Fake Account of the Crypto Exchange WEX Published News About Its Closure

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The moderators of the account wex.nz on the forum Bitcointalk which is not the real account of this crypto exchange published a message saying that the exchange was closing due to the lack of sponsorship. The representatives of the real account (WEX-OFFICIAL) have not written any similar announcements or refuted the news yet.

Meanwhile, the scammers went even further. They said that the closure “was not their fault” (though it is quite unclear who are “they”) and started to blackmail the CEO of WEX, Dmitry Vasilyev. Their message contained the following words:

If Dmitry Vasilyev does not pay back the users of the exchange, we will be forced to publicly disclose specific names and surnames for those interested.

We will closely monitor the situation with WEX and inform you about any updates.

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Crypto Wars: Jihan Wu vs Craig Wright, Who Gets McAfee’s Support?

The infamous hard fork of Bitcoin Cash has created some tension between the major crypto personalities in the industry. It is especially the case with the supporters of the two different BCH protocols.

One of the main “fights” has started between the CEO of Bitmain Jihan Wu and a computer scientist Craig Wright, who have repeatedly gone at each other on the social media, claiming that their vision of Bitcoin’s future is correct. Later on, the “war” was joined by John McAfee who supported Jihan Wu.

Craig Wright did not take long to respond.

Hopefully, the conflict will be settled peacefully, because the crypto industry needs all of the abovementioned people to function properly and develop.

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8 People Suspected of a Crypto Ponzi Scheme Were Arrested in Japan

According to the local news outlet, the enforcement agencies in Tokyo took 8 people in custody in connection with their possible participation in a gigantic pyramid scheme involving cryptocurrencies.

The police state that almost 6 thousand people became victims of the scheme and lost their crypto. The total amount of money stolen amounted to whopping 7.8 billion Japanese yen (almost 70 million dollars). Allegedly, the fraudsters were organizing different events and seminars and raised funds there, promising a huge return on the “investments”.

Out of 8 arrested people, 6 have already pleaded guilty. They will be charged with the violation of multiple financial regulations of Japan.

We remind you:

The Twitter Account of Google Was Hacked to Promote a Scam BTC Giveaway

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Bitcoin Cash ABC Was Attacked by an Enormous Amount of Spam

Most of the members of the crypto community knew that the controversial hard fork of Bitcoin Cash would not be easy. And, of course, some trouble arose after the fork took place.

As soon as the network of Bitcoin Cash ABC started functioning, a huge amount of small-sized transactions (costing less than 0.5 BCH altogether) started happening. Moreover, they seemed to be coming between the same digital addresses, which proved them to be spam.

Although, this attack could not harm BCH ABC considerably, if it happens again and continues happening over time, it could potentially bring the whole network down. The rumors about the possible involvement of the team BCH CV have already started spreading.

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CEO of Coinbase Joins Billionaire List

Despite the fact that the cryptocurrency market an all-time fell apart for the past day, some still manage to hold their positions.  A notable example is the 35-year-old CEO of an American cryptocurrency  company Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, which, according to Forbes, became a billionaire.

The end of October Brian finished with another attracting investments for his company. The amount of collected funds stood at 300 million dollars with an estimate of 8 billion. Based on evaluation, Armstrong’s  share equals to 1.3 billion dollars. In January, Forbes held an estimation of Armstrong’s capital, which varies from 900 million dollars to 1 billion.

It is quite possible, that Armstrong’s personal cryptocurrency holdings received a financial hit, due to the fall in value of BTC, ETH and other cryptocurrencies in recent years. This fact Brian did not commented to Forbes.

Coinbase was founded in 2012. The main headquarters is located in San Francisco. Today, the company steadily conquers and strengthens the leading positions as the largest cryptocurrency exchanger and the US Exchange.  This year, all services owned by the company have about 20 million users, 1.3 billion dollars of revenues. The main revenue stream the company extracts from the commision, which is set for an operation. That is why, the fall of the crypto industry is unnoticeable for Coinbase. The company continues to develop in front of collapse of the stock market.

Within the last investment wave, the company had attracted Tiger Global Management, Wellington Management, Andreesen Horowitz, and other major investors. Coinbase stated, that the remaining 300 million dollars will be spent on enhancement of global connections between fiat and digital currencies.  

We want to remind you:

Coinbase Exceed $8B in Valuation Becoming One of Its Kind In the Whole Crypto Space

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The Twitter Account of Google Was Hacked to Promote a Scam BTC Giveaway

As we reported about a scam on Twitter yesterday, we had no idea that its organizers would go beyond hacking the accounts of Target and The Body Shop. We remind you:

A Major Twitter Scam Made Target Promote a Bitcoin Giveaway

But they did. They hacked the account of Google. According to the report by The Next Web, one of the official account of Google on Twitter, GSuite, became another victim of the hackers trying to endorse their fake Bitcoin giveaway.


Source: Twitter

The representative of Google stated the following:

This morning an unauthorized promoted tweet was shared from the G Suite account. We removed the tweet and are investigating with Twitter now.”

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Binance Will Add Stablecoin USDC To Its Listing

Recently, one of the major crypto exchanges, Binance, has published a notice which says, Binance will open two new pairs for trading on November 17. Interestingly, those two pairs include a new-comer – USDC – stablecoin backed by Circle.

The trading pairs are USDC/BNB and USDC/BTC; the trading starts at 2018/11/17 03:00 AM (UTC). However, users are already able to deposit stablecoin in advance.

Moreover, Binance wrote there would be a “top-ranking auditing firm” to preserve the transparency of the stablecoin. Every month, the firm is bound to provide data of “the corresponding USDC and USD balances held/issued.

We want to remind you, such crypto exchanges as OKEx, Huobi, BitPay, Coinbase have already listed USDC stablecoin on their listings.

Dollar-Pegged Stablecoins Exceeded the Price Point of $1

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