Circle Releases Another Attestation Report on Stablecoin USDC’s USD Reserves

Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The company reported the update in a blog post published on May 17. USD Coin is an Ethereum-based token compliant with the ERC20 standard that was first announced in May last year and released in September. Per this week’s announcement, the audit of the coin’s […]

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European Central Bank: Crypto Does Not Have Tangible Impact on Real Economy

The European Central Bank (ECB) stated that cryptocurrencies do not have implications on monetary policy or factor into the real economy in a May report. In the report dubbed “Crypto-Assets: Implications for financial stability, monetary policy, and payments and market infrastructures,” ECB looks into the potential impact of digital currencies on economic developments and monetary policy. The bank specifically states […]

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Binance Confirms Trading Relaunch for May 15 as Upgrade Completes

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has confirmed it has completed a major system upgrade and will relaunch its trading platform at 13:00 UTC on May 15. Binance, which lost over 7,000 BTC (at the time $41 million) in a hack earlier this month, froze deposits and withdrawals altogether before a limited return to operations this week. A subsequent notice stated developers would […]

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Some Major Coins Still Making Gains, Others Trade Sideways as Oil Reports Mixed Signals

Tuesday, May 14 —  Yesterday’s rally in cryptocurrency markets has slowed, with the top 20 coins by market capitalization reporting mixed signals, according to Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 After breaking the $8,000 threshold yesterday, the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) has been holding its ground, having gained 2.85% over the past 24 hours and is trading at $8,004 at press […]

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Cybercriminals Sneak in Crypto Mining Malware via Confluence Software Exploit

Cybercriminals are now reportedly exploiting known vulnerability CVE-2019-3396 in the software Confluence, a workspace productivity tool made by Atlassian, according to a report by security intelligence firm Trend Micro Inc. on May 7. The exploit that has been developed allows cybercriminals to stealthily install and run a monero (XMR) miner on a vulnerable computer, as well as covering up the […]

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Bitcoin Inches to $6,000 While US Stocks Drop

Tuesday, May 7 — following some moderate losses yesterday, the crypto markets have rallied to break new 2019 highs today, with bitcoin (BTC) inching close to $6,000. All the top 20 coins by market cap are solidly in green at press time, with ether (ETH) and tezos (XTZ) seeing the biggest gains over the past 24 hours at press time. […]

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Facebook Veterans Launch ETH-Based Digital Collectible App, Funding From ConsenSys Ventures

A New York startup founded by a group of Facebook veterans has launched an ether (ETH)-powered mobile social app that supports the creation and trading of unique digital collectibles. The news was revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 30. The startup, dubbed “Editional,” has reportedly sealed a $1.5 million seed round with backing from high-profile crypto […]

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