University of Bahrain to Issue Blockchain Based Diplomas

University plans to use the Blockcerts open standard, developed by the Learning Machine startup
14 January 2019   511

According to Trade Arabia, the University of Bahrain will begin to issue diplomas, based on the blockchain.

For this, the university plans to use the Blockcerts open standard, developed by the Learning Machine startup. This solution involves BTC blockchain.

The demand for secure and interoperable digital records is exploding worldwide. Amidst the growing list of vendors claiming to offer blockchain solutions for secure records and identity, Learning Machine is unique in our triple commitment to vendor-independent open standards, a best-in-class enterprise product, and white glove service. We are thrilled to be working with the University of Bahrain to provide their students and graduates with digital records they own for a lifetime and can verify anywhere in the world.

Natalie Smolenski

Senior vice president of Business Development, Learning Machine

Note that the Blockcerts solution is also used by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was one of the first to use the DLT for the issuance of diplomas. 

Bittrex to Go For Maintenance After 1/3 Funds Moved

Users suspects hack, but exchange says "funds are safe"
05 December 2019   62

The Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange has announced scheduled maintenance today, December 5, from 22:00 to 23:00 (GMT). On the eve, a third of its assets were transferred to an unknown wallet.

During maintenance, users will not be able to log into the system or use the APIs. Trading will be suspended.

On December the 4th, populat Twitter account posted that "43,564 #BTC (313,074,134 USD) transferred from Bittrex to unknown wallet." Users suspected that the exchange was hacked, but the exchange . 

Closures for scheduled maintenance only heightened suspicion. However, the Bittrex team assures that "that claim is false."