‘Catch Me If You Can’ Forger

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Frank Abagnale, a master forger and the real-life character of the popular movie “Catch Me If You Can,” recently stated at the Blockchain Nation Miami Conference that he believes blockchain technology is the future of secure information processing and data settlement. He …

World’s Oldest Bitcoin Exchange is Launching a New Platform in June

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Chinese cryptocurrency firm BTCC has announced plans to introduce an upgraded new exchange platform in June with support for currencies including bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash and litecoin at launch. Hong Kong-based BTCC has confirmed an upcoming launch of a new and upgraded …

South African Investment Firm Sygnia to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Sygnia Asset Management, a major investment firm in South Africa, has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange later this year. Regional business news outlet BusinessTech reports that the firm, which currently has R180.6 billion ($14.5 billion) in assets under management …

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Less Wasteful Than Fiat Money

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Earlier this week, I wrote on social media that it costs significantly less energy to produce cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum. The responses were, “that’s not true, once fiat money is created, no additional energy is required.” Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have an …

Chinese Government Orders Faster Blockchain Development

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The State Council of China ordered local financial authorities and government-funded research centers to focus on the development of blockchain technology and accelerate the commercialization of the blockchain. The official statement of the State Council of China released on May 24 read: …

Monero Mining Malware Hits Apple Macs

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A new Mac-based cryptojacking attack was reported this past week on Apple’s forums, forcing users to unwittingly run software that mines privacy coin monero. According to a Malwarebytes Labs blog post, the software was discovered when a user noticed that a process …

Russia’s Central Bank Will Host an ICO Pilot on its Regulatory Platform

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Russian banking giant Sberbank and the country’s National Settlement Depository will test an initial coin offering on a central bank regulatory platform. Sberbank and the National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia biggest bank and the securities depository respectively, will test the issuance of …

DOJ’s Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe a ‘Good Thing’: Mike Novogratz

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Billionaire investor and former hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz said that he is optimistic that the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recently-launched probe into allegations of bitcoin price manipulation will contribute to the long-term health of the cryptocurrency market. Speaking in an …

Italian Court Rules Bankrupt Crypto Exchange BitGrail Must Stay Closed

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail won’t be reopening anytime soon, despite its wishes to the contrary. Last Thursday, on May 17, the Court of Florence fully upheld a preliminary order barring the exchange — which is currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings — from …