techcrunch.com Archives - 22 October 2017, Sunday

  • Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

    Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

    techcrunch.com 17 Oct '17, 4pm

    An engineer for BitGo , Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter about upcoming changes in the protocol. “...

  • Crunch Report | Bitcoin Passes $5,000

    Crunch Report | Bitcoin Passes $5,000

    techcrunch.com 13 Oct '17, 3am

    I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I’ll wear it in an episode. I’m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be ...

  • Bitcoin just passed $5,000

    techcrunch.com 12 Oct '17, 5pm

    This morning bitcoin shot past $5,000, and is now hovering around $5,300 — up nearly 10 percent from yesterday. It’s the first time the cryptocurrency has confidently shot past $5,000. Some exchanges saw the price hit $5,000 for a few minutes in September , but it only lasted for abou...

  • Drive.ai to open Singapore office with new Grab funding

    techcrunch.com 28 Sep '17, 1pm

    Autonomous vehicle technology startup Drive.ai has raised $15 million in a new round from Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest Uber rival. The added funding will help Drive.ai expand internationally, and it plans to open a Singapore office in the coming months in order to provide a base of ...

  • Drive.ai to open Singapore office with new Grab funding

    techcrunch.com 28 Sep '17, 1pm

    Autonomous vehicle technology startup Drive.ai has raised $15 million in a new round from Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest Uber rival. The added funding will help Drive.ai expand internationally, and it plans to open a Singapore office in the coming months in order to provide a base of ...

  • Luno raises $9M to bring its bitcoin wallet, exchange and services to Europe

    techcrunch.com 19 Sep '17, 5pm

    Luno , a bitcoin wallet and exchange based out of Singapore, is riding the crypto wave into Europe after it closed a $9 million Series B round for market expansion. The funding was led by new investor Balderton Capital , with participation from existing backer Digital Currency Group. ...

  • Luno raises $9M to bring its bitcoin wallet, exchange and services to Europe

    techcrunch.com 19 Sep '17, 5pm

    Luno , a bitcoin wallet and exchange based out of Singapore, is riding the crypto wave into Europe after it closed a $9 million Series B round for market expansion. The funding was led by new investor Balderton Capital , with participation from existing backer Digital Currency Group. ...

  • Coinbase vulnerability is a good reminder that SMS-based 2FA can wreak havoc

    techcrunch.com 18 Sep '17, 10pm

    Two days ago, a friend who invested in Bitcoin asked me how secure her Coinbase investment was. She had plans to put her coins in cold storage, but as a security stopgap was relying on two-factor authentication (2FA) through Coinbase, as many people do. My main question: What kind of ...

  • Coinbase vulnerability is a good reminder that SMS-based 2FA can wreak havoc

    techcrunch.com 18 Sep '17, 10pm

    Two days ago, a friend who invested in Bitcoin asked me how secure her Coinbase investment was. She had plans to put her coins in cold storage but as a security stopgap was relying on two-factor authentication (2FA) through Coinbase, as many people do. My main question: What kind of t...

  • Crypto Asset Visualizer turns your bitcoin into an AR pile of cash

    techcrunch.com 17 Sep '17, 7pm

    Built in fewer than 24 hours at TC Disrupt SF 2017’s hackathon, CAV, or Crypto Asset Visualizer , does exactly what it sounds like – it makes it easier to visualize your cryptocurrency holdings. Using augmented reality, CAV calculates the USD value of your crypto holdings, then displa...

  • Crypto Asset Visualizer turns your bitcoin into an AR pile of cash

    techcrunch.com 17 Sep '17, 7pm

    Built in fewer than 24 hours at TC Disrupt SF 2017’s hackathon, CAV, or Crypto Asset Visualizer , does exactly what it sounds like – it makes it easier to visualize your cryptocurrency holdings. Using augmented reality, CAV calculates the USD value of your crypto holdings, then displa...

  • China’s three largest bitcoin exchanges will all stop offering local trading |

    techcrunch.com 16 Sep '17, 2pm

    Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday, China’s longest running bitcoin exchange, BTC China, announced it will suspend its local trading service at the end of this month , and today the country’s two other major exchanges — Huobi and OKCoin — followed suit to say they will cease at th...

  • China’s three largest bitcoin exchanges will all stop offering local trading |

    techcrunch.com 16 Sep '17, 3am

    Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday, China’s longest running bitcoin exchange, BTC China, announced it will suspend its local trading service at the end of this month , and today the country’s two other major exchanges — Huobi and OKCoin — followed suit to say they will cease at th...

  • China’s three largest bitcoin exchanges will all stop offering local trading |

    techcrunch.com 16 Sep '17, 3am

    Well, that didn’t take long. Yesterday, China’s longest running bitcoin exchange, BTC China, announced it will suspend its local trading service at the end of this month , and today the country’s two other major exchanges — Huobi and OKCoin — followed suit to say they will cease at th...

