Europol arrests UK man for stealing  10 million worth of IOTA cryptocurrency Europol arrests UK man for stealing 10 million worth of IOTA cryptocurrency
Suspect operated the iotaseed.io portal that generated and secretly logged passwords for IOTA wallets. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | January 23, 2019 -- 17:32 GMT (09:32 PST) | Topic: Security Europol, German, and British authorities have announced today the arrest of a British national who they believe is behind the theft of more than 10 million ($11.4 million) worth of IOTA cryptocurrency. The man, whose name has not been released yet, is believed to be the main culprit behind a wave of IOTA thefts that occured in January 2018. According to reports from last year, the hacker, who used the nickname of "Norbertvdberg' while providing support online to other IOTA enthusiasts, set up the website iotaseed.io, which he advertised as a random seed (password) generator. This article was retrieved by us on 2019-01-23 21:01:31. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include MIOTA, ION. You may want to visit www.zdnet.com to find more similar content. Leave a Comment

Coinbase files patent for freeze logic cryptocurrency wallet security | ZDNet Coinbase files patent for freeze logic cryptocurrency wallet security | ZDNet
The invention aims to add a fresh layer of security to wallets used directly for merchant payments. By Charlie Osborne | August 20, 2018 -- 07:07 GMT (00:07 PDT) | Topic: Security Coinbase has filed a new patent which describes technology intended to improve the security of cryptocurrency wallets and also permit the secure, direct payment of cryptocurrencies to merchants. The cryptocurrency exchange's patent filing has been submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Coinbase's patent application, number 10,050,779, says that "it may be a security concern for users that the private keys of their Bitcoin addresses may be stolen from their wallets, [and] existing systems do not provide a solution for maintaining security over private keys while still allowing the users to check out on a merchant page and making payments using their wallets." This item was retrieved by us on 2019-01-16 15:18:04. Share this content on social media: Browse www.zdnet.com for more. Leave a Comment

Kodak announces the KodakCoin blockchain cryptocurrency | ZDNet Kodak announces the KodakCoin blockchain cryptocurrency | ZDNet
The KodakCoin cryptocurrency and the KodakOne rights management platform will both be backed by blockchain security, Kodak has announced. By Corinne Reichert | January 9, 2018 -- 20:10 GMT (12:10 PST) | Topic: Security Kodak has announced the launch of its KodakCoin cryptocurrency utilising blockchain security technology, which it said is aimed at enabling image rights management for photographers. "With KodakCoin, participating photographers are invited to take part in a new economy for photography, receive payment for licensing their work immediately upon sale, and, for both professional and amateur photographers, sell their work confidently on a secure blockchain platform," Kodak said. This data was retrieved by us on 2019-01-16 12:55:19. Share this content on social media: Browse www.zdnet.com for more similar content. Leave a Comment

Quantum Computing + Commercialization: Quantum Computing + Commercialization:
The Q System One has a modular design and parts designed to minimize interference. IBM's plan is to start scaling quantum computational center. By Larry Dignan | January 8, 2019 -- 17:13 GMT (09:13 PST) | Topic: CES 2019: The Big Trends for Business IBM's Q System One quantum computer IBM has launched an integrated system for quantum computing designed for scientists and businesses called IBM Q System One. The system will be unveiled at CES 2019 with a replica of Q System One. IBM added that it will open a commercial Q Quantum Computation Center in Poughkeepsie, New York this year. It is yet to be determined how many quantum systems will be housed in one center, said Bob Sutor, vice president of IBM Q Strategy & Ecosystems. This information was obtained by us on 2019-01-09 20:12:12. Share this content on social media: These assets may interest you QNT, ION. See www.zdnet.com for additional posts. Leave a Comment

Coinbase to add Ethereum Classic to exchange within months | ZDNet Coinbase to add Ethereum Classic to exchange within months | ZDNet
The price of Ethereum Classic has surged in response to the announcement. By Charlie Osborne | June 12, 2018 -- 07:39 GMT (00:39 PDT) | Topic: Blockchain Coinbase intends to add support to Ethereum Classic to its exchange "in the coming months." The cryptocurrency exchange said on Monday that the engineering work required to support the trade Ethereum Classic (ETC) is due to begin soon, and customers can expect to soon see public-facing APIs which will indicate the addition of the asset. In a blog post, Coinbase added that the final testing phases are expected to take place in the next few months. This piece was obtained by us on 2019-01-08 22:31:19. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include ETH, XCG, ETC, CAG. You may want to visit www.zdnet.com for more from this source. Leave a Comment

