UN Investigating North Korea’s Crypto Crimes

Following an August 5, 2019, report on North Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange hacks, the United Nations (UN) has decided to probe 35 cyber-attack cases linked to Pyongyang across 17 countries. South Korea: The First Victim According to the Associated Press, North Korean agents have gotten better at attacking their closest neighbor, South Korea. Of all of…

Trade Association Proposes Code of Practice for Singapore Cryptocurrency Industry

The Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups, Singapore (ACCESS) has released a draft version of an industry code of practice targeted at cryptocurrency participants operating in Singapore, including exchange operators, payment and remittance services firms, cryptocurrency custodians and blockchain network infrastructure service providers. The code of practice aims to set out standards of good practice…

Guix Makes Bitcoin Core Development More Trustless

Back in 2016, Bitcoin development became a model for the entire open-source community with the integration of Gitian building — a “computer within a computer” framework that let developers verify binary computer files in a more transparent way. But with the recent merging of Guix, which supports deterministic and bootstrappable Bitcoin Core builds, work on…

Poloniex Reimburses Lenders Affected by Crash

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is moving forward with compensation for lenders who lost funds in a May 2019 “flash crash.” The crash of digital token CLAM, which fell by almost 80 percent within an hour, triggered the failure of safety measures in Poloniex’s automated liquidation system and wiped 1,800 BTC (about $13 million at the time)…