Crypto News

New Zealand Police Investigate ‘Complex’ $2.4 Million ETH Cryptopia Hack

Image from Shutterstock Police authorities in New Zealand have admitted the Cryptotopia hack case is no small task, citing complex challenges in tracing the accused. Crypto Attackers have the Cops on Trail An official release on January 16 has confirmed investigations are ongoing at Cryptopia’s headquarters in Christchurch. Authorities acknowledge the company’s full coordination in […]

Ethereum

Barclays and Clearmatics Call on Coders to Help Blockchains Talk to Each Other

U.K. bank Barclays and London-based startup Clearmatics are inviting coders to come up with ways to connect ethereum with made-for-enterprise blockchains such as Hyperledger Fabric. The interoperability challenge is being hosted by Clearmatics and will use a template involving its open-source interoperability protocol, Ion. The hackathon will take place at the Barclays Rise fintech hub in […]

Bitcoin

One Year Later, What’s Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin?

It’s been over a year since the scaling upgrade known as segregated witness, or SegWit, was activated on the bitcoin network. Even so, only an estimated 36 percent of all bitcoin transactions are actually using it. Why the minimal adoption rate? It’s largely because, like any backward-compatible upgrade (otherwise called a soft fork), SegWit ensures participants in the […]