Fireblocks Expands Exchange Connectivity, Adds Support for OKCoin, OKEx, Huobi, and 2 More Exchanges 27176

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Fireblocks, an enterprise platform for securing digital assets in transit, announced today five new exchange integrations, adding support for OKCoin, OKEx, Korbit, Bithub, and HitBTC. This release also expands current integrations with Huobi Global’s API and Deribit, extending its umbrella of protection to a total of 20 exchanges.

The Fireblocks platform allows for the secure deposit, withdrawal, and rebalance of assets between exchanges by eliminating the risk of deposit address spoofing and credential theft. As each exchange account is uniquely configured, firms trading on multiple exchanges are required to manage a multitude of workflows. This creates operational challenges and weakens their ability to capitalize on market movements. With this release, market makers, prop traders and OTCs have a simple and secure unified workflow for securing assets in motion between 20 different exchanges.

Cryptocurrency companies are under a constant barrage of attacks, with $1.7 billion lost in 2018 alone. Recently, Philip Martin, CISO of Coinbase underscored the level of sophistication of a multi-pronged, and thoroughly planned hacking attempt by confirming, “As this space continues to grow and develop and gain traction, it’s also going to gain traction with more and more sophisticated attackers.”

Fireblocks’ customers use the platform to secure the transfer of digital assets across exchanges, OTCs, counterparties, hot wallets, and custodians. Its unique patent-pending Secure Transfer Environment and Hot Vault system enable secure operational handling and easy mobilization of digital assets without exposure to internal or external threats.

“The current state of the market expects a stronger, more secure foundation with the entry of institutional players that are required to hold accountability over its clients’ funds. We are continuously pushing the envelope to securely connect the institutional ecosystem, linking more and more venues, endpoints and market participants,” said Idan Ofrat, CTO and Co-Founder of Fireblocks. “We’re confident that as we grow our connectivity layer across each touchpoint, the industry as a whole will become more secure.”

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Secure Cryptophones 3891

In the recent past, various eye-opening revelations have been made about spying by government and private organizations. As a result, there has been a growing interest in how people can keep their communications private. After all, nobody likes to have his or her private conversations being snooped on.

Why Digital Privacy Matters So Much

Today, most people have their lives connected to their digital identities. With just a few keystrokes, hackers could empty your bank account and take measures that destroy your lives and the lives of those around you. Today, keeping your private communications is not simply a matter of philosophy; it is about guarding your livelihood. There are numerous examples of people who have their finances ruined because their private details leaked online.

How to Preserve Privacy

Today, there are various options for preserving privacy. For instance, you can opt to use a messaging service that offers end-to-end encryption. There are encrypted email services that allow you to send and receive encrypted emails to your friends and business partners. In general, there are numerous platforms and tools online to help you protect your privacy. It is especially important when you are sending sensitive documents with personal details.

Using Encrypted Phones

The problem with using encrypted apps and platforms is that communications still take place over an unsecured phone. As a result, even when those snooping on you cannot access these services, they can still access the phone itself and discover private details about you.

It is the reason why people seeking more protection are turning to encrypted phones. Cryptophones, as secure encrypted phones are called, offer a high degree of privacy protection compared to using individual apps. The pones use high-grade encryption to protect every aspect of the phone.

Consequently, those trying to gain access to any secure information will fail. Another benefit of these phones is that they encrypt voice communications between the two parties using the phones. The result is that anyone can discuss sensitive information on air without the fear that their information is visible to third parties, who might have malicious intent.

How to Pick a Secured Encrypted Phone

Besides communication, a modern Cryptophone should enable you to conduct financial transactions anonymously. You should thus go for a phone with full cryptocurrency supports. Cryptocurrencies ensure that your financial transactions do not go through a central hub, where they can be tracked.

Another you should look for is protection from GMS and GPS location tracking and IMSI catcher. The feature ensures that not only is your digital footprint protected but your physical movements also remain private.

