Identity

Bermuda Starts Development of a Blockchain-Based National ID System

| William Foxley

The Atlantic island is rolling out the first phase of a national digital identification system built on blockchain tech.

South Korean Blockchain ID Service Raises $8 Million in Series A

| David Pan

Blockchain digital ID startup ICONLOOP received its first venture capital investment through an $8 million Series A round.

Identity Thief Spends $5 Million on Cloud Computing to Mine Cryptocurrency

| David Pan

Singaporean citizen Ho Jun Jia has been indicted for stealing over $5 million worth of cloud computing services to mine cryptocurrencies.

calibra, current

Facebook’s Calibra Sued by Mobile Banking App Over Similar Logos

| Danny Nelson

The complaint alleges the Calibra logo is too similar to Current’s, which the fintech firm has been using since August 2016.

MakerDAO Bounty Program Catches ‘Critical’ Bug Before Launch

| Danny Nelson

MakerDAO patched a "critical" bug in its upcoming Multi-Collateral Dai upgrade that could have put 10% of the system's total collateral at risk.

Algorand Integrates Tech to Bring Users Detailed Analysis of Largest Blockchains

| Danny Nelson

Algorand is gaining the ability to analyze the largest blockchains by adding the PARSIQ monitoring system to its platform.

Parity Updates Tech to Let You Turn Old Phones Into Cold Storage Crypto Wallets

| Daniel Kuhn

Parity adds support for Polkadot in the latest beta version of its mobile cold wallet app.

overstock, ecommerce

Overstock’s Venture Arm Invests $2 Million in Blockchain ID Firm

| William Foxley

Overstock's Medici Ventures has invested in blockchain ID firm Evernym in a $2 million seed round for potential equity.

hacker

Emsisoft Releases Bug Fix for Bitcoin-Ransoming Malware WannaCryFake

| Daniel Kuhn

Software firm Emsisoft released a bug fix for the bitcoin-ransoming malware WannaCryFake.

CipherTrace Scout App Takes Crypto Investigations Mobile

| Danny Nelson

Blockchain forensics firm CipherTrace has developed a mobile tool for flagging bitcoin and ethereum tokens with a criminal past.