Quora Hacked, Moscow Ransomware, and More Security News This Week

China accusations, Eastern European bank heists, and more of the week’s top security...

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Bithumb Launches Voting Platform to Screen New Cryptocurrencies
Dec09

Bithumb Launches Voting Platform to Screen New Cryptocurrencies

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has beta launched a public voting system for screening new coins to be listed on its exchange. The platform, Pickthumb, aims to boost transparency and fairness in Bithumb’s listing process. Five coins are currently being evaluated with the current voting round ending in nine days. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations...

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Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019
Dec09

Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides consumers and merchants with unparalleled benefits. Some of these...

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Korean Court Case Alleges ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional
Dec09

Korean Court Case Alleges ICO Ban Is Unconstitutional

A constitutional complaint has reportedly been filed in South Korea alleging that the government’s ban on initial coin offerings is unconstitutional. It has been more than a year since token sales were banned in the country but the government has yet to introduce any regulations for them, causing problems for startups. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations...

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Australian Company Issues Loans Backed by Cryptocurrencies
Dec09

Australian Company Issues Loans Backed by Cryptocurrencies

A Melbourne-based company is now offering crypto-backed loans. Helio operates under an Australian Credit License (ACL) issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In the current bear market, cryptocurrency holders can borrow fiat money and keep their digital coins for better times.    Also read: Chat Bot Advises Crypto Startups and Investors Helio Lends Fiat Against Crypto as Collateral Helio...

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