A good example of a cryptophone that secures your privacy is the secure, encrypted Ano Phone from Germany. The phone is fitted with a protected Android OS that eliminates the risky backdoor APIs and Google library with tracking services. It arrives with a mobile-first secure private VPN service, and a firewall. It ensures all your private details remain protected at all times. The phone also brings support for cryptocurrencies and other payment options in favor of discerning customers. In recent comparisons and longterm tests, Ano Phone encryption on the hardware disk and the communication with end-to-end have been confirmed. In addition to the high-level security layer, it takes care of the OS performance, not slowing down though meeting the high encryption requirement and saving your battery with VPN running without leaks or interruptions.

Another option is the EMP line of phones from Canada. These phones also offer encrypted storage as well as secure voice and text communication. Other features included in the phone are secure call history protection, dynamic key generation after each call with same phone, and the lack of a central key management system. The device protects the data on the disk by software encryption. The product is not optimized for VPN usage for longterm but compatible for VPN on Wireless Lan without mobile data connections. By customer support, additional end-to-end communication tools can be purchased.

Besides, we found a lot of bad apples on the market with different brand names that still offer Google and Blackberry devices with built-in backdoors. Features like remote access, remote wipe, enrollment or distribution let you give up control to the provider, put privacy at risk and are a red flag.

Summary

In general, if your line of work entails handling sensitive communications over the internet, it is important to protect yourself. You never know what malicious actor could be dropping in on your calls. Cryptophones are also great for anyone who values their privacy and who wants to stay safe amidst the growing digitization of everyday life and the growth in cybercrime, especially identity theft.

WGRT Hodl & Rewards Campaign 3987

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Dear all, to celebrate the WGRT hit the new High 800%, Waykichain.com present our #WGRT Hodl Campaign! Waykichain.com are having 2 Campaigns from August 16(UTC) – August 22(UTC)

Campaign 1: Small Amount of Holding WGRT

Campaign Period: Any 5 days during 18:00 UTC on August 16, 2020 to 17:59 UTC on August 22, 2020

How to Receive Rewards:
1. Buy WGRT on OKEx Exchange
2. Leave your address of OKEx in Comments
3. Hold at least 10,000WGRT at the 3 daily snapshots
4. WGRT balance snapshots will be taken at 3 random times each day by Exchange
5. Start earning rewards of yield 20%+
6. Rewards will be distributed into your OKEx account within 1 weeks of when the campaign ends on August 30
7. Top 20 Hodls will share prize pool of 1000,000WGRT
8. For hodl

Eligibility:
To receive your WGRT earnings, at the time of distribution your OKEX account must:
* Be in good standing and cannot be closed or frozen
* Not be located in any of the prohibited countries or jurisdictions that are highlighted in the OKEx User Agreement

Campaign 2: Kol Hodl Rewards Campaign

Campaign Period: Any 3 days during 18:00 UTC on August 15, 2020 to 17:59 UTC on August 22, 2020

How to Receive Rewards:

1. Kol Hodl holding WGRT at least 5000,000 WGRT (both individual or collective from community eligible)
2. Leave your address of OKEx in Comments #Kol hodl
3. Hold at least 5000,000WGRT at the 3 daily snapshots
4. WGRT balance snapshots will be taken at 3 random times each day by Exchange
5. Start earning rewards of yield 80%
6. Rewards will be distributed into your OKEx account within 1 weeks of when the campaign ends on August 30
7. WGRT Hodls with huge amount more than 5000,000WGRT please contact: waykichainloiswhite on Telegram for more benefits

Terms & Conditions
1. Promotion Period: 14 days – 18:00 UTC on August 15th, 2020 to 17:59 UTC on August 22, 2020
2. To be eligible for rewards, you must hold at least 10,000WGRT in your OKEx account during at least one of the balance snapshots throughout the promotion period. The more WGRT you hold, the more prize you can get.
3. Rewards will be distributed proportionately for participants based on their WGRT balance.
4. Rewards will be distributed within 1 weeks after the promotion ends on August 30
5. We are unable to distribute rewards or airdrops to customer accounts that are frozen, closed, or based out of a country in our prohibited countries list. For further details, please refer to our User Agreement.
6. If we determine that an individual has used multiple accounts in order to win multiple prizes, we will distribute only one reward to that individual.

