code Allegedly Stolen

Coin Cloud Customer Data and Source Code Allegedly Stolen

Coin Cloud, a cryptocurrency ATM provider, has suffered a data breach involving 70,000 customer selfies and 300,000 PII stolen, highlighting the need for improved security measures in the cryptocurrency sector.

Could Twitter Bitcoin Hack Have Been Prevented? Twitter Faces Heat From SEC

Could Twitter Bitcoin Hack Have Been Prevented? Twitter Faces Heat From SEC

There is ongoing speculation that the massive Bitcoin hack that overtook Twitter on July 15 could have been prevented if Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and his multi-billion dollar social networking company had taken matters into their own hands and addressed the security concerns outlined by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2015.

Safeheron Discovers Security Flaw in MPC Wallets

Safeheron Discovers Security Flaw in MPC Wallets

Safeheron has identified a security flaw in MPC wallets when used with Starknet-based apps like dYdX and Fireblocks. The flaw allows attackers to bypass the security protection of private keys in MPC wallets, potentially leading to unauthorized transactions.

VanEck Research Predicts Ethereum Price to Reach $11.8k by 2030

VanEck Research Predicts Ethereum Price to Reach $11.8k by 2030

VanEck Research revises #Ethereum price target to $11.8k by 2030 following a recent hard fork. The new valuation considers revenues from transaction fees, MEV, and an emerging "Security as a Service" model.

Andre Cronje Proposes Framework to Bolster Security for Community and Meme Coins

Andre Cronje Proposes Framework to Bolster Security for Community and Meme Coins

Crypto pioneer Andre Cronje outlines a new strategy for launching community and meme coins, aiming to enhance investor protection.

Centralization Caused Most DeFi Hacks of 2021, $1.3B Loss to Users in 2021

Centralization Caused Most DeFi Hacks of 2021, $1.3B Loss to Users in 2021

Certik says the centralization of operational models cited is one of the major faults amongst protocols that suffered mishaps, causing at least $1.3 billion loss to users last year.

CBI and Liminal Collaborate for Digital Asset Security in India Amid Crypto Scams

CBI and Liminal Collaborate for Digital Asset Security in India Amid Crypto Scams

The Central Bureau of Investigation of India is partnering with Singapore-based Liminal to secure digital assets seized during investigations amid rising cryptocurrency frauds in India.

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Here's Why Harvey's $80M Funding is a Game Changer in Legal AI

Harvey raised $715 million in a $80 million Series B funding round, showcasing its advanced AI-powered workflow optimization technology.

Exploitation in the NFT World is Real But Are They Preventable?

Exploitation in the NFT World is Real But Are They Preventable?

Blockchain.News recently spoke to three industry leaders to explore NFT-linked security weaknesses and solutions. Experts suggest investors should always do their own due diligence before injecting funds into any project, no matter the hype.

Ripple Blockchain Firm to Establish Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Ripple Blockchain Firm to Establish Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Amid the conflict with the SEC over its strict crypto regulatory framework, Ripple has announced that it will set up a regional office in Dubai.

FTX Japan Launches Blockchain-based Proof of Solvency to Enhance Transparency and Security

FTX Japan Launches Blockchain-based Proof of Solvency to Enhance Transparency and Security

FTX Japan has introduced a blockchain-based Proof of Solvency (PoS) to ensure the transparency and security of its customer's assets. The PoS, announced on September 28, 2023, by COO Seth Melamed, enables the objective verification of asset management, allowing customers easy access to verify their balances. The details of PoS will be published weekly on the Ethereum blockchain, marking a significant step towards enhancing trust and transparency in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Web3 Builders Reveals Suite of Tools to Combat DeFi exploits

Web3 Builders Reveals Suite of Tools to Combat DeFi exploits

Nicholas Horelik of Web3 Builders stated, “end users ought to have this functionality” to understand asset security.

Oracle Confirms Partnership with TikTok, President Trump Still Needs to Approve Deal

Oracle Confirms Partnership with TikTok, President Trump Still Needs to Approve Deal

Oracle, the tech company that was said to have acquired TikTok’s US operations, has finally commented on the partnership and confirmed it.

Signum Digital Receives Approval for Security Token Offering Platform

Signum Digital Receives Approval for Security Token Offering Platform

Signum Digital, a joint venture of Coinstreet and Somerley, has received approval-in-principle from Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for its security token offering platform called CS-Pro. The platform will allow investment in tangible assets such as private equities, real estate, art, and collectibles.

PureFi Introduces SafeTransact to Enhance Web3 Security

PureFi Introduces SafeTransact to Enhance Web3 Security

PureFi has launched SafeTransact, a new security method that examines blockchain transactions and notifies users of any suspicious activities. The system is designed to integrate with AMLSafe, a multi-crypto wallet from the same ecosystem. SafeTransact aims to improve the security of Web3 transactions and address the potential hacking threats to blockchain networks.

Over 50% Crypto Investors Backup Security Keys by Paper Wallets, Threatening its Vulnerability

Over 50% Crypto Investors Backup Security Keys by Paper Wallets, Threatening its Vulnerability

New research by Unstoppable Domains, Efani, and NGRAVE found that more than half of crypto investors at 54% store their security keys on a paper wallet amid intensified cyber attacks.

Ripple XRP Crashes by 40% as Crypto Exchanges Halt XRP Trading

Ripple XRP Crashes by 40% as Crypto Exchanges Halt XRP Trading

Cryptocurrency XRP has tanked by 40% following the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple, with over

Bitfinex CTO: Keeping Crypto Safe with State-of-the-Art Cyber Security

Bitfinex CTO: Keeping Crypto Safe with State-of-the-Art Cyber Security

Paolo Ardoino, the CTO of Bitfinex and Tether tells us why safety and security should always be a top priority for crypto exchanges.

Web3 Security Infrastructure GoPlus Security Reaches Strategic Deal with Dtools

Web3 Security Infrastructure GoPlus Security Reaches Strategic Deal with Dtools

Web3 security startup GoPlus Security has partnered with Web3 ALL-IN-ONE tool Dtools to provide comprehensive security data support for its newly launched token security detection function.

Japan supports OpenAI amid concerns

Japan supports OpenAI amid concerns

Japan expressed interest in incorporating OpenAI’s technology into government systems, provided privacy and cybersecurity concerns are addressed. OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, visited Japan and met with government officials to discuss the potential of the technology and how to maximize its benefits while minimizing risks. Meanwhile, OpenAI is being investigated by Canada’s privacy commissioner for allegedly collecting and utilizing personal information without consent.

Stay Alert to Crypto Wallets Protection from Quantum Computer Attack

Stay Alert to Crypto Wallets Protection from Quantum Computer Attack

Nowadays, the application of digital signature to access financial accounts could be risky to be attacked by quantum computer hacking, especially for the crypto wallets, experts remind the public to stay alert.

Marketlend Launches New Stablecoin Against the Australian Dollar for Security Token Purchasing

Marketlend Launches New Stablecoin Against the Australian Dollar for Security Token Purchasing

Marketlend creates a digital currency to be backed by the Australian dollars to create a secondary market for corporate loans prompting a means through which assets can be tokenized over the blockchain.

UK FCA Regulator Proposes Mandatory AML Data Reports from Cryptocurrency Firms

UK FCA Regulator Proposes Mandatory AML Data Reports from Cryptocurrency Firms

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed obligatory AML reporting requirements for crypto exchanges.

