Chinese Communist Party Adds Crypto to Curriculum

A higher education institution that trains Chinese Communist Party officials has published a new book about cryptocurrency.  According to a local blockchain news report on May 19, the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China — also known as the Central Party School — published the book as part of […]

TRON Will Seize $5 Million Steem From Dissident Tokenholders

Steemit is planning to seize over 23.6 million STEEM from dissident users in a hard fork this Wednesday. Key Takeaways Steem witnesses will seize the assets and accounts of several users who disagree with TRON’s buyout of the blockchain. The decision is part of a long-running dispute between TRON CEO Justin Sun and Hive supporters. […]

Blockchain Can Trace Foods, But the Industry is Still Behind the Curve

Source: Adobe/KomootP Michael Rogerson, PhD Candidate, University of Bath, and Glenn Parry, Professor of Digital Transformation, University of Surrey._____ Food supply chains were vulnerable long before the coronavirus pandemic. Recent scandals have ranged from modern slavery in Vietnamese fisheries to the persistent problem of child labour in the cocoa industry. Perhaps the most well known […]

Hackers ‘Using Crypto Wallet Address-switching Malware’ + More News

Source: Adobe/uwimages Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Security news South Korea’s market-leading security software provider AhnLabs has warned of a new malware threat that alters crypto wallet addresses, per Money Today. AhnLabs states that the malware, […]

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Adjustment Might Help Adjust Heavy Fees Too

Source: Adobe/Яна Василевская With Bitcoin (BTC) fees reaching new highs this year, the hammer that could knock it back down may be the imminent mining difficulty adjustment. As reported, both Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) fees have been on the rise in the past week. According to, the average transaction fee made another jump, reaching […]

BitMEX Briefly Goes Offline Amid Legal Problems

Major Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives exchange BitMEX went offline earlier on May 19, citing trading engine failure. The platform was inaccessible for a brief time, and is currently back online as of press time. “The BitMEX Trading Engine is currently down,” the company tweeted around 12:45 UTC time.  Around 25 minutes after the initial announcement, Bitmex […]

BlockFi Suffers Breach, BitMEX Trading Engine Fails

Source: Adobe/beebright Major crypto companies are still experiencing serious problems in May as BlockFi revealed that it suffered a data breach on May 14, while BitMEX Trading Engine went down today. Crypto lender BlockFi said that the perpetrator attempted to make unauthorized withdrawals of client funds using the platform, but only managed to access clients’ […]

BitMEX Trade Engine Crashes One Day After Lawsuit

BitMEX just recorded yet more unscheduled maintenance as Bitcoin attempted a run for $9,900. Events like these are slowly chipping away at the platform’s market share. Share this article BitMEX’s infamous unscheduled maintenance is back, and the exchange faces additional obstacles in the form of a lawsuit. With competitors creeping up on the exchange’s market […]

Facebook Libra ‘Rival’ Celo Says its Mainnet Is Now Live

Source: Adobe/ManuPadilla Celo, a blockchain project that has been deemed as a competitor to Facebook’s Libra project, says its mainnet is now live, following almost three years’ worth of development. The project’s operators stated that the mainnet’s Celo Gold (cGLD) stablecoin was now available for transfer after work was completed by a group of what […]

Visa CEO Leaves Door Open for Libra Return, Says Bitcoin Is Commodity

Alfred Kelly. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube, Business Live ME Payments giant Visa has suggested that its foray into digital currencies is not over, and – although it is still distancing itself from cryptocurrencies – has admitted that it is open to the idea of returning to Facebook’s Libra project. In a virtual conference with […]