Thorchain Trolled by Hacker After Two Successful Seven-Figure Exploits

Thorchain, a popular defi protocol, has been compromised twice in the last two weeks, resulting in losses of over $10,000,000. The hacker responsible for the latest exploit left behind a message detailing the measures that should be undertaken to protect users. Hacker Returns to the Scene to Lecture on Security In another blow against the Thorchain protocol, the defi network has found itself the victim of another hack after the equivalent of 4,000 ethereum (ETH) was stolen just days earlier. Thorchain, which features an automated market maker (AMM) and decentralized…

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Fed Faces Double Inflation as Supply Chain Falters, Economists Question Spending, Biden ‘Not Worried’

Reports show a vast majority of the American populace has been worried about rising inflation and as the weeks roll by, the financial situation continues to look grim. US Senator: ‘There’s No Justification for the Fed to Maintain Its Purchases’ A few analysts believe the upcoming two-day meeting held by the U.S. central bank’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will give markets clues on whether or not the Federal Reserve plans to taper quantitative easing and raise interest rates. Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s administration has dismissed inflation and Biden claimed at…

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Jeff Bezos Directs Amazon to Accept Bitcoin and Other Popular Cryptocurrencies: Report

Amazon is reportedly planning to accept bitcoin by the end of the year, after which the company will roll out support for other major cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, the company is exploring launching its own cryptocurrency. “The directive is coming from the very top … Jeff Bezos himself.” Amazon’s Crypto Project ‘Ready to Roll’ Following the news of Amazon seeking to hire a digital currency and blockchain lead, City A.M. publication reported that the company actually has plans to accept bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies. Citing “an insider” at the company, the…

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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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