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Archive for September 2018

Monero Launches Malware Response Workgroup Website

Tenth-largest cryptocurrency Monero has announced the launch of a malware response workgroup website intended to address the platform’s rampant digital crime. Monero’s privacy, security, decentralization, and fungibility have long made it a favorite among digital currency users, but, as previously reported by Unhashed, recent analysis has revealed that more than 5 percent of Monero tokens…

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ELONCITY Raises $20M For Blockchain-Based Energy Grid

ELONCITY, a new energy distribution model, is one step closer to becoming a reality. The AI Grid Foundation announced today that it has raised $20 million worth of funding for the project from a number of different investors, including some blockchain capital groups. The initiative was created by Andy Li, who has handled electricity distribution…

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CloudFlare’s IPFS Gateway Will Power Extra-Decentralized EOS dApps

LiquidEOS has announced a project that will make dApps more decentralized than ever before. The group is using Cloudflare’s IPFS gateway to host EOS dApps on a decentralized filesystem. LiquidEOS’s new platform, which is simply called “the dApp Network”, will allow users to access dApps that never go offline. Meanwhile, developers who host their apps…

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Opera Teams Up with Ledger Capital to Grow Blockchain Technology Initiative

Leading browser provider Opera has announced a new partnership with leading strategic blockchain advisory and financial services firm Ledger Capital in an effort to grow the company’s blockchain technology initiative. A new press release reveals that the two companies will be exploring further use-cases of blockchain technology and determining how these technologies could be applied…

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National Bank of Ukraine May Launch State-Backed Digital Currency

New reports reveal that the National Bank of Ukraine is considering launching its own state-backed digital currency. The already named e-hryvnia digital currency would be a centralized stable coin entirely under government control. According to World Coin Index, the motivation behind the coin is to increase the Ukraine’s national rate of payments made without cash,…

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ThorBlock Pools Will Allow Anyone To Invest in ICOs on VeChainThor

Safe Haven has announced a new project called ThorBlock, described as a platform that will allow users to pool funds on the VeChainThor blockchain. The project will allow individual investors to participate in crypto-related activities that would normally be out of their price range, including ICOs. The platform requires pool administrators to start a community…

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Bankex Introduces Crypto Custody For Everyone

Bankex has launched a crypto custody service targeted at individual investors. This service will allow coinholders to keep their crypto assets in a secure, bank-like storage system. The company is now accepting deposits of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, and ERC-20 tokens. Customers can also store money in the platform’s native BKX token, which will…

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Wall Street Journal Reports $88.6 Million in Illicit Funds Funneled Through Crypto Exchanges

A new report from the Wall Street Journal found that $88.6 million in illicit funds have been funneled through 46 documented cryptocurrency exchanges. $9 million of these funds is reported to have gone through Switzerland-based digital currency exchange ShapeShift. Startup creator Erik Voorhees founded the completely anonymous Bitcoin trading exchange ShapeShift in 2014. While police…

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Port of San Diego Hit with Crypto Ransomware Attack

Officials report that the Port of San Diego has been hit with a ransomware attack demanding Bitcoin payments. Port CEO Randa Congiglio told ABC that a fraction of the port’s information technology systems were compromised before staff members shut down other systems out of caution. The specific amount of Bitcoin demanded in the attack has yet to…

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