The top news in the last 24 hours are shown below:
Facebook Continues Headhunting for New Blockchain Department Members; Speculation of its Plans
Facebook has 13 blockchain-job openings on its Careers webpage. Among the positions waiting to be occupied are Product Manager, Researchers, and Engineers; notions are surrounding the company’s blockchain ambition, but the company has confirmed nothing.
Major Crypto Brokerage Coinmama Reports 450,000 Users Affected by Data Breach
Israel-based crypto brokerage Coinmama — which allows users to purchase Bitcoin and Ethereum using a credit card — has suffered a significant data breach affecting 450,000 of its users. The breach is a part of a mammoth, multi-platform hack that affected 24 companies and a total of 747 million records — among them gaming, travel booking and streaming sites.
Product Hunt Lists Educational Binance Academy as Third Most Popular Service
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s education portal has reached the top three most popular products on Y Combinator-backed exposure platform Product Hunt, the website’s listings revealed on Feb. 18. Product Hunt, which launched in 2013 to showcase up-and-coming products and services to mainstream consumers, currently holds Binance Academy as its third-highest ranking entity. Other cryptocurrency-related offerings include trading tool Robinhood and statistics and passive income generator Earn.com.
ETHDenver Panel Says Tokenized Securities are Far-Off Mainstream Adoption
In the recently concluded ETHDenver conference, a panel discussed crypto-based securities and cautioned the public against enticing news that says significant amounts of money is injected into the industry.
The Japanese Version Of Amazon Might Soon Accept Cryptocurrencies
The Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten might accept cryptocurrencies in the short term. They announced a major update of its mobile application which the company will release March 18. The e-commerce company Rakuten announced that a significant upgrade would commence shortly for its mobile app platform Rakuten Pay. The company shared the news in their last earnings report, published on February 12th. The update is set to release next month, and it seems as it will include cryptocurrency payments in conjunction with fiat.
Craig Wright the Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Rants, in a Letter to the CFTC, That He Created Bitcoin
Craig Wright, nChain’s chief scientist and self-professed Satoshi has sent a letter to the CFTC (the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission) in response to their public request for information regarding “Ether and its use on the Ethereum Network.” The request from the CFTC was published on the 17th of December and invited the public for feedback “to better inform the Commission’s understanding of the technology, mechanics, and markets for virtual currencies beyond Bitcoin, namely here Ether and its use on the Ethereum Network.”
Most of 2017’s Leading Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap Have Crashed Out of the Top 15
Many cryptocurrencies rose and fell during the 2017 bull market and subsequent year of bearish retracement. While the top four crypto assets by market cap have remained the same over the last two years, more than half of the leading markets as of Feb. 19, 2017, have since fallen from the top 15.
Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs
Commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products.
Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options
U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch shortly, but for now, there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents.