This is a daily round up of important blockchain and crypto news between Feb 7, 2019 and Feb 8, 2019 . The focus is on important news around developments in the blockchain space, on exchanges and crypto projects.
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- 0.1 1. Winklevoss Ordered to Pay $45K Worth of Charlie Shrem’s Legal Fees
- 0.2 2. Mozilla Firefox Web Browser to Block Cryptocurrency Miners by Default
- 0.3 3. QuadrigaCX Funds May Not Be Missing After All: Report
- 0.4 4. India: Fortis Hospital Jaipur Breaks Silence on QuadrigaCX CEO Death
- 0.5 5. Someone Is Impersonating Bitcoin Futures Platfom Bakkt to Raise Money
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1. Winklevoss Ordered to Pay $45K Worth of Charlie Shrem’s Legal Fees
Investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been ordered to pay back $45,000 in legal fees incurred by entrepreneur Charlie Shrem as part of an ongoing lawsuit that alleges he failed to broker a series of promised cryptocurrency purchases on their behalf. In the order, filed in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York on Thursday, Judge Jed S. Read more
2. Mozilla Firefox Web Browser to Block Cryptocurrency Miners by Default
Popular web browser, Mozilla Firefox has announced that it will be providing an enhanced security feature to the browser that would block cryptocurrency miners by default. The feature is expected to launch with Firefox 63 and the new version 67 will have the feature by default.The work on integrating the security feature with the browser has already started and the update aims in providing improved security to the users while browsing the web.Read more
3. QuadrigaCX Funds May Not Be Missing After All: Report
After intense research, QuadrigaCX’s main ‘hot’ clustered wallet address was determined to be 000009200775868e, by the author. The finding was further reinforced when it emerged that dozens of customers had provided transaction information from 100 Bitcoin transaction IDs, deposit and withdrawal wallet addresses altogether. The report notes that the beginning number of the wallet addresses (‘3’) denoted that the wallets used by QuadrigaCX all had multi-signature capability, but it was unknown if the security feature was ever implemented. Read more
4. India: Fortis Hospital Jaipur Breaks Silence on QuadrigaCX CEO Death
A spokesperson from the hospital who goes by the name Pragya told “The patient died here in Fortis and was brought in an extremely critical condition.” She had further added, that Cotten was brought to the facility on December 8, 2018 at 9.45 PM. The hospital had found that the patient had a history of Crohn’s disease and was on monoclonal antibody every 8th week. Read more
5. Someone Is Impersonating Bitcoin Futures Platfom Bakkt to Raise Money
Someone is poorly impersonating the highly anticipated bitcoin futures trading platform Bakkt in an apparent attempt to bilk people out of their bitcoin. On Wednesday night, the CoinDesk news team received an email (subject line: “Bakkt News!”) claiming that the platform was set to launch on March 12. The email, sent from a gmail address and written in broken English, further stated that Bakkt would be seeking to raise $50 million in a second financing round and directed readers to a website, bakktplatform.io. Read more
Only the headlines are enough for these news
- Ripple Teams with 10 New Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative Read Story.
- Gemini Exchange Shuts Down Two OTC Accounts Read Story.
- Crypto Exchange Bithumb Launches OTC Trading Desk for Digital Assets Read Story.
- Mauritius to License Crypto Custodians Starting in March Read Story.
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