Aeternity Launches Crypto Tipping Platform for Social Creators

Aeternity has launched a crypto-powered social monetization tool allowing content creators to instantly accept tips via web browser or mobile. Blockchain firm Aeternity launched its social monetization tool “Superhero” on May 20, describing the platform as “the first decentralized peer-to-peer instant payment tool for digital goods or social content.”  The extension is supported by the […]

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Celsius CEO: Catering to ‘The 1%’ Was Not the Plan

After surpassing 50,000 BTC in user deposits, Celsius’ CEO told Cointelegraph that the DeFi app has fallen short on its goals for adoption among smaller users. Earlier this month, pioneering decentralized finance (DeFi) lending application Celsius surpassed 50,000 in total Bitcoin (BTC) deposited to the platform. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Celsius founder and VoIP […]

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Crypto Companies, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Firms Team Up to Fight Human Trafficking

Crypto companies, intelligence firms and law enforcement agencies team up to fight human trafficking through data sharing and educational awareness. It may seem like an unlikely combination, but crypto companies and law enforcement agencies are joining forces to combat a major global crime: human trafficking. The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) launched a cryptocurrency consortium […]

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OTC Exchanges Help Thwart $5M Bank Heist in Brazil

A $5 million hack that has baffled investigators in Brazil was thwarted with assistance from local OTC trading desks. A $5 million online heist in Brazil targeting Spanish multinational financial institution, Banco Santander was thwarted after the funds were seized with local over-the-counter (OTC) crypto exchanges. The perpetrators immediately moved to convert the stolen funds […]

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Decentralized VPN Gaining Steam at 100,000 Users Worldwide

Tachyon, a blockchain-based ecosystem built with the help of proof-of-stake creator, Sunny King, already has 100,000 entities using its VPN. Blockchain-based ecosystem, Tachyon, has a decentralized virtual private network, or VPN, hosting 100,000 users as of April, according to V Systems chief architect, Sunny King.  “Tachyon has started open pilot testing,” King told Cointelegraph in […]

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Crypto Sextortion Scams Prove to Be Alarmingly Successful

An investigation provided in-depth info regarding how sextortion scams remain profitable for cybercriminals. A study carried out by SophosLabs in conjunction with cryptocurrency intelligence company, CipherTrace, revealed that sextortion scams are a profitable business. Between September 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020, nearly $500,000 in profits we gained by cybercriminals engaging in sextortion. According to […]

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