Michael Terpin Urges FCC to Curb Crypto Fraud That Cost Him $24 Million

Crypto investor Michael Terpin has written an open letter to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai requesting urgent action on SIM swapping fraud. Terpin, a victim of SIM swapping himself, asked the regulator to make mobile carriers hide customer… Read moreMichael Terpin Urges FCC to Curb Crypto Fraud That Cost Him $24 Million

WATCH: UNICEF’s Crypto Fund Plans to Pay for Internet in Public Schools

Plans are in place to allow non-profit UNICEF to use cryptocurrencies donated by the Ethereum Foundation and other organizations to fund internet connectivity in public schools around the world. Announced at ethereum developer conference Devcon, UNICEF unveiled a cryptocurrency fund… Read moreWATCH: UNICEF’s Crypto Fund Plans to Pay for Internet in Public Schools

Former Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Backs Fractional Reserve Stablecoin

Stephen Moore, who backed out from a nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is now trying to upend central banks. On Monday, the economist announced his involvement with Frax, a stablecoin backed by a fractional reserve. Coming via… Read moreFormer Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Backs Fractional Reserve Stablecoin

WATCH: Ecash Creator David Chaum On His New ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Cryptocurrency, Praxxis 

[embedded content] Digital money pioneer David Chaum is creating his second digital currency and we caught up with him at Devcon in Osaka, Japan. He created the first platform, Ecash, in 1983 and it was meant to be an electronic… Read moreWATCH: Ecash Creator David Chaum On His New ‘Quantum-Resistant’ Cryptocurrency, Praxxis 

As Lightning’s Economy Takes Shape, Devs Are Split on Proposed Fee Hike

Fees aren’t just a topic of discussion for Bitcoin Core users anymore. As the tech matures and an economy develops, fee discussions are making their way into the lightning network too. This past weekend, bitcoiners and lightning fanatics gathered in… Read moreAs Lightning’s Economy Takes Shape, Devs Are Split on Proposed Fee Hike

Binance CEO: Russian Ruble to Be First Fiat-Crypto Trading Option

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is soon to launch its first fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading pairs. Speaking at the Open Innovations 2019 conference in Moscow on Monday, CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao confirmed that fiat options are on the way, kicking off with the Russian ruble: “We’re adding support… Read moreBinance CEO: Russian Ruble to Be First Fiat-Crypto Trading Option

Libra Could Drop ‘Basket’ and Issue Individual Fiat Stablecoins

The Facebook-led Libra project may consider a fundamental change to the way its planned global payments system will operate, according to its chief. Speaking at a banking seminar, according to a Reuters report on Sunday, co-creator of Libra David Marcus… Read moreLibra Could Drop ‘Basket’ and Issue Individual Fiat Stablecoins

Major Korean Banks Join Government-Backed Blockchain ID Initiative

Four more major institutions including the Shinhan and NH Nonghyup banks have joined a South Korean decentralized identity initiative that’s aimed to secure and share personal information using blockchain. According to a report from CoinDesk Korea on Sunday, the program,… Read moreMajor Korean Banks Join Government-Backed Blockchain ID Initiative

Researchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments

The bitcoin lightning network could be vulnerable to a simple and disruptive attack, according to a recent research paper. Written by Saar Tochner, Aviv Zohar, and Stefan Schmid, the paper describes a denial-of-service (DoS) attack that could be used to slow down… Read moreResearchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments

It’s Not Time to Write Libra’s Crypto Obituary Just Yet

To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of the nation-state’s demise are greatly exaggerated. The exits of Mastercard, Visa, Paypal and four other firms from the Libra consortium came after France and Germany moved to block the global “stablecoin” cryptocurrency project and… Read moreIt’s Not Time to Write Libra’s Crypto Obituary Just Yet

You Can Now Get a Master’s in Blockchain From a School in (Where Else?) Malta

Malta, the “Blockchain Island” in the Mediterranean, has a government authority to certify distributed ledger platforms, regulations to manage smart contracts and a framework for launching ICOs. Now it has a blockchain master’s program, too. The University of Malta’s Masters… Read moreYou Can Now Get a Master’s in Blockchain From a School in (Where Else?) Malta

HTC’s Latest Blockchain Phone Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC has launched its latest blockchain phone, the Exodus 1s, which enables users to support the bitcoin network. Unveiling the device Saturday at the Lightning Conference in Berlin, the company claimed the new product is the first… Read moreHTC’s Latest Blockchain Phone Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node