Cryptsy Officially Suspends Operations

Apparently, the activity of altcoin exchange Cryptsy has come to its logical and mostly anticipated end. In particular, the exchange’s site shows a message stating: “Until we are able to determine extent of attack, all withdawals and markets are paused.” Technical and reputational issues have haunted Cryptsy for a long.

Europol Arrests an Alleged DD4BC Member

Europol, the European Union’s top police agency, announced that it has arrested and detained two alleged members of DD4BC, a notorious DDoS-attack group. The attackers are known for threatening and effecting DDoS attacks on various bitcoin-related services and mining pools. The group extorts bitcoins for ceasing an attack.

Ukrainian Project Develops a Blockchain-based Platform for Property Privatization

A Ukraine-based project is in the process of developing an automatic system for holding online auctions for leasing and selling of state-owned property using blockchain technology. Some of the project’s details became public during BIP001 conference and Blockchain Conference Kyiv back in September 2015. The project’s representatives Lasha Antadze and.

BitPesa Board Member Quits to Hold a Government Appointment

According to Nairobi technology news service TechMoran, former local Google executive Joe Mucheru, has quit Kenyan BitPesa’s managing board in order to hold a government appointment. Seeking to settle all possible conflicts of interest due to his new position in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, he divests his.

International Blockchain Conference BIP 001 Opens in Lviv

JANUARY 11 – Ukrainian city of Lviv hosts international conference titled Blockchain Incredible Party (BIP 001). Addressing during the three-days conference will be experts and entrepreneurs from Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, UK, Ukraine, Russia, Slovenia, USA, Finland and Switzerland. BIP 001 is organized by Distributed Lab,.

Draft Law on Money Surrogates to be Reviewed by the Russian Parliament in February

Members of Russian legislative assembly, the State Duma, may review a new draft edition of the Administrative Violations Code in the first reading as early as this February. The draft law implies de-facto legalization of operations with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The legislative initiative has been submitted to the State.

The Block Size Debate Forks the Community

The infamous block size debate has launched a tidal wave of concerns and controversies. While major players express their support for various BIP’s, and no consensus about the matter is on the table as yet, the community rages about unprecedented censorship occurences related to the matter. Bitcoin.org has recently removed.

Two Major Exchanges Experienced DDoS Attacks. Who’s next?

Shortly after DDoS attack on the major Chinese cryptocurrency exchange, BTCC, two other Bitcoin exchanges reported DDoS attacks on their sites within the last 24 hours. BTC-e Bitcoin exchange BTC-e has been offline for as long as four hours. According to the company’s tweets and official statements at the website,.