Digital Asset market is worth $270 billion now. Eyeing this massive opportunity, Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has launched the Bakkt ecosystem which will provide a marketplace for digital assets like cryptocurrencies. This ecosystem will be federally regulated to ensure full legal compliance. The Intercontinental Exchange has joined hands with big companies like Microsoft, Starbucks, and BCG to provision various services required for the success of this project. The Bakkt ecosystem is expected to incorporate federally regulated markets and warehousing along with consumer and merchant applications. Continue reading INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE LAUNCHES BAKKT ECOSYSTEM
Hackers are now using software developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to illicitly mine cryptocurrencies. According to a recent report released by the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), compiled by a collective of cyber-security experts from McAfee, Cisco Talos, NTT Security, Rapid7 and Sophos, among others, crypto mining malware detections have jumped to over 400 percent within the past one and a half years. Continue reading NSA Tools Used to Unleash Crypto Mining Malware by Hackers
Q1: What is the rationale of having 10 different TAC tokens rather than one single TAC coin?
This is something we thought about for a long time, whether to have one single TAC coin or a series of tokens, or both. Having 10 different tokens doesn’t make a lot of sense to most people however it was the only way we could achieve our entire end goal of creating an industry base currency. Although we are currently only launching the 10 tokens and our MVP, our long term goals involve the creation of an entire blockchain and the TAC coin will be the underlying currency of that blockchain. Continue reading Interview with Bruce Bates: TACToken, The Decentralization of Advertising
The cryptocurrency mining industry has been experiencing major headwinds since digital currency prices tumbled this year. And now, GPU manufacturer, NVIDIA, has pulled out of the crypto mining industry altogether. Continue reading NVIDIA Pulls out of Cryptocurrency Mining Industry