Week of January 28, 2018

Kyle Fargesen

By Kyle Fargesen

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This is part of a series that retraces the growth narrative in the cryptocurrecy asset class from 2016-2018.

Online IOTA Seed Generator Starts Stealing Funds From Users
Link: JP Buntinx, Merkle

What are Sidechains?
Link: Shaan Ray, Hackernoon

More than 10 percent of $3.7 billion raised in ICOs has been stolen: Ernst & Young
Link: Anna Irrera, Reuters

Opening Remarks at the Securities Regulation Institute
Link: Jay Clayton, sec.gov

Bitcoin
Link: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Medium

Kasisto Is Monero’s Working Point-of-Sale Solution
Link: JP Buntinx, Merkle

Atomic swaps, decentralised exchange and community with Decred
Link: Colm Hebblethwaite, Blockchain technology

Extortion, Police Raids and Secrecy: Inside The Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining World
Link: Pirate Beachbum, Hackernoon

Gold Is Heading Towards a Four-Year High
Link: Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg

This unusual new IoT botnet is spreading rapidly via peer-to-peer communication
Link: Danny Palmer, zdnet.com

Blockchain company buys more than 60,000 acres in Northern Nevada

Link: Eli Segall, Las Vegas Review Journal

Ripple Wants XRP to Be Bitcoin for Banks. If Only the Banks Wanted It

Link: Matt Leiseing, Bloomberg

Introducing Strike, a stripe-like API for Lightning
Link: ACINQ, Medium

Announcing the Trading Technologies Partnership
Link: Adam White, Gdax

Telegram’s ICO is attracting the industry’s newer crypto investors while firms like Andreessen Horowitz sit this one out
Link: Theodore Schleifer, recode.net

Tether Confirms Its Relationship With Auditor Has 'Dissolved'

Link: Marc Hochstein, Coindesk

A LessWrong Crypto Autopsy
Link: Scott Alexander, lesserwrong.com

The Lightning Network
Link: Bitmex Research, Bitmex

Crypto Hedge Fund Polychain Says No IPO in the Works

Link: Stan Higgins, Coindesk

Status Invests $5M In Riot.im
Link: Status, blog.status

Cryptocurrency startup Prodeum pulls an exit scam, leaves a penis behind

Link: Mix, thenextweb.com

OMERS expands cryptocurrency presence with $50-million Ethereum public company offering
Link: Sean Silcoff, theglobeandmail.com

U.S. Regulators Subpoena Crypto Exchange Bitfinex, Tether
Link: Matt Leiseng, Bloomberg

Square Rolls Out Bitcoin Trading to Almost All Cash App Users

Link: Selina Wang, Bloomberg

UK’s Royal Mint Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

Link: Helen Partz, Cointelegraph

MakerDAO and Digix: DGX gold tokens to play a crucial role in DAI stablecoin

Link: Ian Allison, ibtimes

Winning the Cold Currency War
Link: JOACHIM FELS, blog.picmo

Crypto Purchases Are Boosting Mastercard Customer Spending, CFO Says

Link: Jenn Surane, Bloomberg

A giant botnet is forcing Windows servers to mine cryptocurrency

Link: Danny Palmer, zdnet.com

Data and Defense: The Case of Strava
Link: DFRLab, Medium

What the Coincheck hack means for the future of blockchain security

Link: Mike Orcutt, technologyreview.com

Montana is Home to New 53 Acre, $75 Million Bitcoin Mining Facility

Link: C. Edward Kelso, news.bitcoin

A Haven for Blockchain: The Case for Wyoming
Link: Tyler Lindholm, Coindesk

Mining Margins and Where to Make the Most Money
Link: Darryn Pollock, Cointelegraph