Here is a summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.
Fisco Takes Over Hacked Japanese Crypto Exchange Zaif
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif, which suffered massive loss in a hacking attack last year, has been revived under a new owner. Zaif announced that publicly listed Japanese investment firm Fisco took over the exchange on Monday, and that full operations will resume Tuesday. Zaif said on its corporate website that Fisco bought the crypto exchange from Osaka-based Tech Bureau, the company that has been operating the exchange, for 5 billion Japanese yen ($44.675 million).
BlockShow Seeks Donations In Crypto For Notre Dame Cathedral Reconstruction
Blockchain platform Blockshow launched a fundraising c ampaign in cryptocurrencies for the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was destroyed in fire recently. In its official Twitter account, the Cointelegraph – powered blockchain event posted two digital currency wallet addresses of bitcoin and ethereum. Every person who make a donation will receive a BlockShow ticket as a gift, it said.
Blockchain Startup Solve.Care Partners HMS To Enhance Government Healthcare
Blockchain healthcare platform Solve.Care is teaming up with HMS Technologies, Inc. to use blockchain technology to enhance federal health information technology (HIT) initiatives. HMS is a HIT provider for the U.S. government, and has been providing the services to the Government for the past fifteen years. Solve.Care platform replaces duplicative systems and automates complex processes to reduce billions of dollars in annual costs. It will also help HMS to reduce fraud, waste and abuse in government programs.
Moon Enables Crypto Payment On Amazon With Lightning Network
Crypto payment processing startup Moon said one can now shop on e-commerce sites like Amazon with cryptocurrency through Bitcoin’s lightning network. The startup allows users to download a browser extension and use their lightning-enabled wallet to make payment with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether or Bitcoin Cash directly on Amazon.com. Moon said crypto payments through it are instant and seamless, and there are no fees for making purchases.
10-year Jail For U.S. Student For Stealing Crypto Worth $7.5 Mln By Hack
A U.S. student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing cryptocurrency worth $7.5 million by hacking others’ cell phone. 21-year old Joel Ortiz, a Boston high school valedictorian, cheated at least 40 victims. “After his thefts, Ortiz spent his loot lavishly, including $10,000 nights at Los Angeles clubs, hiring a helicopter to bring him and some friends to a music festival, and on Gucci luggage and clothing,” the Santa Clara County’s District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
As of this writing, Bitcoin is gaining 4.86 percent or $258.33 at $5565.60 on Coinbase. Ethereum is rising 2.10 percent or $3.59 to trade at $174.64.
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