According to Powell, a complete proof-of-reserve audit must include the sum of client liabilities, user-verifiable cryptographic proof that each account was included in the sum and signatures proving the custodian’s control over the wallets. The collapse of the crypto exchange FTX revealed the importance of proof-of-reserves in avoiding situations involvingContinue Reading

Starling Bank has informed its customers that the bank no longer supports fund transfers to cryptocurrency platforms, including crypto exchanges. The bank stated that cryptocurrencies “are high risk and heavily used for criminal purposes and, as such, we no longer support them.” Starling Bank Blocks Fund Transfers to Crypto ExchangesContinue Reading

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the regulator overseeing the crypto sector, has defended the action it took against crypto exchange Binance and not the collapsed crypto platform FTX. The central bank also warned that cryptocurrencies are “highly volatile and many of them have lost all value.” Singapore’s Central BankContinue Reading

Asset-oriented programming makes fundamental functions native to the programming language. DeFi needs more of that to improve security. Decentralized finance (DeFi) is growing fast. Total value locked, a measure of money managed by DeFi protocols, has grown from $10 billion to a little more than $40 billion over the lastContinue Reading

Alleged securities violations and connections with retail investors are being investigated by the State of Alabama and several other states. Cryptocurrency lending firm Genesis Global Capital and other crypto firms are under investigation by securities regulators in the United States, according to reports on Nov. 25.  Joseph Borg, Alabama SecuritiesContinue Reading

Crypto firm Matrixport Technologies is reportedly seeking $100 million in funding, according to people familiar with the matter. Sources detailed that the company already secured commitments from investors for roughly $50 million, which would give Matrixport a post-valuation of $1.5 billion. Matrixport Looks to Raise $100 Million From Strategic InvestorsContinue Reading

PRESS RELEASE. According to the official news, the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC 2021) drew to a successful close on November 19, 2022. Over the last month or so, this peak event presented global rugby fans with many brilliant moments. Meanwhile, CoinEx, the Exclusive Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Partner ofContinue Reading

On Nov. 25, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of daily trade volume, Binance, published its bitcoin proof-of-reserves (POR) system using The Merkle approach. At the time of writing, the snapshot provided by Binance shows the firm’s onchain reserves equate to 582,485 bitcoin, while the company’s customer net balance isContinue Reading