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Summa co-founder James Prestwich wants to bridge the great divide: bitcoin vs. ethereum. Bitcoiners notoriously hate the ethereum-centric world of decentralized finance (DeFi), fueled by automated loan software. But two blockchain startups, Summa and Keep, are launching the Cross-Chain Working Group to bridge that divide with a protocol for using bitcoin on ethereum-based systems. The
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Crypto exchange Coinbase disclosed a potential vulnerability Friday, announcing that a tiny fraction of its customers’ passwords were stored in plain text on an internal server log. However, the information was not improperly accessed by outside parties, the exchange said. In a post-mortem shared with CoinDesk, Coinbase outlined “a password storage issue,” impacting less than
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The Takeaway: QuadrigaCX’s former users are running out of patience with Miller Thomson and EY, the court-appointed companies tasked with recovering their missing funds. The users want more transparency into EY’s investigation of Quadriga’s missing funds, as well as a better understanding of how the audit firm accidentally lost 103 bitcoin earlier this year. Some
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Meet “Norman” – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted. The malicious code was identified by researchers at data security firm Varonis when investigating a crypto-miner infestation at a “mid-size company.” “Almost every server and workstation was infected with malware. Most were generic variants of cryptominers. Some were password
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The cryptocurrency markets were flashing red again on Thursday after bitcoin (BTC), the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell by more than $900 in 24 hours. On August 14, beginning at 12:00 UTC, BTC began to fall sharply from $10,862 to as low as $9,888 before traders bought the price back up above $10,000.
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Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application. Commerce giant Walmart filed for an application entitled “Cloning Drones Using Blockchain” in January 2019 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishing the patent on August 1. The patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) blockchain-based coordination system was published the same
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A healthcare-focused blockchain firm has settled charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its 2017 ICO. The SEC said on Monday that New England-based SimplyVital Health, Inc. raised around $6.3 million in ether (ETH) via a pre-sale of its HLTH tokens to fund a touted “healthcare-related blockchain ecosystem” called Health Nexus. The pre-sale was notably offered
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