Hacker Returns Ethereum Domains Obtained in Auction Bug

The hacker who stole 17 Ethereum domain names during the Ethereum Name Service’s (ENS) auction decided to return them all. The promise of hefty compensation On Oct. 4, digital-collectibles marketplace OpenSea said that all of the stolen ENS names were returned successfully and that bidding on domain names will restart again in the coming weeks.  …

Cosmos Network Discloses Critical Vulnerability in Tendermint Core

In a forum post published on Oct. 1 blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos has disclosed a “high-severity security vulnerability” that was found in consensus engine Tendermint Core. According to the announcement, an update patch was released the following morning. The vulnerability reportedly affected all versions of Tendermint, on which Cosmos is built. All validators and service …

Venezuelan Exchange Rolls Out Crypto Debit Card with Petro Support

Two Venezuelan companies have partnered to release a cryptocurrency debit card and point-of-sale (PoS) system. “Crypto transfer device” supports four currencies According to a social media release by state-sanctioned exchange CriptoLAGO on Oct. 1, the joint offering with so-called “investment cryptobank” Glufco is already taking orders. Translated part of the announcement states:  “What we were …

Morningstar Develops Blockchain Platform for Debt Securities

The credit rating arm of financial services giant Morningstar is developing a blockchain platform for the $117 trillion debt securities industry. Morningstar Credit Ratings is building an evaluation system for debt securities issued as tokens on a blockchain, Forbes reports on Oct. 2. Michael Brawer, COO at Morningstar Credit Ratings, stated that the firm is …

BitTorrent’s Decentralized File Sharing Protocol BTFS Launches Its Mainnet

BitTorrent’s decentralized file sharing protocol BitTorrent File System (BTFS) has launched its mainnet. The project seeks to become what developers describe as “the world’s largest and first scalable decentralized storage system.” According to a blog post published on Oct. 1, BTFS released various new features for the occasion and rolled out 3,000 new nodes. The …