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Monero Got Hacked?: XMR Core Team Issues Security Warning

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Monero (XMR) core team posted a security warning on Reddit stating that GetMonero.org, one of Monero’s main websites may have been compromised at some point during the last 24h and argues users to check integrity of the files that were downloaded recently from GetMonero.org.

XMR team discovered the alleged security breach after some users noticed the hash of the binaries they downloaded from GetMonero did not match the expected one. Another Monero user has reported a similar issue on Moenro’s official GitHub.

A screenshot taken today from Monero GitHub

Monero Core Team will be publishing more information about this security incident, we will keep you updated.

What is Moenro (XMR)

Monero is the leading open-source cryptocurrency that was launched in April 2014, and focuses on privacy and decentralization. Monero uses an obfuscated public ledger, meaning anybody can broadcast or send transactions, but no outside observer can tell the source, amount or destination.

Every Monero transaction, by default, obfuscates sending and receiving addresses as well as transacted amounts. This always-on privacy means that every Monero user’s activity enhances the privacy of all other users, unlike selectively transparent cryptocurrencies (e.g. Zcash).

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*Charts data was provided by CryptoCompare

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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OKEx Exchange Adds Basic Attention Token

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Basic Attention Token (BAT) has been added to OKEx cryptocurrency exchange. BAT tokens deposit has been enabled today and token trading will be enabled tomorrow. This is a great news for BAT community as OKEx is ranked among the top 15 exchanges with a daily trading volume of $1,519,756,182.

OKEx is a Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange. It was founded in 2017 by Star Xu.

What is Basic Attention Token (BAT)?

Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a digital advertising token which is built on the Ethereum blockchain. BAT project was created by Brendan Eich the creator of JavaScript and a co-founder of Mozilla foundation.

BAT is utilized within the Brave browser which is an opensource cryptocurrency based web browser that allows users to earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT), by browsing and publishing content. BAT can be used to pay content creators and publishers through tips by their fans and users will also earn BAT cryprocurrency for viewing ads.

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IOTA Releases an Updated Wallet To Fix Trinity’s Security Vulnerability

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IOTA’s team has released an updated version of it’s own Trinity wallet to fix some serious security vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to exploit Trinity wallet that was released by IOTA last summer. The new updates is available for Trinity Desktop, Android and IOS

Almost all IOTA’s users who have opened any version of Trinity (Desktop or Mobile) since the 17th of December 2019 are affected by this attack. Yet, only 10 wallets were hacked if not more.

A Reddit post about the recent attack

Iota team said that they are working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to track down the attackers. Yet, IOTA has revealed very few details about the attack.

A large amount of IOTA tokens have been stolen. The team predicts that $300,000 to $1.2 million worth of IOTA has been stolen so far. According to IOTA’s Team, the hack started on or around 25 January 2020 and that only Trinity Desktop users’ seeds were potentially compromised.

IOTA will implement a KYC procedure involving a third party that will enable all users who had their tokens stolen to reclaim them.

What is IOTA?

IOTA is a free and scaleable transaction settlement and data transfer layer for the Internet of Things (IoT). It is based on a novel distributed ledger technology, the Tangle, which overcomes the inefficiencies of current Blockchain designs and introduces a new way of reaching consensus in a decentralized peer-to-peer system.

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Enjin Goes Live

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Enjin (ENJ) , the blockchain gaming platform is now live on Ethereum Mainnet. Enjin project is a robust, all-in-one blockchain game development platform that helps developers crowdfund, grow, monetize, and design the digital world of their dreams.

To celebrate the public launch of the new Enjin Platform, Enjin will be giving away limited-edition collectibles, ENJ based gaming assets and 50,000 Enjin coins.

Enjin has its own marketplace EnjinX, where users can buy/trade any ERC-1155 assets to used in Enjin based games. The market is currently charging 2.5% trading fees.

Last year, Enjin announced a partnership with Samsung that integrated ENJ technology with Samsung Galaxy S10 models. This announcement sent the price skyrocketing and created a major media buzz for Enjin Coin (ENJ).

All assets/items created using Enjin’s development platform are backed by a nominal amount of Enjin Coin (ENJ) to certify their authenticity. The Enjin Coin ICO was held in 2017, raising approximately $22 million worth of ETH.

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