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Voatz Bug Bounty Kicked Off of HackerOne Platform

[ad_1] For the first time in its history, bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure platform HackerOne has kicked a company off its platform.Blockchain-based voting platform Voatz has long touted its bug bounty program through HackerOne when asked about the security of its blockchain-enabled mobile voting app. Founded in 2012, HackerOne connects businesses with pen testers and cybersecurity researchers. It has hosted over 1,800 customer programs, but the beleaguered Massachusetts-based company’s bug bounty is
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Binance to Launch Crypto Exchange Supporting KRW-Backed Stablecoin

[ad_1] Crypto exchange Binance is preparing to enter the Korean market for the first time.According to a company blog post on March 31, the Malta-based exchange will soon open Binance KR for trading. The crypto-to-crypto exchange is so named for South Korean traders. Binance KR will be launched on Binance Cloud and offer the “market’s deepest spot trading liquidity, most robust matching engine, and most advanced state-of-the-art security, custody, and risk
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Binance Academy Launches Blockchain Accelerator in China

[ad_1] Binance Academy, the educational arm of leading crypto exchange Binance, announced the establishment of a blockchain research institute in Shanghai on March 30.The Lingang Blockchain Technology and Industry Research Institute is intended to operate as a think-tank and talent hub for distributed ledger technology (DLT) innovation in China.Binance to integrate blockchain with other innovative technologiesTo accelerate the application of DLT in China, Binance’s blockchain institute plans to integrate blockchain
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Ubisoft and MakerDAO to Sponsor Blockchain Gaming Alliance Under New Leadership

[ad_1] The Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) announced on March 30 the appointment of Sébastien Borget as President, while further adding that companies like Ubisoft, AMD, Animoca Brands, and MakerDAO have returned as sponsors for 2020.According to the announcement, the BGA — a coalition of 90 game and blockchain companies advocating for blockchain technology within the gaming industry — will seek to strengthen blockchain adoption to expand player capabilities without any
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China’s Oldest Exchange OKCoin Readies for Move Into Japan

[ad_1] OKCoin, one of the oldest exchanges in China, is continuing its crypto exchange business expansion, announcing on March 30 that it has officially secured licensing in Japan.OKCoin has been anticipating this dayPer its announcement, OKCoin Japan has completed its registration with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau. According to the firm, this makes OKCoin the first international exchange to obtain a cryptocurrency exchange license through the official application procedure in
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HIVE Blockchain Acquires Bitcoin Mining Facility for $2.8M

[ad_1] HIVE Blockchain Technologies, a Canadian publicly-traded ether (ETH) mining firm, has announced on March 30 the acquisition of a dedicated cryptocurrency mining operation with access to 30 megawatts of low-cost green power.The transaction was valued at CAD $4 million (USD $2.8 M). The facility, leased by Cryptologic Corp, is located in Lachute, Quebec.The firm intends to expand its total available power capacity globally to approximately 50MW, whose mining activities
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Fake Trading Volumes and the Price of Bitcoin: Are They Connected?

[ad_1] Last year, Bitwise Asset Management reported to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission that 95% of trading volume in Bitcoin (BTC) was fake. Bitwise found that, according to data published by CoinMarketCap — a widely cited tracker of crypto statistics — Bitcoin’s approximate average daily volume in April 2019 was $10 billion. In comparison, just $5.5 billion worth of Apple stock — the most liquid stock in the
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Riot Blockchain Cites COVID-19 Disruption Risks on SEC Form 10-K

[ad_1] Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining firm, Riot Blockchain, filed its Form 10-K annual report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), March 25.Among a long list of other potential risk factors to the business, the report assesses the potential disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.COVID-19 will affect cryptocurrency mining businessAs part of the Form 10-K a company must include information about any significant risks to its business. Riot further
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The Need to Report Carbon Emissions Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

[ad_1] JPMorgan Chase, the first American bank to create and successfully test a digital coin representing a fiat currency, also provided the most fossil fuel financing out of any bank in the world, according to a 2019 report titled “Banking on Climate Change.” The bank recently joined a chorus of other financial institutions and endowments that have declared that they will, going forward, be reluctant to provide funding to the
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Opera Becomes First Major Browser to Integrate .Crypto Domain Extension

[ad_1] Opera now enables users to access decentralized web pages through a partnership with Unstoppable Domains, a tech firm backed by prominent Bitcoin (BTC) advocate Tim Draper.The collaboration entails Opera’s integration of Unstoppable Domain’s .crypto domain extension, according to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on March 26. This will allow the browser’s users to surf decentralized websites, as well as make cryptocurrency payments.No more middlemanAs the announcement further explains, blockchain