Category: Security

Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware WalletAt New York Consensus Invest Summit, Evercoin Inc. today announced Evercoin 2, the “safest hardware wallet”. Evercoin 2 provides a wallet and exchange for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies featuring a hardware wallet the size of a house key powered by YubiKey 5ci, the first implementation of its kind. Prior to this, users wanting hardware security relied on large, difficult to use and not mobile-first first-generation hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor. Now every compatible YubiKey owner can download a free hardware wallet.

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Trusted Friends Can Become Crypto Custodians With the Vault12 Platform

Trusted Friends Can Become Crypto Custodians With the Vault12 PlatformA firm called Vault12 launched its new passkey security solution for cryptocurrency assets. Vault12 is an application that allows people to enlist their trusted friends and family members to help safeguard their assets. According to the project’s creators, the new application leverages the cryptographic algorithm Shamir’s Secret Sharing which allows keys to be split in […]

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Crypto Traders Rush to Revamp Their Security After Bitmex Dox

Crypto Traders Rush to Revamp Their Security After Bitmex DoxThe world’s largest crypto derivatives exchange Bitmex has accidentally doxed tens of thousands of its users. An email newsletter concerning forthcoming updates to Bitmex indices CC’d a large proportion of the company’s mailing list, exposing the addresses of its users to the public. In a second embarrassment, Bitmex had its Twitter account hacked shortly afterward. […]

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Why a VPN Is the First Layer You Should Pull On When Browsing the Web

Why a VPN Is the First Layer You Should Pull On When Browsing the WebVirtual private networks (VPNs) can be useful for all kinds of things, from streaming foreign sports to protecting your identity from heightened online surveillance. For cryptocurrency users, VPNs are particularly precious, providing access to exchanges that are geo-restricted, and enabling crypto activities to be completed on the web without leaving a privacy-betraying footprint. Also read: […]

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10 Useful Browser Plugins to Help Crypto Users

10 Useful Browser Plugins to Help Crypto UsersThere are many different browser extensions or plugins that benefit cryptocurrency users, ranging from price trackers and wallets to those that help crypto users with security and privacy. Bitcoin.com has produced a video, listing 10 of the most useful browser extensions with explanations of how they can help crypto users. Also read: Central Banks Worldwide […]

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Swap and Track BCH on the New Shapeshift Suite for Noncustodial Crypto Management

Swap and Track BCH on the New Shapeshift Suite for Noncustodial Crypto ManagementShapeshift, the company that allows traders worldwide to exchange hundreds of cryptocurrency pairs launched its new crypto platform that now offers an integrated suite of digital asset management in a noncustodial fashion. The firm believes the latest release offers a true end-to-end solution that aims to bolster free market finance. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Scaling […]

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Keep Your Money and Passport Safe With Products You Can Buy With BCH

Keep Your Money and Passport Safe With Products You Can Buy With BCHIn this day and age, carrying your wallet, passport and mobile phone inside the inner pocket of your jacket is simply not enough to protect your assets. Thankfully, there’s a company called Tarriss which offers products designed to secure both your digital cash and personal data. It sells them for cryptocurrency and it takes bitcoin […]

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The Guns N’ Bitcoin Scorpion Case Holds Your Shooter and Your Satoshis

The Guns N’ Bitcoin Scorpion Case Holds Your Pistol and Digital AssetsDigital assets have become very valuable over the last few years, spawning a string of devices that protect cryptocurrencies from malware and mishandling. Now there’s a company called Guns N’ Bitcoin that offers a durable case called the Scorpion that holds not only a hardware wallet, but also three types of full to compact pistols […]

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PR: Anxone Provides Multi-Layer Security For Crypto Storage

Anxone Provides Multi-Layer Security For Crypto StorageHacking is a front and center issue for digital asset exchanges. Especially given its worrying year-over-year increases, from US$152mn in 2016 to US$950mn in 2018. Our current year 2019 has already posted over US$1bn in lost assets due to hacking, which puts security as a paramount consideration for digital asset markets to continue growing and maturing.

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PR: WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao Building a Win-Win Public Blockchain

WaykiChain CEO Gordon Gao Building a Win-Win Public BlockchainThis article feature quotes returned direct from inquiry to the company CEO Gordon Gao. WaykiChain(WICC) CEO Gordon Gao’s credentials are substantial and they include (according to his LinkedIn page) having previously worked as a ‘senior business associate’ at Alibaba.com. His portfolio also lists a tenure as ‘lead data scientist’ at Fishbowl Marketing which, on its website, front-lines the fact that it features clients as huge as Coca-Cola and the National Restaurant Association.

