Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial Difficulty

Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial DifficultyHong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Gatecoin has said it is shutting down citing financial difficulty. The exchange suffered a $2 million hack in 2016 and hasn’t been able to recover the funds. However, Gatecoin blames a registered French payment service provider for paralyzing its operations. The payments company allegedly duped the exchange out of an unspecified […]

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Cryptopia Lost Almost a Tenth of Its Assets in January Hack

Cryptopia Estimates 9.4% of Total Assets Stolen During January HackNew Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has published a series of tweets detailing the extent of the losses it suffered during an attack by hackers in January. It said: “We have calculated that worst case 9.4 percent of our total holdings was stolen.” Also read: 125-Year Old Swiss Bank Julius Baer Enters Cryptocurrency Market ‘Securing Individual […]

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Bitfinex Recovers $106,000 of Stolen BTC With US Government Help

Bitfinex Recovers $106,000 of Stolen BTC With U.S. Government HelpBitfinex has recovered 27.7 bitcoin stolen by hackers in August 2016, the company said on Monday. The coins, worth around $106,000 at the time of writing, represent only a small fraction of the total BTC stolen. U.S. federal law enforcement agencies recovered the bitcoin and returned it to the cryptocurrency exchange. Also read: State Treasurer: […]

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Hacked NZ Exchange Cryptopia Allowed to Reopen

Hacked NZ Exchange Cryptopia Allowed to ReopenDigital asset exchange Cryptopia has been given the green light to open again after New Zealand police announced they have almost completed their investigation at its offices. The crypto trading platform suffered a security breach last month when, according to one estimate, as much as $16 million worth of cryptocurrency was stolen. Also read: Brazilian […]

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Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last October

Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last OctoberCoincheck has reported 1.73 million downloads of its mobile app since the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange resumed new account signups, withdrawals, deposits and limited trading in October. By the end of December, more than 900,000 of the new users had gone on to confirm their identities, in what looks like a remarkable comeback for an exchange […]

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The Daily: Fidelity Crypto Custody Update, Cryptopia Hack Continues

The Daily: Fidelity Crypto Custody Update, Cryptopia Hack ContinuesIn today’s edition of The Daily we feature a number of stories about financial companies adding cryptocurrency-related services including a custody solution from Fidelity and new CFDs for trading BCH vs precious metals. We also cover the latest update about the ongoing Cryptopia hack. Also Read: Report: Two Hacker Groups Stole $1 Billion From Crypto […]

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The Daily: Crypto Wallet Raises $15 Million, Localbitcoins Suffers Vulnerability

The Daily: Crypto Wallet Raises $15 Million, Localbitcoins Suffers VulnerabilityIn today’s edition of The Daily we feature another recent example of venture capital infusion into the cryptocurrency space as Japan’s SBI invests in the BRD wallet. We also cover a recent security vulnerability that was detected on the P2P exchange Localbitcoins, and a new AML/KYC compliance solution for stablecoins. Also Read: Galaxy Digital Is […]

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$16 Million Now Believed to Have Been Stolen in ‘Weird’ Cryptopia Hack

$16 Million Stolen in 'Weird' New Zealand Cryptopia Exchange HackDetails have so far been murky regarding millions of dollars worth of tokens stolen from New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia on Jan. 14. But data company Elementus has been investigating and now says the hack was different from previous attacks of this nature – and the amount stolen is much higher than originally thought.  Also […]

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Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet for […]

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Former Mt. Gox CEO Says He Is Sorry But Maintains His Innocence as Trial Closes

Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of the now-defunct Mt. Gox, has reportedly apologized for the losses that led to the demise of the cryptocurrency exchange. However, the embattled Frenchman insisted on his innocence regarding charges of embezzlement in closing arguments during his trial in Tokyo on Dec. 27. Also read: Wine Retailer to Buy […]

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