Mandatory KYC verification may contradict privacy laws in South Korea

With the South Korean government preparing to implement know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance processes, there is confusion among legal experts as to whether the requirements contradict other laws. According to Digital Today, the new requirements would contravene the existing Personal Information Protection Act, which stipulates that local companies cannot legally request social security … Read more

Makerdao Vote to Not Compensate Black Thursday Victims Receives Harsh Criticism

Large Makerdao holders decided not to compensate the victims that were liquidated during the unexpected flash crash that took place on March 12, otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday.’ An aggregate total of 38 votes was cast and more than 65% of the governance portal participants voted for zero compensation. The day after March 12, otherwise … Read more

Glassnode: Uniswap team may have misled community over team token vesting

A recent post from Glassnode has called Uniswap’s decentralization into question, while insinuating that the platform’s developers might have intentionally misled the community about how the team’s allocation of UNI tokens will vest over time. Uniswap’s team, investors, and advisors have been allocated 40% of all UNI tokens, with 21.51% of that figure going to the latter … Read more

3 reasons why traders turned bullish after Bitcoin price surged to $10.7K

Today the price of Bitcoin (BTC) abruptly rose by 6% from $10,136 to as high as $10,743.  After this powerful 24-hour rally, analysts are now turning cautiously bullish for various reasons but will Bitcoin price be able to tackle the $11K mark any time soon? Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 Currently, the factors … Read more

100M people worldwide now use crypto-based assets, says Cambridge study

Researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance recently revealed that 100 million people around the world currently hold Bitcoin (BTC) and other blockchain-based assets. In 2018, the 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study estimated the number of identity-verified crypto users at about 35 million globally. As of Q3 2020, there are up to 191 million … Read more

Brazil plans to track COVID-19 vaccinations using blockchain tech

A recent YouTube webinar from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security hosted discussion on blockchain’s usefulness in several categories, including the fight against corruption. Blockchain’s impact on COVID-19 tracing also surfaced during the discussion.  A report from Reuters at the beginning of September clarified that the country is not likely to push a mandatory vaccine, … Read more

Coinbase wallet users targeted by new Android malware

A newly discovered trojan, known as Alien, is attacking crypto apps on Android phones, including Coinbase, Blockchain.com, and Luno. This new malware strain is based on the notorious Cerberus trojan, which wreaked havoc in the Google Play store until the team responsible became complacent. Lack of continued distribution allowed Google Play Protect to almost completely eradicate Cerberus … Read more

Israeli regulators propose Bitcoin be taxed as a currency, not an asset

Four members of the Israeli legislature are recommending that digital currencies be treated more like fiat for tax purposes. According to a report from Israeli news outlet Globes, Knesset members MK Oded Forer, Yevgeny Soba, Yulia Malinovsky, and Alex Kushnir proposed on Sept. 22 that the government body amend existing tax law so that digital … Read more

New Loom Network CEO clarifies concerning information published by former employee

One of Loom Network’s former employees recently leaked information about the company’s Kickstarter-funded game, Relentless (also called Zombie Battleground). The leak alleged that the project, and potentially the entire Loom Network, were no longer actively being developed. The former employee, who has not worked for the company in over a year, claimed that the issues … Read more