30% of UK Firms Hit by Crypto Mining Malware in a Month: Survey

Almost a third of U.K. businesses said they had been hit by cryptocurrency mining malware within the previous month, according to new research. In a survey published by Citrix, almost 60 percent percent of...

Microsoft Looks to Trusted Computing for Boosting Blockchain Security

Two newly-published patent applications from Microsoft suggest that the software giant is looking at the use of trusted execution environments, or TEEs, within its blockchain offerings. But what exactly is a TEE? According to...

Banking Giant Trials Blockchain for Issuance of Land-Backed Loans

The Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), one of the world's largest banks by total assets, has completed the issuance of a loan worth $300,000 using a blockchain system. The bank tested the technology for...

Google Yanked MetaMask From the Chrome Store, Left a Phishing Scam Up

It was "an interesting wake-up call." That was how Kevin Serrano, an employee at ethereum startup and incubator ConsenSys, described the revelation that MetaMask had been removed from Google Chrome's web store in a...

Thailand Is Planning a ‘Bond Coin’ for Faster Securities Settlement

A self-regulatory organization in Thailand is planning a custom token aimed to speed up corporate bond settlement in the country. The Thailand Bond Market Association (TBMA) said it has received the green light from...

$13.5 Million Hack Ignites Fresh Debate Over Crypto Project Bancor

Innovation is never easy. That said, sometimes it can be that much harder. Such was the case for crypto project Bancor this week, which saw its design decisions and strategy picked apart on social media as...

BitGo Adds 57 Ethereum Tokens In Largest-Ever Custody Service Expansion

The wider world of crypto tokens is becoming a bit more accessible to institutional investors. The security startup BitGo exclusively told CoinDesk on Tuesday, July 10, it will expand its suite of custody products...

The Russian Military Is Building a Blockchain Research Lab

The Russian Ministry of Defense is launching a research lab to analyze how blockchain technology can be used to mitigate cybersecurity attacks, a local newspaper reported Friday. The nation's military technology accelerator, referred to...

Sex Workers Are Using Crypto to Save for Retirement

MelissaSweet1, a camgirl in Arizona, started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for her erotic webcam performances three years ago. But usually, she would promptly convert it into fiat. Until last year that is, when she...

How Hodl Hodl Is Building a Real Business With Bitcoin Smart Contracts

Bitcoin may be the original cryptocurrency, but it can still learn new tricks. In an industry where bitcoin has taken a backseat to networks like ethereum, at least when it comes to enabling more complex...