Blockchain for Emails: What are the Benefits?

Blockchain for Emails: What are the Benefits?

Blockchain has an array of benefits that could solve some of the problems in the email marketing field. Eliminating spam and enhancing privacy are some of the major benefits of this technology.

iFinex Proposes $150 Million Share Buyback from Bitfinex Hack Victims

iFinex Proposes $150 Million Share Buyback from Bitfinex Hack Victims

iFinex, Bitfinex's parent company, plans a $150 million share buyback to re-acquire shares given as compensation for a 2016 hack. The offer follows a valuation surge from $120 million in 2016 to $1.7 billion, providing an exit route for investors. Shareholders have until October 24 to respond to the buyback offer.

DOJ Extradites Bitcoin Thief From Cyprus Along With Hezbollah Terrorist

DOJ Extradites Bitcoin Thief From Cyprus Along With Hezbollah Terrorist

The US Department of Justice has extradited two criminals from Cyprus—one with known connections to terrorism and the other on suspicion of stealing thousands in Bitcoin.

Coinbase Bolsters Advisory Board with Security Experts

Coinbase Bolsters Advisory Board with Security Experts

Coinbase has enlisted four national security experts to its Global Advisory Council, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, former U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy, Counterterrorism Advisor Frances Townsend, and strategist David Urban.

China Alerts on Foreign Mapping Firms Using Crypto Rewards for Sensitive Data Collection

China Alerts on Foreign Mapping Firms Using Crypto Rewards for Sensitive Data Collection

The Chinese Ministry of State Security issues a warning about foreign mapping companies using cryptocurrency rewards to encourage unauthorized sensitive geographical data collection in China, posing a threat to national security.

Several Cryptocurrency Firms Suffer Domain Cyber-Attacks Due to GoDaddy Employee Error

Several Cryptocurrency Firms Suffer Domain Cyber-Attacks Due to GoDaddy Employee Error

Malicious actors gained control of domains owned by several cryptocurrency firms after tricking GoDaddy employees.

German Deutsche Borse Exchange Seeks to Launch New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product for Trading

German Deutsche Borse Exchange Seeks to Launch New Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product for Trading

Bitcoin the world’s largest cryptocurrency is making another notable milestone in crypto history as it will be the first crypto asset listed as an exchange traded product (ETP). The company announced the exchange-traded product, popularly known as the Bitcoin exchange-traded crypto (BTCE) - is Bitcoin-backed security that would be listed and traded on Deutsche Borse’s Xetra market-based in Germany. ETP is a financial instrument whose value is based on the underlying security (such as currencies, bonds, and stocks) and is traded on stock exchanges.

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) leveraging the THORChain protocol, resumed operations on October 13, following a temporary shutdown to address concerns of illicit funds transfer. The platform has enhanced its security measures, updated its terms of service, and partnered with an industry leader to prevent the movement of illicit funds. Although the move was met with mixed reactions from the community, it underscores THORSwap's commitment to providing a secure trading environment amid rising regulatory pressures in the DeFi sector.

Who will Lead the Lawsuit against Ripple XRP? SEC Enforcement Director Steps Down

Who will Lead the Lawsuit against Ripple XRP? SEC Enforcement Director Steps Down

The SEC’s Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement will conclude his tenor by the end of this month.

US Files Lawsuit to Recover Cryptocurrency Accounts Linked to North Korean Hacking Operation

US Files Lawsuit to Recover Cryptocurrency Accounts Linked to North Korean Hacking Operation

The US Department of Justice has filed a suit against North Korean state-sponsored cyber hackers for allegedly perpetrating two major cryptocurrency heists.

Unprecedented UN Security Council Meeting to discuss AI's Threats and Advantages, Set for July 18

Unprecedented UN Security Council Meeting to discuss AI's Threats and Advantages, Set for July 18

On July 18, the United Nations Security Council is slated to hold an inaugural discussion on the dual-edged sword of artificial intelligence (AI) — its potential perils and merits regarding global peace and security.

Australian Judge Allows Plaintiff to Use Bitcoin as Collateral Bond

Australian Judge Allows Plaintiff to Use Bitcoin as Collateral Bond

In Australia, a New South Wales (NSW) court has allowed a cryptocurrency exchange account to be used as a collateral bond for legal costs.

Hong Kong Suffers Surge in Crypto Scams in 2022

Hong Kong Suffers Surge in Crypto Scams in 2022

Hong Kong police reported a surge in crypto-related scams in 2022, with losses amounting to HK$1.7 billion ($216.6 million), up 106% from the previous year. The number of crypto-related scam cases reported in Hong Kong also surged by 67% from 2021. Such scams accounted for over 50% of the HK$3.2 billion ($407 million) stolen from city residents in technology crimes. The Hong Kong police CyberDefender website reported almost 23,000 cases of technology-related crimes in 2022. The use of cryptocurrency has made it more complicated for enforcement to track criminal funds, as fraudsters can hide their identities, transactions, and final destination.

Involved in Cryptocurrency and Cash Corruption, Regional Military Recruitment Heads Were Dismissed by Ukrainian President

Involved in Cryptocurrency and Cash Corruption, Regional Military Recruitment Heads Were Dismissed by Ukrainian President

Ukrainian President dismissed regional military recruitment heads for corruption involving cryptocurrency and cash. Law enforcement opened 112 cases.

Platypus Recovers 90% of Stolen Funds from Recent Exploit

Platypus Recovers 90% of Stolen Funds from Recent Exploit

Platypus DeFi protocol has recovered 90% of the funds stolen in the recent 12 October 2023 exploit, reducing the net loss to about 18,000 AVAX. The protocol acknowledged the community's support in swiftly resolving the crisis and is making arrangements for the withdrawal of liquidity providers. Amidst ongoing investigations and enhanced security measures, Platypus continues to work on a compensation plan for affected users from previous attacks.

Mastercard Attains CipherTrace to Boost Security and Fraud Detection in the Crypto Ecosystem

Mastercard Attains CipherTrace to Boost Security and Fraud Detection in the Crypto Ecosystem

Payment giant Mastercard announced the acquisition of CipherTrace to offer businesses powerful intelligence about the crypto economy as digital assets continue becoming more intertwined with daily activities.

Why Cryptocurrency Exchanges Still Supporting XRP May Be Forced to Delist The Token Soon

Why Cryptocurrency Exchanges Still Supporting XRP May Be Forced to Delist The Token Soon

The cryptocurrency exchanges that are still supporting XRP and have not yet moved to delist it may be forced to do so eventually.

Blockfence and Forta Network Collaborate to Enhance Web3 Users’ Security

Blockfence and Forta Network Collaborate to Enhance Web3 Users’ Security

Blockfence, a security aggregation provider, has teamed up with Forta Network, a decentralized monitoring network specializing in Web3 threat detection and prevention. This collaboration aims to improve the security of Web3 users by identifying suspicious Ethereum smart contracts using Forta's monitoring platform. As a result, Blockfence users will be better protected from potential losses caused by wallet drainers, phishing, and other scams.

Doppel Secures $14M in Series A Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Doppel Secures $14M in Series A Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Doppel, a San Francisco-based AI digital risk protection company, secures $14M in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, aiming to enhance AI-powered brand security against digital threats like impersonation and phishing.

