Bitkoex to Report on Users' Data Leak

Another South Korean cryptocurrency exchange faced problems
26 June 2018   354

Bitkoex South Korean cryptoexchange, which was launched last month, reported on a leak of data of 19 Karma (KRM) tokens holders.

As Coindesk notes, the incident put at risk funds for a total of 750 million won ($ 620,000). Data contained email addresses of users of the trading platform, wallet addresses and private keys.

The problem arose because of the negligence of one of the employees of the recently opened trading floor. As it turned out, he published in the group chat of Kakao data on investments to Karma tokens, with the email addresses of the users of the trading platform and associated wallets, even with the relevant private keys.

Representatives of Bitkoex assured their clients that the actions were committed inadvertently. According to them, the funds that were compromised were immediately transferred to cold wallets, and therefore are in complete safety.

Last week largest South Korean exchange Bithumb was hacked. This event caused a significant response in the society and caused even greater tightening of the crypto regulation in the country.

Zb.com to Open Office at Malta

Country made another step froward to leadership in blockchain industry
16 August 2018   125

Fifth in terms of the daily trading volumee exchange ZB.com announced plans to open a representative office in Malta. This is reported by CCN.

Secretary of the Malta Parliament for Digital Innovation and Finance Silvio Schembri said that the opening of ZB.com will be another step in the country's leadership in the blockchain industry.

At first, the Maltese branch of ZB.com will offer customers only cryptocurrency exchange, and subsequently also plans to add support for the currency. ZB.com will be the third exchange in Malta, following the offices of Binance and Bitbay, which offers the exchange of digital currencies for fiat money.

Malta is perhaps the world’s most progressive and forward-thinking nation in DLT, crypto and fintech, and we are very excited to be part of the Blockchain Island. We are confident we will be able to announce our live operations soon.
 

Jimmy Zhao

Co-founder, ZB.com

Zhao said that he was invited to Malta by his business partners and met with government officials to discuss the possibility of opening a representative office.

According to CoinMarketCap, the volume of deals on ZB.com for the last 24 hours was areoud $ 267M. The most popular trading pairs on the platform are BTC / USDT, Dash / USDT, Qtum / USDT and ETH / USDT.