Users of Crypto Wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet Face Phishing Attacks

Users of Crypto Wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet Face Phishing Attacks Users of cryptocurrency wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet are currently facing phishing attacks, according to posts published on Reddit and Twitter on Feb. 4. A phishing attack is an attempt to obtain sensitive data like users’ personal or banking information by illicit means, wherein an attacker is disguised as a trusted entity…

Desktop Crypto Asset Manager Ledger Live Launches Mobile App Version

Desktop Crypto Asset Manager Ledger Live Launches Mobile App Version French cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has released a dedicated mobile app for some of its products, the company confirmed in a blog post Jan. 28. Dubbed Ledger Live, the app previously available for desktop is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices, the company reports. According to the blog post, the app…

Swiss Wallet Firm to Produce Physical Banknotes for Marshall Islands Digital Currency

Swiss Wallet Firm to Produce Physical Banknotes for Marshall Islands Digital Currency Tangem, a Switzerland-based ‘smart card’ wallet manufacturer will reportedly issue physical banknotes for the Sovereign (SOV), the state digital currency of the Marshall Islands, according to an announcement on Jan. 28. Per the announcement, physical representations of the digital currency will purportedly ensure that citizens have “fair and…

LocalBitcoins Reveals Security Breach With Some Crypto Wallets Affected

LocalBitcoins Reveals Security Breach With Some Crypto Wallets Affected Finland-based LocalBitcoins, a peer-to-peer bitcoin trading portal, says it has suffered a hack that affected a small number of users. The firm posted an update on Reddit on Saturday saying that it detected the security breach at around 10:00 UTC the same day, “which was related to a feature…

SBI Crypto Subsidiary Supports Crypto Mobile Wallet in $15 Million Funding Round

SBI Crypto Subsidiary Supports Crypto Mobile Wallet in $15 Million Funding Round Cryptocurrency mobile wallet BRD has raised $15 million in a Series B financing round supported by SBI Crypto Investment, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 25. SBI Crypto Investment, a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based SBI Holdings, contributed to the funding, which…

Bitcoin Philanthropy: Indian School Girl Receives Loaded Ledger Wallet

Bitcoin Philanthropy: Indian School Girl Receives Loaded Ledger Wallet With the explosion of Bitcoin’s price over the last few years, a lot of early believers suddenly found themselves with more money than they knew what to do with. This has often resulted in tremendous acts of charity from the community. The latest involves a pseudonymous Twitter user who was…

Blockchain.com Wallet Confirms ‘Limited Support’ for Bitcoin SV

Blockchain.com Wallet Confirms ‘Limited Support’ for Bitcoin SV Cryptocurrency statistics and wallet provider Blockchain.com announced it had launched partial support for Bitcoin SV (BSV) in a blog post Jan. 22. The product of a contentious hard fork of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), BSV has existed since November 15, 2018, but suffered various technical difficulties in the weeks following its creation. Some wallet providers and exchanges were initially skeptical of the new…

Falcon Private Bank Launches Crypto Wallet With Support for Direct BTC and BCH Transfers

Falcon Private Bank Launches Crypto Wallet With Support for Direct BTC and BCH Transfers Switzerland’s Falcon Private Bank has introduced a cryptocurrency wallet as well as support for direct transfers of BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC for private and institutional investors. The bank said investors can now directly transfer cryptocurrencies to and from its own “segregated…

Swiss ‘Smart Card’ Crypto Wallet Tangem Gets $15 Million From Japan’s SBI Group

Swiss ‘Smart Card’ Crypto Wallet Tangem Gets $15 Million From Japan’s SBI Group Switzerland-based Cryptocurrency ‘smart card’ wallet manufacturer Tangem has secured $15 million in funding from Japanese finance giant SBI Group, the company confirmed in a press release Jan. 21. Tangem, which began issuing its first wallets in June 2018, aims to increase cryptocurrency adoption by making assets spendable in a manner similar to conventional…

Japanese Finance Giant SBI’s Crypto Subsidiary Backs Mobile Wallet BRD

Japanese Finance Giant SBI’s Crypto Subsidiary Backs Mobile Wallet BRD SBI Crypto Investment, a subsidiary of the Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings, has invested in crypto firm Breadwinner AG, Cointelegraph Japan reports on Jan. 15. SBI’s crypto investment fund did not disclose the amount contributed to Switzerland-based Breadwinner, the developer of mobile crypto wallet BRD. According to the announcement, BRD operates in…

Google Policy Change Forces Bitcoin Wallet to Remove Security Features

Google Policy Change Forces Bitcoin Wallet to Remove Security Features The team behind Samourai, the privacy-focused bitcoin wallet, has removed a series of key security-related features from a version of its app as a result of “extremely restrictive policies” by Google. Having released version 0.99.04 of its app Tuesday on the digital distribution service run…

Security Researchers Break Ledger Wallets With Simple Antennae

Security Researchers Break Ledger Wallets With Simple Antennae Radio antennae are the original networking technology, and researchers presenting in Berlin Thursday showed how useful they are as hacking tools. The hardware researchers set out to find different kinds of vulnerabilities in the most popular hardware wallets used by cryptocurrency holders, from Trezor and Leger. At…