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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Open-Sources Its Security Scaling Tool

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is making a recently developed automated security scaling tool available to the public. Called Salus, after the Roman the goddess of safety and well-being, the program can automatically choose to run and configure different security scanners and issue a report on the results, according to a Thursday blog post from Coinbase developer Julian…

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Two-Thirds Fail Crypto Agent Exam Despite Authorities’ Attempts to Ease Process

Almost two-thirds of those taking Malta’s cryptocurrency agent certification have failed, despite examiners’ last-minute changes to ease the marking scheme, English-language daily Times of Malta reports Oct. 18. Since the Virtual Financial Assets Act (VFA) came into effect last November, the exam, as well as a training course, has been mandatory for all those looking…

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‘Voldemort’ Strikes Again? A New Crypto White Paper Has His Name On It

A new privacy paper surfaced in the “bitcoin wizards” chat channel Wednesday bearing a familiar name – “Tom Elvis Jedusor,” the French version of Tom Riddle (better-known as Harry Potter’s archenemy Lord Voldemort). Strange as it sounds, this isn’t the first time this happened. A little more than two years ago, a protocol improving two of…

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New BitConnect Lawsuit Combines Previous Efforts Against Crypto Scam

Half a dozen lawsuits against the allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme BitConnect have now been combined into a single legal effort. According to court documents filed last Thursday, a new Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint has been initiated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The new class action – coming months…

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Wallet Provider Blockchain Is Backing Crypto Giveaways In a Big Way

“Airdrops are good for crypto users.” Those are the unequivocal words of cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain in a new white paper that sets out why it believes token giveaways can be beneficial for both individuals and the crypto ecosystem, while announcing a new program aimed to assist approved projects with token distributions “as…

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F2Pool Founder’s Crypto Wallet Startup Raises $13 Million in New Funding

Cobo, a Beijing-based cryptocurrency wallet startup, has closed a $13 million Series A funding round in its bid to expand its services overseas. The company announced the latest equity financing on Wednesday, which is backed by Danhua Venture Capital, the NEO Foundation and Wu Capital, a China-based family office and limited partner in funds created…

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Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Compliance Tools from Chainalysis

Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is working with crypto compliance and investigation software provider Chainalysis to implement a new global compliance solution, the companies announced Wednesday. As part of the partnership, Chainalysis will provide access to its “Know Your Transaction” compliance software, enabling the exchange to monitor cryptocurrency transactions in real-time, according…

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Universities Are Reluctant to Accept Crypto Donations

The vast majority of colleges are still very uncomfortable with accepting cryptocurrency donations. This mindset might not change anytime soon amid concerns about volatility and taxation. Cryptocurrency and blockchain are still hot discussion topics across many university campuses, despite turbulent markets in 2018. A growing number of students have been rushing to sign up for…

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Another Top-10 Crypto Exchange Is Adding 4 Stablecoins This Week

Huobi has announced it will list four U.S. dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies this week, making it the latest major exchange to do so in wake of recent issues surrounding the tether cryptocurrency. In an announcement Tuesday, the Singapore-based exchange – currently, the fourth-largest by trading volume – said it will open deposits and withdrawals for TrustToken’s TUSD,…

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Decred Is Turning Its Entire $21 Million Crypto Treasury Over to Investors

If 2017 was a year when fundraising for decentralized protocols dominated headlines, 2018’s emerging narrative is about empowering investors. From fits and starts on ethereum’s transition to proof-of-stake to Tezos’ launch, governance has been one of the persistent conversations in crypto this year. But for all the promise, one long awaited approach to blockchain governance,…

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