• Ethereum

    Upbit exchange hacker relieved of ill-gotten gains

    After Whale Alert tweeted a warning that $27,000 in ether stolen from Korean exchange Upbit last year had been sent to his exchange, Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao acted quickly

    At 12:06 p.m. on May 13, @whale_alert tweeted out a warning that 137 ETH stolen from the South Korean Upbit exchange last November had been transferred to a wallet address on Binance. Of course, there's another 341,863 ether still missing.

  • Binance jumps into bitcoin mining
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Binance jumps into bitcoin mining

    The biggest cryptocurrency exchange promises ‘the lowest rates’ but also raises concerns about the concentration of mining power in a few hands

    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance jumped into bitcoin mining business today, announcing the launch of Binance Pool. The move comes only weeks before the third “halving” will reduce the reward for mining a Bitcoin block from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC—an event that has preceded big price increases in the past.

  • 11 crypto firms sued illegal ICOs
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Crypto faces ‘The man who took on Wall Street’

    On the day before the statute of limitations expired, the lawyer who extracted $25 billion from banks over the subprime mortgage crisis sued 11 cryptocurrency firms for holding illegal ICOs

    Eleven cryptocurrency issuers and exchanges including Tron, Block.one, and Binance were hit with class action lawsuits last week for holding or supporting initial coin offerings. Ominously, they were filed by a group of lawyers led by Philippe Selendy, who the Financial Times called “The man who took on Wall Street” after he forced 16 major banks including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase to pay $25 billion for their part in the subprime mortgage crisis that sparked the Great Recession of 2007.

  • Poloniex launching Tron-based token
    Alt coins,  Commentary

    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.