Binance iOS App Listed on Apple App Store After Delay for Review

Major global crypto exchange Binance has got its iOS application listed on the Apple App Store. In a blog post on Aug. 19, the exchange announced that the Binance iOS App (V1.7.1) has returned to the App Store. Prior to the official announcement, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao revealed the news in a tweet on Aug. 17, stressing that the process of getting listed on the App Store was tough and probably harder than getting listed on Binance, due to a number of rules and procedures. Delay complaints The app’s recent…

Crypto Exchange Binance Announces New Stablecoin Initiative

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced that it’s launching a project that will develop cryptocurrencies and digital assets pegged to fiat currencies around the world. Dubbed Venus, the “localized” stablecoin initiative will see the firm utilize its existing infrastructure, such as its public blockchain, Binance Chain, and international payment system, “to empower developed and developing countries to spur new currencies.” Binance said it’s seeking to create new partnerships with governments, enterprises and cryptocurrency and blockchain firms to assist the effort. The exchange stated in its Monday announcement that it “will provide full-process technical…

BTC Premiums, Coinbase Blow, Binance Revival

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Premiums for Bitcoin in Hong Kong and Argentina despite price slump Bitcoin (BTC) briefly veered back into four figures this week — reversing recent gains. It comes amid cooling tensions between the United States and China in their long-running trade war, with Washington deciding to…

Binance Jersey to Reward Hacker Who Compromised Its Domain Name

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will compensate the white hat hacker who compromised Binance Jersey’s Internet domain name and Twitter account. Binance Jersey Twitter and domain compromised In a post published on Aug. 16, crypto exchange Binance Jersey announced that a white hat hacker was able to gain access to the @BinanceJE Twitter account (the official Binance Jersey profile) and the platform’s Internet domain name. Still, the company was able to recover the domain name within a few minutes, and the Twitter handle in some hours. Per the announcement, the hacker obtained…

Binance to Resume US Operations Within Two Months, Predicts CEO CZ

Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has predicted that Binance will resume crypto-to-fiat operations in the United States within the next two months. Navigating U.S. regulation Zhao, also known as CZ within the crypto community, made his prediction in an interview with online news outlet Cheddar published Aug. 15. When asked about Binance’s return to operations in the U.S., Zhao said:  “I don’t want to promise any fixed dates, but there’s a lot of work being done and there’s a lot of things going on in flux, but…

LTC Dusting Attack on Binance Affected Nearly 300,000 Addresses: Report

The recent dusting attack against fourth-biggest altcoin Litecoin (LTC) on major cryptocurrency exchange Binance affected 294,582 addresses rather than the 50 Binance reported, according to a recent metrics report. Blockchain data and metrics firm Glassnode revealed its latest findings in a tweet on Aug. 15, saying that the LTC dusting attack affected 294,582 addresses. The analysis ostensibly also indicated a similar scale attack in April. Source: glassnode As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the LTC dusting attack on Binance occurred on Aug. 9. In the dedicated tweet, Binance linked to a…

Binance Jersey Partners with Crypto Platform Caspian for Faster Trades

Binance’s fiat-to-crypto conversion branch for euros and British pounds, Binance Jersey, has entered into a partnership with the crypto investment service Caspian, which provides trading, portfolio and risk management on its platform. Caspian shared news of the partnership with Cointelegraph on Aug. 14. The partnership will purportedly result in improved security for crypto investors, as well as a lower barrier to entry for the crypto market. The managing director of Caspian Chris Jenkins elaborated: “I am delighted for us to partner with Binance Jersey, a  substantial step forward in helping…

Crypto Exchange Binance Points out a Dusting Attack Against Litecoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance claims that a dusting attack against fourth-biggest altcoin, Litecoin (LTC). A large scale attack against privacy The official Twitter exchange of cryptocurrency exchange Binance claimed that a major attack against users of altcoin Litecoin took place yesterday. The firm made this claim in a tweet on August 9: “Approximately 5 hours ago there was a large-scale dusting attack on $LTC @Litecoin users.” The tweet also links to a transaction — which according to Binance is part of the attack — sending a fraction (0.00000546 LTC) of a…

Binance KYC Breach — Did It Happen, and If So, Who’s to Blame?

On Aug. 7, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange (by daily trade volume), fell victim to a hacking scandal that saw the miscreant allegedly gain possession of a huge chunk of the firm’s Know Your Customer (KYC) data (10,000+ personal photos). The hacker is reportedly demanding a total of 300 Bitcoins (worth around $3.5 million) from the exchange, or else he or she will release all of the data. Also, it bears mentioning that upon commencing his activities, the hacker set up a couple of dedicated Telegram groups (which have…

Stolen Binance Funds Still Being Laundered Through Mixers, Researchers Claim

May’s Binance hacker has been hard at work washing his stolen bitcoins through a mixing service. Clain.io, a Luxembourg-cryptocurrency capital flows research team, says the 7,074 stolen coins are being laundered through mixing service Chipmixer. Clain says at least 4,836 bitcoins were laundered since June 12th. A bitcoin tumbling service mixes a bitcoin’s unspent transaction outputs, or UTXOs, with other users’ coins. Since bitcoins are attached to the publicly verifiable blockchain with UTXOs, mixing services are used to obfuscate transaction histories that follow bitcoins around. Chipmixer was overwhelmed with the…