Ledger Suffered Data Breach, Names, Phone Numbers, Postal Addresses Leaked (UPDATED)

France-based major hardware wallet provider Ledger has confessed that it was been hit with a data breach on June 17 that appears to have allowed a “third party” access to at least 1 million of its users’ contact details. (Updated at 10:13 UTC: updates in bold.) The firm took to Twitter to state that its marketing and e-commerce database was compromised, exposing its customers’ contact details and order information, although Ledger claimed that there was no spill of crypto holdings or client transaction information. Ledger notified their clients by email today. In a…

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What Bitcoin Holders Should Watch for in Today’s Fed Meeting

HomeNewsBitcoin News Follow us on Twitter or join our Telegram What Bitcoin Holders Should Watch for in Today’s Fed Meeting By Fredrik VoldJuly 29, 2020 With the US Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) set to release a statement from their meeting this evening (UTC time), crypto holders may be in for another run higher if the traditional market gets it the way it wants. While the Fed is not expected to announce any major changes to its monetary policy today, the meeting is still seen as important for the traditional financial markets, with…

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Augur Launches its Second Version with Host of Major Integrations

After years in the making, decentralized, peer-to-peer (p2p) oracle and prediction market protocol Augur launched its long-awaited second iteration. “The Augur v2 protocol contracts have been successfully deployed to the Ethereum Mainnet,” said the announcement, with the contracts officially deployed. The second version comes with significant changes and integrations, including the p2p hypermedia protocol Interplanetary File System (IPFS), p2p network for sharing orders 0x Mesh, Uniswap’s oracle network, and MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin “so that people could bet, effectively, in dollars,” as they said in a blog post. For example, “using IPFS means that the absence of no individual party can shut down client…

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13 Exchanges Pass the New ‘Trusted’ Spot Volume Tests

Just above half of the examined crypto exchanges passed the tests for ‘trusted’ spot volume, according to crypto market analysis firm Coin Metrics‘s latest metric. One failed all of them. Coin Metrics has introduced a “trusted volume” metric, in an effort to help differentiate between legitimate and fake trading volumes. Each exchange is tested in three categories – volume correlation, web traffic analytics, and qualitative features – and they must pass all three to be included in the trusted volume set of metrics, wrote the firm. According to the July 28 report, as…

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Perth Mint to Launch Blockchain-powered Gold Supply Product in 2021

Australia’s leading precious metals refinery, Perth Mint, and the Israeli blockchain technology company Security Matters have teamed up to launch what they call a mine-to-marketplace ethical gold supply chain solution. The companies said the solution will be run by a joint venture named trueGold, with transparency guaranteed by blockchain technology. They said the product will launch in a “full commercial roll-out” in Q1 of next year. In a July 29 filing to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Security Matters wrote that each of partner would own 50% of the venture, which will initially be funded by USD 720,000…

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Philippines Central Bank May Decide on CBDC Issuance by Next Month

Another day, another central bank said it (conditionally) wants to issue a digital currency. This week it is the turn of the Philippines, whose central bank has created a committee that will examine the feasibility and policy implications of issuing a digital version of the fiat peso. The committee will report its initial findings in August. Per Bloomberg, the Governor, Benjamin Diokno said that they “have to first look at the findings of the group before making a decision.” Crypto adoption has been on the rise in the country this year,…

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