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Casa Releases Node Monitor Service to Improve Bitcoin Network Health

Casa, a crypto firm that provides a private key management service and Bitcoin node machine, has unveiled a node monitor and accompanying rewards program to promote Bitcoin network health. Casa announced the new projects in an official blog post on Aug. 21. Per the announcement, the node monitor — called Node Heartbeats — relies on …

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Cryptojacking Code Found in Eleven Open Libraries, Thousands Infected

A Cryptojacking code was found in 11 open-source code libraries written in Ruby, which have been downloaded thousands of times. Industry news outlet Decrypt reported on Aug. 21 that cryptojacking code has been added to 11 open-source Ruby libraries distributed on the RubyGems platform. Per the report, the infected libraries were downloaded over three and …

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Binance to Launch US Platform Soon, Helped by a Little-Known Partner

Binance is expected to launch its upcoming exchange platform in the United States by the end of the year, with the company’s executive estimating that the platform will launch within “a month or two.” In the interview, Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ), the CEO of Binance, predicted the launch despite acknowledging that many things are still …

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Kraken Crypto Exchange to Add Support for BAT and WAVES

American cryptocurrency exchange Kraken will add support for Basic Attention Token (BAT) and Waves (WAVES).  According to an announcement on Aug. 21, the exchange’s users will be able to deposit and withdraw the aforementioned coins starting tomorrow, Aug. 22, as well as trade with both assets. Kraken will roll out trading pairs between BAT and …

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Travelport and IBM Work on Blockchain Platform for Hotel Commissions

Artificial intelligence-enabled travel platform Travelport, IBM and travel management company BCD Travel are jointly developing a blockchain platform to streamline hotel commission reconciliation. Per a press release on Aug. 20, the companies are collaboratively working on the creation of a blockchain-based platform in a bid to optimize hotel commission processing. Specifically, the product will purportedly …

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OPSkins Group and WAX Summoned to California Court Over 2017 ICO

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has issued a summons to video-game virtual good company OPSkins Group and Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) in response to a complaint filed by Crypto Asset Fund. The allegations On Aug. 15, the court issued a summons to OPSkins Group, WAX and several of their …

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Binance Venus Aims to Outshine Libra and Chinese National Crypto?

Within the past 12 months, stablecoins have transformed from a niche idea to tackle the issues of a volatile market into methods of payment championed by some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies.  Facebook’s announcement that it would be supporting the launch of a reserve-backed stablecoin played a vital role in turning …

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Gemini Launches in Australia, Enables All Supported Coins Except GUSD

The Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange and custody Gemini is expanding to Australia, enabling residents of the country to use its platform to buy, sell and store crypto. Australian residents can now download the Gemini mobile app on iOS or Android to trade major cryptocurrencies, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 21. …

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US Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses Under Kingpin Act

The United States Department of the Treasury has added multiple cryptocurrency addresses to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, or the Kingpin Act. These addresses, and the individuals associated with them, have been deemed to be associated with foreign narcotics operators. The Treasury updated its SDN list with …

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Ukraine: Crypto Miners Arrested for Compromising Nuclear Plant Security

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested power plant operators for mining cryptocurrency in the Yuzhoukrainsk nuclear power plant facility.  English-language Ukrainian news site UNIAN reported the details of the arrest on Aug. 21. According to the report, the crypto miners compromised the nuclear facility’s security via their mining setup’s internet connection. Due to …