Monthly Archives: January 2019

QuadrigaCX Owes Customers $190 Million, Court Filing Shows

Troubled Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its customers $190 million and cannot access most of the funds, according to a court filing obtained by CoinDesk. In a sworn affidavit filed Jan. 31 with the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Jennifer Robertson, identified as the widow of QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten, said the exchange owes its customers… Read More »

Ethereum Developers Delay Mining Algorithm Change for Code Audit

Developers contributing to the ethereum protocol are electing to hold off on a decision to submit code that would stifle the advantage of high-powered ASIC miners competing for the network’s rewards. During a public call Friday, which included Hudson Jameson, Lane Rettig, Afri Schodedon, Martin Holst Swende, Danno Ferrin and Greg Colvin, among other notable… Read More »

Casa’s Lightning-Enabled Bitcoin Node Just Got a Browser Extension

Cryptocurrency custody startup Casa has just launched a browser extension for its lightning network-enabled bitcoin node. Now, users will be able to interact with their Casa Nodes – hardware devices that connect to and help validate the bitcoin blockchain – directly on any cryptocurrency website that boasts lightning network functionality. Lightning is a layer-two payments… Read More »

New Malware Targets Apple Mac Computers to Steal and Mine Cryptos

A recently discovered form of malware steals browser cookies and other information on victims’ Apple Mac computers to steal cryptocurrencies. Researchers at cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks published a report on Thursday, saying that the malware, dubbed “CookieMiner,” intercepts browser cookies related to cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service providers’ websites visited by the victims. The… Read More »

SatoshiPay Integrates Blockchain Payments for Major European Publisher

Micropayments startup SatoshiPay has partnered with Europe’s largest digital publishing house, Axel Springer SE, to process blockchain payments for its content globally. The U.K.-based startup announced Thursday that consumers of the Berlin-headquartered firm’s content can pay using SatoshiPay’s wallet, which is built based on Stellar blockchain technology. Axel Springer owns titles including Business Insider, Die… Read More »

Developers Behind Ethereum App Aragon Weigh Launching a Second Network on Polkadot

Developers behind ethereum decentralized application (dapp) Aragon are considering building a second network on the blockchain interoperability protocol known as Polkadot. While Swiss company Aragon One AG stressed that it still intends to support launch of the Aragon Network on the ethereum blockchain this year, cofounder of the project Jorge Izquierdo revealed this week that… Read More »