HyperPay Introduces TSS, Security Level Further Upgraded 4482

A few days ago, HyperPay wallet introduced TSS (Threshold Signature Scheme) advanced cryptography technology, and was the first to implement it in HSM (Hardware Security Module). HyperPay has fully implemented the ECDSA TSS solution and applied it in HSM. Through the encrypted interaction of multiple HSMs, the final signature is jointly calculated, which saves the on-chain multi-signature fees and avoids the on-chain multi-signature loopholes. It is the first time in the industry that combines TSS and HSM technologies to create the highest security level of off-chain products and wallet. HyperPay will maintain the unremitting pursuit of security technology in the subsequent business development, and maintain the security of the business operating environment.

Digital assets, a form of currency based on computer information technology, came into being due to the development of modern information technology and application. It improves transaction security because of its characteristics such as traceability, anti-counterfeiting, and anti-tampering, and has developed rapidly based on the government-encouraged blockchain technology.

However, the security accidents of blockchain digital assets are on the rise, caused by miscellaneous reasons, so the management and security problems of large assets have become the enduring focus in the industry.

Since the underlying logic of the public chain and smart contract may have loopholes, hackers may be lurking in them, waiting to steal the assets on the chain. Once the assets on the chain are stolen, the possibility of recovery is small, and it is clear that using multi-signature to protect the security of assets can no longer kept up with the needs of technological iteration.

New Direction of Asset Security Technology – TSS (Threshold Signature Scheme)

Threshold signature is a distributed multi-party signature protocol, including distributed private key generation, signature and verification algorithms. In recent years, with the rapid development of blockchain technology, signature algorithms have gained widespread attention in academic research and commercial applications, especially in the dimensions of security, ease of use, scalability, and distributability.

Because of the close and important connection between blockchain technology and signature algorithms, the development and the introduction of new paradigms of signature algorithms will directly affect the characteristics and efficiency of blockchain networks. In addition, the private key management needs of institutions and personal accounts inspired by distributed ledgers have also hastened the birth of many wallet applications, and this change has even spread to traditional enterprises.

Whether in blockchain or traditional financial institutions, threshold signature schemes can bring security and privacy improvements in a variety of scenarios. As an emerging technology, threshold signatures are still under academic research and implementation discussions. Among them, there are still unverified security risks and inconveniences.

Notes: Hardware Security Module is a computer hardware device used to protect and manage the digital private key for a strong authentication system and provide related cryptographic operations. Hardware Security Module is generally directly connected to a computer or network server in the form of an expansion card or an external device.

Traditionally, multi-signature technology is achieved based on the blockchain, such as Bitcoin-based native multi-signature (OP_MULTISIG) and Ethereum smart contract-based multi-signature. Those are implemented through the rules of the blockchain itself. Multiple signatures are combined together and put into the transaction body, and when the node receives the signature, it will verify whether all the signatures are successful through the corresponding public key. Only when all (that reaches the threshold) being successfully verified are considered the transaction is legal.

Then the TSS technology was first proposed in the cryptography field at the end of the 20th century. It progressed slowly, and due to the small demand for threshold cryptography at that time, there was no major breakthrough around 2017. There were many algorithms based on two-party TSS (ie 2-2 multi-signature), but were low-performance and impractical.

The Real Development of TSS

In recent couple of years, with the rapid development of blockchain technology, the significant increase of DeFi market value, this decentralization technology has been paid attention to by mainstream cryptographers again, the research on TSS technology based on ECDSA algorithm especially active. Israeli cryptographer Yehuda Lindell proposed fast 2-party TSS in 2017, and improved to fast n-party TSS in 2019; at the same time, Gennaro on behalf also proposed another n-party TSS in 2019 which has basically the same experimental performance as the former.

