‘Blockchain Is Really Democratizing a Lot of Things,’ Interview With Marta Piekarska, Director of Hyperledger’s Ecosystem

Talking with the director of ecosystem at Hyperledger on blockchain adoption, community stereotypes and the power of education. This interview has been edited and condensed. Hyperledger, an open source project, was created in 2016 by the Linux Foundation in order to support the development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. All the members of Hyperledger — including […]

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‘Blockchain Bandit’: How a Hacker Has Been Stealing Millions Worth of ETH by Guessing Weak Private Keys

An interview with a senior analyst at ISE. Earlier this week, United States-based security consulting firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) published a report on private keys for the Ethereum blockchain. Despite establishing around 700 weak private keys that are being regularly used by multiple people, the researchers found a “blockchain bandit” who has managed to […]

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Over $100 Million Missing: CoinBene Claims Maintenance, a Month of Questions Point Toward a Hack

Back in March 2019, the CoinBene cryptocurrency exchange denied that it suffered a hack but claimed to be undergoing maintenance, despite losing 109 ERC-20 tokens worth about $105 million. Remember CoinBene, the cryptocurrency exchange platform that denied being hacked at the end of March 2019, and instead saying it was undergoing maintenance? Well, it turns […]

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