Security

Crypto Sleuthing Firm Elliptic Raises $23 Million in Fundraise Led by SBI

| Ian Allison

Blockchain forensics firm Elliptic has raised $23 million in Series B round led by Tokyo-based financial institution (and XRP holder) SBI.

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Facebook’s Libra Project Launches Bug Bounty With $10,000 Max Reward

| Leigh Cuen

The Libra Association will pay up to $10,000 to independent security researchers who find bugs in the Libra blockchain.

Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher

| Daniel Palmer

A blockchain system that will soon be used to allow Moscow residents to vote in elections is currently easy to hack, according to a researcher.

New Malware Miner Sneakily Hides When Task Manager Is Open

| Daniel Palmer

Meet "Norman" – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted.

Shinhan Bank Teams With Kakao’s GroundX for Blockchain Security Boost

| Daniel Palmer

One of the oldest and largest banks in South Korea has partnered with two fintech firms to build a new security system using blockchain tech.

Coinbase Sets Out How It Foiled a ‘Sophisticated’ Hacking Attack

| Daniel Palmer

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has detailed how it was targeted by, and foiled, "a sophisticated, highly targeted, thought out attack."

SBI Crypto Exchange Adopts Tech to Help Meet FATF Standards

| Daniel Palmer

VC Trade, the crypto exchange launched by SBI Holdings, is integrating a new wallet solution to help it comply with international KYC standards.

Cryptojackers Making Secondary Income Off Security Data Seizures: Report

| William Foxley

As monero's price fell in 2018, cryptojackers innovated by stealing user data like passwords and IP addresses.

Firearm Firm Wins Patent for Integrating Blockchain into ‘Black Box’ for Guns

| William Foxley

A new solution adds a blockchain-based recording system to firearms.

200-Year-Old Passport Printing Firm Launches Hardware Crypto Wallet

| Daniel Palmer

An Austrian printing company that has history going back to the early 1800s has launched a secure bitcoin storage device.