Binance Smart Chain Creates a $10 Million Bug Bounty Fund to Tighten Protocol Security

The Binance Smart Chain has launched a $10 million bug bounty fund for projects building on top of the protocol, called “Priority One.” The initiative aims to keep the blockchain network secure by encouraging bug bounty hunters and ethical hackers. Binance Smart Chain Reveals $10 Million Bug Bounty Fund ‘Priority One’ Security experts and bug bounty hunters now have incentive to help the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) developers secure the network. On Monday, the BSC project revealed “Priority One,” a $10 million fund for projects built on top of the…

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Massive Short Squeeze Pushes Bitcoin Closer to $40K, Crypto Economy Jumps 9% Higher

The price of bitcoin jumped over 15% in a matter of three hours on Sunday evening and came awfully close to the $40K handle. Since then, the crypto asset has dropped back a few percentages and currently hovers above the $38K range. The entire cryptocurrency economy has spiked 9.72% rising to $1.53 trillion in overall value. Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets After Long Period of Consolidation Bitcoin and digital asset values have risen dramatically during the last 12 hours as bitcoin (BTC) jumped more than 15% yesterday evening (EDT). BTC has managed…

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Santo Blockchain and French Artist Jerome Peschard Release Cutting Edge XR-NFT Series

PRESS RELEASE. Santo Blockchain Labs have joined forces with French artist Jerome Peschard to create an XR-NFT art series like nothing the crypto market has seen before. 26th July 2021, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — Santo Blockchain Labs, a creative blockchain software development company has joined forces with renowned French pop artist Jerome Peschard, to bring to life a new series of NFTs called XR-NFTs “eXtended Reality Non-Fungible Tokens”. What Are XR-NFTs? XR-NFTs are the most eclectic form of using 3D scanning telemetry, augmented reality, virtual reality, sound, and…

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Kubernetes Clusters Used to Mine Monero by Attackers

Attackers are abusing an attack vector present in one of the most popular execution engines (Argo Workflows) to repurpose Kubernetes systems to mine cryptocurrencies. The attack exploits a vulnerability in the system of permissions of Argo Workflows machines connected to the internet, deploying malicious workflows that install Monero-based containers. Attackers Leveraging Argo Workflows for Crypto Mining A group of attackers discovered a new attack vector that uses a vulnerability in the permission system of Argo Workflows, one of the most used execution engines for Kubernetes, to install cryptocurrency mining modules…

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Tesla Q2-2021 Earnings Call to Shed Light on Its Bitcoin Holdings

The upcoming Tesla Q2-2021 earnings call, which will be announced this Monday after market hours, will at last shed some light on what has happened with the company’s bitcoin holdings. The company held more than 1.5 billion dollars in bitcoin on Q1 and has reported only one sale to “test the market’s liquidity” according to its CEO, Elon Musk. The cryptocurrency community has been patiently waiting in anticipation to see the disclosures stemming from Tesla’s forthcoming earnings report. Tesla’s Earnings Call Generates Expectation in the Bitcoin Community The upcoming earnings…

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FTX Slashes Leverage Limit from 100x to 20x — Community Suspects Competitors Will Follow Example

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried told his Twitter followers on Sunday that his crypto exchange has lowered its margin trading limit from 101x to 20x. Prior to the change, FTX supported 50x, 100x, and 101x leverage but Bankman-Fried said these high leverage positions represent “a tiny fraction of volume.” FTX CEO Announces Cutting Leverage Limits, 2x Leverage the Most Common FTX customers will have to adjust to changes as the crypto-asset exchange has dropped its max leverage rate from 101x to 20x this weekend. Of course, the formerly supported 50x, 100x,…

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Analyst Jim Cramer Calls Ethereum the ‘Pied Piper of Crypto’ but Won’t Add to His Position

CNBC’s stock analyst and crypto investor Jim Cramer says he’s still bullish on his choice to invest in ethereum after removing bitcoin from his portfolio. Three days ago, Cramer tweeted that he’s “sticking with” his ethereum position “but not adding to it.” Jim Cramer: ‘Ether Is a Pied Piper Security’ A number of CNBC broadcast hosts are proponents of cryptocurrencies and Jim Cramer, the host of the “Mad Money” show is one of these individuals. At the end of June, Bitcoin.com News reported on how Cramer moved his bitcoin position…

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Portfolio Strategist Expects Cardano to Become Mainstream Cryptocurrency Alongside Bitcoin and Ether

A portfolio strategist for American financial services firm Morningstar says that cardano could become a mainstream cryptocurrency alongside bitcoin and ether, forming a “big three” of mainstream cryptocurrencies. Strategist Believes Cardano, Ether, Bitcoin Could Become Mainstream Cryptocurrencies Amy Arnott, a cryptocurrency-focused portfolio strategist at Morningstar, shared her views on crypto regulation, ether, and cardano in an interview with the Insider last week. Noting that since many cryptocurrencies are not cash-generating, Arnott said it is difficult to determine a suitable price for them. However, she explained that ether has an in-built…

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Jack Dorsey Calls Bitcoin a ‘Big Part’ of Twitter’s Future as a Global Currency

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says that bitcoin will be a big part of the company’s future. “If the Internet has a native currency, a global currency, we are able to move so much faster with products such as Super Follows, Commerce, Subscriptions, Tip Jar, and we can reach every single person on the planet,” he said. Bitcoin Set to Be a Big Part of Twitter Twitter announced its quarterly earnings Thursday that beat analysts’ forecasts. During the company’s Q2 earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey said that bitcoin would be a…

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US Senator Launches Investigation Into ‘How Cryptocurrencies Facilitate Cybercrimes’

A U.S. senator has launched an investigation into the rise of ransomware attacks as well as how cryptocurrencies facilitate cybercrimes. “The investigation will also look into current oversight efforts and regulations related to virtual currencies,” the senator explained. Investigation Into Crypto’s Use in Cybercrimes U.S. Senator Gary Peters announced last week a bipartisan “investigation into [the] rise of ransomware attacks and how cryptocurrencies facilitate cybercrimes.” Peters is the chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He has led several efforts to bolster the U.S. cybersecurity defenses. The announcement…

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