Nasdaq Can Become Cryptocurrency Exchange

Once the regulation is smoothed out and the space "matures", Nasdaq would consider becoming a cryptocurrency exchange, the company's CEO says
26 April 2018   960

The second largest stock exchange in the world with a market capitalization of $ 9 trillion  Nasdaq is open to becoming a cryptocurrency platform in the regulated market. This was tol by CEO of the exchange Adena Friedman in an interview with CNBC.

Such recognition Adena made live on Wednesday, April 25, answering the question about what position the Nasdaq board and she herself adheres to the cryptocurrency, especially from the position of the service provider.

During the conversation, Kevin O'Leary, the leader of the Squawk Box program, raised the issue of insufficient liquidity of many crypto-exchange exchanges, suggesting that Nasdaq could be the obvious answer to this problem.

Certainly Nasdaq would consider becoming a crypto exchange over time. If we do look at it and say 'it's time, people are ready for a more regulated market,' for something that provides a fair experience for investors.

Adena Friedman

CEO, Nasdaq

She was also asked whether she herself believed in crypto-currencies.

I believe that digital currencies will continue to persist it's just a matter of how long it will take for that space to mature. Once you look at it and say, 'do we want to provide a regulated market for this?' Certainly Nasdaq would consider it.

Adena Friedman

CEO, Nasdaq

In January, Adena Fridman said that the Nasdaq exchange can make investors a unique offer in the bitcoin futures market, which will differ significantly from the services of competitors.

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   281

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.