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Huobi Exchange Partners With CASHU

M. Ali

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Huobi exchange just made a giant step towards attracting more users from Middle East to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Huobi has partnered with CASHU, the largest online payment processor in Middle east. CASHU users can now buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and EOS (EOS) directly from CASHU’s mobile app.

A core part of Huobi’s mission has always been making global wealth more accessible so we’re excited to be taking this step with CASHU in furthering our mission

said Livio Weng, CEO of Huobi Global

CASHU is widely used for online payments in North Africa and Middle East. Currently CASHU has more than 2.3 million active users. CASHU prepaid cards can be easily obtained from various supermarkets and variety stores across MENA region.

We are excited about this partnership with Huobi to provide millions of users in the MENA region with the ability to trade cryptocurrencies the easiest way

Thaer M. Suleiman, CEO of CASHU

CASHU was founded in 2002 by Maktoob (Which was later sold to Yahoo!). It is considered the first and the largest in the Middle East, serving nearly 2.3 million consumers with accessible and easy solutions to pay online.

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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Poloniex Exchange Forces Password Reset After an Alleged Data Leak

June G. Bauer

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Yesterday, Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange sent an email to some of its users alerting them about a potential security breach after an alleged list containing Poloniex’s users email addresses and passwords was posted on twitter, which could be used by hackers to gain access to their Poloniex accounts.

While almost all of the email addresses listed do not belong to Poloniex accounts, we are forcing a password reset on any email addresses listed that do have an account with us, including yours.

the exchange wrote in its email notification to the affected users.
A screenshot of Ploniex’s email

It’s unclear how the email addresses and passwords were posted on Twitter in the first place and what percentage of the leaked data contained current data from Poloniex customers. That left many users bewildered whether the leak is real or not.

The daily trading volume on Poloniex exchange is $138,972,143, which makes it within the top 50 cryptocurrency exchanges.

Last November, TRON founder Justin Sun confirmed that he was one of the investors who acquired Poloniex from Circle group.

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Graviex Blames Malicious DDoS Attack After The Exchange Went Offline

June G. Bauer

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Mysterious attackers have taken down Graviex cryptocurrency exchange over the last couple of days using DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks.

The DDoS attacks took place on Sunday and Monday, December 29 and 30 , and have targeted Graviex’s main exchange website. During the DDoS, attackers successfully managed to overload two of Graviex’s network providers and managed bring down Graviex’ external connections to other ISPs.

The attackers, which appears to actually own a DDoS botnet contacted Graviex’s team demanding ransom payments,but the exchange refused to pay.

At the time of writing, the exchange now appears to be online and fully functional.

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such an attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flooding the targeted system with traffic.

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John McAfee Launches a New Platform – McAfeeSwap

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John McAfee has launched a new crypto platform McAfeeSwap, a decentralized one-stop shop to easily buy and sell cryptocurrency tokens. The platform works as an aggregator that checks the price on different DEXs (Decentralized Exchanges), to ensure users are getting the best price on trades.

In order to use the new platform, users will have to install any web3 enabled crypto wallet such as MetaMask for desktop or Trust for mobile.

A screenshot of McAfeeSwap

The new platform currently supports multiple DEXs and over 100 tokens such as Ethereum, BAT, DAI, Maker and others.

Last October, the former antivirus software tycoon’s John McAfee launched his first decentralized exchange McAfeeDEX, an exchange that dose not require any KYC verification from it’s users.

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