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Frederick Reese

Guest Writer, ETHNews | guestwriter@ethnews.com

Frederick Reese is a politics and cryptocurrency reporter based in New York. He is also a former teacher, an early adopter of bitcoin and Litecoin, and an enthusiast of all things geeky and nerdy.
NEWS
law and legislation

Cryptocurrency Angel Investor Files Complaint Against AT&T For SIM Hijacking

Aug 15th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Cryptocurrency angel investor Michael Terpin alleges that AT&T failed to offer identity protection, leading to a theft of $24 million in cryptocurrency.
NEWS
world

The Bahamas Intends To Become The Global Testing Ground For Government Blockchain Integration

Jun 26th, 2018
Frederick Reese
During a recent speech, the deputy prime minister of the Bahamas suggested that the island nation may be the ideal testing ground for blockchain integration and is examining a possible central bank digital currency.
NEWS
opinion

Do The Exits Of TRON And ICON Indicate Trouble Brewing For Ethereum?

Jun 25th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Is the timing of the departures a coincidence or a reflection of deeper problems?
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Will Akon’s AKoin Break The Trend Of Underperforming Charity Cryptocurrencies?

Jun 20th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Many imagined that the advent of cryptocurrency would usher in a new age of charitable fundraising. In light of a crowded market and lackluster performance so far, will singer Akon’s star power be enough to buck the trend?
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

$31.5M Hack Of South Korea's Bithumb Exchange Exposes Growing ‘Hot Wallet’ Problem

Jun 20th, 2018
Frederick Reese
This morning, the second South Korean cryptocurrency exchange in two weeks announced it has been hacked. There is a trending problem with online wallet security, a lack of urgency in protecting funds, and waning confidence in the cryptocurrency markets.
NEWS
technology

Allegations Against Popular Android Emulator Shows Rising Threat of ‘Cryptojacking’

Jun 19th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Accusations against Android emulator Andy OS of surreptitiously installing a cryptocurrency miner on unsuspecting users’ computers reflect rising cases of malware mining, or cryptojacking.
NEWS
technology

Ripple’s Chief Cryptographer Says That DLT Usage Isn’t ‘There Yet’

Jun 15th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Ripple, the cryptocurrency answer to the real-time remittance, payment, and settlement problem, admits that a blockchain global payment solution may not be ready for prime time.
opinion

Is Rash Of Recent Cryptocurrency Thefts A Wake-Up Call For Better Security?

Jun 17th, 2018
Frederick Reese
In light of the increase in exchange and wallet hacks, and even a few armed robberies, should the crypto community be looking for bank-like or commodity-level security for cryptocurrencies?
NEWS
opinion

RBI’s Admission That Cryptocurrency Ban Wasn't Based On Research Suggests Prejudice

Jun 13th, 2018
Frederick Reese
It was revealed that the Reserve Bank of India had no research-based justification for initiating its banking ban against cryptocurrency businesses. Was the ban influenced by prejudicial decision-making or negative press?
NEWS
wallets and exchanges

Fidelity’s Planned Crypto Exchange: Institutional Involvement In Anti-Bank Assets

Jun 7th, 2018
Frederick Reese
The potential opening of a Fidelity Investment cryptocurrency exchange begs the question of how money designed to be independent of banks could be affected by the introduction of an institutional interloper.
NEWS
ecosystem

Bancor’s Recent Token Promotion Gets Thumbs Down From Crypto Community

Jun 7th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Bancor’s #100Tokens promotion – in recognition that the network has “activated” its hundredth token – has many questioning why it would be conducted on Twitter, which has often been the tool of scammers seeking to take advantage of the unsuspecting.
NEWS
world

Indonesia's 'Split Decision' Over Whether To Embrace Cryptocurrency

Jun 5th, 2018
Frederick Reese
The “split decision” between Indonesia’s central bank and its futures authority regarding cryptocurrencies reveals a challenge that a number of nations will face: how to embrace cryptocurrency without the support of the banks.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

ZenCash Attacks Reveal Security Concerns Over Privacy Coins

Jun 5th, 2018
Frederick Reese
A recent rash of double-spend attacks on ZenCash and other privacy coins is exposing a potential security oversight that has already cost investors and exchanges millions of dollars.
NEWS
business and finance

Amazon Web Services, ConsenSys Partnership To Offer Kaleido Blockchain Platform

May 17th, 2018
Frederick Reese
AWS announced a new partnership that aims to make it easier to get blockchain solutions and pilots into production. The new protocol will allow businesses to “design” their private blockchains without having to program.
NEWS
application

Seminole County To Accept Cryptocurrency As Payment Through BitPay

May 15th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Florida's Seminole County Tax Office will begin allowing residents to pay for some government services in bitcoin or bitcoin cash.
NEWS
business and finance

Walmart Files Patent Application For Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries

May 11th, 2018
Frederick Reese
The big box retailer has been making forays into blockchain technology to improve its supply chain. This latest patent may be a bid to compete with Amazon to get goods straight to customers.
dapps

Interoperability: Sidechain POA Network To Bridge To Ethereum Mainnet

May 7th, 2018
Frederick Reese
Last week, POA announced a launch date for its cross-blockchain bridge – a step toward what it calls the ‘Internet of Blockchains.’ Here's how it works.
NEWS
cryptocurrencies and tokens

Telegram’s Much-Anticipated Public ICO Jettisoned By Early Intervention Of Wealthy Investors

May 3rd, 2018
Frederick Reese
Telegram’s plans to launch a multi-billion-dollar initial coin offering for its Telegram Open Network project hit the skids upon news that early-accredited investments met Telegram’s fundraising goal.
NEWS
law and legislation

Australian Regulator ASIC Moves To Harden Stance On ICOs

May 2nd, 2018
Frederick Reese
Australian regulators are cracking down on “misleading or deceptive conduct” among initial coin offerings.