On Blockstack Berlin (an event dedicated to crypto-currencies held in Germany), Edward Snowden made an appearance. The former employee of the NSA and the CIA stated that cryptocurrencies can help solve the confidentiality problem on the Internet. Also, Snowden said that he has experience using the Moneros.
The crypto-exchange Binance has promised to pay the equivalent of 2 hundred and 50 thousand dollars for information on the hackers who organized an attempt to break into the exchange on March, the 7th. In addition, the exchange allocates 10 million dollars in cryptocurrency grants for security developers to protect it from any hacking attempts.
Elderly residents of South Korea represent a significant share of the investments in crypto-currencies in the country. This is mainly due to a higher volume of invested funds. At the same time, young people are more active in buying and selling digital currencies, according to a study conducted by the South Korean Fund for the Protection of Financial Investors.
Ethereum’s creator Vitalik Buterin, is currently working on a new project. Plasma Cash, as it is called is a solution for the blockchain scaling, designed to protect exchanges from theft. Plasma Cash coins are not interchangeable and thus, linked to the owner. But, they can be exchanged for other cryptocurrencies. In addition, this new development will help to optimize data and reduce transaction fees.
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