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Coinbase Neutrino Acquisition Reveals History Of Spying and Gov’t Data Selling

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is facing an increasing publicity nightmare after it emerged the CEO of a company it took over sold private user data to governments. Coinbase: Neutrino ‘Will Help Prevent Theft’ Announced February 19, Coinbase now owns Italian blockchain surveillance startup Neutrino, having acquired the company for an undisclosed sum. “By analyzing data on public…

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Major Crypto Brokerage Coinmama Reports 450,000 Users Affected by Data Breach

Israel-based crypto brokerage Coinmama — which allows users to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) using a credit card — has suffered a major data breach affecting 450,000 of its users. The incident was disclosed in an official company announcement on Feb. 15. The breach is reportedly part of a mammoth, multi-platform hack that affected…

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Nasdaq to Add Bitcoin and Ethereum Indices to Global Data Service

Stock exchange operator Nasdaq is adding indices for bitcoin and ethereum to its global data service later this month. The company announced Monday that it has partnered with New Zealand-based blockchain data and research firm Brave New Coin to offer information on the two new indices starting Feb. 25. The Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX) and the Ethereum…

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General Motors’ Finance Arm Joins Blockchain Data Security Initiative

United States automotive giant General Motors (GM) has become the latest member to join blockchain startup Spring Labs’ partner project to enhance data security, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 11. GM, which has experimented with the technology before, will join the Spring Founding Industry Partners (SPIF) Program, which launched in January. Now…

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Japanese Financial Regulator Data Shows Queries About Crypto Continues to Decrease

Japan’s financial regulator has released Q4 2018 data on the number of enquiries about cryptocurrencies, showing further declines. The Financial Services Agency’s (FSA) report was published today, Feb. 8. The FSA, which is responsible for overseeing the country’s crypto ecosystem, published the latest data on enquiries from September to the end of December 2018. The…

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Medical R&D Alliance Expands Blockchain Project to Include Data Sharing

The Pistoia Alliance has expanded its blockchain project to include data sharing, data identity, and data integrity, according to a press release published on Feb 8. The Pistoia Alliance is a not-for-profit organization established in 2007, with representatives from well-known pharmaceutical industry companies which include Pfizer, Novartiz, and GSK. The Pistoia Alliance was formed to…

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Google Using Big Data to Make Blockchains Searchable

Search behemoth (and definitely not evil), Google, has somewhat lagged behind other tech giants when it comes to blockchain development. While Amazon and Microsoft launched tools for managing and creating blockchains, Google was more big data and search algorithms until now, as Google has combined the two to make blockchains searchable. Search Engines For Blockchains Senior developer advocate…

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US SEC Seeking Big Data Tool for Major Blockchains

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking a tool to provide a Big Data view across major blockchains. In a solicitation notice published Thursday, the regulator said it is looking for both small and large businesses who can provide data for the “most widely used” blockchain ledgers based on transaction volume, in order…

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Coinbase Director of Data Science and Risk Steps Down

The Director of Data Science and Risk at American cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase, Soups Ranjan, has stepped down. Ranjan announced his departure on Twitter and in a blog post on Jan. 31. In his Medium post, Ranjan reflected on the values of Coinbase, where he began working in 2015, stating: “Last week marked the end…

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