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BitMex is Having a Bad Day

M. Ali

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BitMex-Hack

Another bad day for BitMex. The exchange’s official twitter account has been hacked and thousands of its customer email addresses were leaked online. BitMex is the world’s largest Bitcoin derivative trading exchange.

Today around 1:53 PM GMT, Bitmex‘s twitter posted two tweets that were deleted after only three minutes. One read “Hacked” and the other said “Take Your BTC and run. Last day for withdrawals.”

Source: @CryptoDeleted

A new twitter account that was created today that goes by the name of Bitmexdatabaseleak posted 53 tweets about some leaked BitMex’s customer IDs.

And earlier today, Bitmex had another serious security incident resulting in the email addresses of many of its users being leaked by mistake.

A newsletter email was send out by BitMEX tp some of it’s customers, all the recipient email addresses were simply added as “To” rather than as “Bcc.” This means that every person’s email who was on the list of recipients was visible to everyone who received it.

Source @sakuraricebird

BitMEX confirms that the funds are safe.

Following this, Binance exchange tweeted that they are aware of the large-scale user email leak from another exchange and encouraging affected users who trade both on BitMEX and Binance to change their email addresses asap to prevent any troubles with their accounts on Binance.

Daily cryptocurrency trader, miner, technology enthusiast and a full time IT and security consultant. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email him at [email protected]

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STEX Exchange Adds Indian Rupee

Sying Tien

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STEX Exchange Adds Indian Rupee

The Estonian cryptocurrency exchange, STEX, has added support to Indian Rupee payments within its platform. Users will be able to perchance cryptocurrency for INR – Indian Rupee with using VISA or Mastercard.

STEX exchange is a centralized cryptocurrency exchange that was founded by Vadym Kurylovych and launched in September 2017. The exchange located in Tallinn, Estonia. The exchange It supports crypto-to-crypto and fiat-to-crypto trading with no withdrawal limits.

Estonia is also one of the few countries that have a specific license issued for cryptocurrency exchanges, with simple company setup procedures and favorable taxation.

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ARK Price Jumps 48% After Binance’s Announcement

June G. Bauer

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ARK Price Jumps

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has officially enabled ARK staking on its exchange platform. Users can earn passive income by just holding at least 5 ARK coins on their exchange wallets.

Following Binanace’s announcement, the value of the cryptocurrency ARK coin rose by 48 percent last night. At the time of writing, ARK coin is worth $0.214, giving it a $25.8 million market cap.

Ark is one of the most ambitious solid projects in the crypto space. Ark is an all-in-one blockchain platform that aims to create an entire ecosystem of linked chains and a virtual spider web of endless use cases that make ARK highly flexible, adaptable, and scalable.

What is Crypto Staking?

In practice, staking allows customers to earn what is essentially interest on any cryptocurrency they hold, rewarding HODLers with a stream of passive income.

Currently, Binance supports staking for several PoS (Proof of Stake) coins, including Stellar (XLM), Algorand (ALGO), NEO (GAS), Ontology (ONG), VeChain (VTHO), Tron (BTT), Komodo (KMD), Stratis (STRAT), and Qtum (QTUM).

ARK/USD Price

*Charts are provided by cryptocompare.com

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ShapeShift Acquires Portis Wallet

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Switzerland-based crypto exchange ShapeShift has acquired Portis crypto wallet for an undisclosed sum.

According to the acquisition announcement, all ShapeShift users will be able to log in to most leading Web3 applications like OpenSea, Augur, and Uniswap and will be able to get access to commission-free coin conversions on all major chains (not just Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens), and super fast fiat-to-crypto via a debit card.

Portis, an Israeli startup that offers a non-custodial web3 provider offered as an SDK to developers. It was was founded in May 2018 by CEO Tom Teman and Itay Radotzki and has developed a crypto wallet app (DApps) based on the blockchain of ethereum.

Last November, ShapeShift has integrated Portis wallet so Users can gain access to the exchange’s end-to-end encryption architecture, which would give users full control over their private crypto keys.

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