Blockstream and Digital Garage joined forces

Two blockchain-related companies expand partnership with to accelerate blockchain cryptocurrency deployments in Japan
21 November 2017   569

The Blockstream team announced the expansion of cooperation with DG Lab, within the framework of which it is planned to accelerate the implementation of block-technologies based on the Elements platform in Japan.

One of Japan's largest inter-dealer brokers The Tokyo Tanshi will join the cooperation in this field. The companies are working on several innovative projects, including the issuance and circulation of local currencies with the help of block-technologies and over-the-counter.

We have spent significant time over the past two years researching and experimenting with various cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. While there are many interesting initiatives underway, we have been the most impressed with the maturity and potential of the Elements Blockchain Platform. We believe working with DG Lab and Blockstream presents many exciting new capabilities for the next 100 years of our company.

Yuichiro Yanagida 

President, The Tokyo Tanshi

Blockstream also received additional investment from the DG Lab Fund, after which the company's total financing exceeded $ 80 million.

In Japan, there is a rapidly growing interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology. In the future, it will be vital for us to develop financial applications using blockchains and technological platforms that lead innovations in the industry. We believe that Blockstream’s blockchain platform, Elements, with its excellent security and reliability, is the exact technology we need. With our strong partnership with Blockstream, we are excited about accelerating the development of technologies to build a social infrastructure that will allow digital assets as well as bitcoins to circulate safely and efficiently. DG will also help Blockstream enter the Japanese market. We are looking forward to creating synergy in a variety of areas.

Kaoru Hayashi

Representative Director, President Executive Officer and Group CEO, DG

We are looking forward for the results of above mentioned cooperation. 

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   120

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.