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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Trading Ethereum With .XYZ Domains

Category: Ethereum, News

Trading Ethereum With .XYZ Domains

All registrars currently supporting .xyz domains will be rolling out updates for offering a particular category of .xyz domains called the 1.111B Class. Devcon3 Announcment At Devcon3, Nick Johnson from Ethereum announced a partnership with XYZ to add Ethereum mapping capabilities to all .xyz domains using DNSSEC. These domain names will come with standard registration, renewal and transfer fees, according…

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Ethereum Wallet’s Hacked, not “Buggy”

Category: Ethereum, News, News Digest

Ethereum Wallet’s Hacked, not “Buggy”

On November 7 Parity, a popular Ethereum wallet service announced that all owners of their multi-signature Ethereum wallets made from July 20 onward were unavailable until further notice. An estimated 280 million were frozen due to a software flaw that was “accidentally” triggered by a single user. Chain Reaction  This user claimed that when they created a wallet with Parity, it was…

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Ledger and Intel Combine Technologies, But Is It Safe?

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

Ledger and Intel Combine Technologies, But Is It Safe?

The esoteric world of cryptocurrencies and the larger, mainstream world of desktop computing have begun to merge with the partnership of Paris-based hardware wallet manufacturer, Ledger, and American multinational computer processor manufacturer, Intel. By combining efforts and technologies, the two companies aim to pioneer a unique high security solution for using and storing cryptocurrencies. More specifically, Ledger’s BOLOS operating system…

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Blockchain Code Audits Aim to Thwart Security Vulnerabilities

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Blockchain Code Audits Aim to Thwart Security Vulnerabilities

New York-based technology company, Jibrel Network, recently announced that it has signed on with security auditing firm New Alchemy to conduct a full in-depth security audit and code review of its platform. The announcement comes just weeks after a potentially critical vulnerability left $200 million worth of Augur tokens at risk. This intrusion was on the heels of a $32…

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Enigma Catalyst Falls Victim to Hackers

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Enigma Catalyst Falls Victim to Hackers

Hacking is a pervasive issue in the cryptosphere. With financial freedom comes the weight of responsibility, and despite their merits, cryptocurrencies are particularly unforgiving when it comes to scams and hacks. The most recent crypto venture to come under fire is Catalyst, from the Silicon Valley company Enigma.co. Catalyst is a machine-based investment platform for cryptoassets. Catalyst’s long-term goal is…

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MIT Study on Using Bitcoin to Prevent Identity Theft and Encryption Attacks

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

MIT Study on Using Bitcoin to Prevent Identity Theft and Encryption Attacks

At the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy held over May 22-24, MIT researchers presented a paper on a new encryption method which utilizes the underlying technologies of Bitcoin to prevent identity theft and encryption attacks. Alin Tomescu, an MIT graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science, and his thesis advisor, Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of…

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A Security Threat to the Bitcoin Blockchain?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

A Security Threat to the Bitcoin Blockchain?

In a report to be featured at the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in May, Aviv Zohar of The Hebrew University present findings on how an attack to the Bitcoin Blockchain can occur via the Internet’s routing infrastructure. In this paper, Zohar and his collaborators Maria Apostolaki and Laurent Vanbever, show off two ways a Border Gateway Protocol…

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Glacier: A Protocol for the Rich and Paranoid

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Tech

Glacier: A Protocol for the Rich and Paranoid

How can you securely store bitcoin? The Glacier Protocol is a step by step guide how you can generate a paper wallet that eliminates every known attack. For everybody who invests a significant amount of money in bitcoin, the proper storage of the coins is a crucial and terrifying topic. Nearly nobody is prepared to store the keys for bitcoin…

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PBoC’s Bitcoin Withdrawal Suspension Serves as Reminder For Wallet Security

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

PBoC’s Bitcoin Withdrawal Suspension Serves as Reminder For Wallet Security

On February 9, Huobi and OKCoin, two of the largest bitcoin exchanges in China, officially suspended withdrawals for both bitcoin and Litecoin users in compliance with the demand of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). In late January, PBoC asked Huobi and OKCoin to overhaul their Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) systems to remain on par with…

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Leading Insurance Executives Expect Blockchain Debut in 2017

Category: Business, News, Tech

Leading Insurance Executives Expect Blockchain Debut in 2017

Leading chief information officers from the insurance industry are expecting some major changes in the IT infrastructure of their companies. The majority of executives who participated in a study led by The Economic Times stated that blockchain technology will most likely make an official debut in the industry by the end of 2017. However, the technology will have to overcome…

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