Bitmain hacking confusion

Bitmain users report being confused by the company's 2FA 
22 August 2017   4455

On Monday, August 21st, the reports on Bitmain, a high-end ASIC chip manufacturer and Bitcoin mining operation, being hacked began to appear on reddit.com and on the company's forum.

Thus, some of Bitmain’s customer data was allegedly compromised leading Bitmain to ask users to change their passwords. There's a screenshot of an e-mail that the user claims he received from Bitmain posted on Twitter:

According to the information the reddit.com user andonevris told ethnews.com, the greeting message did actually look like a hacking attack report:

I can confirm. I tried to log in to my account yesterday and was greeted with a message that the server had been breached and user data was stolen but was encrypted, also advised to change my password.
 

andonevris
reddit.com user

However, fortunately for Bitmain, the reason for the need for password changing is, probably, quite different. 

Thus, Bitmain has not confirmed the hack on any of its official channels, while many users have complained about a recently implemented two-factor authentication (2FA) process on the company’s forum. It’s possible that Bitmain hastily enacted 2FA to address the password theft. A significant number of customers did not previously have 2FA enabled and now, for some reason, when these users try to log in, the Bitmain website requests a non-existent 2FA code.

The company's representatives claim that all services of the system have been checked and no vulnerabilities were revealed.

Bank of China to Issue $2.8B Blockchain Bonds

Bank used its own DLT system to issue blockchain bonds
09 December 2019   60

The fourth largest state bank, the Bank of China, has issued two-year blockchain bonds for small businesses totaling $ 2.8 billion.

To issue digital certificates, Bank of China used its own blockchain system.

It is also the first blockchain-based bond issue accounting system in the country.
 

Bank of China

Securities will go on sale with an interest rate of 3.25% per annum.

Thus, the bank hopes to raise funds to support small businesses in the country. As of September, as part of this initiative, the bank provided loans to small and micro enterprises for a total of $ 57.7 billion.