Security Expert Roderick Jones: “I Am Personally Worried About the Safety and Security of the American Electoral System”

Blockchain, Crime, FinTech, Interviews, Opinion | July 28, 2017 By:

Roderick Jones  is a former member of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch and the founder of the cyber security firm Rubica, a San Francisco-based company that deals with cryptocurrency and blockchain issues.

He talked with Block Tribune in the wake of recent attacks on the ethereum blockchain and increasing concerns about the overall protections afforded data in a world that is removing paper from its record-keeping.


Cornell Prof. Sees New Blockchain Era Emerging

Blockchain, FinTech, ICO News, News, Opinion | July 28, 2017 By:

A prominent blockchain and cryptocurrency expert says the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) decision to crack down on inital coin offerings may signal a new era for blockchain, having a chilling effect on the way business is currently conducted.

The SEC said earlier this week that initial coin offerings or token sales are subject to the requirements of federal securities laws.


North Korea Getting Into Bitcoin Mining

Crime, FinTech, Group, News | July 28, 2017 By:

Threat intelligence firm Recorded Future indicates North Korea has begun a massive, state-driven bitcoin mining operation.

The Somerville, Massachusetts-based firm, which uses machine learning to make its reports, claims North Korea began bitcoin mining on May 17.  “Before that day, there had been virtually no activity to bitcoin-related sites or nodes,


KeepKey: Multibit is No Longer Supported

Announcements, FinTech, News | July 28, 2017 By:

Bitcoin Hardware Wallet KeepKey has announced that it will discontinue support and maintenance of bitcoin wallet Multibit, effective immediately.

Last year, KeepKey acquired Multibit for an undisclosed amount that was denominated in bitcoin. At the time, the engineers who originally built and supported Multibit announced that they would no longer be working on it or providing support.


XBT Provider Fined $120k by Nasdaq Exchange

Announcements, Crime, FinTech, Investing, News, Regulation | July 28, 2017 By:

Nasdaq Stockholm’s disciplinary committee has imposed a fine of SEK 1,000,000 (approximately $120,000 USD) on XBT Provider for infractions of exchange rules and financial regulations.

XBT Provider manages Bitcoin Tracker One and Bitcoin Tracker Euro. These instruments allow anyone to invest in bitcoin as exchange-traded notes (ETN) from anywhere in the world.