A bank in Sharjah, UAE, fell victim to a hacker, who demands $3 million worth of bitcoins as a ransom.
One of the biggest altcoin exchanges Cryptsy went offline for almost 12 straight hours today. The outage followied multiple reports related to withdrawal problems. First delays in cryptocurrency withdrawal began last week, while on November 22 Cryptsy’s official Twitter announced there were problems with wallets, and that withdrawal / deposit.
Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs filed a claim as to terminate a contract with one of Rostech’s subdivisions. The contract scope was in hacking Tor. The reason for termination is officially failure to fulfill the contractial obligations in time; however, a part of the project is already at the enforcement’s.
ForkLog talked with the ex-chairman of Tinkoff Bank and OTP, and retail business developer Georgi Chesakov at Moscow Blockchain Hackathon. Chesakov spoke about blockchain perspectives and problems bitcoin faces in Russia.
This week Cyberfund, a platform for crypto-investment management, announced a crowdfunding campaign to sell 3% of their native tokens, CFUND. Successful crowdfunding will allow the team to keep developing the platform by improving existing investment tools and introducing new ones.
A search in the house of one of Ukraine’s bitcoin community leaders, Mikhail Chobanian, triggered a series of events. Just two weeks afterwards, his lawyers managed to obtain a court ruling to remove an attachment of the seized property.
The team that developed infrastructure for modular blockchain systems dubbed Scorex and proved Permacoin algorithm won the blockchain hackathon in Moscow. The winning team consists of just two people, Alexander Chepurnoi, who developed NXT in 2014 and 2015, and currently develops Scorex, and M. Dmitri, who had recently found out.
In the wake of the tragic events in Paris, some cryptocurrency-related sources started spreading information on allegedly existing proofs of terrorist funding via bitcoin. Thus, NewsBTC, with reference to an anonymous representative of Ghost Security Group (GSG), a self-proclained international group of counter-terrorist hackers, claims that the Islamic State has.