Cybersecurity

Merkle Science co-founder and CEO Mriganka Pattnaik (Melody Wang/CoinDesk)
Blockchain Analytics Platform Merkle Science Raises $19M to Take on Bridge Exploits
The threat detection company added funding to its Series A round, which now totals more than $24 million.
Merkle Science co-founder and CEO Mriganka Pattnaik (Melody Wang/CoinDesk)

Naoris hopes to create a decentralized proof-of-security consensus mechanism by the end of 2022. (jaydeep/Pixabay)
Cybersecurity Protocol Naoris Raises $11.5M to Build Decentralized Proof-of-Security Consensus Mechanism
Bitcoin whale Tim Draper was one of the lead investors in the round.
Naoris hopes to create a decentralized proof-of-security consensus mechanism by the end of 2022. (jaydeep/Pixabay)

Germany is looking into how financial supervisors can utilize the blockchain. (Richard Klune/Getty Images)
Direct Blockchain Scrutiny Can Spot Financial Hacks, but Not Easily, German Study Says
Officials can cut out the middleman by examining public ledgers, a report published by the BaFin financial regulator said – but at a cost.
Germany is looking into how financial supervisors can utilize the blockchain. (Richard Klune/Getty Images)

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Swiss Cybersecurity Firm WISeKey Ends Share Buyback Program
The Zug-based firm repurchased 1,074,305 shares for about $1.5 million.
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India Includes Crypto Businesses in New Rules for Cyber Security
The move is seen as a positive step that gives clarity to the crypto industry on several fronts.
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Dfns Raises $13.5M to Build Out Password Protection for Crypto Wallets
The French company's service splits a wallet's private key, or password, and distributes the pieces so it no longer exists in a single place.
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Blockchain Security Firm CertiK Just Raised $88M, SEC Docs Show
The equity sale opened on March 23 and 15 investors have chipped in funding.
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Jack Dorsey, Block and the Perils of Making Crypto User-Friendly
Everyone seems to agree that crypto needs to improve its user experience. But at what cost?
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Funds Lost to DeFi Hacks More Than Doubled to $1.3B in 2021: Certik
Centralization is the most common vulnerability, the security firm said.
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Sterling Hayden (left) as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper and Peter Sellers as Captain Lionel Mandrake in the 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." (John Springer Collection/Getty Images)
DeSo Wants Your Seed Phrase. Let Them Come and Take It
Private key security is a fundamental building block of Web 3. One project seems a little too eager to compromise.
Sterling Hayden (left) as Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper and Peter Sellers as Captain Lionel Mandrake in the 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." (John Springer Collection/Getty Images)