CyberScoopNews journalist Patrick O’Neill revealed on August 3 that ShapeShift, the cryptocurrency market’s most popular instant digital asset exchange, began to assist law enforcement to track bitcoin received and traded by the distributors and developers of the WannaCry ransomware.
Bitcoin reached a crucial technical and political milestone this week, locking in the long-debated code change Segregated Witness (SegWit). The milestone, advocates hope, will provide a much-needed transaction capacity boost and – longer-term – open doors for more impactful scaling technologies.
There are two bitcoins now? It's safe to say uncertainty cast a pall over the cryptocurrency markets last week when on August 1, a group of developers and miners split the blockchain and created a new cryptocurrency.
Coinbase has raised $100 million in Series D funding in what is the largest single traditional funding round for a public blockchain or cryptocurrency startup, according to CoinDesk data.