Ripple Sued by One of Its Major Investors Demanding The Blockchain Firm Reclaim Its Stock

Ripple Sued by One of Its Major Investors Demanding The Blockchain Firm Reclaim Its Stock

Things look grim for Ripple as Tetragon, a former investor in the company, has turned against it, filing a complaint against the fintech firm.

PlayDapp's $31 Million Hack: A Blow to Blockchain Gaming Security

PlayDapp's $31 Million Hack: A Blow to Blockchain Gaming Security

PlayDapp, a prominent NFT marketplace, experienced a security breach, resulting in the unauthorized minting of $200 million PLA tokens, worth $31 million.

Bitfinex and Polygon zkEVM Facilitate Tether Gold Transactions

Bitfinex and Polygon zkEVM Facilitate Tether Gold Transactions

Bitfinex has integrated Tether Gold transactions via the Polygon zkEVM transport layer, marking a significant step towards cost-effective and secure digital asset transactions from October 11, 2023.

BIS Advances Technology in Finance: Quantum, AI, and Green Initiatives for 2024

BIS Advances Technology in Finance: Quantum, AI, and Green Initiatives for 2024

The Bank for International Settlements announces six innovative projects for 2024, focusing on quantum security, AI, and green finance, to enhance global financial system resilience.

Oddity Tech Ltd Launches Security Token Offering to Democratize Investing

Oddity Tech Ltd Launches Security Token Offering to Democratize Investing

Oddity is innovating its offerings to keep up with the changing users’ expectations.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin Proposes Signature Reduction

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin Proposes Signature Reduction

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin proposes reducing the number of signatures for validators in the PoS system to simplify the system, address technical issues, and enhance network security.

BUSD, Paxos, and the Recent Scrutiny of Paxos

BUSD, Paxos, and the Recent Scrutiny of Paxos

Matrixport's director of research believed Paxos' BUSD supervision was too lax, prompting regulatory attention. Stablecoins are not the goal.

Winklevoss Twins' Gemini and Archax Exchange Now Licensed by UK Financial Conduct Authority

Winklevoss Twins' Gemini and Archax Exchange Now Licensed by UK Financial Conduct Authority

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has granted a license to the Winklevoss twins’ Gemini cryptocurrency exchange.

KuCoin Loses $150 Million Due to Security Breach But Compensation to Follow

KuCoin Loses $150 Million Due to Security Breach But Compensation to Follow

KuCoin, a Singapore-based crypto exchange, has disclosed the suspicious withdrawal of large amounts of Bitcoin, ERC-20, and Ether.

400 Crypto.com Accounts Hacked, CEO Confirms Reimbursement for all Victims

400 Crypto.com Accounts Hacked, CEO Confirms Reimbursement for all Victims

According to a Bloomberg interview, Kris Marszalek, CEO of Crypto wallet provider and trading platform Crypto.com, said he would be more than willing to share information about Tuesday's hack if the regulator has any relevant inquiries.

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange OSL Opens Institutions Investment in Security Tokens

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange OSL Opens Institutions Investment in Security Tokens

OSL offers sales of security tokens to institutional investors after receiving a Type 1 license from the SFC. The offerings enable investors to own digital assets pegged to financial assets indirectly.

Ethereum Foundation Suffered from MEV Bot Attack in Eth Selling

Ethereum Foundation Suffered from MEV Bot Attack in Eth Selling

The Ethereum Foundation suffered a Sandwich attack by an MEV Bot during a 1.7k ETH transaction on Uniswap V3, resulting in a $9,101 loss. The incident spotlights the rising menace of MEV exploits and underlines the necessity for enhanced security protocols in blockchain transactions.

Unidentified Exploit Steals Over $10.5 Million in NFTs and Coins

Unidentified Exploit Steals Over $10.5 Million in NFTs and Coins

An unidentified exploit has drained over $10.5 million in NFTs and coins from experienced crypto community members since December 2022. The exploit targets keys created from 2014 to 2022 and those who are "crypto native," with multiple addresses and work within the space. Crypto veterans are advised to use a hardware wallet or migrate their funds to safeguard their digital assets.

Trust Wallet Discloses Security Flaw Resulting in $170k Loss

Trust Wallet Discloses Security Flaw Resulting in $170k Loss

Crypto wallet Trust Wallet has reported a security vulnerability, resulting in almost $170k in losses for some users. The vulnerability has been fixed after Trust Wallet found out about it through its bug bounty program.

dYdX Chain Audit Reveals Zero Critical Issues, Confirms Informal Systems

dYdX Chain Audit Reveals Zero Critical Issues, Confirms Informal Systems

dYdX, a leading decentralized exchange platform, has cleared a comprehensive security audit by Informal Systems. The news was shared on the official dYdX Twitter account and reposted by founder Antonio, reinforcing the platform's commitment to user security and fund safety.

Security Token Market Launches 1st Tokenized Crowdfunding Campaign

Security Token Market Launches 1st Tokenized Crowdfunding Campaign

Global leader of media and data for tokenized assets Security Token Market (STM) launches the first tokenized crowdfunding campaign that supports Web3 governance.

SEC Denies Holding Bitcoin and Ethereum Documents in XRP Case

SEC Denies Holding Bitcoin and Ethereum Documents in XRP Case

The lawsuit between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple continues to unfold.

tZERO Partners With Alliance Investments to Tokenize $25M Real Estate Project in UK

tZERO Partners With Alliance Investments to Tokenize $25M Real Estate Project in UK

tZERO has announced that it has collaborated with Alliance Investments for the sole aim of tokenising River Plaza worth around $25 million.

US Authorities Uncover Chinese-linked Bitcoin Mining Operations

US Authorities Uncover Chinese-linked Bitcoin Mining Operations

US authorities have identified a significant number of Chinese-linked Bitcoin mining operations across the United States, sparking national security concerns. Published by The New York Times on October 13, the report highlights the close proximity of some of these operations to critical military and infrastructure sites. Amidst escalating US-China political tensions, the surge in Chinese Bitcoin mining operations in the US, coupled with their substantial energy consumption, poses critical questions regarding cybersecurity, energy sustainability, and geopolitical dynamics.

Origin DeFi Protocol Loses $7 Million to Hacker in Security Breach

Origin DeFi Protocol Loses $7 Million to Hacker in Security Breach

Origin Protocol is the latest DeFi platform to lose $7 million due to hacking. The company has said that it is working to restore the stolen funds.

SEC Cybersecurity Breach: Investigating the Fallout and Future Measures

SEC Cybersecurity Breach: Investigating the Fallout and Future Measures

The SEC's recent cybersecurity breach, involving an unauthorized post on its X (formerly Twitter) account about a Bitcoin ETF, underscores the need for robust cybersecurity measures. The SEC is actively investigating the incident, highlighting the broader implications for security practices in social media and government agencies.

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen File for Motion to Dismiss SEC Lawsuit

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen File for Motion to Dismiss SEC Lawsuit

Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen and CEO Brad Garlinghouse have filed for a motion to dismiss lawsuits they have received over XRP.

Google Sues Unknown Entities for Malware Scheme Disguised as AI Chatbot Bard

Google Sues Unknown Entities for Malware Scheme Disguised as AI Chatbot Bard

Google is suing individuals for a malware distribution scam involving false AI chatbot ads, aiming to protect users and intellectual property amid growing digital security challenges.

