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BitcoinTalk has announced their user data and password hashes have been compromised again. “Unfortunately, looks like password hashes and email addresses were compromised. Probably not PMs, though. Back up in 12-24 hours.“ Probably a good idea to change your passwords there when its back up. The hack was accomplished via a social engineering attack at […]
Bitcoin Magazine reports: “Lawsky said that he will form a consulting business that will include virtual currency advisory services. “[Lawsky] plans to advise companies on financial matters such as cybersecurity and digital currencies like bitcoin, a new sphere of regulation he helped spearhead in New York,” reports the New York Post.“ Sweet gig for Ben […]
Bitfinex reports that their hot wallet was compromised: “Dear Customer although we keep over 99.5% of users’ BTC deposits in secure multisig wallets, the small remaining amount in coins in our hot wallet are theoretically vulnerable to attack. We believe that our hot wallet keys might have been compromised and ask that all of our […]
Treasury Insider reports that: “Last week, Russian courts overturned a ruling about blocking sites with information about digital currencies after plans to ban bitcoin operations.“ Bitcoin sites are available again in Russia.
Bloomberg reports: “After concluding in December that regulators had legal authority over Bitcoin, the California Department of Business Oversight has decided not to exercise it, spokesman Tom Dresslar said.“ Well, thankfully someone isn’t trying to regulate Bitcoin to death…
Moneytis has announced the BETA launch of their platform in China, Mexico and Europe: “Our financial analysis shows that with more users we could quickly reduce the cost to less than 0.8%, according to the world bank, this would result in 30 billion dollars saved for emerging countries which is more than 20% of World […]
Coindesk is reporting: “21 Inc released new details today confirming that its market strategy will focus on distributing bitcoin mining chips embedded in consumer and enterprise hardware devices.“ Tiny little Bitcoin miners in everything. Many questions remain on how this would work, but they seem to think it could power device to device transactions (Internet […]
According to ChangeTip, the popular Bitcoin tipping service is now available on SoundCloud: “Deliver virtual beers, fist-bumps, props, and any other emotion or amount of cash you’d like to send to support their music. @ChangeTip send $5 for props on DJ skills Fans can engage deeper with each other by replying to a comment or […]
Coindesk reports: “MIT Digital Currency Initiative director Brian Forde has issued a new blog post in which he aims to draw attention to four “critical flaws” in the approach so far taken by the state of New York to regulate the digital currency industry.” Catch Mr. Forde’s article here. Maybe NY will figure this out […]