News Bytes for April 26, 2018
Nexon Korea Denies It’s Acquiring Crypto Exchange Bitstamp
Today the 17 Millionth Bitcoin Was Mined
Data from Blockchain.info predicts the 17 millionth bitcoin is likely to be mined today.
Suspicious Event Hijacks Amazon Traffic, Steals Cryptocurrency
Attackers subverted Amazon’s domain-resolution service on Tuesday, and according to an Ars Technica report, “masqueraded as cryptocurrency website MyEtherWallet.com and stole about $150,000 in digital coins from unwitting end users. They may have targeted other Amazon customers as well.”
$140 Million Worth of Bitcoin Moved from Mt.Gox Wallet Today
16,000 Bitcoin were transferred out of the defunct Mt. Gox today, sparking speculation the estate’s trustee may liquidate more coins.
Jewelry Consortium to Use IBM Blockchain Technology to Authenticate Diamonds
IBM is working with a consortium of gold and diamond companies in the jewelry supply chain to track engagement rings from the mine to the retail shelf via blockchain technology, reports ZDNet.
First Global Bank Issues Loan Using Blockchain
According to the Financial Times, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is the first global bank to have issued a loan using blockchain.
Parity Technologies Says “No Intention to Split the Ethereum Chain” Over Fund Recovery
As some Parity users continue to remain unable to access their ether as a result of a bug in Parity’s code, the company finds themselves needing to assure users they have no intention of splitting the ethereum chain. “We have all dedicated a great deal of time and effort to developing the ethereum ecosystem and have no intention of harming what we have helped build.”