Author: Cointelegraph By Benjamin Pirus


Two Electrum software wallet users have recently reported the loss of large sums of Bitcoin (BTC). One victim described the disappearance of 1,400 BTC, totaling $14,595,000 at press time, while another claimed 36.5 BTC, worth $380,512, as stolen. The events appear connected to a long-standing phishing scam affecting Electrum users since 2018.  “Users need to […]


SushiSwap, an upcoming DeFi protocol forked from Uniswap’s decentralized exchange, has grabbed numerous headlines in recent days. One such story pointed out that the project’s pseudonymous head, known only as Chef Nomi, maintains access to $27 million in Sushi tokens. Cointelegraph reached out to SushiSwap’s founder for further clarification in an attempt to ensure fair […]


Ledger, one of the crypto industry’s most popular hardware wallet providers, has faced multiple difficulties in recent weeks, including a breach in the company’s customer contact database and a wallet vulnerability putting users’ Bitcoin (BTC) at risk. Are the recent events simply a summation of a few difficult weeks, or is a larger unraveling at […]


Following the theft and repayment of $900,000 in Bitcoin (BTC), Shapeshift is now pursuing damages in court against its former senior software engineer, Azamat Mukhiddinov.  “There was significant time lost and legal costs associated with the clean-up,” Shapeshift’s chief legal officer, Veronica McGregor, told Cointelegraph, noting that customer funds were safe throughout the ordeal. “ShapeShift is […]


Ethereum Classic, a 2016 hard fork from Ethereum’s main blockchain, has suffered multiple concerning network attacks over the last two years. Two such attacks occurred within a seven-day span, totaling millions of dollars in losses. With the dust settling from the two 51% attacks, further details are now coming forward, as provided by a number […]


After delisting privacy-focused asset Zcash (ZEC) in pursuit of regulatory compliance, Japanese exchange Liquid is not against a future relisting, pending regulatory clarity. “Regarding ZEC and our decision to temporarily stop providing trading services, we are seeking further guidance from both industry working groups and the MAS before we resume trading on Liquid,” exchange COO […]


There is more to Tron’s bounty on the Twitter hackers than the company is willing to talk about. An anonymous source contacted this Cointelegraph reporter, asking to be put in touch with Tron to collect the company’s $1 million bounty for identifying the people responsible for last week’s Twitter hack. Cointelegraph extended the courtesy of […]

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