BitMEX Denies Report of US, Québecois Account Closures and Correlated Volume Decline

BitMEX says there are major inaccuracies in a recent report that alleged the exchange was closing U.S. and Québec residents’ accounts. Major crypto derivatives trading platform BitMEX says there are major inaccuracies in a recent media report that alleged the exchange was closing United States and Québec residents’ accounts due to a regulatory crackdown. Cointelegraph […]

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South Korean District to Implement Blockchain for Administrative Transparency

An administrative district in southwest Seoul plans to use a blockchain-based system for evaluating proposals. A district in the South Korean capital has announced it will apply blockchain to its proposal evaluation system, privately owned local news agency Newsis reports on Jan. 16 According to the article, South Korea’s Yeongdeungpo-gu — an administrative district in […]

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Research Suggests Russian-Based Hackers Behind Ryuk Ransomware’s $2.5 Million Gains

Researchers argue that the ransomware attacks thought to have earned hackers $3.7 million in BTC likely came from Russian cybercriminals. A recent spate of ransomware attacks estimated to have earned hackers 705.08 Bitcoin (BTC) ($2.5 million) likely came from Russian cybercriminals, not North Korean state-sponsored actors as initially thought. The development was reported on The […]

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Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has issued an operating license to Coincheck, which lost $530 million due to a hack last year. Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official […]

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South Korea Government Approves Seven out of 21 Cryptocurrency Exchanges’ Security Policy

Of a total of 21 exchanges, the majority still had notable problems meeting South Korean authorities’ 85 security criteria. Some of South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges have passed a government security audit, but the majority could be exposed to attacks, local tech news outlet ZDNet reported on Jan 10. Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit, in addition […]

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US Dept. of Energy Grants $4.8 Million to Fund Research of Tech Including Blockchain

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $4.8 million in funding for university research that includes blockchain. The Department of Energy (DOE) of the United States has announced $4.8 million in funding for university research of technologies including blockchain, according to an announcement published Jan. 7. The funding has been announced by the department’s office of […]

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Blockchain is Boosting the Health Sector by Unifying Patient Data and Increasing Funding for Medical Research

Blockchain will boost the health industry by integrating patient data and widening medical research. People are living longer in the 21st Century, but what’s less recognized is that, despite our increasing longevity, we’re also getting sicker. According to research, the number of people over 65 afflicted with at least four medical conditions is on course […]

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