How Peter Kroll’s Paper Wallet Protects Cryptocurrency

Since its invention, a recurring question for cryptocurrency holders has been how to best secure their digital assets. This question of security carries the greatest weight when one understands the stakes of holding unprotected cryptocurrency — vulnerability to hackers. Since 2011, software developers have kept this problem at the back of their minds. One such …

‘Stop Trying to Create Money,’ BIS Chief Tells Young Bitcoiners

The general manager of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) Agustin Carstens has renewed the institution’s attacks on cryptocurrency, calling them “a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster.” Carstens: Crypto ‘Fails Dramatically’ As Money In an interview with Swiss news outlet Basler Zeitung, published June 25 with a translation on BIS’ own website …

International Coalition Set to Tackle Cryptocurrency Tax Crime

In a bid to fight the threat of cryptocurrency tax crime, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has joined with tax authorities from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to form the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5), according to a press release. The J5 is a response to a request …

Classic Cars for Cryptocurrency – Mustang Madness

When it’s time to blow some of your crypto-profits on a new toy, the possibilities are seemingly endless. But for those more interested in old toys the choice has perhaps been a bit more limited. Until now that is. Ford Mustang rebuilder Classic Recreations has started accepting payments in cryptocurrency. (War Of) The World(s) The company, …

Institutional Crypto Space Develops as Coinbase Launches Custody Service

The institutional environment around cryptocurrencies has continued its relentless development, with Coinbase recently launching their custody service. Coinbase Custody Accepts 10 Institutional Investors Since its creation in June 2012, Coinbase has continually cemented itself as one of the best consumer-centric cryptocurrency services. But with its recent launch of Coinbase Custody, the popular company intends to …

EU’s Report on Cryptocurrencies: Says Officials “Should Not Ignore” Them

The EU’s Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies released a report entitled “Virtual currencies and central banks monetary policy: challenges ahead.” Authored by Marek Dabrowski and Lukasz Janikowski, the report comes at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, and its findings are a focal point …

Efforts to Replace Dollar with Gold and Crypto are Underway, Says Former US Presidential Candidate

World financial chaos and the escalation of trade wars are propelling the global economy onto a dangerous trajectory. As a result, calls for reforming the monetary system are getting louder. For example, Ron Paul, a key U.S. politician, is now openly contemplating the prospect that a combination of gold and cryptocurrencies could eventually replace the …

Security Firm Identifies Potential Tether (USDT) Double-Spend Bug

SlowMist, a Chinese cybersecurity firm, has recently pointed out a transaction that should have some worried, as the user managed to double the value of 694 USDT. SlowMist: User On Thursday, a blockchain centric cybersecurity firm, issued a Tweet which drew attention to a questionable USDT transaction. 交易所在进行USDT充值交易确认是否成功时存在逻辑缺陷,未校验区块链上交易详情中valid字段值是否为true,导致“假充值”,用户未损失任何USDT却成功向交易所充值了USDT,而且这些 USDT 可以正常进行交易。我们已经确认真实攻击发生!相关交易所应尽快暂停USDT充值功能,并自查代码是否存在该逻辑缺陷。 pic.twitter.com/EPzZIsZFzH — SlowMist (@SlowMist_Team) June …

Ross Ulbricht Is Denied Prison Sentence Review by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced on June 28, 2018, that it will not reconsider the conviction or life sentence of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind behind the darknet site Silk Road. At press time, no reason has been provided for the Court’s decision. Ulbricht was first arrested in October 2013 at the Glen Park Branch Library …