MetaMask could collect user IP data
    24 Nov 2022

    ConsenSys, one of the firms behind the Ethereum Merge, revealed on Nov. 24 that it also collects user data related to its on-chain wallet service MetaMask. The firm said when using Infura as an RPC on MetaMask, a user’s IP address and wallet address information would be collected as well.   According to the new…

    Near Co-Founder: Crypto didn’t fail FTX; people did
    23 Nov 2022

    Decentralization was and still is the answer, the co-founder of Near Protocol Illia Polosukhin told CoinDesk. The spectacular $32 billion collapse of the FTX exchange and its sister trading firm Alameda Research recently once again has crypto’s detractors gloating in the headlines. In fact, FTX bears no resemblance to most of what the longtime believers…

    Four key takeaways from the fiasco of FTX
    21 Nov 2022

    The real reason why the FTX failure hits so hard is not that the crypto industry was duped but because it proved that the industry was vulnerable to being duped – Sam Kessler explains on CoinDesk. Depending upon whom you ask, last week’s FTX blowup feels bigger than when Mt. Gox, the original Bitcoin exchange,…

    Cardano developer to issue dollar-pegged stablecoin USDA
    19 Nov 2022

    Cardano developer Emurgo announced plans to issue a US dollar-pegged stablecoin, USDA, on the Cardano network in early 2023. Emurgo plans to introduce USDA by the end of Q1 2023. Emurgo, Cardano’s official commercial arm, said in a statement that USDA will be the first regulated stablecoin on the blockchain backed by a fiat currency….

    Solana liquidity hub Serum to be forked amid security concerns after FTX hack
    15 Nov 2022

    Solana developers are forking Serum, the FTX-developed liquidity hub widely used on Solana, after it may have been compromised in the FTX hack. Meantime, some Serum-related Solana apps have begun limiting their exposure, citing security concerns. On Nov. 11, an unknown attacker made unauthorized withdrawals of more than $400 million from FTX. The situation has…

    Cryptocurrency’s transparency lays bare the risks of decentralized finance

    As blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies become more popular, they can help overcome financial bias, strengthen financial markets and enhance law enforcement, Bas Lemmens, SVP & GM International, Chainalysis, explains in an interview with ZAWYA. In the popular mind, the blockchain and cryptocurrencies are often linked with ransomware and money laundering. But according to Bas Lemmens,…