Wladimir van der Laan, the lead maintainer of bitcoin’s most widely used software, has harsh words for those engaged in an ongoing debate about whether the cryptocurrency’s finite supply will ever be increased. A soft-spoken developer from...
A new hacking tool is propagating throughout the online community in an attempt to install cryptocurrency mining malware, researchers at security intelligence firm Trend Micro confirmed in a blog post on Feb. 20.Detected at the end of January, the tool is a combination of extant threats which previously...
Venture capital firm Sequoia India has led a $3 million seed round for blockchain startup Band Protocol, which incentivizes reliable content producers with token rewards and staking. Announcing the news on Tuesday, the Thailand-based startup said that...
A project aiming to empower people to build nodes that can send and route payments on bitcoin’s in-development lightning network has officially released version 1.0 of its code. Announced this week, RaspiBlitz has published finalized instructions for...
Mike Novogratz's crypto investment bank Galaxy Digital has invested in blockchain security company CipherTrace, according to an official press release published on Feb. 19.CipherTrace has reportedly raised $15 million in venture capital in a new funding round led by major Silicon Valley venture capital firm Aspect Ventures, whose...
A U.S.-based crypto surveillance startup led by former Goldman Sachs fintech engineers has just raised $3 million in seed funding. Solidus Labs, provider of a machine learning and artificial intelligence-powered trade surveillance platform for digital assets, announced the...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may make an initial decision on not one, but two different bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals by April 5. A bitcoin ETF proposal submitted (for a second time) by VanEck,...
Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has singled out Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain optimistic about the future of the crypto industry — bear market notwithstanding. Kitao made his remarks during an interview with Japanese crypto...
The government of South Korea’s capital city has committed to invest 1.2 trillion won ($1.07 billion) by 2022 via an investment fund for startups, including those working with fintech and blockchain. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the...
Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency startup Beam has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from “Japan’s equivalent to LinkedIn” Recruit Co., Ltd. Recruit announced the news Monday, stating that the investment is through its $25 million-sized RSP Blockchain Tech Fund,...