What differs TSS technology from traditional multi-signature on the chain is that TSS can be regarded as off-chain multi-signature. There is only one private key on the chain, and the single private key is dispersed into n components through cryptography. When signing, the final signature is jointly calculated through multi-party interaction, and this signature can pass the verification of the corresponding single public key. It is called MPC (multi-party computing) technology.

Narkasa Cryptocurrency Exchange Targets the Global Market 5092

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The cryptocurrency industry is always evolving, leading to increased awareness and popularity of Bitcoin and other crypto-assets. Among the leading areas of innovation in this emerging ecosystem is the evolution and sophistication of new cryptocurrency exchanges. A lot of existing exchanges create own and limited value proposition to its users, for instance, offering trade tutorials, global reach and mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. Other platforms focus on improving security features and customer support. However, few crypto exchanges are focused on user-centric features such as building a user-friendly platform, trading support and legal compliance across jurisdictions. Narkasa is a recently launched cryptocurrency exchange prides itself as being the most user-centric platform in the market and goes on to offer more than one solution to its users.

Launched in June 2020, Narkasa cryptocurrency exchange is duly registered and located in Istanbul. Legal and regulatory compliance is a huge competitive advantage of the exchange in its bid to ensure customer’s funds and data remain safe. Therefore, the exchange operates in compliance with the European Union’s AML/CTF and KYC guidelines.

Buying and selling cryptocurrencies has just been simplified for both new and experienced users! Users can access Narkasa services through its website as well as via iOS and Android devices. Trading experience is enhanced via the use of an API supported algorithmic trading technology. As a market leader in user-experience in the cryptocurrency industry, a user has an opportunity to interact with the various user-interfaces available on the exchange via the website even without a prior sign-up requirement. Hence, allowing its customers to decide to opt-in or not.

Further, Narkasa goes past being a user-friendly platform which is significant to driving crypto mass adoption and positions itself for global expansion and support. The exchange plans to introduce crypto trading supported by 156 national currencies. Therefore, allowing investors and other crypto enthusiasts from all over the world to buy and sell cryptocurrencies of their choice supported by host country fiat money/currency. Already, few weeks after launch the exchange supports transactions in various fiat currencies namely Ruble (Russia), Real (Brazil), Pound (Turkey), Tenge (Kazakhstan) and Hryvnia (Ukraine). Customer support and interaction with the trading platform is also available in 12 national languages. Choosing local or host country currency is win to Narkasa users because it’s an opportunity to save on foreign exchange cost otherwise charged if one has to convert funds from leading fiat currencies to a local one. Additionally, as a user you get to view your balances easily and intuitively in your local currency.

Why Choose Narkasa Exchange?

  • Multi-Currency support (both fiat and cryptocurrencies
  • Low Trading Fees
  • Zero Commission on Purchases of Cryptocurrencies via the Platform
  • User-Friendly Platform
  • Global Access
  • Multinational Platform -Supports 12 Languages
  • 24/7 Live Customer Support
  • Powerful Trade Engine backed by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Fast, Safe and Secure Transactions

Are you frustrated with the complex user-interfaces experienced with cryptocurrency exchanges, huge costs and lack of consistent customer support? Narkasa is the exchange to be. Traders are reaping huge returns via the exchange by leveraging on its cutting-edge technology. What’s more, the exchange is running an offer, 50 per cent discount on all transactions via the platform within its 90 days after the official launch.

QEBR Management Discusses Authorization by Major Crypto Trading Exchanges to Offer Filecoin 4877

QEBR announced that several global crypto-trading platforms have announced their respective abilities to trade and store Filecoin.  This gives strong third-party validation of Filecoin (FIL) as the cryptocurrency moves toward mainnet launch in the second half of 2020.  QEBR previously announced that its internal software engineering team has made strong strides in developing a crypto environment that is highly efficient in mining FIL, with plans for multiple data centers around the world. These major blockchain trading exchanges include:

Coinlist:
Coinlist conducted the $204 million Filecoin SAFT (Simple Agreement for Future Tokens) sale in 2017, which allowed 2,100 accredited investors from over fifty countries to invest in Filecoin.  After the Filecoin mainnet launch, Coinlist is expected to support Filecoin’s trading as the primary distribution channel for the tokens.

