Blockchain Hearing to be Held in US Congress on 14.02

The hearing will be called "Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology"
09 February 2018   679

Looks like U.S. Congressmen will have a date with a blockchain on Valentine's Day. This is reported by Coindesk.

Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology – for Oversight as well as Research and Technology – are holding a hearing, called "Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology," on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. EST.

The list of those, who are going to visit Congress on a Valentine's Day:

  • Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart
  • Charles Romine, direcor at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Jerry Cuomo, IBM vice president of blockchain
  • Chris Jaikaran, Congressional Research Service analyst
  • Aaron Wright, associate clinical professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

At the moment, it is not clear enough if the hearing will be broadcast live.

The above-mentioned subcommittees regulate legislative and investigative actions into the science and technology fields. It is worth noting that the Subcommittee on Research and Technology has the power to allocate funds to developing projects. It is still not clear what's the goal of the hearing will be.

Ledger Team to Find Issue in New Nano S Software

Last update's security improvements have affected the amount of device memory
15 February 2019   114

Ledger hardware wallet developers stated that an unforeseen problem was found in software version 1.5.5 for the Nano S model. Improvements in the security context have affected the amount of device memory.

When planning for this update we didn’t anticipate the impact it would have on Ledger Nano S capacity. This was not planned obsolescence, simply put, we messed up. We apologize and we’re committed to making it right.
 

Ledger Team

The project team apologized for the incident and promised to fix the problem during the second quarter of 2019.

The project also announced the addition of Nano S support in the Ledger Live mobile app on Android.

Earlier, researchers at Wallet.fail discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the Trezor and Ledger hardware cryptocurrency wallets. As a result, they were able to conduct a series of successful attacks on wallets during the Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig.