• Bitcoin blamed for Twitter hack
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Bitcoin blamed for devastating Twitter hack?

    As the dust settles from one of the worst cybersecurity breaches in recent memory, many are focused on crypto giveaway scams, not social media’s security failings

    The FBI has launched an investigation into Wednesday’s widespread Twitter hack, which saw attackers hijack 130 high-profile accounts to promote crypto giveaway scams.

  • Elliptic CEO James Smith steps down
    Innovators,  Technology

    Elliptic CEO Dr. James Smith steps down for development role

    The co-founder of the leading blockchain intelligence firm will be replaced by COO Simone Maini, who has increasingly led the sales and corporate culture development efforts

    Elliptic co-founder Dr. James Smith stepped down as CEO of the growing blockchain intelligence firm on April 28 in order to focus his energy on developing the growing firm’s technology and engineering development as chief scientist. In his place, former COO Simone Maini is taking the reins.

  • Chainalysis hits back at Andreas Antonopoulos
    Bitcoin,  Regulation,  Technology

    Chainalysis hits back after Andreas Antonopoulos says company is ‘fundamentally immoral’

    The blockchain intelligence firm’s comments came after the highly regarded Bitcoin evangelist accused the company of helping dictators violate civil rights

    Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis hit back at Andreas Antonopoulos after the Bitcoin author and evangelist launched a scathing attack, accusing the blockchain intelligence firm of “violating the civil rights of millions of people.”

  • CBInsights funding crypto blockchain fell 30%
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Funding for crypto and blockchain projects fell 30% last year, report finds

    It isn’t all bad news, according to CBInsights. Projects haven’t dried up entirely, it’s just that each of them is receiving less financing on average

    The CBInsights’ Blockchain Report 2020 reveals that, despite the substantial decline in funding dollars, the number of deals backed by venture capital firms was relatively steady—falling just 2% year on year. To cut a long story short, projects haven’t dried up entirely… it’s just that each of them is receiving less financing on average.

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