On November 3, hackers breached StatCounter, a popular web analytics platform, in an attempt to attack the cryptocurrency exchange Gate.

On November 3, hackers breached StatCounter, a popular web analytics platform, in an attempt to attack the cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io.

The representatives of the exchange service claim all user funds are safe.

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Www.Gate.Io
Gate.io - The Gate of Blockchain Assets Exchange
Gate.io is a bitcoin exchange platform which supports BTC, LTC, Ethereum, Qtum and more blockchain assets trading.

A Russian exchange WEX is the successor of the scandalous BTC-e platform, which was closed by the FBI last summer.

A Russian exchange WEX is the successor of the scandalous BTC-e platform, which was closed by the FBI last summer. Having started paying debts to users, WEX enjoyed the trust of traders and an excellent reputation for some time. The events of recent months show, however, that WEX became the heir of not only the infrastructure and debts but also the infamous dark history of its predecessor.

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Decenter.Org
The Scandalous Story of BTC-e/WEX: How the “Dead” Keep Pulling down Exchanges from the World of the Living
As far as Halloween is concerned, the crypto world has its own fair share of creepy tales, and none so spooky and twisted as that of the BTC-e exchange.

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📉 The number of Bitcoin short positions on the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex hit a three-month low.
via CoinDesk

🇮🇱 The Bank of Israel’s recent report recommends that the country’s central bank should not issue the national cryptocurrency anytime soon.
via ccn

🇨🇳 The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has warned of “bubbles” in blockchain-related financing and investment.
via Reuters

🇦🇪 The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has issued a thought paper on cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure for issuing digital assets.
via Bitcoin.com

⚡️ Bitstamp will soon replace its engine with the one developed by tech provider from the Wall Street guard, which would reportedly boost the speed of order matching on the platform by 1,200x.
via The Block

CoinDesk
The Number of Bitcoin Short Positions Just Hit a 3-Month Low
Short positions placed on bitcoin have fallen to their lowest levels since the beginning of August as market sentiment shifts in favor of the bulls.

The Winklevoss twins are suing early Bitcoin adopter Charlie Shrem.

The Winklevoss twins are suing early Bitcoin adopter Charlie Shrem.

”Either Shrem has been incredibly lucky and successful since leaving prison, or—more likely—he ‘acquired’ his six properties, two Maseratis, two powerboats, and other holdings with the appreciated value of the 5,000 Bitcoin he stole from the Winklevoss twins in 2012.”

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The New York Times
Bitcoin’s ‘First Felon’ Faces More Legal Trouble
Charlie Shrem went to prison in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to helping people buy drugs online. Now he’s being sued by the Winklevoss twins.

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💸 According to Bloomberg, initial coin offerings (ICOs) may have raised less than it seems.
via Bloomberg

🤝 Bitcoin mining infrastructure provider Bitfury has attracted $80 million of capital in a closed funding round.
via Cointelegraph

📕 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will publish clear guidance regarding initial coin offerings (ICOs) soon.
via CoinDesk

⚙️ Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has officially released new 7nm (nanometer) “Antminer” hardware.
via Cointelegraph

🦅 Bitcoin ATM operator Coinsource has become one of the latest companies to receive a BitLicense from the New York State Department of Financial Services.
via The Block

Bloomberg.Com
How Much Have ICOs Raised in 2018? Depends on Who You Ask
So far this year, initial coin offerings have raised $22 billion, or half of that -- depending on where you look.

Autonomous vehicles (AVs)

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are already on the verge of a revolution. The Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles Foundation (DAV) network enables people owning vehicles or charging stations to pay other counterparties with services they can provide them. Using this peer-to-peer system, users have access to a vast infrastructure that can take them anywhere or bring them anything. The DAV lays the foundation for a decentralized transport infrastructure that will have built-in incentives for all participants, i.e., consumers, businesses, software developers, hardware manufacturers, service providers, insurers, and arbitrators. How will the new auto world function without people?

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Decenter.Org
Uncrewed Vehicles and Blockchain: How Will the Latter Affect the Infrastructure of the Former?
If uncrewed vehicles can move by themselves, why involve blockchain in the mix?