Korean Crypto Exchange Earns Key Government Cybersecurity Certification

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange GOPAX has become the first blockchain company to attain K-ISMS certification, the official standard in Korea for information security management systems. This is an important sign of approval by the Korean government regarding GOPAX’s cybersecurity infrastructure. K-ISMS certification is an official domestic standard regarding the establishment, management and operation of information…

Three Years Later, Ethereum’s Hottest DApps Are (Still) ICOs and Cats

With Ethereum’s launch in 2015 came a flurry of excitement over the future potential of smart contracts. Utilizing a more flexible scripting language than Bitcoin, the platform’s decentralized applications (DApps) were touted by proponents as unlocking a plethora of formerly untapped use cases for the blockchain. From tokenized assets and blockchain-based legal contracts to healthcare…

Bitfury May Be Mulling Over an IPO

Bitfury, a leading mining firm and blockchain software company, is reportedly in talks with global investment banks in Europe and Hong Kong as it mulls an Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to Bloomberg sources close to the matter. The source also indicated that Bitfury is mulling other strategic options alongside the IPO, including debt financing…

Blockchain Releases Hardware Wallet Co-Developed With Ledger

Google Ventures-backed Blockchain is debuting a hardware wallet that integrates with its software services, a press release shared with Bitcoin Magazine details. In a partnership with hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, the cryptocurrency software company has developed what it calls “a custom hardware device.” Dubbed the Blockchain Lockbox, the wallet, like Ledger’s own suite of products,…