Evgeny Genov

Nearly Two-thirds Failed Cryptocurrency Agent Exam in Malta
Blockchain
Nearly Two-thirds Failed Cryptocurrency Agent Exam in Malta
The pass rate on the new exam for cryptocurrency agent certification in Malta was only 39%. Local news outlet Malta Times reports that the pass rate had been previously corrected in favour of exam takers, yet the outcome remained inauspicious. The examination includes a series of multiple-choice questions. Originally the exam assessment used a negative marking scheme. According to a source of Malta Times, the negative marking scheme had to…
Facebook Confirms a Data Breach of Sensitive Information
Blockchain
Facebook Confirms a Data Breach of Sensitive Information
Hackers exploited a security breach in the social network and gained access to sensitive information from approximately 30 million Facebook users. Today, on 12th October, Facebook confirmed a malicious attack took place during the period between 14th and 27th September. The company made a public announcement providing an update on the type of data stolen and the attack scope. The company first discovered the incident on September 25. An abnormal…
Bitcoin
Bakkt Revealed Their First Crypto Product – Physical Bitcoin Futures
Bakkt, a regulated global ecosystem for digital assets, set for launch in November 2018, has announced its first product and an initial component of the ecosystem. It is going to be a physically delivered Bitcoin futures contract traded versus fiat currencies, namely USD, GBP, and EUR. The news was released on the official company’s twitter account. Our first contracts will be physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts versus fiat currencies, including…
US Congressman to Introduce 'Groundbreaking' Bills to Support Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin
US Congressman to Introduce ‘Groundbreaking’ Bills to Support Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
A US congressman, Tom Emmer announced legislation bills aimed at supporting blockchain technology. Emmer presents the drafts for three cryptocurrency-related bills in a press release published on 21st September. While most of the proposed legislation has an advisory tone, expressing the support for the industry, the congressman also proposes an establishment of a tax haven for taxpayers in possession of ‘forked’ digital assets and clarifies the legal status of the cryptocurrency…