Hackers Make Puzzling XRP Ransom Demand

After compromising the personal information of approximately 90,000 customers at two Canadian banks, hackers demanded $1 million of XRP for the supposedly safe return of the data. While we’ve grown more accustomed to bitcoin-based ransoms, criminals may be attracted to the liquidity in the altcoin market and the lax KYC protocols on some of the

Tron Begins Transition to Its Own Blockchain

Tron Begins Transition to Its Own BlockchainTron (TRX), the tenth-largest cryptocurrency, has begun the transition from the Ethereum network to its own public blockchain. The Tron mainnet — dubbed Odyssey 2.0 — officially launched on May 31 at 12 am UTC, initiating the first step in moving the $4 billion cryptocurrency to an independent network.

Bitcoin Price May Be ‘Fear Gauge’ for Stock Market: VIX Analyst

Bitcoin Price May Be ‘Fear Gauge’ for Stock Market: VIX AnalystLike all digital assets, the bitcoin price is notoriously volatile, but a surprising pattern has emerged from that volatility which may have wider ramifications for the traditional finance markets as a whole. The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, is an established measure of volatility in the overall