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FSB Publishes International Regulation of Crypto-Asset Activites

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published "International Regulation of Crypto-asset Activities: A proposed framework –...

OECD Publishes Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just published a Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework and...

SWIFT Publishes a Study on Central Bank Digital Currency Network

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), a messaging network that fosters functional communication...

EU Passes MiCA

The European Council passes Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA), EU’s comprehensive crypto regulation. The landmark regulation...

ESMA Report – Crypto-Assets and Their Risks for Financial Stability

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has just published a report on the perceived...

FSOC publishes Report on Digital Asset Financial Stability Risks and Regulation

The Financial Stability Oversight Council today released its Report on Digital Asset Financial Stability Risks...

Hong Kong About to Start Trials of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) stated on Tuesday that it plans to start trials...

U.S. Treasury Releases Three Reports on Digital Assets

On September 16th, the U.S. Treasury Department released three reports pursuant to President Biden’s Executive...

MAS Launches Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025

Mr Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Finance, and Monetary Authority of Singapore...

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Marin Ivezic

For 30+ years I’ve been protecting financial services and critical infrastructure against financial crime, cyber, and regulatory risks. I previously held multiple interim CRO, CISO and technology leadership roles in Global 2000 companies. Since 2013 I have been advising institutions and regulators around the world on safe, secure and compliant adoption of crypto assets and other decentralized technologies.
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How Blockchain Security Differs From Traditional Cybersecurity – 3 – User...

This article is the third in a four-part series exploring the differences between traditional IT security and blockchain security.  Check out the first two articles in the series exploring the differences for node operators and application developers. This article explores how user security differs between traditional IT and blockchain environments. ...

How Blockchain Security Differs From Traditional Cybersecurity – 2 – Smart...

This article is the second in a four-part series discussing the differences between traditional IT security / cybersecurity and blockchain security.  Check out the first article in the series discussing the differences for node operators. This article focuses on the differences between application security (AppSec) for traditional applications and smart...

How Blockchain Security Differs From Traditional Cybersecurity – 1 – Node...

Blockchain is a rapidly-evolving technology with a great deal of interest and investment. Decentralized Finance (DeFi), in particular, has a great deal of money invested in it as well as a growing number of high-profile and expensive hacks.  Beyond DeFi, many companies, both large and small, are investing heavily...

The 12 Biggest Hacking Incidents in the History of Crypto

The most comprehensive ranked list of the biggest crypto hacks in history (Up until November 1, 2022. I suspect a larger one is just behind the corner) It wasn’t easy digging through the entire history of cybercrime involving cryptocurrencies, but I wanted to get to the bottom of which ones...

How the Big Binance Bridge Hack Will Change the way People...

$566M worth of BNB was stolen from Binance’s cross-chain bridge BSC Token Hub, but how they responded to the hack will be the most memorable part. Decentralization is a hot button topic in web3, and Binance is (at the time of writing) the biggest crypto exchange by trading volume in...

How a $1B Flash Loan Led to the $182M Beanstalk Farms...

Understanding how flash loans and governance work in DeFi to demystify the Beanstalk Farms Hack The only way to understand how the Beanstalk Farms decentralized credit-based stablecoin protocol exploit happened is to first understand flash loans, which are a little known financial tool unique to the DeFi (decentralized finance) space,...

The Top 4 Supply Chain Security Risks of Blockchain Smart Contracts

Code reuse is considered best practice in software engineering.  Reusing high-quality, secure code can speed development processes and often results in higher-quality code than software developed entirely from scratch.  Additionally, the reuse of high-quality, audited libraries reduces security risks by decreasing the probability that new vulnerabilities will creep into...

How the Nomad Bridge Hack can Help Us Explore the Potential...

One attacker and hundreds of copycats looted the Nomad bridge for over $190 million; few did the right thing. Decentralization is a hot-button topic in 2022. To some, it seems like the solution to a variety of issues plaguing the so-called web2 ecosystem, such as the monopolization of social media, the...

How Crypto’s Biggest Hacker was Found but Never Identified

The $611M Poly Network exploit is the largest crypto hack to date in terms of mark-to-market value and all the stolen funds were returned, but the identity of the hacker is still unknown. Dubbed “Mr. White Hat” by the Poly Network security team, the anonymous perpetrator of the biggest crypto...

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