Cryptocurrency and blockchain firms are well-represented among a recent KPMG ranking of fintech firms. On Nov. 18, Big Four auditing firm KPMG released its 2019 Fintech100 ranking, which lists the top 100 fintech firms in the world. The list saw a drop in Bitcoin-related companies but reinforced innovation in the payments industry.As was the case in 2018, AntFinancial — owned by Jack Ma of…Read More
Security researcher finds that password data and personal information of 1.4 million users of GateHub cryptocurrency wallet service have reportedly been dumped online. A security researcher behind the data breach index site “Have I Been Pwned” said that password data and personal information of 2.2 million users of two websites have been dumped online.On Nov. 19, Ars Technica reported that security researcher Troy Hunt…Read More
Online gaming platform Donnerlab lets gamers hunt for Bitcoin and pick-up Satoshi cubes in a fully lightning-native multiplayer first-person shooter game. Donnerlab, an online gaming platform that builds lightning games and applications, lets gamers hunt for Bitcoin (BTC) and pick-up “Satoshi cubes.”Shoot other players and collect satoshisIn a tweet on Nov. 19, Donnerlab announced the launch of its latest project, titled Bitcoin Bounty Hunt,…Read More
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service reaffirms its summons on crypto trading platform Coinbase in an income tax investigation as completely legitimate in fresh filing. The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has argued that its summons on major American crypto exchange Coinbase is indeed legitimate in a recent filing.Per a Nov. 15 filing, the U.S. tax agency told a California federal court that its…Read More
HashCash Consultants partners with a group of international car, mining and battery manufacturers for blockchain-based supply chain network to track mineral origins. Blockchain company HashCash Consultants has announced a partnership with a group of international car, mining and battery manufacturers to develop a blockchain-based supply chain network to track minerals.As Business Insider reported on Nov. 18, the parties are planning to build a blockchain-based…Read More
Payment processor PayPal has led a $4.2 million funding round for cryptocurrency risk management platform TRM Labs to further grow its services. Payment processor PayPal has led a $4.2 million funding round for cryptocurrency risk management platform TRM Labs.In a Nov. 19 press release TRM Labs announced that it secured $4.2 million in an investment round led by PayPal, with participation from other top…Read More
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