February 1

Ethereum miners are hoarding ether tokens, and this could indicate high confidence in the project. Notably, miner balances rose sharply from 1.54 million to 1.69 million in four months to October even as prices halved from $366 to $170.

The steady accumulation suggests high confidence levels in the project among the majority block creators, at the very least relative to the current market conditions.”

“Fabric 2.0 is designed to improve the usability and performance for the end user, with updates including new features such as decentralized governance for smart contracts and several enhancements for handling and sharing private data on the platform.

Hyperledger Fabric, the first project developed by the IBM-backed Hyperledger Foundation, gives companies the ability to build a variety of applications that leverage distributed ledger technology. Cloud service providers like AWS, Azure, IBM Google and Alibaba have all integrated its framework into their solutions.”

“MERJ said Friday it is partnering with CurioInvest, a tokenization platform building on ethereum, to create tokens representing shares in “supercars” like the Ferrari.  MERJ claims to be one of the first compliant national exchanges to list its own tokenized equity on the ethereum blockchain.

While the sale is open to institutional and retail investors, purchases are expected to be driven by institutional investors and those from regions with restrictions on auto imports, such as China.”

“Kraken Security Labs has devised a way to extract seeds from both cryptocurrency hardware wallets offered from industry leader Trezor, the Trezor One and Trezor Model T. The attack requires just 15 minutes of physical access to the device.

The attack takes advantage of inherent flaws within the microcontroller used in the Trezor wallets. This unfortunately means that it is difficult for the Trezor team to do anything about this vulnerability without a hardware redesign.

Until then:

  • Do not allow anyone physical access to your Trezor wallet
  • Enable Your BIP39 Passphrase

“These short-dated expiries are specifically interesting for investors and traders with a short-term view based on for example macroeconomic data or events.

Launching in 2016, Deribit dominates the cryptocurrency options market. Data from analytics firm Skew shows Deribit options made up nearly 90 percent – approximately $50 million worth – of the total volume traded on Tuesday. In comparison, regulated platform Bakkt made no trades and CME option contracts made up approximately 2 percent of the trading volume.”

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“The crypto exchange exchange now allows traders to trade Tether Gold against Bitcoin as well as the U.S. dollar and dollar-pegged stablecoin Tether (USDT). Bitfinex has also rolled out three margin trading pairs for Tether Gold.”