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SEC Slaps Crypto Firm with $50,000 Fine for Selling Unregistered Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist order against a crypto investment fund for distributing unregistered securities. The US securities regulator also slapped CoinAlpha Advisors LLC, a Delaware-based blockchain financial products company, with a $50,000 fine. Continue reading SEC Slaps Crypto Firm with $50,000 Fine for Selling Unregistered Securities

Malaysia’s Central Bank, Securities Regulator to Coordinate for Crypto Regulation

The Malaysian central bank and the securities regulator have indicated that they will collaborate in implementing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and ICO tokens. Continue reading Malaysia’s Central Bank, Securities Regulator to Coordinate for Crypto Regulation

Crypto Exchange Coinbase ‘Exploring’ Support for Ripple (XRP)

After months of waiting, the hopes and dreams of ripple (XRP) investors may finally be realized — at some point in the near future, anyway. Yes, XRP fans, crypto exchange Coinbase has confirmed that it is exploring adding support for the second-largest cryptocurrency to its platform. Continue reading Crypto Exchange Coinbase ‘Exploring’ Support for Ripple (XRP)

Bitcoin Scams Swindle Singapore Investors for $78,000 in 3 Months

Between September and November 2018, a total sum of $78,000 was lost to cryptocurrency scammers in Singapore after they used a series of strategies involving spreading false information about fake investments online to attract investors. Continue reading Bitcoin Scams Swindle Singapore Investors for $78,000 in 3 Months

Printer Hack is a Warning for Crypto Investors

A few days ago, a bored hacker known as TheHackerGiraffe achieved widespread notoriety for exploiting vulnerabilities in security protocols for internet-connected devices and thus hacking into 50,000 exposed printers as part of the “Save PewDiePie” campaign. At a time when PewDiePie — the world’s most famous YouTube channel with more than 19 billion views over five years — is set to be upstaged by Indian music production channel T-series, the lessons learned from the hack could have major implications beyond the world of casual hacking and gamer culture. Continue reading Printer Hack is a Warning for Crypto Investors