Coinbase suspends Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading after double-spend attacks Coinbase suspends Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading after double-spend attacks
Attackers carried out 11 double-spend attacks and stole nearly 88,500 ETC (~$460,000). By Catalin Cimpanu | January 7, 2019 -- 21:56 GMT (13:56 PST) | Topic: Security Cryptocurrency trading portal Coinbase delisted today the Ethereum Classic (ETC) currency after detecting a series of double-spend attacks over the last three days. In layman terms, double-spend attacks are when a malicious actor gains the majority computational power inside a blockchain, which they then use to enforce unauthorized transactions over legitimate ones. According to a security alert published today by Coinbase security engineer Mark Nesbitt, this is exactly what's been happening on the Ethereum Classic blockchain for the past three days, since January 5. This data was obtained by us on 2019-01-08 07:09:41. Share this content on social media: These assets may interest you ETH, ETC. Check out www.zdnet.com for additional posts. Leave a Comment

Opera for Android becomes an Ethereum 'blockchain browser' | ZDNet Opera for Android becomes an Ethereum 'blockchain browser' | ZDNet
Opera hopes to make cryptocurrency more than just a speculative asset. By Liam Tung | December 13, 2018 -- 10:08 GMT (02:08 PST) | Topic: Mobility Opera is betting on blockchain technology to reach new audiences keen on or curious about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum. The browser maker today announced that Opera for Android is a now a 'blockchain browser' with bolted-on access to the Ethereum blockchain that builds on its existing built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Opera rolled out a private beta of the Opera for Android crypto-wallet in July, which can be used to store Ethereum and access Ethereum-based decentralized apps, or 'Dapps'. This entry was first found by us on 2018-12-13 19:51:49. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include ETH, ERA. Check out www.zdnet.com for complete listings from this source. Leave a Comment

Hackers ramp up attacks on mining rigs before Ethereum price crashes into the gutter | ZDNet Hackers ramp up attacks on mining rigs before Ethereum price crashes into the gutter | ZDNet
Attackers scan for Ethereum wallets and mining rigs that have carelessly exposed port 8545 on the Internet. By Catalin Cimpanu | December 10, 2018 -- 23:06 GMT (15:06 PST) | Topic: Security Hackers have set off in motion a massive campaign that scans for Internet-exposed Ethereum wallets and mining equipment, ZDNet has learned today. The mass-scan campaign has been raging for at least a week, since December 3, Troy Mursch, co-founder of Bad Packets LLC told ZDNet. Attackers are scanning for devices with port 8545 exposed online. This is the standard port for the JSON-RPC interface of many Ethereum wallets and mining equipment. This interface is a programmatic API that locally-installed apps and services can query for mining and funds-related information. This article was first found by us on 2018-12-13 06:21:22. Share this content on social media: Related crypto assets include ETH. Have a look at www.zdnet.com for complete listings from this source. Leave a Comment

[US Department of Homeland Security officials have] had great success with tracking and analyzing Bitcoin transactions already. They are now looking for similar solutions for tracking [US Department of Homeland Security officials have] had great success with tracking and analyzing Bitcoin transactions already. They are now looking for similar solutions for tracking "privacy coins."
DHS has had great success with tracking and analyzing Bitcoin transactions already. They are now looking for similar solutions for tracking "privacy coins." By Catalin Cimpanu | December 7, 2018 -- 18:38 GMT (10:38 PST) | Topic: Security The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is interested in acquiring technology solutions that can track newer cryptocurrencies, such as Zcash and Monero. According to a pre-solicitation document [PDF], the DHS wants to know if this is possible, before filing an official solicitation request later down the line. The DHS said that "prior efforts have addressed Bitcoin analytics," but now the agency and the law enforcement agencies under its supervision are looking into similar cryptocurrency analytics solutions that can be used to track so-called privacy coins --cryptocurrencies that support anonymous transactions. This data was discovered by us on 2018-12-08 19:22:50. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include KIN, XMR, ZEC, ION. Browse www.zdnet.com for more. Leave a Comment

 South Korea to develop blockchain voting system South Korea to develop blockchain voting system
South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT will develop a blockchain voting system that will go on trial in the private sector in December. By Cho Mu-Hyun | November 28, 2018 -- 04:40 GMT (20:40 PST) | Topic: Blockchain South Korea plans to develop a blockchain voting system, with trials starting next month in the private sector. The Ministry of Science and ICT, and the National Election Commission (NEC) said they will develop a blockchain-based online voting system by December. The NEC ran an online voting system, dubbed K-voting, back in 2013, which has since been used by 5.64 million people but trust in the voting system remains low due to hacking and fraud concerns. This entry was found by us on 2018-11-28 13:20:53. Share this content on social media: These assets may interest you KORE. Visit www.zdnet.com for more from this source. Leave a Comment

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