Security

Cryptocurrencies give you a lot of power but also require proper discipline in order to avoid losses and stay safe.

Here we cover information security from the perspective of cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

How MetaMask mistakenly flagged us as a phishing site by @Gal
We were surprised to find out that since February 10, MetaMask had begun reporting Crypto.BI as a phishing site. At first we thought we'd been hacked, but our techs were unable to...
Novam Token : Intelligent proactive security by @Gal
Update The project hasn't received social media updates in almost a year. Novam's subreddit received a last update 1 year ago as well. For these reasons, we've moved this...
Is Quantum Key Distribution in the future of cryptocurrencies? by @Gal
What would be the use of a data transmission system where the contents of a message changed if anyone simply read it? Secret Key Exchange Imagine if our two dearest cryptocu...
ELI5 Ledger Nano by @Gal
Ledger Nano is a family hardware wallets that earned their fame for being reliable, sturdy and affordable. Ledger's also were some of the very first hardware solutions for secure ...
Do you really need a hardware wallet? by @Gal
Carrying a complete banking institution in your pocket is a powerful statement! Hardware wallets are really cool. They're basically specially designed storage systems, like sup...
Bitcoin Gold replay protection by @Gal
We'd like to clear up a few misconceptions for those in doubt about what, exactly, the Bitcoing Gold replay protection (or lack thereof) really means. There is no Bitcoin Gold ...
The year of the Proof of Work genocide? by @Gal
Last week the Ethereum Classic team was caught off guard. On January 6, reports of double spends and blockchain anomalies began to pour in just as ETC was celebrating the earli...
Brazil’s largest Bitcoin exchange has been down for 72 hours. R$ 1 million in duplicate transactions being investigated by @Gal
Brazil's largest Bitcoin exchange, Foxbit, is down for maintenance as R$ 1 million (~ U$ 300,000) have apparently gone missing. In a live feed broadcast earlier today, Foxbit h...
IOTA hash collisions could have wrecked the network if it were fully decentralized by @Gal
Professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University posted an interesting, if not troubling, tweet about IOTA's security: The use of a broken hash function would have been a cr...
Net Neutrality: The next battle against Bitcoin? by @Gal
Bitcoin has withstood the largest and most technically sophisticated attacks likely ever perpetrated against any known technology. Billionaires who control large scale mining oper...