Ukrainian Security Department And Law Enforcement Uncover a Crypto Mining Farm in a Railway Subdivision in Lviv

Ukrainian Security Department And Law Enforcement Uncover a Crypto Mining Farm in a Railway Subdivision in Lviv

According to a report, Ukrzaliznytsia has uncovered a hidden cryptocurrency mining farm in the Lviv railway subdivision, which has been making use of the country’s electricity without paying for it. This secret mining company was discovered by Ukrzaliznytsia's security department, in conjunction with law enforcement officials.

Declining trend in physical crypto ATMs

Declining trend in physical crypto ATMs

The number of physical cryptocurrency ATMs is declining, with 3,627 removed in March 2023, according to Coin ATM Radar. The trend of increasing installations is reversing, with the highest number of machines installed in a single month being 2,048 in January 2021. The three-month-long downtrend was broken in April with 37 installations. General Bytes, BitAccess, and Genesis Coin are the current market leaders in manufacturing crypto ATMs. General Bytes faced a security incident in March and promised to reimburse customer losses.

HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024

HSBC to Initiate Institutional Digital Assets Custody Service in 2024

HSBC plans to launch a digital assets custody service for institutional clients in 2024, partnering with Metaco to expand its digital offerings to include tokenised securities.

TrustSwap's SmartLocks Service Locked Up Four Times More than Bitcoin LN

TrustSwap's SmartLocks Service Locked Up Four Times More than Bitcoin LN

TrustSwap, a DeFi platform dedicated to enabling the execution of timed token purchases, recently announced that its SmartLocks service has officially locked over four times more value than the Bitcoin Lightning Network. While this is a major achievement on its own, it is only one of TrustSwap's many different services and it shows the potential that the project has to dominate the DeFi sector.

Vitalik Buterin Advises Caution in Expanding Ethereum Consensus Roles

Vitalik Buterin Advises Caution in Expanding Ethereum Consensus Roles

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has published a thought-provoking blog post cautioning the blockchain community about the hazards of overextending Ethereum's consensus mechanism beyond its central functions of block validation and network security.

How Jailbreak Attacks Compromise ChatGPT and AI Models' Security

How Jailbreak Attacks Compromise ChatGPT and AI Models' Security

Recent studies reveal the vulnerabilities of large language models like GPT-4 to jailbreak attacks. Innovative defense strategies, such as self-reminders, are being developed to mitigate these risks, underscoring the need for enhanced AI security and ethical considerations.

Singapore Authorities Issue Warning Against Rising Cryptocurrency Malware Threats

Singapore Authorities Issue Warning Against Rising Cryptocurrency Malware Threats

Singapore's Police Force and Cyber Security Agency have jointly issued an advisory warning about the increased risk of cryptocurrency drainers, urging users to adopt stringent security measures.

EU’s Move to Bypass Encryption on Platforms like WhatsApp Sparks Indignation

EU’s Move to Bypass Encryption on Platforms like WhatsApp Sparks Indignation

European Union lawmakers have created a draft proposal that aims to circumvent end-to-end encryption, in a move to increase cybersecurity.

Allbridge Recovers $465,000 Stolen in Crypto Exploit

Allbridge Recovers $465,000 Stolen in Crypto Exploit

Allbridge has recovered $465,000 worth of cryptocurrency stolen in a recent exploit, after the attacker apparently took the project's offer for a white hat bounty and returned the funds. The stolen funds were converted to Binance USD and used as compensation. Allbridge had previously offered the attacker a chance to escape legal repercussions and receive a bounty for finding vulnerabilities. The project has yet to publicly disclose the total amount stolen but blockchain security firms estimate it to be close to $550,000.

Suspicious Transactions Linked to Mixin Network Hack Involve Huobi and Binance

Suspicious Transactions Linked to Mixin Network Hack Involve Huobi and Binance

Cyvers Alerts has discovered suspicious transactions linked to the recent Mixin Network hack. Two hacker addresses received 51 ETH from an account that had interactions with Huobi Global and Binance. The watchdog has called on these exchanges to help identify the suspicious account as part of ongoing investigations.

Cybersecurity Firm Halborn Warns of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Over 280 Blockchain Networks

Cybersecurity Firm Halborn Warns of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Over 280 Blockchain Networks

Cybersecurity firm Halborn has warned of a vulnerability called "Rab13s" that could put over 280 blockchain networks at risk of zero-day exploits, potentially exposing at least $25 billion worth of crypto. The most critical vulnerability could allow an attacker to send malicious consensus messages to individual nodes, causing each to shut down and potentially enabling a 51% attack on the network. While Dogecoin, Zcash, and Litecoin have already implemented patches for the discovered vulnerabilities, hundreds of other networks remain at risk.

OneKey Addresses Vulnerability That Allowed Hardware Wallet to be Hacked

OneKey Addresses Vulnerability That Allowed Hardware Wallet to be Hacked

White hat hackers identified weaknesses in crypto wallet OneKey's software earlier this year that allowed them to hack a hardware wallet in one second, however OneKey corrected the problem and no one was affected.

Ethereum Gathers Cybersecurity Team Dedicated to ETH 2.0 Final Testnet Launch

Ethereum Gathers Cybersecurity Team Dedicated to ETH 2.0 Final Testnet Launch

With the launch of Ethereum 2.0 testnet set to be released today on August 4 at 1 pm UTC, the Ethereum Foundation has been looking to build a security team that will be responsible for maintaining ETH 2.0.

NFTs Get Security Boost with New Warranty Service

NFTs Get Security Boost with New Warranty Service

Wert and Avata have launched a new nonfungible token (NFT) warranty service, providing coverage for up to 90% of the value of compromised digital assets in a smart contract hack. The service will be available on 80 digital asset marketplaces and will be charged at 6% of the asset cost at checkout. The offering aims to encourage mass adoption of NFTs by reducing risk for both active and prospective collectors.

Ransomware Attack Directed Towards University of California Generated 118 Bitcoin

Ransomware Attack Directed Towards University of California Generated 118 Bitcoin

The University of California, San Francisco’s plans to further COVID-19 vaccine research were disrupted by a ransomware attack on the school’s servers.

Binance Faces GitHub Data Leak

Binance Faces GitHub Data Leak

Binance has reported a significant data breach, revealing internal code, passwords, and security protocols on GitHub. Despite initial security concerns, the company is taking legal action against the responsible individual.

SEC Loses Appeal in LBRY Vs. SEC

SEC Loses Appeal in LBRY Vs. SEC

The crypto community hailed the LBRY ruling that LBC tokens sold on the secondary market are not securities.

Chinese Courts Deploy Blockchain-Powered Electronic Door Seals for Enhanced Property Security

Chinese Courts Deploy Blockchain-Powered Electronic Door Seals for Enhanced Property Security

Chinese courts have gone a notch higher by adopting blockchain-based door seals that will optimize property security by enabling real-time video surveillance and a sophisticated alarm system. This move is intended to eradicate the conventional paper seals, which are not tamper-proof.

Europol Empowers Victims with Tools to Fend Off Ransomware Attacks

Europol Empowers Victims with Tools to Fend Off Ransomware Attacks

Europol, European Union’s law enforcement agency, has put together an anti-ransomware initiative that has managed to intercept $630 million dollars and more in ransomware demands, since 2016.