GeminiTrust:
Gemini is a digital currency exchange and asset insurance platform that allows customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets.  Gemini was created by the Winklevoss twins, who own more than $1 Billion in cryptocurrency assets and have invested in many leading technology companies.

Coinbase:
Coinbase Custody offers secure, institutional-grade offline custody storage solutions, insurance coverage, and stores over $8 Billion in crypto assets.

Anchorage:
Anchorage announced that it will support Filecoin custody and unlocking contracts at mainnet launch. The company serves as a blockchain security and trading platform and has backing from companies such as Visa, Andreesen Horowitz, and Blockchain Capital.

Jun Liang, Chief Technology Officer of QEBR, stated, “The market validation of these highly-credible trading platforms gives QEBR even stronger faith in our Filecoin mining developments.  For example, Gemini has a conservative approach to its platform, listing only five other assets: bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, Litecoin, and Zcash.  Having Gemini and the Winklevoss twins also list Filecoin to their portfolio adds tremendous credibility to FIL’s future.

Liang continued, “QEBR deeply believes in the future of Filecoin and is making every effort to become a strong player in FIL mining.  We expect to have mining operations around the world, with our first FIL mining operation in Thailand.  This installation will be a gateway to projected strong demand in MalaysiaSouth Koreathe PhilippinesIndonesia, and Japan.”

About Filecoin:
The Filecoin project is a decentralized storage system based in the cloud. Its InterPlanetary File System, or IPFS, requires FIL coins as payment to miners in exchange for storage space.

Filecoin, developed by Protocol Labs, is a decentralized storage network. The network is expected to give owners of unused storage a means to monetize their storage capacity. It is also expected to bring down the costs of storing data reliably. Given the large amounts of unused storage in data centers and hard drives around the world, a natural market exists for this service.

About QEBR:
QEBR is the trading symbol for Virtual Medical International, Inc., a Nevada corporation. QEBR develops or acquires promising technology companies from around the world that specialize in data processing, warehousing, encryption, and analysis.

William Shatner Makes History on the WAX Blockchain 4876

For the first time ever, troves of actor William Shatner’s most personal memorabilia is available to the public in digital form on the WAX Blockchain. The demand for the sale was so high that the 10,000 packs filled with approximately 125,000 digital photographs sold out in just nine minutes. Sales and trades on secondary markets are booming as collectors are buying, selling, and trading photographs from the iconic actor’s personal life and career.

William Shatner is one of film and television’s most beloved actors whose career spans more than 60 years. The Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor starred in an endless list of roles that includes Captain Kirk in television’s most famous science fiction series, Star Trek, to the title role in T.J. Hooker, to the Priceline Negotiator.

The scenes in this series include a picture of himself at the moment he found out his daughter was born, a candid photo of him hugging Leonard Nimoy, even one of dental x-ray pictures (the first on the blockchain)!

There were two types of packs that went up on sale at 12pm EST on shatnercards.io:

  • 3,000 Mega Packs containing 30 digital collectibles. These sold out in 3 minutes.
  • 7,000 Standard Packs containing 5 digital collectibles. These sold out in 9 minutes.

This is the third such record-breaking NFT sale on WAX since May 2020.

William Shatner Digital Trading Cards on the WAX Blockchain:

William has been a vocal fan on social media of blockchain-based products for years. “There is a saying that putting something online is forever. I disagree. Putting something on a blockchain is forever,” says William Shatner. The blockchain records every aspect of every collectible transaction and stores it forever. These blockchain records can’t be changed by anyone and can be seen by everyone. Therefore, the blockchain is proof that the collectibles are authentic and they can be traded or sold at any time without ever taking a chance with a buyer or seller because it’s verifiable on the WAX Blockchain.