Token firm Templum supported with investment from SBI

The venture capital arm of Japanese SBI Group -  SBI Holdings, has added a portion in token trading platform Templum to its cryptocurrency portfolio firms
26 April 2018   1536

Templum company, based in New York, claimed on Wednesday that it had gained investment from SBI, thus finishing a $10 million round of financing. In October, the launched project  displayed that it had earned $2.7 million in funding from a group of investors which included Raptor Group, Galaxy Investment Partners, Blockchain Capital and

Templum is aimed to build a regulation-compliant platform for the sale and trade of digital securities and assets. According to Templum, the new fund will be applied in order to further develop its services and alternative trading platform.

The new round begins months after the startup has accumulated Liquid Markets Group's broker-dealer and Liquid M Capital LLC, the alternative trading system. At the time, it also unveiled its board of advisors, which includes Troy Paredes, a former commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The latest stage by SBI to further diversify its group of cryptocurrency portfolio companies is also marked by the new investment. The Japanese financial giant declared that it had purchased a share in a Taiwan-based crypto hardware wallet maker, CoolBitX, in March.

Presently SBI Holdings has already arranged foot in a range of businesses within the cryptocurrency ecosystem, including ICO platforms, wallet services, and cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as a collective venture with Ripple oriented on cross-border money transfers.

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   258

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.