Kaspersky Labs and INTERPOL have presented research in which they show how blockchain-based cryptocurrencies can potentially be abused with arbitrary data that can be disseminated through its public decentralized databases. Also Read: DBS Blockchain Hackathon These two entities addressed the issue at the BlackHat Asia conference in Singapore. They successfully demonstrated how arbitrary data can be injected into a digital currency decentralized database simply by using an exploit code that opens a notepad enabling corrupted
Blockchain Apparatus is a voting system based on the Blockchain, providing a transparent, secure and incorruptible voting system. Blockchain Apparatus has been developing several innovations and working to put software in control of will execution. The Denver-based startup announced this week their latest developments and their innovations are bound to change how people manage their estates. Also Read: Response to Critics That Say The Blockchain Has No Value Blockchain Apparatus is one of several startups incubated
BTCS, also know as Bitcoin Shop, Inc, has announced the acquisition of additional ownership within Coin Outlet. The company also announced the deployment of new transaction verification servers in a new location, which will lower operating costs for the company by 30%. Both of these announcements signify forward moving progress for BTCS’ vision of becoming a universal platform. The goal of BTCS is to give users the ability to engage with the digital currency ecosystem
Third Key Solutions, a new company that offers consulting and cryptographic key management solutions for companies using digital currencies, has just launched. The Third Key Solutions team consists of CEO Pamela Morgan, CTO Andreas M. Antonopoulos, and Adviser Richard Kagan. Third Key Solutions seeks to establish customized solutions for companies dealing with Cryptocurrency and to develop best practices for safely and securely managing and storing funds. Multisignature wallets aren’t enough, companies need to establish operational
Guest article by Kevin Cruz A common concern of prospective bitcoin users is the fear that hackers will get a hold of their devices and take all of their money. The possibility is very daunting. Many developers and companies, however, have rallied around providing powerful cybersecurity in the Bitcoin space. Rivetz, a provider of security services that protects private keys and encryption for any Bitcoin Wallet or distributed app, is aiming to quell these concerns —
The Bitcoin Investment Fund (GBTC) trading is now live. This means that bitcoin finally made it to the international traditional markets. From the slums of the internet cypher community and the uncertainties of volatility to the benches of international financial markets, Bitcoin has come a long and hard way, and finally we can say that is now being recognized as a trusted investment fund.
Coinprism, in a recent blog post, has announced the support of cold storage for TREZOR on its platform. Coinprism is the first Bitcoin 2.0 platform to integrate cold storage. This launch brings new things to both Bitcoin 2.0 applications as well as the Coinprism wallet itself. First, users will now be able to store colored assets in cold storage. Second, users will be able to link their spending to their TREZOR devices. Users of Coinprism and
Airbitz, a simple to use mobile wallet for iPhone and Android, has launched a unique two factor authentication that protects users accounts while making the login simple. The latest version of Airbitz, which will become available on 3/18/15, will feature 2fa with the tap of a button without the need to frequently type in the six digit code which is standard. In addition to this, users also won’t need to store a backup seed. Also
Poland based start-up Cryptosteel is taking Bitcoin key storage to a whole new level of safety. Cryptosteel is an offline cold wallet solution that allows you to record your private data and avoid having to share it with a third-party. Cryptosteel touts itself as the indestructible, stainless-steel wallet that lets you safely store your Bitcoins worry-free. Also Read: Burst: Decentralized File Storage – Exclusive Interview Founder Wojciech Stopinski has combined his passion for Bitcoin and his
Clef, the two-factor authentication service from the future, has partnered with crypto crowdfunding platform, Koinify, as it expands its security offering into the Bitcoin world. When deciding to go with a two-factor authentication service, Koinify chose Clef because “its a fresh new solution to the 2FA problem,” stated Tom Kysar, Community Lead at Koinify. Also read: Clef: Bitcoin Adoption and Phishing Protection “I’ve personally gotten tired of having to type in a 6-digit random number, sometimes I
Coinapult announced that they have had their hot bitcoin wallet compromised. The amount of BTC they said is 150 coins. The hack comes on the heels of their deal with Factom. Bitcoinist covered the news on their deal. Also Read: Factom Partners With Coinapult As It Preps Software Sale From the article about their working with Factom. Coinapult CEO, Ira Miller, had the following to say: Coinapult melds trustless, blockchain-based tokens like Bitcoin with
Yesterday, a security notice was launched in Authy’s blog. An independent security researcher from Sakurity found a bug in the popular 2FA app Authy. Egor Homakov was responsible for finding a Format Injection vulnerability that affected the Authy service through a commonly used open source library.