A crypto trading exchange with eye-watering margins of 100x has angered ethereans after Bitmex’s CEO, Arthur Hayes, appeared to tell his customers, under an official Bitmex account, to short eth. Hayes then goes on to use some very colorful and highly professional language in contrast to his public tweet which said: No punting here, but… Read More


Later this month, all of the three major consumer credit bureaus will be required to offer free credit freezes to all Americans and their dependents. Maybe you’ve been holding off freezing your credit file because your home state currently charges a fee for placing or thawing a credit freeze, or because you believe it’s just… Read More


Zerodium, a company that buys and sells vulnerabilities in popular software, has published details today on Twitter about a zero-day vulnerability in the Tor Browser, a Firefox-based browser used by privacy-conscious users for navigating the web through the anonymity provided by the Tor network. In a tweet, Zerodium said the vulnerability is a full bypass… Read More


Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of projects, both public and private, that are attempting to create a next-generation blockchain or something better than Satoshi’s Bitcoin. A great majority of these projects have condemned proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrencies because they think they waste resources, and many of these new blockchains have chosen to… Read More


Bittrex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms, has delisted Bitcoin Gold (BTG) from its trading platform over the weekend after BTG maintainers declined to pay half of the damages Bittrex suffered during a complex multi-stage cyber-attack earlier this year. According to a statement from the BTG team, Bittrex asked the BTG team to pay… Read More


There are free-riders in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At least, that’s the contention of a new paper, shared with CoinDesk on Monday, written by ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin,Microsoft researcher Glen Weyl and Ph.D. of economics at Harvard, Zoë Hitzig. And free-riders pose a problem. Described in the paper, free-riders are people or businesses that profitfrom the… Read More