Tag Archives: Coinbase

Security Report Gives A or A- Rating to 16% of Major Crypto Exchanges, None Get A+

The latest Exchange Security Report from independent analysts at ICORating has given 16 percent of the world’s biggest crypto trading platforms an A rating, and none of them an A+. The analysis, published Dec. 18, ranked Kraken (A), Cobinhood (A) and Poloniex (A-) as the top three most secure exchanges globally. ICORating assessed 135 crypto trading platforms, all… Read More »

Coinbase, Kraken Join Major Exchanges Supporting Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork

Major United States cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Kraken became the latest to confirm support for Ethereum’s (ETH) Constantinople hard fork, both announcing on Twitter, Jan. 14. The two major exchanges join Binance, Huobi and OKEx in pledging to monitor the event, which will trigger at Ethereum block height 7,080,000, expected this week. “Coinbase intends to fully support the… Read More »

Diar Report: 2018 Sees ‘Record Transacting Volumes’ on Crypto Exchanges

Cryptocurrency exchanges have closed 2018 with “record transacting volumes,” according to a report by research firm Diar published Jan. 14. In its report, Diar notes that both the number of trades and the trade volume have increased on major crypto exchanges in 2018, compared to 2017 figures. The firm predicts that 2019 will see lower figures for spot… Read More »

Hodler’s Digest, Jan.7–13: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week Altcoin Ethereum Classic Reportedly Undergoes 51 Percent Attack Earlier this week, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) reportedly underwent a 51 percent attack. In the aftermath, crypto exchange Coinbase noted that upwards of $1.1 million in crypto was double spent during the time of the deep blockchain reorganization. Coinbase and several other cryptocurrency exchanges temporarily paused… Read More »

Long-Dormant Bitcoin Whales Resuming Activity Could Rock Price Action, Analysts Say

The number of active Bitcoin (BTC) wallets, many of which have long been dormant, has seen an uptick that could herald some major market movements, Bloomberg reports Jan. 11. Bloomberg bases its report on data and analysis from crypto analytics startup Flipside Crypto, which sealed the backing of major crypto exchange Coinbase and veteran crypto venture capital firm… Read More »

Coinbase is Pivoting Away From Wall Street Crypto Push

Institutional this, institutional that — the narrative that Wall Streeters are going to pick Bitcoin off its feet has become a rallying cry for many of crypto’s most fervent optimists. However, a damning report claims that the unrelenting push for institutional participation from Coinbase has begun to relent, albeit only slightly.Related Reading: Wall Street Still Throwing Billions At Bitcoin,… Read More »

Here’s Why 51% Attacks Don’t Affect Price

51% attacks are catastrophic in the cryptocurrency world–or are they? 51% attacks may be a little bit scary but here’s why they don’t affect price. The Ethereum Classic 51% Attack Ethereum Classic, one of the most popular altcoins by market cap, just succumbed to a 51% attack. A situation in which one mining entity gained control of over… Read More »

Hackers Turn Twitter of Belgian Non-Profit Into Fake Coinbase Promo Account

The Twitter account of a Belgian non-profit was evidently hacked and made into a fake affiliate account of United States crypto exchange Coinbase. The impersonating account posted what what appeared to be a scam giveaway promotion, allegedly celebrating Coinbase’s user base growth in a tweet today, Jan. 9, that has since been deleted. Scammers had targeted the account… Read More »

Security Firm Asks Exchanges to Help It Find Ethereum Classic ‘Attacker’

China-based security firm SlowMist has claimed that it has enough evidence to locate the culprit behind recent chain attacks on ethereum classic. In a Medium article published Wednesday, SlowMist summarized the bulk of their analysis on ethereum classic, specifying the three wallet addresses and four transaction hashes that launched the two-day block reorganization (reorg) attacks on the network.… Read More »

Ethereum Classic Losses Top $1 Million after 51% Attack: Coinbase Research

Losses stemming from an ongoing 51 percent attack against Ethereum Classic have now breached the million-dollar barrier, according to updated figures published by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Ethereum Classic Attack Grows More Costly CCN first reported yesterday that the 18th-largest cryptocurrency appeared to have become the latest blockchain network to succumb to a 51 percent attack, wherein a malicious… Read More »