Huobi HTX Responds to Recent Hack, Ensures Full Compensation for Affected Users

Huobi HTX Responds to Recent Hack, Ensures Full Compensation for Affected Users

Huobi HTX pledges to compensate users affected by a $30 million hack, ensuring minimal impact and enhanced security measures, as part of a series of attacks on Justin Sun's entities.

The Sandbox partners with Ledger Enterprise for NFT security integration.

The Sandbox partners with Ledger Enterprise for NFT security integration.

The Sandbox has partnered with Ledger Enterprise to develop security integration for its partners. The collaboration will enable the migration of nonfungible token collections to the Ledger wallet, and The Sandbox will appear as a DApp on Ledger Enterprise.

Fraudulent Ledger Live App in Microsoft Store Linked to $768K Cryptocurrency Theft

Fraudulent Ledger Live App in Microsoft Store Linked to $768K Cryptocurrency Theft

A fake Ledger Live app on Microsoft's App Store stole nearly $768K from the crypto community, involving Bitcoin and Ethereum transactions, raising concerns over app verification processes.

WEF Report Warns of AI and Quantum Computing Risks

WEF Report Warns of AI and Quantum Computing Risks

The WEF 2024 report warns of the negative impacts of AI and the risks of quantum computing, including misinformation, labor market disruptions, security concerns, and ethical issues in healthcare and geopolitics. The report calls for increased regulation and public awareness of AI.

MetaMask Snaps Elevate Security and Interoperability in the Web3 Space

MetaMask Snaps Elevate Security and Interoperability in the Web3 Space

MetaMask introduces security-focused Snaps, including collaborations with Tenderly and Sayfer, and extends functionality through integration with Hedera, marking a significant enhancement in wallet security and user experience.

Edward Snowden Criticizes SEC Following Twitter Hack and False Bitcoin ETF Announcement

Edward Snowden Criticizes SEC Following Twitter Hack and False Bitcoin ETF Announcement

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has openly criticized SEC Chair Gary Gensler following a misleading Bitcoin ETF approval post on the SEC's Twitter account. Snowden's comments highlight growing concerns about the SEC's credibility and regulatory approach in the crypto industry.

South Korean Court Clears Former Terraform Labs CEO of Security Violations

South Korean Court Clears Former Terraform Labs CEO of Security Violations

A South Korean court dismissed charges of security violations against former Terraform Labs CEO Hyun-seong Shin, ruling that LUNA is not a security under the country's Capital Markets Act. The court rejected the prosecution's appeal for confiscation of Shin's properties and arrest, and stated that Luna is not a financial investment product regulated by the act. However, the prosecution has appealed to the Supreme Court against the verdict of the lower district court.

Exploit of KyberSwap's Concentrated Liquidity Feature Results in $46 Million Loss

Exploit of KyberSwap's Concentrated Liquidity Feature Results in $46 Million Loss

KyberSwap suffered a $46 million loss due to a flaw in its smart contract, highlighting vulnerabilities in DeFi smart contracts and the need for improved security protocols.

How LLM Is Reshaping Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

How LLM Is Reshaping Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

LLMs are reshaping agent-based modeling, enhancing simulations in social, economic, and cyber domains with advanced AI integration.

USD Coin Chief Strategy Officer Twitter Account Hacked

USD Coin Chief Strategy Officer Twitter Account Hacked

Circle's USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin chief strategy officer Dante Disparte's Twitter account has been hacked, with the account reportedly promoting fake loyalty rewards to long-time users of USDC.

European Commission Takes Aim at AI-Generated Disinformation Ahead of Elections

European Commission Takes Aim at AI-Generated Disinformation Ahead of Elections

The European Commission mandates major tech platforms to detect AI-generated content to shield European elections from misinformation, highlighting a robust approach towards maintaining democratic integrity.

Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Exposes Risks in Datacarrier Limits: NVD Flags Security Concerns

Bitcoin Core Vulnerability Exposes Risks in Datacarrier Limits: NVD Flags Security Concerns

NVD has discovered a critical vulnerability (CVE-2023-50428) in Bitcoin Core, which allows datacarrier limit bypass and poses significant network risks, notably exploited by Ordinals.

Exclusive: Deloitte Blockchain Lab on the Three Areas of Collaborations with HKMA

Exclusive: Deloitte Blockchain Lab on the Three Areas of Collaborations with HKMA

We were delighted to interview Dr. Paul Sin, leader of the Deloitte Asia Pacific Blockchain Lab, who shared with us its development goals and the collaborations with HKMA across the Greater Bay Area and Europe.

MUFG Seeks Seamless Automatic Securities Settlement via Blockchain

MUFG Seeks Seamless Automatic Securities Settlement via Blockchain

MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), one of Japan’s biggest banking institutions, has announced the establishment of an ST (Security Token) Research Consortium intended at protecting investors’ rights, as well as offering fund settlement and seamless automatic securities settlement via blockchain.

Cryptocurrency Phishing Attacks Surge in 2022

Cryptocurrency Phishing Attacks Surge in 2022

Kaspersky reports a 40% YoY increase in cryptocurrency phishing attacks in 2022. These attacks involve fake websites and communication channels that mimic official companies to trick users into sharing private information such as private keys. Kaspersky warns that scammers continue to evolve their techniques and stories to lure in unsuspecting crypto investors.

MetaMask Users Email Addresses Exposed in Cybersecurity Incident

MetaMask Users Email Addresses Exposed in Cybersecurity Incident

MetaMask, the popular Ethereum wallet, experienced a cybersecurity incident that exposed the email addresses of some of its users who submitted a customer support ticket between August 1, 2021 and February 10, 2023. The breach may have affected up to 7,000 users and some of the customer support tickets included a free text field where users may have submitted personally identifying information. The company has taken steps to eliminate unauthorized access in the future and is working with a cybersecurity and forensics team to investigate the incident.

Bank of Canada Says CBDCs Have Inherent Risks in New Study

Bank of Canada Says CBDCs Have Inherent Risks in New Study

A new report released by the Bank of Canada has revealed that the bank believes Central Bank Digital Currencies can pose security risks to users

US Government Grants $162 Million to Microchip Technology for Semiconductor Production Boost

US Government Grants $162 Million to Microchip Technology for Semiconductor Production Boost

US grants $162M to Microchip Technology, bolstering domestic semiconductor production under the CHIPS & Science Act.

The Nascent Primary Market of Security Token Offerings

The Nascent Primary Market of Security Token Offerings

Now that the ICO market bubble ebbed away security token offerings (STOs) have emerged, allowing investment in regulated securities recorded on a blockchain according to new research from the Oxford Faculty of Law

Bitfinex Tackles Phishing Incident: No Customer Funds Affected

Bitfinex Tackles Phishing Incident: No Customer Funds Affected

Bitfinex has resolved a phishing incident causing partial customer information exposure, confirming no loss of funds or sensitive data compromise, and ensuring ongoing security measures.

