Cryptopia Alleged Hack: Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked on Jan. 15. In what seems to be one of the first major security breaches of 2019, New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked this week. The platform reported the incident via Twitter on Jan. 15, mentioning “significant losses.” While the incident has been […]

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Vulnerability Is Found in Constantinople Hours After ETH Devs Call It ‘Least Eventful’ Hard Fork

Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork has been reportedly postponed until at least the next week over a newly discovered vulnerability. Ethereum’s (ETH) Constantinople hard fork faces a delay over a newly discovered security vulnerability allowing a reentrancy attack. The critical issue was detected by smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity and reported in a blog post Jan. […]

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What We Know About Google Ads Allegedly Blacklisting ‘Ethereum’ as a Keyword

Crypto startup claims that Google Ads has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum.   On Jan. 10, Serbia-based smart contract auditing startup Decenter reported that Google has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform, Google Ads. Google Ads: We can’t confirm that Ethereum is eligible to trigger ads, see our policy Specifically, the startup tweeted […]

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Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools

A series of controversies around specific prediction markets highlight Augur’s governance issues. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, faces constant public scrutiny. The […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan.7–13: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

The network of altcoin Ethereum Classic undergoes a 51 percent attack, and Fortnite removes Monero from their merch store. Top Stories This Week Altcoin Ethereum Classic Reportedly Undergoes 51 Percent Attack Earlier this week, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) reportedly underwent a 51 percent attack. In the aftermath, crypto exchange Coinbase noted that upwards of $1.1 […]

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Google Reportedly Blacklists ‘Ethereum’ as a Google Ad Keyword, Startup Claims

Google has reportedly blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum on its advertising platform Google Ads. Google (Alphabet Inc.) has reportedly blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform Google Ads, smart contract auditing startup Decenter tweeted on Jan. 10. The official Google Ads account replied to the tweet stating that cryptocurrency exchanges targeting the United States […]

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