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Controversial ‘Stablecoin’ Tether Is Now the 10th-Largest Cryptocurrency
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Controversial ‘Stablecoin’ Tether Is Now the 10th-Largest Cryptocurrency

Embattled “stablecoin” tether has become the 10th-largest cryptocurrency. Tether’s eponymous token, which the company claims is backed by physical USD at a 1-to-1 ratio, has long been controversial in cryptocurrency circles, and debates over whether it pres...
‘Independence Day’: Tron Activates Mainnet After Month-Long Migration
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‘Independence Day’: Tron Activates Mainnet After Month-Long Migration

Tron (TRX), the tenth-largest cryptocurrency with a circulating market cap of $2.8 billion, has formally activated its mainnet following a month-long migration to its independent blockchain. Tron Celebrates Independence Day Previously, TRX had been built a...
Cardano Co-Founder: Wall Street Will Bring ‘Tens of Trillions of Dollars’ to Crypto
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Cardano Co-Founder: Wall Street Will Bring ‘Tens of Trillions of Dollars’ to Crypto

Charles Hoskinson, co-founder of altcoin Cardano (ADA), tweeted June 20 that the entry of Wall Street into the crypto sector will bring in “tens of trillions of dollars:” https://twitter.com/IOHK_Charles/status/1009689496185724929 Cardano, which is curre...
Cornell Professor and Nick Szabo Criticize EOS for Bugs and Centralization
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Cornell Professor and Nick Szabo Criticize EOS for Bugs and Centralization

As CCN reported on May 29, the launch of the mainnet of EOS was delayed due to a critical bug found by China-based cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360. Emin Gün Sirer, a professor at the prestigious Cornell University, criticised EOS developers for not seeking assist...
EOS User Posts Private Key Online, Dares Critics to Steal Funds
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EOS User Posts Private Key Online, Dares Critics to Steal Funds

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that one should never expose their private keys to another individual or an untrusted piece of software. However, one EOS backer is putting that worldview to the test. On Friday, anonymous Steemit user “eosinsider” levi...
NANO Issues Alert on Android App Vulnerability, Urges Users to Move Funds
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NANO Issues Alert on Android App Vulnerability, Urges Users to Move Funds

NANO, which recently rebranded from RaiBlocks in January 2018, has issued a statement alerting users about a vulnerability in their android wallet, urging them to move their funds to a new wallet. This applies to anyone who generated a wallet seed using the...
Exclusive: Researchers Allege Tron Plagiarized Code from other Crypto Projects
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Exclusive: Researchers Allege Tron Plagiarized Code from other Crypto Projects

Researchers from Digital Asset Research (DAR) have discovered multiple instances of code copied from other projects in the Tron codebase. It seems that Tron developers plagiarised code from Ethereum among other projects and changed filenames to make it diff...
Interview: UK Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Litecoin Futures Trading
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Interview: UK Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Litecoin Futures Trading

A cryptocurrency futures trading platform based in the UK called Crypto Facilities is launching a new futures product allowing traders to take positions on Litecoin futures. Crypto Facilities CEO Timo Schlaefer spoke to CCN about the project. “We have se...
ICON Gears up for $800 Million Token Swap in Preparation for Mainnet Launch
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ICON Gears up for $800 Million Token Swap in Preparation for Mainnet Launch

Following months of development, smart contracts platform ICON is finally gearing up for its formal mainnet launch. First, however, users must migrate approximately $800 million worth of ICON (ICX) tokens to the nascent network. Until now, ICX tokens — whic...
Early Bitcoin Developer Jeff Garzik Launches New Altcoin ‘Metronome’
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Early Bitcoin Developer Jeff Garzik Launches New Altcoin ‘Metronome’

Jeff Garzik, one of the earliest Bitcoin developers, has formally launched an altcoin, dubbed Metronome, which backers allege will be the first cryptocurrency to offer “institutional class” endurance. Metronome had first been announced by Bloq, Garzik’s blo...