Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week Hackers Withdraw 7,000 Bitcoins in Binance Crypto Exchange Security Breach Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by daily trade volume, experienced a security breach this week, losing a little over 7,000 bitcoins (BTC). CEO Changpeng Zhao stated at the time that the bitcoins were withdrawn from its hot wallets, which …

Web 3.0 Will Change the World, Not Bitcoin

The world’s largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), is not going to change the world as it is just a store of value, Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz said at ConsenSys’ Ethereal Summit on May 11. Major bitcoin bull and former Wall Street exec Novogratz made his comments during a speech entitled “The Herd Is Still Coming!” …

Barclays and RBS Have Reduced the Real Estate Transaction Process Four Times: Who Benefits?

Recently, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), with the participation of enterprise software company R3, successfully tested a blockchain project that will speed up real estate transactions. Such a solution can provide transparent and fast operations for the end user, R3 officials say. However, is it already possible to talk about a breakthrough …

Germany Plans Major Digital Token Regulation Effort in 2019, Says Source

Germany plans to introduce draft regulations allowing blockchain bonds as soon as this summer, local daily business news outlet Handelsblatt reported May 9. Citing Thomas Heilmann, the ruling coalition government’s dedicated blockchain correspondent, the publication revealed the new legislation has already gained mainstream momentum, with a summary paper already in existence. According to Heilmann, it …

Nordic Banking Giant Nordea Opens Blockchain Trading Platform to More Clients

Nordic private banking institution Nordea is expanding its offering of the blockchain-based trading platform we.trade to its small and middle-sized business customers (SMEs),  according to a press release on May 9. The platform will purportedly help address trust deficits extant in current cross-border trades made by SMEs. Patrik Zekkar, Global Head of Trade Finance and …

Crypto Mining App Honeyminer Now Available on MacOS

New Jersey-based cryptocurrency mining startup Honeyminer has made its mining app available on the Apple Macintosh operating system, the firm announced in a blog post on May 9. The Honeyminer app runs in the background, using the central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) of users’ computers for mining bitcoin (BTC). The startup …