Month: August 2020

Rampant inflation is affecting Turkish residents’ confidence in the lira fiat currency. According to a Reuters report on August 14, locals are dumping lira and converting it to dollars and buying gold.  Even with market interventions and reassuring stories about monetary stability coming from the government, local’s faith in the lira is on a downwards
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“Thank you for calling the Clinic of Advanced Biological Computing, this is Dr. Elliott Fisher.” So began the strangest conversation I’ve had as a journalist, with a time-traveling group of Monero-mining musicians from the year 2077. A couple of months ago, Andrew Fenton wrote a story for Cointelegraph Magazine on crypto-related conspiracy theories. That story,
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Author Cal Evans bills The Little Book of Crypto as “A No BS Introduction To Crypto.” Evans also claims to be “regarded as one of the best crypto lawyers” working for “the largest independent crypto-only law firm on the planet.” This will become relevant later. The book claims to provide the reader with unique “in-industry”
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Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is collaborating with law enforcement authorities in Ukraine to take down some large-scale money laundering schemes. Working with the exchange, Ukraine’s cyber police identified and arrested a group of criminals involved in a $42 million ransomware and money laundering operation, Binance told Cointelegraph in a criminal investigation report on
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The Neutrino protocol, a price-stable multi-asset protocol running on major blockchain platform Waves, is introducing the Neutrino dollar (USDN) on Ethereum. The Neutrino dollar, an algorithmic stablecoin collateralized by the Waves (WAVES) native token, is now available for all Ethereum users as the token has been ported to the Ethereum blockchain, Waves announced on Aug.
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Media personality and businesswoman Paris Hilton announced that she successfully auctioned a digital painting of her cat, Munchkin, for 40 ETH — worth almost $17,000. The sale was held through an Ethereum-based auction platform called Cryptograph. According to a tweet published by Hilton, money raised from the auction of the portrait will go to three
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The high-profile Twitter hack — which saw malicious actors take over 130 verified accounts including Bill Gates and Elon Musk — managed to be both technically brilliant and incomprehensibly stupid at the same time. It was a multi-person attack, deep inside the company’s infrastructure, using sophisticated social engineering to defeat 2FA-protected accounts. But while the
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