Ethereum delays its update to Constantinople
Ethereum's problems continued as the long-awaited update of Hard Fork Constantinople was further delayed as a verification of the code by ChainSecuirty, an intelligent contract security audit firm that found some serious security vulnerabilities in smart contracts. Ethereum. The core development team noted the flaw and, in the next conference, announced that the hard fork is now scheduled for 27 February or around the 7,780,000 block.
The popular New Zealand exchange, Cryptopia, is violated
At the start of this week, 2019 saw its first attack of a cryptocurrency exchange. The cryptocurrency exchange in New Zealand has been reported that cryptopia has suffered a security breach and has undergone unplanned maintenance to assess losses incurred. The team informed the community using its official Twitter command, which said that once the staff was identified by the staff, the exchange informed and involved the relevant government agencies, including the New Zealand police and the high tech criminal units that they were actively investigating.
Bitmex concludes services for US and Quebec customers
Faced with the current crackdown on cryptographic exchanges without a license, Bitmex announced that the trading accounts of those in Quebec and the United States are closing. The spokesman, South China Post, reported that BitMEX was not registered with the Canadian regulatory authority Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and therefore is not authorized to have business in the province of Quebec making the company's activities illegal.
Giant exchange OKCOin lists Tron
Among the most important announcements of this week, Tron found himself in a new exchange, this time it was OKCoin. OKCoin customers would now be able to acquire Tron tokens using USD, BTC and ETH. OKCoin stated in their announcement that, Tron is one of the main currencies and has 1,423,377 holders and that it is one of the top 10 cryptocurrencies in the world by market capitalization.
Russia denies the purchase of cryptocurrencies
Last week a stream of news from Russia said that the country was moving towards adding bitcoins to its national reserves. But it seems that it was all false. After the news from last week, an official with the Russian State Duma. Elina Sidorenko, who chairs the Duma cryptocurrency group, said the news was just a rumor and that the nation currently has no similar plans. According to her, the nation would need at least 30 years to implement this idea.
Indian Apex Court delays Crypto again
The US Supreme Court again delayed the hearing of the cryptocurrency case. The case is late in the last 6 months, now that the biggest democracy in the world still awaits a decision on the newest form of "money". While things seem still mild, according to sources close to the case, a decision could arrive February 26, 2019, as the crypto case is now listed as the first case to hear on February 26, 2019