CoinMarketCap, a popular cryptocurrency ranking website, has added Flipside Crypto's Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) to its platform. The metric reportedly provides letter grades for cryptocurrencies based on factors like developer activity and transaction data.
Jeff Garzik, a former developer for Bitcoin Core and the founder of Bloq, was summoned to testify about the alleged theft of more than one million bitcoin. The lawsuit stems from Ira Kleiman, who claims that Craig Wright — a programmer who has identified himself as Satoshi Nakamoto to widespread skepticism — stole the bitcoin from his brother, the late mathematician Dave Kleiman, who has also been purported to be Satoshi. Garzik will be asked to provide information about Silk Road, Mt. Gox, interactions with Roger Ver and other details about the early days of cryptocurrency and bitcoin.
Coinbase has announced it now accepts inbound transfers of XLM, the tokens used on the Stellar network. In the announcement, the exchange also wrote that once a sufficient supply of XLM is established, it will enable XLM/USD, XLM/EUR and XLM/BTC trading. Stellar is designed as an open-source protocol for exchanging one type of currency for another around the world.
The United Nations Security Council reported that North Korea has circumvented international sanctions through cyberattacks, accumulating about $670 million in foreign currency and cryptocurrency and avoiding regulators through blockchain technology. For instance, the council estimated that North Korea launched at least five successful attacks on Asian cryptocurrency exchanges between January 2017 and September 2018, costing these exchanges $571 million.