Mozilla Closes Holes That Led To Coinbase Hacks

A pair of simple Mozilla vulnerabilities made it easier for hackers to phish Coinbase employees. The exploit, detailed by ZDNet, was a remote code execution attack that could force machines running Firefox to install spyware to capture passwords and other data. The two vulnerabilities – CVE-2019-11708 and CVE-2019-11707 – first appeared in April 15 and […]

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Malta To Register All Rent Contracts on Blockchain

Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minister of Malta, announced on Sunday that every rental contract in Malta would be registered on the blockchain. The announcement came during an interview on Radio One. The prime minister said the reformed rental laws were approved by the cabinet after a long consultation period. This initiative ensures security, prevents record […]

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Binance Claims its First Margin Trading Victim

Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has executed its first liquidation today as the platform continues to test its new margin trading feature. Someone Got #REKT On Binance As CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) confirmed on social media June 24, the pilot scheme delivered its first liquidation – likely painful for those involved – on a Bitcoin 00 […]

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First Stablecoin Trading Pairs Listed on Binance DEX

Major global crypto exchange Binance has listed trading pairs for USDSB, a Binance Chain-based version of StableUSD (USDS), the firm announced on June 24. As noted in the statement, Binance has launched trading for two trading pairs, including USDSB against major stablecoin tether (USDT), as well as the USDSB-to-USDS trading pair today at 10:00 AM […]

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SWIFT Gives Blockchain Platforms Access to ‘Instant’ GPI Payments Following R3 Trial

Global interbank messaging giant SWIFT has revealed it will allow blockchain firms to make use of its Global Payments Innovation (GPI) platform for near real-time payments. In a report published late last week, SWIFT said that, following a successful proof-of-concept with R3’s Corda platform, it would “soon be enabling gpi payments on DLT [distributed ledger technology]-based trade […]

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