Data Is The New Oil, Blockchain Company Sets Up AI To Analyze Data

Blockchain startup Bitfury, the company which has recently hit a valuation of more than 1 billion dollars, launched an artificial intelligence unit (AI) to dig deeper and investigate data.

Blockchain, the decentralised digital ledger, became so important as the application it put up, the virtual currency Bitcoin rose to fame with massive adoption. The technology, that further developed in to the public and private sectors, has attracted worldwide attention for its ability to permanently register and track assets or transactions in all industries. Artificial intelligence is one of the technology sectors that attracted large funds to the technology this year.

The European blockchain company, The Bitfury Group, is setting up its artificial intelligence division (IS), the company’s chief executive officer told Reuters in a recent interview. Data is becoming the next oil, says Valery Vavilov, co-founder and CEO of the firm. He added that the company collected so much information that only 2% of this data could be analyzed so far; 98% is still awaiting analysis.

According to reports, the unit of artificial intelligence is still exploring the range of products it offers, and more details are expected by the end of this year or early next year.

Bitfury is supported by significant investors, who collected $ 80 million from risk firms such as Digital Galaxy, Macquarie Capital and Dentsu. The blockchain company was also exploring the making of an initial public offer or IPO last year, possibly in Amsterdam, London or Hong Kong.

Binance Offers 25 Bitcoin For Any Information To Fight KYC Data Hack

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is in trouble again. It was only a few weeks ago the exchange got hacked and lost over 40 million dollars and from the past few hours rumors been circulating suggesting the KYC data of users of the exchange has been compromised.


A channel in the popular social media communication app Telegram has been posting KYC pictures, with customer selfies and other data, claiming it is from the data they are withholding from Binance. The vigilant exchange took quick notice of this and later released a statement saying this is all false just to create some FUD. Adding that they have also received threats and harassment demanding 300 bitcoin in exchange for withholding more photos.

The statement released by the exchange also mentions that the team is investigating the issue, and has offered “up to 25 bitcoin” for any helpful information that is legally actionable to fight this. “Please remember that protecting our usersโ€™ privacy and keeping our systems secure, including the funds stored within, is our utmost priority. We have numerous measures in place to ensure the safe-keeping of our usersโ€™ information, and we will continue to maintain the highest degree of transparency while serving our community.” concludes the statement.

Even though the legitimacy of this leak is yet to be confirmed, online discussion groups and crypto communities are filled with messages from concerned users, especially those who have submitted their KYC data to the exchange.