Crypto Cybersecurity Firm Ledger Hires In-House Security Officer As New CTO

Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has hired in-house security officer as chief technology officer to oversee the company’s security operations. Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has hired Charles Guillemet as chief technology officer (CTO) where he will oversee the company’s security operations. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 5, Continue Reading

Pomp Joins Figure’s Board as Firm Completes $103M Funding Round

California-based fintech company Figure Technologies has completed its $103 million funding round led by Morgan Creek Digital. California-based fintech company Figure Technologies has completed its $103 million funding round led by cryptocurrency asset manager Morgan Creek Digital. In conjunction with closing the Series C round, the blockchain-focused firm announced that Continue Reading

Texas-Based Data Center CyrusOne Hit by Ransomware Attack

Texas-based data center CyrusOne has reportedly fallen victim to the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware. Texas-based data center provider CyrusOne has reportedly fallen victim to an attack from REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware, business tech-focused publication ZDNet reported on Dec. 5. One of the largest data centers in the United States, CyrusOne has reportedly Continue Reading

Russian Smelting Giant Begins Testing Digital Trading Platform

Russian mining and smelting giant Nornickel has commenced testing its digital platform for metals trading. Russian mining and smelting giant Nornickel has commenced testing its digital platform for metals trading. As Bloomberg reported on Dec. 5, Nornickel began trialing its platform for digital metal tokens in collaboration with physical commodities Continue Reading

Crypto-Focused Lender Blockfi Launches Trading Platform

Crypto financial services company Blockfi has launched a trading platform supporting three cryptocurrencies. The new offering adds to the company’s existing services: interest-bearing accounts and crypto-backed loans. Blockfi has completed registration with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and expanded its state licenses to cover both lending and money transmission. Continue Reading