Author: Mark Hartley

Mark Hartley

Mark Hartley is an IT specialist, freelance writer, world traveller and crypto enthusiast. He has worked on the trading floors of the world's biggest interdealer broker in London and helped integrate crypto-services into IT trading systems. When he's not searching for the world's most beautiful beach, he's nose deep in any news crypto and cloud related.

Haven Protocol (XHV) Appear to Pull an Exit Scam

Haven Protocol (XHV) Appear to Pull an Exit Scam

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It looks like Haven Protocol might have pulled one of the first exit scams of 2019, with both anonymous developers missing in action and a team member announcing the project 'dead' on its Discord channel. Haven Protocol is a hard fork of popular privacy coin Monero that marketed itself ...
Crypto Goes Mainstream with its Own TV Show

Crypto Goes Mainstream with its Own TV Show

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The world of cryptocurrency is about to get a massive boost for adoption and recognition via a rather surprising avenue: television. Kevin Connolly of "Entourage" fame is currently working on a new project called Cryptos, a TV show about a group of friends who utilize cryptocurrency in ...
Cryptyk: Data Security Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

Cryptyk: Data Security Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

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As more and more data is stored online, hacks and data breaches are becoming a daily occurrence. It is estimated that as many as 5,000,000 data records are hacked and stolen every day. Even large corporations with expensive cybersecurity solutions, like Deloitte and Uber, are not immune. ...
Californian Data Collection Startup bought by Coinbase

Californian Data Collection Startup bought by Coinbase

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Arguably the worlds most popular cryptocurrency wallet and exchange platform, Coinbase, has bought out a data collection startup in San Francisco called Blockspring. Blockspring is a company that collects data and then creates methods by which its customers can use that data in the deve ...
New Bitcoin (BTC) Scam Leads to Fake BBC News Article

New Bitcoin (BTC) Scam Leads to Fake BBC News Article

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Over the past few days, a new Bitcoin scam has been doing the rounds. It appears to be delivered mostly via email by exploiting weaknesses in Hotmail or Live mail accounts. Victims receive a legitimate-looking email that will usually mimic an email they are expecting to receive, making ...
Binance’s CZ Pledges to Block Cryptopia Funds amongst Rumors of Exit Scam

Binance’s CZ Pledges to Block Cryptopia Funds amongst Rumors of Exit Scam

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Following yesterdays $14 million hack at the New Zealand-based digital asset exchange Cryptopia, Changpeng Zhao of cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance has pledged to block any funds linked to the theft. In a post on Twitter, the Binance founder who is affectionately known as CZ in cry ...
Denmark Gets Tough on Crypto Trader Tax

Denmark Gets Tough on Crypto Trader Tax

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The Danish Tax Agency, known locally as the Skattestyrelsen, or SKAT, has announced its intention to begin collecting the data of crypto traders from several exchanges. The move follows stricter cryptocurrency regulations coming into force in the country and the agency receiving permiss ...
Bahrain University Adopts Blockchain-based Certificates

Bahrain University Adopts Blockchain-based Certificates

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The University of Bahrain is set to become one of the first educational institutes to begin issuing blockchain-based certificates using the Blockcerts system. Bahrain is a small middle-eastern country in the Arabian Gulf situated between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. It's famous for its oil e ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Users Paying to Secure Weak Altcoin Networks

Bitcoin (BTC) Users Paying to Secure Weak Altcoin Networks

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A recent new development highlights the strange ways in which differing blockchains interact and re-ignites the old age question of what constitutes ethical behavior in a permissionless ecosystem. The CTO of CasaHODL, Jameson Lopp, a long time blockchain enthusiast and outspoken voice o ...

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