Hacker Exploits Flaw in Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq to Steal $250K

Hacker Exploits Flaw in Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq to Steal $250K

Decentralized exchange (DEX) Bisq rang the alarm bells last night after a hacker exploited a significant software flaw to steal more than $250,000 worth of cryptocurrency from users. Bisq, which allows users to exchange crypto anonymously, abruptly disabled trading late Tuesday night after it uncovered “a critical security vulnerability.” At the time, the exchange did …

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New alliance launches to connect DeFi projects with Chicago crypto trading firms

New alliance launches to connect DeFi projects with Chicago crypto trading firms

A group of Chicago-based crypto trading shops is coming together to connect more closely with Open Finance (DeFi) projects. Volt Capital, Jump Trading, CMT Trading and DRW Trading launched today the Chicago DeFi Alliance (CDA. The organization, announced late Tuesday in a blog post, seeks to bring together the Chicago-based trading firms and DeFi projects from …

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Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team Up for Virtual Developer Event

Ready Layer One: Base Layer Protocols Team Up for Virtual Developer Event

Togetherness is the message of Ready Layer One, a conference being planned for early May by the Web3 Foundation, Near, Cosmos, Tezos, Protocol Labs and Polkadot, all entities involved in building new blockchains designed to serve as the primary layer for distributed applications. Other blockchain projects may yet join in. The website describes the virtual …

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Bitcoin's Lightning 'play' with derivatives is a pitch far from perfect

Bitcoin’s Lightning ‘play’ with derivatives is a pitch far from perfect

The debates around Bitcoin’s Lighting Network have continued to make headlines, despite the fact that it has been years since these first emerged. The 2nd layer payments protocol on the Bitcoin blockchain is supposed to solve Bitcoin‘s scaling issues and enable more payments in a faster and reliable manner. However, it has been reported that …

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Coinhouse Wins First Crypto License From French Regulator

Coinhouse Wins First Crypto License From French Regulator

Crypto trading company Coinhouse has become the first crypto company to be registered with France’s top financial regulator, the Financial Markets Authority (AMF). The registration means Coinhouse now has a shot at getting banking services in France, which could give the firm cheaper services than the German bank it currently works with. “It’s a recognition …

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Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Crypto exchange Kraken taps Marco Santori as chief legal officer

Kraken, the cryptocurrency exchange company, has hired veteran industry lawyer Marco Santori as its chief legal officer. The exchange firm said Monday that Santori “will use his experience with regulators, banks, payment service providers, broker-dealers, and several other key industry players to drive the next phase of Kraken’s growth.”  Santori previously served as Blockchain.com’s president and …

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Improving on Bitcoin With BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen

Improving on Bitcoin With BitTorrent Creator Bram Cohen

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Last week the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show spoke with BitTorrent Creator and Chia CEO Bram Cohen to discuss the lasting effects of Coronavirus lockdowns and how he believes he’s improved on Satoshi’s approach to distributed consensus. On this episode BitTorrent creator and Chia CEO Bram Cohen joins …

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Stellar, Bitcoin Diamond and Qtum surge; will April rewrite the alt saga?

Stellar, Bitcoin Diamond and Qtum surge; will April rewrite the alt saga?

The much-hyped alt season still seems to be a distant dream even though most alts are continuing to make minor gains towards recovering the losses they collectively incurred during the previous month’s massive price crash. Altcoins such as Stellar, Bitcoin Diamond and Qtum have seen their price surge up to 10 percent in less than …

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Top crypto exchanges, token issuers named in Friday barrage of U.S. class-action lawsuits

Top crypto exchanges, token issuers named in Friday barrage of U.S. class-action lawsuits

Well-known crypto market players and companies were hit by a barrage of new lawsuits filed Friday in New York federal court.  Eleven new putative class actions were filed on April 3 by the Roche Freedman law firm in the Southern District of New York. They separately name Binance, Civic, BProtocol, Status, Block.one, KayDex, Quantstamp, BiBox, …

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Bitcoin Halving 2020: Miners in China Brace For Impact

Bitcoin Halving 2020: Miners in China Brace For Impact

Hosted by CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim, the first episode of the Bitcoin Halving 2020 podcast series is about the impact of bitcoin’s third halving on the concentration of miners in China. In about 40 days, the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, bitcoin (BTC), will undergo a pre-programmed block reward reduction known …

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