  • Crunch Report | North Korean Hackers Target Bitcoin Exchanges

    techcrunch.com 14 Sep '17, 3am

    I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I’ll wear it in an episode. I’m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be ...

  • It’s not hard to beat Rolex, Apple |

    techcrunch.com 14 Sep '17, 12am

    A collective Internet gasp went up yesterday when, once again, the Apple Watch beat most major watch companies in terms of revenue. It’s not surprising not that the Apple Watch outsold Rolex and Omega and other luxury watch makers. What is surprising is that Rolex and Omega are still ...

  • North Korea’s hackers are reportedly targeting bitcoin exchanges |

    techcrunch.com 13 Sep '17, 10pm

    North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack , but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular, with its hacking teams. That’s according to a new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye...

  • It’s not hard to beat Rolex, Apple |

    techcrunch.com 13 Sep '17, 1pm

    A collective Internet gasp went up yesterday when, once again, the Apple Watch beat most major watch companies in terms of revenue. It’s not surprising not that the Apple Watch outsold Rolex and Omega and other luxury watch makers. What is surprising is that Rolex and Omega are still ...

  • It’s not hard to beat Rolex, Apple |

    techcrunch.com 13 Sep '17, 1pm

    A collective Internet gasp went up yesterday when, once again, the Apple Watch beat most major watch companies in terms of revenue. It’s not surprising not that the Apple Watch outsold Rolex and Omega and other luxury watch makers. What is surprising is that Rolex and Omega are still ...

  • North Korea’s hackers are reportedly targeting bitcoin exchanges |

    techcrunch.com 13 Sep '17, 10am

    North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack , but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular, with its hacking teams. That’s according to a new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye...

  • North Korea’s hackers are reportedly targeting bitcoin exchanges |

    techcrunch.com 13 Sep '17, 10am

    North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack , but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular, with its hacking teams. That’s according to a new report from cybersecurity firm FireEye...

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    Bankers’ mistrust of bitcoin is still the greatest argument for it |

    techcrunch.com 13 Sep '17, 4am

    Earlier on Tuesday, at different conferences around New York, JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon took aim at bitcoin, calling the cryptocurrency “a fraud” and “worse than tulip bulbs.” This skepticism by one of Wall Street’s titans, and its reflection in many offices and hallw...

  • Singapore’s Red Dot Payment closes $5.2M Series B round |

    techcrunch.com 12 Sep '17, 5am

    Singapore’s Red Dot Payment , a payment gateway startup founded by a team of ex Visa and MasterCard executives, has closed a $5.2 million Series B round to grow its business. Existing backers GMO Venture Partners from Japan, Wavemaker Partners, Skype co-founder Toivo Annus and MDI Ven...

  • Singapore’s Red Dot Payment closes $5.2M Series B round |

    techcrunch.com 12 Sep '17, 5am

    Singapore’s Red Dot Payment , a payment gateway startup founded by a team of ex Visa and MasterCard executives, has closed a $5.2 million Series B round to grow its business. Existing backers GMO Venture Partners from Japan, Wavemaker Partners, Skype co-founder Toivo Annus and MDI Ven...

  • Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

    Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

    techcrunch.com 09 Sep '17, 5am

    Another day, another crash and another Chinese ban . This time, as Reuters spotted , a single report from financial news site Caixin is saying that the Chinese government is considering banning cryptocurrency exchanges in China. In particular, the report is saying that Chinese citizen...

  • Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

    Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

    techcrunch.com 08 Sep '17, 4pm

    Another day, another crash and another Chinese ban . This time, as Reuters spotted , a single report from financial news site Caixin is saying that the Chinese government is considering banning cryptocurrency exchanges in China. In particular, the report is saying that Chinese citizen...

  • China has banned ICOs

    techcrunch.com 04 Sep '17, 11pm

    It is looking like a new era is coming for ICOs, at least those in China for now. In the U.S., the SEC has issued official warnings around the risks of ICOs, also known as token sales, but the Chinese government looks set to beat it to implementing regulation around the rapidly growin...

  • Auto giant Continental buys Singapore-based Quantum Inventions for $29M

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '17, 10am

    German automotive giant Continental is furthering its push into the future of transportation after it got its check book out to acquire Quantum Inventions , a Singapore-based company that specializes in mobility data services. The deal was announced in June with little fanfare and it ...

  • Auto giant Continental buys Singapore-based Quantum Inventions for $29M

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '17, 10am

    German automotive giant Continental is furthering its push into the future of transportation after it got its check book out to acquire Quantum Inventions , a Singapore-based company that specializes in mobility data services. The deal was announced in June with little fanfare and it ...

  • Teenage bitcoin millionaire is back with a better Botangle

    techcrunch.com 19 Aug '17, 2am

    Erik Finman gained notoriety and a certain fame as a 14-year-old entrepreneur and bitcoin investor who’d managed to turn a $1,000 investment in the cryptocurrency into more than a million dollars and a chance to never see the inside of a college institution. Hailing from the small tow...