Here you can find an overview of the most important crypto events in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, markets are moving rather horizontally today. Bitcoin is still above $ 9,300, but further growth has been rejected so far. Altcoins fluctuate on both sides, the most losing BSV (-5.20%) and most in the LTC (+ 9.33%). The mood on the market holds slightly at Greed level at 55.
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Microsoft unveiled cryptocurrency malware in wallpaper with Kobe Bryant
In wallpaper, depicting the recently tragically deceased basketball legend Kobe Bryant, has found malware to extract cryptocurrencies. Microsoft’s security department has tweeted today that cyber criminals are abusing Bryant’s tragic death. “We found a malicious HTML file in the Kobe Bryant wallpaper that contains a coin extraction script”.
While the world mourns the loss of an NBA legend, cybercriminals are, as expected, taking advantage of the tragedy. We found a malicious HTML file posing as a Kobe Bryant wallpaper that contains a coin mining script. pic.twitter.com/w2JwPvqFy5— Microsoft Security Intelligence (@MsftSecIntel) January 30, 2020
Bitfinex adds margin trading for Tether Gold
Bitfinex’s cryptoexchange added margin trading for Tether Gold (XAU ₮). Starting January 30, the Exchange will support margin trading for XAU A in USD and BTC trading pairs. The margin function will require an initial capital of 20% and, according to a press release, will offer up to 5x leverage.
Binance opens trading of indefinite contracts for Cardano
The Binance cryptoexchange and its futures trading platform, Binance Futures, launched in September 2019, are launching a new product, is launching new product trading in open-ended contracts for the ADA / USDT pair from January 31, 2020.
WEF announced the creation of a consortium to support cryptocurrency regulations
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has set up an international consortium to propose a framework for cryptocurrency management, including stablecoins. The consortium announced on Friday seeks to bring together financial institutions, government representatives, developers and other members of the global community to determine what kind of cryptocurrency management can best contribute to the goal of financial inclusion. Digital currencies are “a key area of interest for the Forum,” said WEF founder and President Klaus Schwab. The area “requires entry across sectors, features and geographies”. “Building on our long history of public-private cooperation, we hope that hosting this consortium will catalyze the talks needed to provide a robust framework for managing global digital currencies,” he said. The new consortium has central bank members and several NGOs.
Saudi Aramco invested $ 5 million in the Vakt blockchain platform
The Vakt Blockchain Platform said that Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures is now one of its 12 shareholders. With new capital, Vakt plans to expand into new markets – with a special focus on Asia. According to Wikipedia, Saudi Aramco has the world’s second-largest proven oil supply and the world’s second-largest daily oil production. Last year, the company held the world’s largest public offering (IPO) – worth $ 25.6 billion. Aramco Trading Company will now use the Vakt platform as part of the investment agreement.