Monthly Archives: June 2019

Trend Micro: Cybercriminals Use Obfuscation Trick to Install Crypto Mining Malware

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has confirmed that attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic server to install XMR mining malware. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has confirmed that attackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic server to install monero (XMR) mining malware, while using certificate files as an obfuscation trick. The news was revealed in a Trend Micro blog post published on June 10. As previously reported, forms of stealth crypto mining are also referred to with the industry term cryptojacking — […]

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US Retailer Target Unveils Open Source Blockchain for Supply Chain Tracking

Target says it has open sourced a blockchain project for supply chain tracking built on Hyperledger Sawtooth. United States-based retail giant Target is creating an open source blockchain project for supply chain tracking, according to an official blog post from the company’s VP of architecture on April 22. According to the post, Target ran a pilot test using blockchain technology to certify its paper products along the supply chain in 2018. The blockchain used in the test period was reportedly made open source on GitHub recently as […]

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UAE-Based Crypto Exchange Seals Preliminary Approval From Regulators

UAE-based crypto asset exchange and custodian Arabian Bourse — a joint venture from GMEX Group and Arshad Khan — has received initial approval from local financial regulators. United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based crypto asset exchange and custodian Arabian Bourse (ABX) — a joint venture from GMEX Group and Arshad Khan — has received initial regulatory approval from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The news was reported by financial news website Markets Media on June 6. GMEX Group is a set of firms […]

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Crypto Advocacy Center Says Proposed UK AML Regulations Violate Privacy Rights

Nonprofit crypto advocacy center Coin Center has urged Her Majesty’s Treasury not to over-broaden the scope of the U.K.’s anti-money laundering regulations Coin Center — a nonprofit research and advocacy center focused on crypto-related public policy issues — has urged Her Majesty’s Treasury not to over-broaden the scope of the United Kingdom’s anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing (AML/CFT) regulations. The development was revealed in an official Coin Center news release published on June 10. Coin Center’s central concern regards HM Treasury’s plans to ostensibly “impose data collection and […]

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Coinbase Earn Now Supports Ethereum-Based Dai Stablecoin

Coinbase has added a new unit for Ethereum-based stablecoin dai on Coinbase Earn, the first stablecoin to be included in its educational program. Major crypto platform Coinbase has added a course on MakerDao’s stablecoin dai in its educational portal Coinbase Earn, according to an official blog post by Coinbase on June 10. According to the post, dai is the first stablecoin covered by Coinbase Earn, which will offer videos and quizzes to help users learn about the token, and receive some Dai for their efforts. As summarized […]

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BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, ADA: Price Analysis 10/06

Some cryptocurrencies are resuming their uptrend. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. In a joint communiqué, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors have said that “technological innovations, including those underlying crypto-assets, can deliver significant benefits to the financial system and the broader economy.” This statement suggests that […]

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Bank to Basics: USC Project Seeks to Disrupt Traditional Wholesale Banking

The Utility Settlement Coin (USC) project has the potential to disrupt the banking sector with crypto payments. On June 3, the Utility Settlement Coin (USC) project, one of the most ambitious crypto-based initiatives in mainstream finance, announced that it had taken the next step in its progression: the creation of a new company called Fnality International and the completion of a 50 million British pound ($63.2 million) Series A financing round. The momentum for USC has been growing since 2015, when the initiative was launched by financial […]

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Top Crypto Media Site CCN Shuts Down, Cites Google Update for Loss of Search Visibility

CCN, one of the top crypto media sites globally, has announced that they are shutting down. Top cryptocurrency media site CCN is shutting down today, June 10th, according to an announcement on their website. The post, written by Jonas Borchgrevink, director and founder of CCN Markets and Hawkfish AS, states that the reason behind the closure is a large drop off in traffic from Google searches following a June 3 Google Core Update. Borchgrevink writes that the crypto news site’s traffic fell over 71% on mobile overnight. […]

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Crypto Company Offers Decentralized Trading and Analytical Engine That Ranks Crypto

sponsored A digital assets ecosystem is creating a place for decentralized crypto trading, where users can benefit from secure transactions and AI-driven analytical tools. A new digital assets ecosystem is offering decentralized crypto trading to businesses and individuals, delivering wallet-to-wallet transactions and “cutting-edge analytical tools” that enable users to make informed decisions about the cryptocurrencies they hold, buy and sell. Volentix’s “four pillars” will underpin the beginnings of its digital assets ecosystem — one of which is VDEX, or Volentix Decentralized Exchange, its flagship product. The project […]

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Yahoo Japan-Backed Exchange Launches Crypto-Yen Markets and Margin Trading

Back in April 2018, it was revealed that Yahoo Japan was planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). Now, a year later, Yahoo Japan’s trading platform Taotao is open offering BTC and ETH trading while also providing users with margin trading available in litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP) and bitcoin cash (BCH). Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Is Now Open for Trading Yahoo Japan’s Taotao Exchange Has Launched Yahoo Japan Corporation has officially entered the cryptocurrency trading industry with its […]

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