Four New Coins added by itBit after NYDFS Approval

itBit declared it has got the approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to add 4 major cryptocurrencies
14 June 2018   1649

The New York-based exchange now lists 5 coins - Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Stellar Lumens for trading. It will also extend its custody and escrow services to the new coins that it presently provides for Bitcoin. The exchange will also suggest OTC trading services, which are necessary for the institutional investors.

This is an important milestone for itBit as we create a broader platform for crypto asset investors. We are committed to the growth and evolution of this ecosystem and DFS approval allows us to offer more trading and custody services across a wider range of crypto assets. Regulatory oversight and security have always been at the forefront of building our platform. We are thrilled to be able to offer these new services to our customers.
Chad Cascarilla
CEO, itBit

itBit was the first exchange to acquire an operating license the New York Banking Law by the NYDFS. Though the firm is proud of its regulatory compliance, it was rather close to the end of the recent CFTC subpoenas, that the agency sent out to 4 crypto exchanges suspecting Bitcoin price manipulation.

We also expect to see greater institutionalization of the space as traditional financial players develop the understanding and comfort to begin participating in the ecosystem.
Chad Cascarilla
CEO, itBit

The itBit CEO also stated that the exchange expects to see continued differentiation as the more reliable and useful crypto assets and utility tokens get the momentum in a couple of years.

China to Finance Hacker Attacks on Exchanges, - FireEye

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period
08 August 2019   262

The hacker group APT41 attacks companies in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, media, and cryptocurrency exchanges. This activity is funded by the Chinese government, according to analysts of cybersecurity company FireEye.

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period.

Industries Targeted by APT41
Industries Targeted by APT41

At the same time, APT41 pursues its own goals, extracting financial benefits from attacks, which is unusual for other groups under the Chinese government, according to FireEye.

APT41 is known to include at least two people with the pseudonyms Chzan Xuiguan and Wolfji. The group probably has connections with other hacker organizations like BARIUM and Winnti.

FireEye also evaluated at what time of the day the APT41 attacked the gaming industry (its core target) and businesses from other areas. It turned out that this was happening outside the framework of a standard working day - probably these people, among other things, have the main job.

APT41 Operational Times
APT41 Operational Times

According to the UN Security Council, hackers under the DPRK government stole about $ 2 billion from banking institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.