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How to Use a Physical Security Key to Safeguard Your Exchange Account

If you are keeping funds on a cryptocurrency platform such as a centralized exchange it is highly advisable you make sure your accounts are as safe as possible. Using a physical security key can greatly help with this as well as safeguarding other private services such as email and cloud storage. Also Read: Israeli Supreme […]

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Dithering U.S. Regulators Risk Causing a Brain Drain to Friendlier Crypto Climes

Dithering U.S. Regulators Risk Causing a Brain Drain to Friendlier Crypto ClimesCryptocurrency companies in the United States aren’t happy. Token issuers, exchanges, and VCs are up in arms about vague and contradictory guidance on crypto asset regulation. Should the U.S. fail to update its archaic securities laws, they warn, there is a risk of top talent making an exodus to friendlier crypto climes. Also read: Countries […]

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Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be SecureFacebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance, and look and work a lot like backdoors,” said Telegram’s […]

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How to Travel the World With Bitcoin Cash

Extended Guide on How to Travel the World With Bitcoin CashTraveling is on everyone’s minds as summer approaches and crypto enthusiasts are no exception. But for anyone thinking of a holiday trip, travel arrangements can be arduous. Crypto payments can make your life easier in that regard, particularly with bitcoin cash, which is a fast and cheap way to pay for anything. The following guide […]

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Researchers Find Hundreds of Ethereum Wallets at Risk Due to Weak Key Pairs

Researchers Comb the Ethereum Chain Finding an Abundance of Weak Key PairsOn April 23, the security consulting firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) published a document concerning a number of unsound public and private key pairs tied to the Ethereum blockchain. The probability of chance needed to crack 256-bit encryption would take years for hackers to access random private keys. However, ISE recently queried 49,060 ETH transactions […]

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Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency

Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using CryptocurrencyCryptocurrency without privacy is pointless. If your coins aren’t fungible, you lose much of the benefits of using cryptocurrency in the first place. Privacy isn’t just won and lost onchain though. In fact, much of the privacy gains to be made when it comes to sending, spending and trading crypto occur offchain, as you go […]

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Cryptonite Browser Extension Protects You From Phishing Sites and Fake Profiles

Cryptonite Browser Extension Protects You From Phishing Sites and Fake ProfilesIf you are new to the crypto space or if you are exploring new services and platforms, protection from scams and malicious websites should be a priority. Cryptonite is a useful browser extension that protects your private information and warns you in advance about risks to your crypto security. Also read: Get Real-Time and Historical […]

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Pwc Report Finds STOs ‘Are Not Fundamentally Different From ICOs’

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published a report in collaboration with Crypto Valley seeking to provide “a strategic perspective” on the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) sectors. The report finds that security tokens “are not fundamentally different from ICOs,” estimating that their combined total raised almost $20 billion during 2018. Also Read: […]

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Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Aims to Fix That

Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Hopes to Fix ThatOver the last few months, a number of cryptocurrency wallet and exchange providers have joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO). The foundation aims to improve digital currency operability because it believes the user experience (UX) for cryptocurrencies is poor and the majority of wallets cannot handle payment requests between wallets. On March 12, a […]

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Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets

Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits against Trezor WalletsThe battle of the hardware wallets is heating up. At this weekend’s MIT Bitcoin Expo in Boston, Charles Guillmet, Chief Security Officer of Ledger, presented a number of physical attacks that could be executed against Trezor hardware wallets. He also outlined an attack on their rival’s device that Ledger has refrained from making public because […]

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In the Daily: Facebook Security Hole, Tron Attracts Snakes, the Satoshi Symbol

In the Daily: Facebook Security Hole, Tron Attracts Snakes, the Satoshi SymbolIn Monday’s edition of The Daily, we examine Facebook’s latest security scare, and what this means for cryptocurrency users. We also take a look at classic snake game Slither.io which is coming to the Tron blockchain, and consider some potential design for Bitcoin’s satoshi symbol. Also read: Startup Company Sets up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana […]

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Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security Tokens

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security TokensThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval No Penalty The SEC announced on Wednesday […]

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Aboveboard Founder Claims ‘Nobody Is Buying’ STOs

Aboveboard Founder Claims "Nobody is Buying" STOsAndy Singleton, the founder of securities exchanges Aboveboard, has published an article asserting that the security token offering (STO) market is “lifeless.” While Singleton acknowledges the efficiency savings facilitated by the introduction of distributed ledger technology to the securities industry, he argues that current offerings are plagued by poor liquidity and inadequate disclosure,. resulting in […]

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Quadrigacx Cold Wallet Was Stored in a Safety Deposit Box

Quadrigacx Private Keys Were Held in Safety Deposit Box During 2014In a 2014 appearance on the True Bromance Podcast, Gerry Cotten, the late CEO of embattled Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadrigacx, made comments indicating that the exchange was storing customer funds using paper wallets. Cotten also compared losing the private keys for a bitcoin wallet to “burning cash.” Also Read: Market Cap: A Flawed Ranking System for […]

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