February 6, 2018

The start of February has seen the dissemination of “news” that a vulnerability in hardware wallets, particularly the Ledger, has been “discovered”. Understandably, this has caused many hardware wallet owners largely unnecessary anxiety with regard to their existing wallets.

While there are attack vectors that can affect the addresses displayed or used on an infected client computer (where you connect and interact with a hardware wallet), this type of vulnerability has been around since the beginning of Bitcoin! In fact, this same class of vulnerability applies to all Bitcoin and other crypto wallets everywhere, whether software or hardware. It is not unique to Ledger devices.

November 14, 2017

Athena Blockchain webinar series presents: Strategies for Asset Backed Token Issuers from ERC-20 to BANKEX. This webinar provides an introduction to asset backed tokens, Athena Blockchain’s framework for issuance, and some of the important technologies that will shape this space in the future.

Featured Speaker: Neil Benedict-BANKEX, Product Manager for North America.

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September 14, 2017

Bitcoin is a first-of-its-kind digital currency. While most money we deal with today is digital (rather than physical) in form, Bitcoin was the first successful attempt at a digital money which has no central issuer and whose rules of operation and balance of economic incentives are “baked” into the code. Unlike any other common currency, Bitcoin has a fixed supply limit of 21 million units (each unit is also called a “bitcoin”) and a fixed schedule of inflation that decreases over time until all units have been “mined”. Bitcoin miners do the serious computational work of securing the network against outside attack and assist in checking the validity of each Bitcoin transaction. Their reward is the newly generated bitcoin