Web3 Security Losses Skyrocket to $889.26M in Q3 2023, Says Beosin Report

Web3 Security Losses Skyrocket to $889.26M in Q3 2023, Says Beosin Report

The Q3 2023 Global Web3 Security Report, jointly initiated by Beosin and SUSS NiFT, reveals a concerning escalation in the Web3 security landscape. The report shows that losses from hacks, phishing scams, and rug pulls reached $889.26M in Q3 2023, exceeding the combined losses of the first two quarters. The report also highlights the increasing threat posed by North Korea's Lazarus group.

US Officials Warn of AI's Role in Cyber Crimes

US Officials Warn of AI's Role in Cyber Crimes

U.S. authorities are actively addressing the challenges posed by AI in cybersecurity and the legal system, balancing innovation with the need for safety, security, and ethical considerations.

Jump Crypto Recovers $140 Million Worth of Tokens from Wormhole Hack

Jump Crypto Recovers $140 Million Worth of Tokens from Wormhole Hack

Jump Crypto and Oasis recover $140m from Wormhole hack, showcasing importance of collaboration and innovation in fighting crypto hacks.

OpenAI Launches Bug Bounty Program

OpenAI Launches Bug Bounty Program

OpenAI has launched a bug bounty program to address privacy and cybersecurity issues, inviting security researchers and ethical hackers to identify and address vulnerabilities in its systems. The program offers cash rewards ranging from $200 to $20,000 for qualifying vulnerability information.

KuCoin Twitter Hack Leads to Loss of Funds

KuCoin Twitter Hack Leads to Loss of Funds

KuCoin's official Twitter account was hacked, leading to users losing their funds in a fake giveaway event. The exchange pledged to reimburse the victims and improve security measures to prevent similar incidents. This incident highlights the growing trend of hackers taking over official Twitter accounts of crypto exchanges and NFT projects to promote scams.

Crypto Industry Continues to Experience Hacks and Exploits: Can Increased Security Measures Help?

Crypto Industry Continues to Experience Hacks and Exploits: Can Increased Security Measures Help?

Despite recent recoveries, $4bn was lost to hacks, fraud, and scams in 2022. Increased security measures, such as DeFi and multi-signature wallets, can help.

South Korea Establishes Guidance for Regulating Digital Assets as Securities

South Korea Establishes Guidance for Regulating Digital Assets as Securities

The step prepares for security token legalisation in the nation.

Is Blockchain the Solution for Trust in Healthcare?

Is Blockchain the Solution for Trust in Healthcare?

Currently, in 2020, it is clear that Blockchain is still in the development stage. Handling large volumes of data, as well as app and device development for users all, remain ongoing, yet the potential is vast.

XRP Token is Classified as a Non-Security by the UK Treasury

XRP Token is Classified as a Non-Security by the UK Treasury

The UK has released a report for crypto assets and stablecoins to deliver a more comprehensive overview of its financial system.

DFINITY Foundation (ICP) Joins Blockchain Security Alliance

DFINITY Foundation (ICP) Joins Blockchain Security Alliance

DFINITY Foundation joins the Blockchain Security Alliance, enhancing global blockchain security. The alliance, with 42 members, focuses on collaboration and innovation.

Scroll Launches zkEVM Mainnet

Scroll Launches zkEVM Mainnet

Scroll unveils its zkEVM mainnet on October 17, enhancing Ethereum’s scalability and developer engagement. Employing zero knowledge proofs, it boosts transaction speeds and reduces costs, promising a near-identical Ethereum experience, without compromising security or decentralization. The launch follows extensive testing, with notable contributions to Ethereum Foundation’s Privacy and Scaling Explorations. The initiative eyes global developer adoption, advancing Ethereum’s Layer 2 solutions.

Coinbase Acquires Cryptographic Security Company Unbound, Strengthening Presence in Israel

Coinbase Acquires Cryptographic Security Company Unbound, Strengthening Presence in Israel

Coinbase has made another strategic acquisition to expand its business capabilities. The exchange is joining forces with the Unbound team to offer an even better value proposition to the Unbound customers in Israel.

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchain Benefits in Aviation Security

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchain Benefits in Aviation Security

Recent news has brought blockchain’s role on spotlight in aviation security. Of course, blockchain provides bold promises, highly useful in aviation security, and therefore are worth to be investigated.

Binance Insider Allegedly Helps Users Bypass KYC Security Protocols

Binance Insider Allegedly Helps Users Bypass KYC Security Protocols

A report by CNBC alleges that employees and volunteers at Binance have been helping customers in China bypass the exchange's Know Your Customer Controls (KYC). The report points to Binance's Chinese-language chat rooms where users can access shared messages on techniques to bypass KYC, residency, and verification protocols allegedly coming from Binance employees or trained volunteers known as "Angels."

Teenage Twitter Hacker Could Use Bitcoin to Post $725,000 Bail

Teenage Twitter Hacker Could Use Bitcoin to Post $725,000 Bail

The mastermind behind Twitter’s recent massive hack attack has finally been arrested after a nationwide investigation by the FBI, and bail for him has been set at $725,000.

Exclusive: Is Belarus the Heaven for Tokenized Exchanges?

Exclusive: Is Belarus the Heaven for Tokenized Exchanges?

In this interview with George Paliani, CBDO of Currency.com, we explored the fundamentals of the tokenization of assets and its underlying regulatory requirements. George explained that Currency.com isn’t just an ordinary exchange, where it is a platform with cryptocurrencies and traditional financial products such as commodities, indices, stocks, bonds.

AI Transforming Cybersecurity Landscape: Key Challenges and Solutions

AI Transforming Cybersecurity Landscape: Key Challenges and Solutions

AI is transforming the cybersecurity landscape in 2024 with advanced threat detection, zero-trust architecture, and generative AI, while facing challenges like adversarial AI and regulatory complexities.

Microsoft Loses TikTok to Tech Giant Oracle – What This Means for Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

Microsoft Loses TikTok to Tech Giant Oracle – What This Means for Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

TikTok, the multibillion-dollar video sharing platform popularized by millennials and Gen Z, has chosen Oracle Corporation as its tech partner over Microsoft.

Bitcoin Ransoms Doubled in 2019, New Report Warns Investors

Bitcoin Ransoms Doubled in 2019, New Report Warns Investors

Crypsis Group, a crypto forensics firm, noted in a recently released security report that crypto-ransoms, such as those involving Bitcoin, rose almost 200 percent for last year, compared to 2018.

Hong Kong Government Alerts Public to AI-Generated Scams Featuring Deepfake of Chief Executive

Hong Kong Government Alerts Public to AI-Generated Scams Featuring Deepfake of Chief Executive

The Hong Kong government warns against AI-generated scams, including a deepfake video of Chief Executive John Lee, urging public vigilance and caution.

SEC: X Account Compromised Through Phone Number Control in SIM Swap Hack

SEC: X Account Compromised Through Phone Number Control in SIM Swap Hack

The recent unauthorized access to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) X account, which led to a fake Bitcoin ETF announcement, has raised significant concerns about cybersecurity in financial regulatory bodies.T

Senior Worker at Bithumb Triggered Hacking Vulnerability

Senior Worker at Bithumb Triggered Hacking Vulnerability

A senior worker at Bithumb, a leading South Korean crypto exchange, is in a tight spot after a Korean court discovered that he is liable for web safety legislation breaches. As a result, his misdeeds made the crypto exchange vulnerable to a 2017 hack that led to the loss of cryptocurrency holdings worth $6 million USD.

