Wrapped Bitcoin—an ERC-20 token that is backed on a 1:1 basis with BTC—is now being accepted as collateral for MakerDAO loans. It’s a significant development, not least because the crypto community has lamented the lack of a bridge between BTC and ETH for some time.
Tale of $10M Monero ransom unravels as husband arrested for murder
Now detectives think the Norwegian millionaire killed his elderly wife and demanded the untraceable crypto as a ruse. And the question of whether criminals are embracing privacy coins over Bitcoin got a little more murky
Police investigating the disappearance of a woman in Norway have arrested her husband on suspicion of murder—and believe that the $10 million ransom in a privacy-focused cryptocurrency being demanded for her safe return was part of a “clear, planned deception.”
Bitfinex launches social network for crypto traders
Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino tells Modern Consensus its Pulse platform’s goal is to foster a sense of community while providing “niche” and “high-quality” content
Embattled cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has launched Pulse, a new social network aimed at helping its traders exchange ideas and share their insights.
JUST a coincidence? Poloniex launching Tron-based token
Poloniex is creating an exchange token launch platform. The first project is a Tron-based stablecoin lending service. Who controls Poloniex? Tron founder Justin Sun
Months after finally admitting he was a part of the group that snapped up Poloniex late last year, Tron founder Justin Sun appears to be using the once-dominant cryptocurrency exchange’s reputation to boost the credibility of his week-old stablecoin.