Japan Watchdog Orders Improvements After Fisco Crypto Exchange ‘Violations’

Japan Watchdog Orders Improvements After Fisco Crypto Exchange ‘Violations’ Cryptocurrency exchange owner Fisco is being forced to improve its business management systems after an investigation by the country’s financial watchdog. According to a release from the Financial Services Agency (FSA), on Feb. 13, the agency visited Fisco – a Japanese investment firm that took over ownership of the hacked…

EToro Confirms Tokenized Asset Trial on Facebook Libra

EToro Confirms Tokenized Asset Trial on Facebook Libra   United Kingdom-based trading platform eToro has conducted a successful trial of issuing tokenized assets on Facebook’s Libra protocol. The company confirmed the results in a blog poston June 20. According to a Github repository detailing its activities, eToroX, the firm’s recently-launched innovation and research offshoot, managed to debut its eToken on…

Anon Security Researcher Uncovers Exploit in Bitmain’s Bitcoin Miner

Anon Security Researcher Uncovers Exploit in Bitmain’s Bitcoin Miner Developer James Hilliard, best known for his Bitcoin Improvement Proposal #91 (the BIP which activated SegWit and prevented SegWit2x) and the CGMiner program, discovered a vulnerability in Bitmain’s Antminer S15 firmware. The vulnerability was then turned into an exploit by an anonymous security researcher. Hilliard has…

Founder of Defunct Cryptopia Launches New Crypto Exchange

Founder of Defunct Cryptopia Launches New Crypto Exchange The founder of defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which entered liquidation following a hack in January 2019, has launched a new exchange called Assetylene. The LinkedIn employment history for the founder of the failed New Zealand exchange, Adam Clark, indicates that he’s been working on Assetylene since September 2018, which is…