Does McAfee Consider His Wallet Not Hacked? 527

bitfi's bounty seems to be a scam

As we reported earlier, a crypto personality John McAfee launched a bounty campaign for his digital wallet Bitfi. He promised $100 thousand and later $250 thousand to a person who would conquer the security systems of Bitfi and hack it. Calling Bitfi “unhackable” McAfee was sure he would not have to give money to anyone, but his plans did not go as intended. Quite soon after the announcement, the representatives of a cyber security company OverSoft claimed to have accomplished the task.

The message from OverSoft was completely ignored. However, the wallet developers launched the 2nd stage of their bounty which implies that they do not consider Bitfi hacked. The reward size this time will be way more modest – only $10 thousand.

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Are Nasdaq and Gemini More Than Partners? 156

nasdaq and gemini are uniting

The representatives of crypto exchanges Gemini and Nasdaq had a closed meeting during which they discussed the possible cooperation in the future.

However, it turned out that the cooperation is too weak of a word in this situation, the exchanges might become a joint venture. This will be beneficial for both of the exchanges, since they will become more liquid and will be able to list more digital coins.

The information came from an anonymous source. He/she stated:

Nasdaq and Gemini have gotten very, very comfortable with each other.”

We would like to remind you that there were rumours that the Winklevoss brothers tried to bribe authorities to get an approval for Gemini.

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Football Fans Will Soon Be Able to Buy Tickets for Games Using Blockchain 176

uefa launches a blockchain app

The UEFA wants the fans to have the smoothest experience ever. Right now, buying tickets for football matches is one of the most problematic areas: tickets are often falsified and stolen, moreover they are very hard to get. That’s why the organization is researching new technologies to fix the problem.

UEFA has recently announced about the testing of blockchain for developing a ticketing app. The app works via bluetooth on electronic devices and will be used when entering the stadiums.

The report said: “Fine-tuning and improvements took place at several test events, and the system was first used for 50% of the tickets distributed to the general public for the 2018 UEFA Europa League final between Atlético and Marseille in Lyon.

The Association will keep on developing its blockchain-based app, and, hopefully, football fans will soon have an opportunity to use it.

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Ripple Is Partnering Up With Bittrex and Two More Exchanges 177

ripple adds three crypto exchanges

The project Ripple has recently been very active in terms of cooperation. Not so long ago it invited Bill Clinton as a speaker for their conference and helped Madonna with her charity campaign. This time it announced about the partnership with 3 crypto exchanges.

Bittrex (The United States)

– Bitso (Mexico)

– Coins.Ph (The Philippines)

https://twitter.com/CoryTV/status/1030093091410247680

According to the chief marketing strategist of Ripple, those exchanges were chosen due to the efficient amount of XRP tokens on their accounts.

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Vitalik Buterin Published 75 Tweets About Ethereum Casper 591

buterin talks about casper

This morning the founder of Ethereum blew up Twitter. To everybody’s surprise, he posted 75 messages about the Ethereum Casper, its features, the history of creation etc. In case you are unfamiliar with the term, Casper is a proof-of-stake protocol which Ethereum operates on.

Buterin didn’t forget to mention Vlad Zamfir, “the Face of Casper”.

We remind you that Vitalik Buterin has recently criticized Bitcoin ETF, calling it not as important as other pressing issues.

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An AT&T User Accused the Company of His Crypto Losses Amounting to $224 Million 463

crypto investor sues at&t

America’s largest mobile services operator AT&T received a lawsuit from one of its customers. Michael Terpin is sure, the company’s non-fulfillment of its duties led to the theft of 224 million dollars in crypto from him.

The plaintiff argues that somebody came to an AT&T office and stole his identity by getting hold of his telephone number which basically gave the criminal full access to all accounts. The fault of AT&T is in the fact that the employees had to demand an identity verification from the person who took the crypto or a secret password. This could have prevented the accident, however, no one even tried to stop the thief.

The theft victim described the situation by saying:

What AT&T did was like a hotel giving a thief with a fake ID a room key and a key to the room safe to steal jewelry in the safe from the rightful owner.

We would like to remind you that Playboy has filed a lawsuit against the crypto firm accusing it of fraud.

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Andreas Antonopoulos Criticized Bitcoin ETF 490

opinion on bitcoin etf

The well-known author of books about Bitcoin and the founder of his own Bitcoin-business Andreas Antonopoulos published a Youtube video where he expressed his opinion about Bitcoin ETF and explained why they cause so much sensation.

I’m going to burst your bubble. I know a lot of people really want to see an ETF happen because ‘too the moon’ and ‘lambos’ and all that. I think it’s a terrible idea. I still think it’s going to happen… I’m actually against ETFs,” he said.

Antonopoulos explained that he understands why many people are so impressed by the idea of Bitcoin ETF:

Everybody’s so excited about ETFs because what we’ve seen in other markets is that when an ETF becomes available—as we saw in gold—the price really increases dramatically as suddenly that commodity becomes available to a lot more investors and these investors pile on. But the other side of it is that there’s always these claims that the commodities markets are heavily manipulated and opening up these exchange-traded instruments only increases the ability of institutional investors to manipulate—especially [in the case of] large market makers—the prices of commodities, not just in the markets where it’s traded as an ETF but more broadly,” he clarified.


We remind you that the SEC postponed the decision upon Bitcoin ETF until September.

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