Core's Revolutionary Satoshi Plus Consensus Marries Decentralization, Security, and Scalability

Core's Revolutionary Satoshi Plus Consensus Marries Decentralization, Security, and Scalability

Core is a novel layer one blockchain that is pushing the boundaries within the crypto space. Inspired by Bitcoin and Ethereum, Core progresses beyond those blockchain behemoths by synthesizing each of their superpowers. A student of blockchain history, philosophy, and innovation, Core optimally balances decentralization, security, and scalability.

North Korean Crypto Thefts in 2023: A $700 Million Cyber Menace

North Korean Crypto Thefts in 2023: A $700 Million Cyber Menace

North Korean groups were linked to 33% of 2023's crypto thefts, stealing up to $700M. Their methods evolved, involving crypto mixers and converting assets to Tether or Tron, highlighting the ongoing cyber threat from DPRK.

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Champions Transparency and Security Amidst Crypto Evolution

Binance Co-Founder Yi He Champions Transparency and Security Amidst Crypto Evolution

Binance Co-Founder Yi He addresses the crypto community with vital announcements on enhancing listing transparency and security measures, showcasing Binance's proactive approach in combating scams and ensuring a trustworthy trading environment.

Mixin Network Suffers $200 Million Hack

Mixin Network Suffers $200 Million Hack

Mixin Network's cloud service provider database was hacked on September 23, 2023, leading to a loss of approximately $200 million. Blockchain security firm SlowMist is aiding in the investigation. Deposit and withdrawal services have been temporarily halted on Mixin Network.

Arbitrum Discord Server Hacked for Phishing Attack

Arbitrum Discord Server Hacked for Phishing Attack

Hackers dropped a phishing link on Arbitrum's official Discord server, prompting users to enter personal information. The link misspelled the name of the platform as "Arbtirum." Investors are advised to be cautious of unrealistic claims and deceptions.

BAYC says Discord Server was "Compromised"

BAYC says Discord Server was "Compromised"

Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) announced through Twitter that its Discord server was hacked.

Ethereum Co-Founder Buterin’s Ether Sales More Like a Security Offering than XRP, Attorney Argues

Ethereum Co-Founder Buterin’s Ether Sales More Like a Security Offering than XRP, Attorney Argues

In the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against Ripple Labs, many XRP proponents have argued that the cryptocurrency bears resemblance to Ethereum (ETH) and should therefore receive a similar regulatory treatment.

3 Ways Blockchain is Transforming Cybersecurity

3 Ways Blockchain is Transforming Cybersecurity

Blockchain technology ensures that data is stored in immutable distributed ledgers and it can be instrumental in enhancing cybersecurity by averting DDoS attacks, authenticating downloads, and offering consensus mechanisms.

Former SEC Commissioner Says Incoming SEC Chair Gary Gensler Could Withdraw Lawsuit against Ripple

Former SEC Commissioner Says Incoming SEC Chair Gary Gensler Could Withdraw Lawsuit against Ripple

Gary Gensler, who has been tapped by President Joe Biden to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as chairman, is awaiting the Senate floor’s final vote.

SlowMist Report: 10 Crypto Incidents Unveiled

SlowMist Report: 10 Crypto Incidents Unveiled

The SlowMist Weekly Security Report (Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2023) underscores ten security incidents in the crypto realm, with Stars Arena suffering the heaviest loss of $3 million. From DNS hijacking to Discord hacks, the report highlights the financial repercussions and urges the community to adopt stringent security measures.

Friend.tech Users Lose $385K in Ether to SIM-Swap Scammer

Friend.tech Users Lose $385K in Ether to SIM-Swap Scammer

A scammer has reportedly stolen approximately $385,000 (234 ETH) within 24 hours by SIM-swapping four Friend.tech users. The incident follows a series of SIM-swap and phishing attacks on the platform, putting its security measures under scrutiny. Blockchain analyst ZachXBT revealed the scam on October 5, 2023, adding to concerns about the vulnerability of Friend.tech's user accounts.

KyberSwap's Response to $48.8 Million Hack: Workforce Halved and Victim Reimbursement Plans

KyberSwap's Response to $48.8 Million Hack: Workforce Halved and Victim Reimbursement Plans

KyberSwap, after a $48.8M hack, has halved its workforce and launched a reimbursement plan for affected users, showcasing the resilience of DeFi.

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Stricter Export Controls on Advanced Semiconductors to China

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Stricter Export Controls on Advanced Semiconductors to China

Two senior Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the Biden administration to tighten export controls on advanced semiconductors to China. The lawmakers, Michael McCaul and Mike Gallagher, chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Select Committee on China respectively, expressed concerns over the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) lax enforcement of existing rules. The call for action comes amid advancements by China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Huawei Technologies.

Rabbit Inc Introduces AI-Powered r1 Device for Mobile Interaction

Rabbit Inc Introduces AI-Powered r1 Device for Mobile Interaction

Rabbit Inc's r1, an AI-powered mobile device featuring the innovative Large Action Model OS, was showcased at CES 2024, offering a novel approach to mobile interaction and user convenience.

Dozens of AI-Powered Chatbot Tokens Found to Be Part of honeypot schemes

Dozens of AI-Powered Chatbot Tokens Found to Be Part of honeypot schemes

Blockchain security company PeckShield has warned about "dozens" of BingChatGPT pump-and-dump tokens.

Exclusive: Blockchain Beats AI and Big Data for the Highest Average Annual Salary in the UK

Exclusive: Blockchain Beats AI and Big Data for the Highest Average Annual Salary in the UK

The report titled “The Disruption of Disruptive Tech” by Capital on Tap highlighted the state of disruptive tech adoption in early 2020. The U.S. had the most businesses in various disruptive technologies, with 71% dominance in cloud consulting and 53% in cybersecurity.

Ripple (XRP) CTO responds to phishing scam concerns following Cory Doctorow's $8000 loss

Ripple (XRP) CTO responds to phishing scam concerns following Cory Doctorow's $8000 loss

Ripple's CTO David Schwartz emphasizes his cybersecurity savvy, responding to phishing scam concerns after Cory Doctorow's $8000 loss. Ripple educates on scam identification and prevention, amidst increasing social media-based crypto frauds.

Animoca Brands Partners with Blockpass to Enhance Web3 Security and Compliance

Animoca Brands Partners with Blockpass to Enhance Web3 Security and Compliance

Animoca Brands aligns with Blockpass in a strategic partnership to bolster Web3 security, aiming to set new standards in user verification and regulatory compliance.

Will Hong Kong's Status as an International Digital Financial Hub be Affected by the National Security Law?

Will Hong Kong's Status as an International Digital Financial Hub be Affected by the National Security Law?

2020 has been quite a year for Hong Kong, marked by months of political unrest, the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, and a sweeping new national security law that China imposed on the city. The national security law, unanimously passed by China’s ruling Communist Party, sets up against secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security.

SEC’s Demand for Private Financial Information from Ripple Lead Executives in XRP Case – an “Inappropriate Overreach?”

SEC’s Demand for Private Financial Information from Ripple Lead Executives in XRP Case – an “Inappropriate Overreach?”

The battle between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple over how XRP should be regulated continues to stretch on.

