Microsoft and Ethereum Foundation Swell the Hyperledger Ranks Amid Growing Cross-Industry Blockchain Collaboration

Microsoft and Ethereum Foundation Swell the Hyperledger Ranks Amid Growing Cross-Industry Blockchain Collaboration United States tech giant Microsoft and the Ethereum Foundation are among the latest companies to join the ranks of the Hyperledger greenhouse hosted by the Linux Foundation. Many notable names in the tech and wider business fields today are developing enterprise-grade solutions based on the expanding set of tools built…

A Blockchain System for Azerbaijan’s Digital Economy

A Blockchain System for Azerbaijan’s Digital Economy Azerbaijan has been a hotbed for a series of ambitious fintech-related announcements over the past several months, as the nation’s authorities were apparently moving to implement a series of innovative technological solutions in banking and e-government systems. Repeated statements by government representatives suggested that at least part of…

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…

SendFriend Unleashing xRapid For Faster And Cheaper Payment To The Philippines

SendFriend Unleashing xRapid For Faster And Cheaper Payment To The Philippines Ripple’s race to dominate the global remittance market has now touched down in the Philippines. The blockchain company working alongside SendFriend is pushing Ripple’s cross border remittances services to the Southeast Asian nation. SendFriend, in partnership with xRapid, will introduce cheap cross border money…