Top News Daily 18.09.2018
- The founders of the $1-billion blockchain fund plan to create a stablecoin pegged to Japanese yen
Yao Yongjie, who is one of the founding partners of the Chinese blockchain fund with assets worth $1 billion, announced the release of stablecoin. The project is already running, and the new stablecoin will be different from the Japanese yen. The project implementation is scheduled for the end of the current year or early next year.
- Scripts for hidden mining found on the websites of local Indian authorities
The government websites of India were analyzed for the presence of malicious scripts. The result of the study was a report, which indicated that the three official websites of government organizations in India contain a script that deals with hidden mining. As representatives of the authorities said, such sites were chosen by intruders knowingly - they are distinguished by high traffic and cause a trusting attitude of users. The problem was discovered as early as 10 September, but it has not been completely eliminated over the past few days.
- Stablecoin Tether was frozen
Tether was subject to problems with one of its protocols, namely the Omni protocol, which caused the "stable coin" to be frozen for a couple of hours. At the moment, all processes have been restarted, followed closely by the developers and the system is in the process of re-synchronization, which can take 2-3 hours, according to preliminary analysis.
- Central Bank of China warns of risks of cryptocurrency and ICO
Although officially holding the ICOs was banned by the Chinese authorities last year, this doesn't stop cryptocurrency entrepreneurs from operating offshore companies under the jurisdiction of other states. In one of its official statements, the Central Bank of China again raised this problem, paying special attention to the risks and risks associated with the cryptocurrency activity.
- The new botnet fights with hidden miners
A new botnet called Fbot was discovered on the network, which, for reasons unknown to cybersecurity experts, searches for and destroys hidden miners instead of carrying out malicious hacker attacks. This botnet was discovered using the Qihoo 360Netlab command, which shared more detailed information about the find.