SEC Refuses to Hand over Documents on Bitcoin and Ether to Ripple in XRP Case

SEC Refuses to Hand over Documents on Bitcoin and Ether to Ripple in XRP Case

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has refused a request from Ripple to access documents pertaining to Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Authorities in the U.S and Brazil Disrupt Crypto Fraud Ring

Authorities in the U.S and Brazil Disrupt Crypto Fraud Ring

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently reported an investigation by the Brazilian National Police, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and other law enforcement agencies that led to the disruption of crypto-related fraud across several countries but with operational base in Curitiba, Brazil

Attorney Batting for XRP Investors to Join SEC Case to Refile Motion to Intervene

Attorney Batting for XRP Investors to Join SEC Case to Refile Motion to Intervene

The opportunity for XRP holders to join the lawsuit opposing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Ripple Labs may not be gone after all.

Australia Evaluates Mandatory AI Rules in High-Risk Areas

Australia Evaluates Mandatory AI Rules in High-Risk Areas

Australia is considering mandatory regulations for AI development in high-risk areas, balancing innovation with public safety, ethical concerns, and global alignment in AI governance.

Google Integrates Blockchain Technology to Root Out Fraudulent Actors

Google Integrates Blockchain Technology to Root Out Fraudulent Actors

Google claimed that they started integrating blockchain technology into their exchange is security theater, since they would essentially write themselves out of the deal between advertisers and publishers if Google were to create an immutable, open, distributed public ledger for its exchange.

Euler Finance Audited 10 Times Before $196 Million Attack

Euler Finance Audited 10 Times Before $196 Million Attack

Euler Finance, an Ethereum-based lending protocol, underwent 10 audits from six different firms in two years before it suffered a $196 million flash loan attack. Despite this, the audits deemed the platform "nothing higher than low risk" with "no outstanding issues." The attack prompted Euler to launch a $1 million bounty for information leading to the hacker's arrest, only for them to move the funds through crypto mixer Tornado Cash.

PwC Felix Kan: The Ethical Hacker for Modern Cyberattacks

PwC Felix Kan: The Ethical Hacker for Modern Cyberattacks

Felix Kan is a Partner in PwC’s Risk Assurance Cybersecurity Privacy practice with 10 years of extensive experience. Kan began his career as an ethical hacker and has committed his career to helping Hong Kong companies enhance their protections against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

McAfee Comes Clean on His Statement of Bitcoin, in Wake of His 'Dickening'

McAfee Comes Clean on His Statement of Bitcoin, in Wake of His 'Dickening'

In recent news, John McAfee appeared to have retracted his previous statement regarding Bitcoin, now claiming he never believed that Bitcoin would hit $1 million dollar in pricing.

How Small Businesses can use Blockchain?

How Small Businesses can use Blockchain?

Here are some of the best ways small businesses can use blockchain without burning a hole in their pocket.

Bitfinex Successfully Prevents $15 Billion XRP Exploit Attempt

Bitfinex Successfully Prevents $15 Billion XRP Exploit Attempt

Bitfinex successfully prevented a complex exploit attempt targeting $15 billion worth of XRP, highlighting the continuous need for advanced security measures in cryptocurrency exchanges. The exchange's correct system configurations played a pivotal role in averting potential theft, emphasizing the importance of robust cybersecurity practices in the digital currency domain.

Google's Authenticator Update Raises Security Concerns

Google's Authenticator Update Raises Security Concerns

Google has released an update to its Authenticator app that allows users to store a one-time code in cloud storage. While this may help users who lose their authenticator app, it also makes them more vulnerable to hackers, who can gain access to the user's Google password and subsequently obtain full access to their authenticator-linked apps. Cybersecurity experts have also warned of complications that come with Google's cloud storage-based solution to two-factor authentication (2FA), raising concerns about security.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Back Away from Ripple's XRP, but not Uphold

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Back Away from Ripple's XRP, but not Uphold

While major cryptocurrency exchanges have backed away from Ripple’s XRP, Uphold remains a steady supporter of the token.

List of Crypto Exchanges to Delist XRP Grows, as Bitstamp Halts XRP Trading

List of Crypto Exchanges to Delist XRP Grows, as Bitstamp Halts XRP Trading

XRP’s price has been trading at lows of $0.28 and will likely plummet further as more and more crypto exchanges delist it.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trials Blockchain Solution for Canadian Borders

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trials Blockchain Solution for Canadian Borders

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) trials Blockchain solution for Canadian borders - Works with Customs Direct, a partner with blockchain expert Morpheus.Network, to fast track multiple Proof of Concepts (POCs).

Twitter Hires Former Hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as Head of Security

Twitter Hires Former Hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as Head of Security

Following the high-profile security breach witnessed in July this year, Twitter has hired former hacker Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko as its new head of security.

Preventing Future Hacks: Twitter Improves Security Ahead of US Elections

Preventing Future Hacks: Twitter Improves Security Ahead of US Elections

Social media giant, Twitter has revamped its security measures for high profile accounts ahead of the U.S. November Presidential Elections.

SEC Delays Decision on Overstock-Backed Security Token Exchange

SEC Delays Decision on Overstock-Backed Security Token Exchange

The SEC has extended the timeline for its to disapprove or approve operations by the BSTX, a security token exchanged affiliated with Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO.

Crypto.com Leverages Amazon's AWS Cloud To Enhance Scalability and Security

Crypto.com Leverages Amazon's AWS Cloud To Enhance Scalability and Security

Crypto.com will now leverage Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) cloud provider to provide enhanced scalability and security for its 5 million users,

Verizon Cybersecurity CPO, Alex Schlager on Why 5G Networks Require a Whole New Approach to Enterprise Online Data Security

Verizon Cybersecurity CPO, Alex Schlager on Why 5G Networks Require a Whole New Approach to Enterprise Online Data Security

Alex Schlager, CPO of Security Services for Verizon Business believes 5G networks require a completely new way of thinking about security.

Libra Association Appoints Former Homeland Security General Counsel to Head Its Legal Services

Libra Association Appoints Former Homeland Security General Counsel to Head Its Legal Services

Libra appoints Stevan Bunnell, former Homeland security department general counsel, as its own general counsel.

LocalBitcoins Seller Charged by US Homeland Security for Money Laundering

LocalBitcoins Seller Charged by US Homeland Security for Money Laundering

Kenneth Rhule, a localBitcoins seller is charged by the US Homeland Security for conducting an unlicensed money transmitting business. Rhule can face up to forty years in prison on account of fraudulent activity alongside illegal marijuana production and distribution.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Websites Take a Hit as Security Giant Cloudflare Suffers Major Internet Outage

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Websites Take a Hit as Security Giant Cloudflare Suffers Major Internet Outage

Website security company Cloudflare underwent connectivity problems on Sunday, taking down a dozen of cryptocurrency websites with it.

NiceHash Keeps Promise to Reimburse Victims of 2017 Security Breach

NiceHash Keeps Promise to Reimburse Victims of 2017 Security Breach

NiceHash is making good on its promise to repay victims of the 2017 security breach of its exchange, which saw over 4640 BTC stolen ($55,680,000 in Bitcoin at the time).

SEC Charges App Developer Abra for Unregistered Security-Based Swaps

SEC Charges App Developer Abra for Unregistered Security-Based Swaps

Abra and Plutus Tech have agreed to a cease-and-desist order and a combined penalty of $150,000 after being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for selling unregistered security-based swaps to investors in 2019.

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