Malta Implements ‘Blockchain Island’ Dream
The Maltese Parliament has unanimously approved three laws on regulating crypto and blockchain that would help in fulfilling the countries objective of becoming a ‘blockchain island’. This was reported on Twitter by Silvio Schembri, the Chairman of Economic and Financial Affairs Committee. According to him, Malta became the first state in the world to take such a step.
Japan Expels Huobi
In July 2018, Huobi Pro crypto exchange will suspend its service for traders and investors from Japan. A major trading platform was not licensed by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of the country. It’s a big blow for the exchange since 13% of the Huobi's customers live in Japan. According to a letter distributed to users, they will not be able to use the website after July 2. Representatives of the company have not specified how Japanese traders will withdraw funds from the stock exchange.
Good Cause Crypto
Brian Armstrong, the co-founder and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, announced the launch of a charitable cryptocurrency fund called GiveCrypto. The goal of the new global organization is to direct financial assistance in the form of a cryptocurrency to people in need. According to Brian Armstrong, members of the community who made a lot of money from cryptocurrencies should help those in need around the world, instead of spending money on luxury cars and other status items.
U.N. Cybercrime Head: ‘Hands Off Blockchain’
Neil Walsh, Head of Cybercrime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism Department of the United Nations, spoke about the new cyber threats that emerged due to spreading of the blockchain technology.
McAfee Labs Says Mining Malware Surging
McAfee warns of a sixfold increase in the number of cyber attacks as the developer of the anti-virus software reported a sharp increase in malicious programs that are secretly installed on computers and other devices for cryptocurrency mining. In the first quarter of this year, McAfee recorded 2.9 million samples of malware for hidden mining, while in the fourth quarter of 2017, there were about 400,000 malicious programs. In McAfee Labs Threats Report, researchers analyze situation with viruses, malware, viruses, ransomware, and other cyberthreats.
At 15.00 (GMT+1) total cryptocurrency market capitalization stands at $245, 35 billion
Mithril (+23,47%) showed the best growth in the top-100
Stellar (+2,61%) showed the best growth in the top-10
The trading volume of cryptocurrencies for 24 hours reached $10, 26 billion (-0,94 billion per day)
- BTC $3,3 for 10 TH/s
- ETH $0,32 for 10 MH/s
- BCH $0,23 for 1 TH/s
- LTC $3,8 for 1 GH/s
- DASH $0,11 for 1 GH/s