• CipherTrace adds Monero tracking
    Alt coins,  Regulation

    CipherTrace adds Monero tracking capability

    Thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the blockchain intelligence firm says it now has the capability to trace transactions using the leading privacy coin

    Three months after a Carnegie Mellon University study found that the number of traceable transactions via privacy coin Monero were “nearly zero," CipherTrace said it has come up with a solution.

  • Altcoin hack North Korea
    Alt coins,  Regulation

    DoJ seizes gaming, real estate tokens from $250M North Korean hack

    Along with bitcoin and ether, the U.S. Department of Justice found PlayGame and IHT Real Estate Protocol tokens among a cache seized from the pariah regime’s cyberwarfare thieves

    The $272,000 seized was not a very large part of the amount seized, but it shows that the militarized hackers working for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are not too choosey about what they will pillage. The case involves hacks on at least 10 exchanges.

  • Bank’s stablecoin used for eCommerce
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies

    In world first, bank-issued stablecoin used at online retailer

    Sygnum’s digital Swiss franc was used to buy an iPad from Digital Galaxus, Switzerland’s largest online retailer

    A financial institution focused on digital assets says it has successfully completed the world’s first eCommerce transaction using a bank-issued stablecoin.

  • Telegram drops Gram trademark
    Alt coins

    In a coda to its failed TON blockchain project, Telegram abandons trademark suit

    Telegram paid one last time—to a competitor—for the death of its plan to distribute $1.7 billion in Gram tokens at the hands of the SEC

    The messaging service turned blockchain developer dismissed its lawsuit against crypto firm Lantah, which plans to use Grams as the name of its own tokens. The decision is presumably the result of Telegram abandoning the project that would use the trademark following its settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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