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1  Economy / Exchanges / Poloniex hacked, $100M+ stolen on: November 10, 2023, 11:19:24 AM
There is a rumour spreading on twitter that Poloniex wallet has been drained of at least 50+ million USD and counting.

So far there is no official confirmation but few minutes ago Poloniex announced that their wallet has been disabled for the "maintenance" so it might be that something dodgy has been going on.

Our wallet has been disabled for maintenance. We will update this thread once the wallet has been re-enabled.

edit: Just Sun confirmed that Poloniex has been indeed hacked.

2  Economy / Exchanges / hacked, $6 million lost? on: October 20, 2023, 03:33:45 PM
According to The Block, Phillippines based exchange (which I think is very popular among our Filipino members) got exploited on Tuesday and hacker allegedly managed to get away with 12 million XRP. After getting XRP, hacker sent it to OKX and few other crypto exchanges.

Does anyone from Phllipines local has more info about this?

The Philippines-based crypto exchange appears to have experienced an exploit on Tuesday that resulted in the loss of more than 12 million XRP tokens ($6 million).

Within about 30 minutes, a supposed hacker exchanged 999,999.999 XRP lots 13 times, in addition to another lot of 200,000 XRP, according to the blockchain explorer XRP scan.

After gaining nearly 12.2 million XRP tokens, the hacker then sent the coins through the crypto exchange OKX, the European crypto-to-fiat exchange WhiteBIT, the cross-blockchain exchange OrbitBridge, the crypto exchange SimpleSwap, two non-custodial exchange ChangeNOW and Fixed Float, as well as other destinations.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Ferrari introduced BTC payment option for their cars on: October 14, 2023, 06:42:20 AM
As the title says, Ferrari (who I believe doesn't need introduction) announced that they are accepting bitcoin payments for their cars. They are not accepting BTC (and a few other cryptocurrencies) directly but instead via Bitpay but its still a good thing for bitcoin when probably the most legendary car manufacturer decided to accept it even through a 3rd party.

For now its only for US market but they plan to expand it to Europe too.

Ferrari (RACE.MI) has started to accept payment in cryptocurrency for its luxury sports cars in the U.S. and will extend the scheme to Europe following requests from its wealthy customers, its marketing and commercial chief told Reuters.

Ferrari said the decision came in response to requests from the market and dealers as many of its clients have invested in crypto.

"Some are young investors who have built their fortunes around cryptocurrencies," he said. "Some others are more traditional investors, who want to diversify their portfolios."
4  Economy / Exchanges / Binance exits Russia on: September 27, 2023, 08:38:39 AM
As the title says, Binance decided to withdraw from yet another market and this time is one of the bigger ones, Russian by selling it to CommEx exchange(which I don't think I ever heard before). This is not a big surrpise really as they announced possibility of that happening recently.

Binance has entered into an agreement to sell the entirety of its Russia business to CommEX. To ensure a smooth process for existing Russian users, the off-boarding process will take up to one year. All assets of existing Russian users are safe and securely protected.

There will be an orderly process for the migration of users. Binance and CommEX will partner to inform users how to migrate their assets to CommEX. A portion of Russian KYC’d new user registration will immediately be redirected to CommEX and will scale up over time. Over the next several months, Binance will sunset all exchange services and business lines in Russia. Every effort will be made to maintain a smooth user experience during this transition.
5  Economy / Exchanges / HTX (Huobi) hacked, $8 million lost on: September 25, 2023, 02:49:02 PM
Justin Sun reported earlier today that HTX exchange (until recently known as Huobi) has been hacked for 5,000 ETH approximately worth $8 million. All funds are of course SAFU according to him, until they aren't. Tongue So yeah, another reminder that storing your crypto on centralized exchange is not the smartest thing.
6  Economy / Exchanges / Coinbase announced LN integration on: September 13, 2023, 08:30:19 AM
After their biggest competitor Binance recently implemented LN, Coinbase finally decided to do the same. Their CEO was talking about possibility of them implementing it some time ago but he finally announced that decision has been made and that they will start working on it.

7  Economy / Exchanges / Coinex hacked, ~$70M stolen on: September 12, 2023, 03:27:28 PM
Another day, another hack and it time seems like its Coinex turn. Still waiting for the official confirmation from Coinex though, for which will probably take some time.

Edit: iunfortunately it has been confirmed, hack indeed happened
8  Economy / Services / ⭐️⭐️ Rikafip's Signature, Avatar and Personal Text available for rent!⭐️⭐️ on: August 21, 2023, 07:40:34 PM
Hey everyone, I am Rikafip, Legendary bitcointalk member. Even though I registered on bitcointalk in 2019, I have been an old school forum user since the early 2000s and interested in crypto since late 2013. 

Regarding my activity, I like to write in many different boards depending on what kind of interesting topic I stumble upon while browsing the forum. If you want to check my more detailed posting habits, please check Ninjastic Space.

Ever since I joined my first signature campaign, I've been a member of some of the best and longest lasting campaigns on the forum like Bustadice, BestChange and ChipMixer. Since my last campaign (whirlwind) suddenly ended, I am on the lookout for another quality campaign so send me a PM and make me an offer that I can't refuse. Wink

  • Payment should preferably be made in BTC but I am open to accepting payment in other cryptocurrencies as well
  • I am not willing to change my posting habits and posts on boards I don't usually visit
  • Naturally, I am not willing to promote anything scammy and reserve the right to cancel the deal if I notice dodgy behaviour.

