The U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange is investigating whether some of its employees profited from its launch of bitcoin spin-off, Bitcoin Cash, reports BusinessInsider. The company halted trading of Bitcoin Cash just four hours after it began on Tuesday after the cryptocurrency reached above $8,000 per coin. The problem wasn’t the high price, rather Bitcoin Cash’s value started appreciating before the announcement from Coinbase that it would trade the currency, suggesting insiders may have acted on their advanced knowledge of the news. Announcing the investigation, Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong wrote on Medium: Given the price increase in the hours leading up the announcement, we will be conducting an investigation into this matter. If we find evidence of any employee or contractor violating our policies–directly or indirectly–I will not hesitate to terminate the employee immediately and take appropriate legal action. advertisement … [Read more...] about Coinbase is investigating insider trading with its Bitcoin Cash offering
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The cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, perhaps best known for its role in investigating the Russia-linked hack on the Democratic National Committee in 2016, filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. In addition to its investigative work, the company is also known for Falcon, its cloud-based security system used by a growing number of companies to offload many security tasks to CrowdStrike’s servers. It’s seen subscriptions more than double year-over-year to reach 2,516 as of January 31, according to the SEC filing. “Our single lightweight agent is installed on each endpoint and provides local detection and prevention capabilities while also intelligently collecting and streaming high fidelity data to our platform for real-time decision-making,” the company said in the filing. “Our Threat Graph processes, correlates, and analyzes this data in the cloud using a combination of AI and behavioral pattern-matching techniques.” … [Read more...] about CrowdStrike, cybersecurity firm that investigated 2016 DNC hack, filed for IPO
Democratic lawmakers could vote this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Committee chairman said on Sunday as lawmakers sharpened their focus on charges of wrongdoing in his dealings with Ukraine.U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler said the panel will not decide on the specific articles until after a hearing on Monday to consider evidence gathered by the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation of the Republican leader."There are possible drafts that various people are writing," Nadler told CNN's "State of the Union." "But the fact is we're not going to make any decision as to how broad the articles should be - as to what they contain, what the wording is - until after the hearing tomorrow."Close The Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry focuses on Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the November 2020 … [Read more...] about Democrats zoom in on Donald Trump impeachment charges this week
For a certain substrata of Twitter, Tuesday afternoon felt a lot like Schadenfreude Christmas. advertisement advertisement First came the news that Jacob Wohl, an atonal Trump rally chant made flesh, created a fake company with the hilarious moniker “Surefire Intelligence” to launch a smear campaign against Robert Mueller, and got caught in part because the company’s contact number went to his mom’s voicemail. (The Coen Brothers would be hard-pressed to invent a more inept scammer.) The cross-section of Twitter resigned to seeing Wohl’s increasingly bizarre and shrill defenses of the president broke out into swift celebration. “Jacob Wohl” became the top trending topic, a peak he had likely long aspired to reach, if perhaps not in the way he finally did. As if all this weren’t enough comeuppance for one day, then came these tweets from Kanye West. I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want … [Read more...] about Kanye’s done with MAGA and Twitter is done with Kanye. A eulogy for the former artist.
Fast Company is looking for a staff writer to work on its Impact section, covering the intersection of business and social good, focusing on social entrepreneurship, climate solutions, alternative economic models, corporate social responsibility, and the future of food, transportation, and more. advertisement We’re looking for someone with interest and ideas about the intersection of business and change-making—how the business world can (and can’t) influence the path of progress. Your job will be to help tell the stories of people working on cutting-edge solutions and investigate and expose when those solutions aren’t what they promised. You’ll be reporting and writing stories daily, helping with some editing and display copy writing, and working with us on managing our annual World Changing Ideas Awards program. You should have several years of reporting experience at a newspaper or an online publication, preferably covering some area of technology … [Read more...] about Fast Company’s Impact section is looking for a staff writer