• 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.

  • ErisX ETH futures America
    Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Regulation

    ErisX brings ETH futures to America

    The crypto derivatives exchange’s physically settled ether futures are the first available to U.S. investors; Binance.US adds OTC desk for large crypto trades

    On May 11, TD Ameritrade-backed cryptocurrency derivatives exchange ErisX announced that it now offers physically settled ether futures contracts to both institutional and retail investors.

  • MakerDAO bringing Bitcoin to Ethereum
    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Ethereum

    MakerDAO bringing Bitcoin to Ethereum blockchain

    It’s hoped the addition of ‘wrapped Bitcoin’ will give the DeFi sector a much-needed boost, but bridging the two blockchains is fiddly to say the least; tBTC pitched as a better alternative

    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.

  • child porn buyers flock to bitcoin.
    Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Technology

    Chainalysis: Child pornography buyers flocking to bitcoin

    The blockchain intelligence firm reported a “concerning trend” for the crypto industry—warning signs suggest the amount of bitcoin used to buy child abuse material is growing

    Crypto analytics may be helping to uncover child abuse material sites, but trends “definitely suggest” that the value of virtual currencies sent to exploitation sites will continue to grow in 2020 as child porn buyers flock to bitcoin, according to blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis.