Foul Play? OKEx CEO Blames Competing Crypto Platforms for Recent DDoS Attacks

This past Friday, top cryptocurrency trading platforms Bitfinex and OKEx were both subjected to malicious Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks (DDoS) aimed at disrupting the platforms’ operational efficiency by overwhelming the targeted servers with a flood of fraudulent traffic. Although both platforms successfully thwarted the attacks and have since re-established normal performance, Read more…

Industry Heavyweights Push to Bring Bitcoin (BTC) and Cryptocurrency to Billions of Customers in Banking and Fintech Sectors

A Dallas-based company is looking to bring Bitcoin to the masses with a programming interface that can bridge cryptocurrencies with mainstream finance. Zabo has just completed a $2.5 million round of funding. The startup is targeting traditional banks and financial services by enabling companies to connect to users’ cryptocurrency wallets Read more…

Payment routing on the Lightning network

Quick Take The algorithm currently used by Lightning to route payments does not scale and has poor privacy properties Several payment routing protocols with stronger scaling properties have been proposed, such as Flare Ant routing is a particularly promising routing protocol. This research piece is available to members of The Read more…

Blockchain food traceability solution TE-FOOD signs up new partners in Slovakia

TE-FOOD, a publicly accessible, farm-to-table food traceability solution, has now introduced its blockchain-based food traceability offering to the Slovakian market. Food Trace, TE-FOOD’s implementation partner is now collaborating with several reputable companies within the Slovakian food industry including: Labaš s.r.o. operating retail chain “Fresh“ with 800 shops and 30 supermarkets Read more…

Blockchain startup Arweave secures $8.3M from Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and Coinbase Ventures

Arweave, a blockchain startup focused on the permanent storage of Internet content, has raised $8.3 million in new funding  from Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and Coinbase Ventures.  Both Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have already invested in Arweave. The investment firms were named as round participants in Nov. Read more…

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