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Boeing Withheld Information on 737 That Crashed in Indonesia, According to Safety Experts and Others

November 13, 2018 |

Boeing withheld information about potential hazards associated with a new flight-control feature suspected of playing a role in last month’s fatal Lion Air jet crash, according to safety experts involved in the investigation, as well as midlevel FAA officials and airline pilots.
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Boeing Withheld Information on 737 That Crashed in Indonesia, According to Safety Experts and Others

November 13, 2018 |

Boeing withheld information about potential hazards associated with a new flight-control feature suspected of playing a role in last month’s fatal Lion Air jet crash, according to safety experts involved in the investigation, as well as midlevel FAA officials and airline pilots.
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The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade Volume

November 8, 2018 |

The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade Volume

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover several different reports about the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The first was written by a cybersecurity firm that’s trying to identify the safest exchanges through which to trade. The second report offers a detailed breakdown of the market based on a host of different parameters, while another shows that corporations have abused the term “blockchain” so much that it has become poisonous.

Also Read: Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin

And the Safest Exchange Is…

The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade VolumeGroup-IB, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm, has developed a ranking system to grade cryptocurrency exchanges by the level of safety they offer clients. This is meant to provide insurers a way to decide what rates to offer clients that wish to insure their holdings on different exchanges.

“In the first place, we assess how crypto exchanges deal with crypto and fiat assets: what are the exchanges assets keys’ storage and management procedures,” a Group-IB spokesperson explained to TNW Hard Fork. “In some cases, with founders’ consent, the assessment includes penetration testing using social engineering methods aimed at the network compromise through the most vulnerable link at any organization — humans.”

According to the rankings, Okex, Huobi Pro, and Coincheck are among the least safe exchanges. Binance, Bitfinex, Bithumb, Bitmex, Localbitcoins, Myetherwallet and Poloniex rank above those exchanges, but Group-IB views Bittrex and Coinbase Pro as even safer. It ranks Kraken as the safest exchange.

The Current Industry Landscape

The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade VolumeBitmex Research has presented a report produced by Cryptocompare which offers a very detailed look at the exchange ecosystem. It reveals that Malta has been able to position itself as a global trading hub, as exchanges that are now legally based there produce the highest total daily trade volume, at just under $ 1.4 billion. The island nation is followed by South Korea, with about $ 840 million, and Hong Kong at approximately $ 560 million.

In terms of fiat pairs, the U.S. dollar represented 50 percent of BTC trading on average. The greenback was followed by the Japanese yen at 21 percent and the Korean won at 16 percent.

The report also shows that centralized exchanges continue to dominate trading. The combined average daily volume on the top five decentralized exchanges stands at just under $ 2.4 million, which is a mere 0.4 percent of total exchange volume.

Another interesting statistic from the report is that 11 percent of the top exchanges have been hacked in the past. And only one-third of the leading exchanges keep a majority of users’ funds in cold storage.

Blockchain Winter Is Coming

The Daily: Security Experts Rank Exchanges by Safety, Malta Dominates Trade VolumeBlockchain hype has been a constant feature of mainstream financial media coverage of the cryptocurrency space for about two years now. Many big companies that have wanted free exposure but lacked any connection to cryptocurrency have simply repackaged old database products as private blockchains. Others have simply claimed to launch pilot programs to put everything from vegetables to shipping containers on blockchains.

But now a new report by advisory firm Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) concludes that “continued hype and unrealistic promises drive risk of a looming Blockchain Winter.” In fact, the research shows that companies are already switching out the term in exchange for “distributed ledger technology.” Now it remains to be seen how long companies will be able to milk “DLT” as a buzzword before moving on to the next one.

What do you think about today’s news tidbits? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Boeing, FAA to Issue Safety Alerts Following Lion Air Crash

November 7, 2018 |

Boeing Co. and U.S. aviation regulators intend to issue twin safety warnings about potentially suspect software affecting certain flight-control displays on the 737 Max 8, according to people familiar with the matter.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Driver sues Tesla, accusing it of overstating Autopilot safety

October 30, 2018 |

Tesla Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of misleading consumers into believing that the semiautonomous Autopilot system on its cars can safely transport passengers at highway speeds.

A Model S driver who was injured in a crash claims in a lawsuit in Florida that the system poses “an inordinately high…


L.A. Times – Business

Toyota issues a safety recall for 2.4 million Prius, Auris hybrids to fix a defect in their electronics

October 6, 2018 |

Toyota said Friday that it is recalling 2.4 million hybrid gas-electric cars, mostly Prius models, around the world to fix an electronic defect that causes the vehicles to suddenly lose power and could “increase the risk of a crash.”

The recall in the U.S. includes various Prius models that were…


L.A. Times – Business

Tesla’s Model 3 earns a five-star safety rating. Here’s what it means

September 20, 2018 |

A five-star safety rating for the Tesla Model 3 from the National Highway and Safety Administration was a welcome bit of good news for the automaker.

In overall crash safety, the agency put the Model 3 on par with compact luxury sedans from BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and others, all of which also…


L.A. Times – Business

12-Year-Old Tries to Shoot Teacher, But the Safety Is On

September 9, 2018 |

Court documents say a 12-year-old Iowa boy pointed a gun at his teacher’s face and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on. Court documents say the boy entered a North Scott Junior High classroom on Aug. 31 with a .22-caliber handgun and ordered everyone to the floor before he…
Newser

Investors Doubt Turkey Will Easily Fall Into IMF Safety Net

August 10, 2018 |

As Turkey’s currency plummets, investors are concerned that one much-used crash mat may not be there to break its fall: An IMF bailout. This is adding to the pressure on one of the world’s largest emerging markets.
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