- Twitter Hacker Is a BitMEX Trader, On-Chain Data Suggests
Whoever is responsible for yesterday's Twitter hack was deep into the cryptocurrency space, with the BitMEX receipts to prove it.
- Amazon Prime Membership Should Have Been a Tokenized Asset
Tokenization can distribute investment gains more fairly, says our columnist. Just think if Amazon had been a tokenized by its users rather than run for shareholders.
- Blockchain Bites: Twitter Hack Fallout, A New Way to ‘Yield Farm’ and a Hurricane-Proof CBDC
What the Twitter hack means for Bitcoin, why stablecoins are on the rise in Hong Kong and a new way to farm yield using NFTs on Ethereum.
- Bitcoin News Roundup for July 16, 2020
With much of the social media world reeling from Wednesday's massive, unprecedented breach at Twitter HQ, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup.
- ConsenSys Accused of Stealing Payment Startup’s Code for Rival Service
BlockCrushr claims investor ConsenSys abused its position of trust to gain access to its source code and create an alternative offering.
- Blockchain Enabled Fantasy Soccer Firm Sorare Raises $4M in Seed Fund Round
Using the Ethereum blockchain Sorare generates unique digital cards representing soccer players, that can be traded by users and used in weekly league competitions.
- After the Twitter Hack, We Need a User-Owned Internet More Than Ever
Decentralized social media systems are still immature, but "as of yesterday, we can no longer claim they are a solution searching for a problem."
- First Mover: ‘Boring’ Bitcoin Shrugs Off Twitter Hack as Stablecoins Co-Opt Satoshi’s Dream
Prices for bitcoin barely budged, even as a scam involving the cryptocurrency appeared to be the motivation for a massive Twitter hack.
- Bitcoin Option Traders Now Betting on Short-Term Price Drop
With bitcoin looking heavy this week, short-term sentiment in the options market has flipped bearish.
- Microsoft Partners With Waves Enterprise to Tokenize Industrial Assets
The five-year agreement will see Microsoft and Waves collaborate on a possible asset tokenization platform for company equipment.
- Zcash Latest Hard Fork ‘Heartwood’ Makes Mining Private
Privacy coin zcash has successfully hard forked at block height 903,000 in a planned network update known as “Heartwood.”
- $1.4B in ‘High-Risk’ Crypto Flowed Onto Exchanges in H1 2020, Analysis Firm Says
China-based blockchain analysis firm PeckShield tracked 100 million crypto addresses for its research.
- OKCoin Joins Coinbase in Supplying Oracle Feed for DeFi Project Compound
OKCoin says its regulated status and liquidity mean users will be able to trust that its data feed will be accurate and reliable.
- Man Charged With Defrauding $4.5M in Crypto to Fund Gambling Habit
The New York man asked investors for loans for what he called a low-risk investment, but the DOJ said most of the money was sent to offshore gambling sites.
- Binance CEO Criticizes Twitter Security After Coordinated Attack on Prominent Accounts
Talking to CoinDesk at the World Blockchain Summit Asia on Thursday, Changpeng "CZ" Zhao called Twitter's security "weak" after a wave of account breaches Wednesday.
- Twitter Hack Used Bitcoin to Cash In: Here’s Why
You can send bitcoin from your phone or computer to anyone, just about anywhere in the world. And once you’ve sent it, you can’t get it back.
- Twitter Says ‘Coordinated Social Engineering’ Attack Caused Bitcoin Scam
Twitter says "a coordinated social engineering attack" against an employee caused Wednesday's massive takeover.
- Chainalysis Says Bitcoin Scammed From Twitter Users Is ‘On the Move’
The bitcoin amassed during Wednesday’s monumental Twitter hack is already “on the move,” according to cryptocurrency tracing firm Chainalysis.
- Twitter Breach Reactions: Security Professionals Offer an Early Assessment
OpSec pros had a wide array of opinions on Wednesday's Twitter breach, but they all agreed the fault did not lie with each hacked account's owner.
- Obama, Biden, Netanyahu, Musk: Here’s a List of Every Hacked Twitter Account
Twitter got hacked. Prominent users are shilling sketchy crypto addresses. Here's a list of victims.