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Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations

Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last OctoberCoincheck has reported 1.73 million downloads of its mobile app since the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange resumed new account signups, withdrawals, deposits and limited trading in October. By the end of December, more than 900,000 of the new users had gone on to confirm their identities, in what looks like a remarkable comeback for an exchange […]

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February 1, 2019 0

Former Mt. Gox CEO Says He Is Sorry But Maintains His Innocence as Trial Closes

Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of the now-defunct Mt. Gox, has reportedly apologized for the losses that led to the demise of the cryptocurrency exchange. However, the embattled Frenchman insisted on his innocence regarding charges of embezzlement in closing arguments during his trial in Tokyo on Dec. 27. Also read: Wine Retailer to Buy […]

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December 27, 2018 0

54% of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Have Security Holes

Traders hope and expect the exchange they’re trading on takes security seriously. But while all crypto platforms pay lip service to good cybersecurity practices, many fail at even the most basic measures such as enforcing strong passwords. New research has found 54% of all cryptocurrency exchanges have poor security in at least one area, leaving […]

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October 2, 2018 0

Google Security Expert Warns Against Bitcoin Bragging Online

Google Security Expert Warns Against Bitcoin Bragging OnlineMark Risher, Google’s director of product management, Google Identity, account security, and spam & abuse, recently urged cryptocurrency investors not to brag about their virtual currency holdings online. Also Read: Netherlands’ Largest Bank ING Group Fined $900M for Money Laundering Google Security Expert Cautions Traders Against Boasting Online In a recent interview with CNBC, Google security […]

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September 17, 2018 0

Three Hackers Held in China Over $87 million Crypto Theft

Three Hackers Held in China Over $87 million Crypto TheftThree suspects have been detained by Chinese police in connection with an alleged cryptocurrency theft. The supposed hackers stole bitcoin and other digital assets worth an estimated $87 million USD. Authorities say this is the biggest heist of this type in the People’s Republic so far. Also read: South African Tax Authority Going After Crypto […]

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August 19, 2018 0

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security Measures

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security MeasuresThe South Korean government has announced the outcome of its inspection of 21 cryptocurrency exchanges. While a number of exchanges have completed implementing both short-term and wallet management measures, many security vulnerabilities remain at most exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 21 Exchanges Inspected South Korea’s government has announced the result […]

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August 18, 2018 0

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 Million

Bitcoin Gold Hacked for $18 MillionIt appears Bitcoin Gold (BTG) has been double spend attacked over and over again, totalling something in the neighborhood of $18 million at current prices. BTG forums seem to have been tracking the hack, going as far back as last week, monitoring the controversial coin’s hashrate, ultimately determining a 51% attack was under way. Also […]

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May 24, 2018 0

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Attacks When Using Cryptocurrency

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Attacks When Using CryptocurrencyDNS attacks can manifest themselves in many ways, all targeted against the Domain Name System that connects the internet. At best they’re an inconvenience, knocking websites offline or preventing access, and at worst they’re costly, as this week’s $150,000 Myetherwallet hijack demonstrated. When you’re interacting in the crypto space, here are a few ways to […]

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April 26, 2018 0

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, Zcash

Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, ZcashCoincheck, the Japanese exchange that lost ~$550 million worth of NEM to hackers, will stop dealing with Monero, Dash and Zcash. The trading platform has recognized the risk posed by these cryptocurrencies which provide high levels of anonymity. Half of the NEM coins stolen in the hack may have been converted already on the darknet, […]

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March 19, 2018 0

Coincheck to Start Compensating Hack Victims and Resume Operations Next Week

Coincheck to Start Compensating Hack Victims and Resume Operations Next WeekHacked Japanese exchange Coincheck is getting ready to start compensating its customers next week as it plans to resume operations. The exchange has been slapped with two business improvement orders so far by Japan’s financial regulator and may stop trading some cryptocurrencies for safety reasons. Also read: Japan’s DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 […]

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March 9, 2018 0