9  Economy / Exchanges / Bitget will introduce mandatory KYC from September 1st on: August 21, 2023, 07:28:06 AM
As the title says, yet another centralized exchange will introduce mandatory KYC starting from September 1st and seems like its just a matter of time before we are left with no non-KYC CEXes.

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitget is strengthening its know-your-customer (KYC) requirements for users, the company announced today.

The crypto exchange said that starting from Sept. 1, newly signed-up users must complete level-one KYC verification to deposit and trade digital assets on Bitget. This move is “to comply with regulatory requirements in the global cryptocurrency sector and create a secure cryptocurrency trading environment,” Bitget said.

For users who signed up before Sept. 1, they must meet the level-one KYC requirements before October 1. Otherwise, the exchange clarified, they will only be able to withdraw, cancel orders and close positions.
10  Economy / Service Discussion / Payment processor hacked, more than $23M in crypto stolen on: July 23, 2023, 06:26:56 AM
Payment processor Alphapo was hacked for 23 million USD in BTC, ETH and XRP. Did anyone here use them because I can't remember I ever heard about them before.

Alphapo, a payment processor for various gambling services, reported a breach of their hot wallets today, July 23, 2023. The breach resulted in a loss of over $23 million in Ethereum (ETH), TRON (TRX), and Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrencies. The exact amount of BTC stolen remains unclear.

The stolen funds on Ethereum were swapped for ETH and then bridged to Avalanche and Bitcoin. The addresses involved in the breach include:

11  Other / Meta / Forum having issues? on: July 09, 2023, 09:53:23 AM
Is anyone else having the same issue for the last hour or so? All the other pages are opening very fast but for some reason bitcointalk is extremely slow to the point of being barely usable.
12  Economy / Exchanges / Binance leaves Netherlands on: June 16, 2023, 10:27:24 AM
After Binance failed to acquire virtual asset service provider (VASP) license that is needed to meet AML requirements, which resulted in Binance having to leave Netherlands market alltogether so from July 17th user from Netherland will be able to withdraw only and no new users will be accepted as of today.

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is leaving the Netherlands, after failing persuade the Dutch regulator to issue a virtual asset service provider (VASP) license, which attests that it meets anti-money laundering (AML) guidelines.

As of July 17, Dutch residents will only be able to withdraw their funds from the platform, according to a statement from the exchange.

“We regret to announce that Binance is leaving the Dutch market,” Binance said on its website. “This unfortunately means that no new users residing in the Netherlands will be accepted as of today. Starting from 17 July, 2023, existing Dutch resident users will only be able to withdraw their assets from the Binance platform. No further purchases, trades or deposits will be possible. We encourage those users to take appropriate action by withdrawing assets from their accounts.”

Binance said it has been in a comprehensive registration application process as a virtual asset service provider with the regulator. “Although Binance explored many alternative avenues to service Dutch residents in compliance with Dutch regulations, unfortunately this has not resulted in a VASP registration in the Netherlands at this time.”
13  Economy / Exchanges / SEC sues Coinbase for listing securities on: June 06, 2023, 12:30:43 PM
After suing Binance and CZ yesterday, SEC focused on Coinbase today claiming that they acted as an unregistered broker. SEC claims that SOL, ADA, MATIC, FIL, SAND, AXS, CHZ, FLOW, ICP, NEAR, VGX, DASH, and NEXO that are all listed on Coinbase are securities.

Interesting days ahead and I can see bitcoin price going even more down.

Coinbase operates a trading platform (the “Coinbase Platform”) through which U.S. customers can buy, sell, and trade crypto assets. The assets that Coinbase makes available include crypto asset securities. Coinbase is the largest crypto asset trading platform in the United States and has serviced over 108 million customers, accounting for billions of dollars in daily trading volume in hundreds of crypto assets. The Coinbase Platform merges three functions that are typically separated in traditional securities markets—those of brokers, exchanges, and clearing agencies. Yet, Coinbase has never registered with the SEC as a broker, national securities exchange, or clearing agency, thus evading the disclosure regime that Congress has established for our securities markets.
All the while, Coinbase has earned billions of dollars in revenues by, among other things, collecting transaction fees from investors whom Coinbase has deprived of the disclosures and protections that registration entails and thus exposed to significant risk.

Throughout the Relevant Period, Coinbase has made available for trading crypto assets that are being offered and sold as investment contracts, and thus as securities. This includes, but is not limited to, the units of each of the crypto asset securities further described below—with trading symbols SOL, ADA, MATIC, FIL, SAND, AXS, CHZ, FLOW, ICP, NEAR, VGX, DASH,
and NEXO—(the “Crypto Asset Securities”)
14  Economy / Exchanges / SEC sues Binance and CZ on: June 05, 2023, 03:32:25 PM
New day, new problems for Binance and CZ in the US. After getting sued by CFTC earlier this year, this time SEC sued them them for breaking US securities rules.

Looks to me like its just the matter of time when Binance leaves US market completely, whether they want it or not.
15  Economy / Scam Accusations / Yet another bitcointalk account seller on: May 08, 2023, 05:08:52 AM
What happened: Throwaway account advertising selling high ranking acccounts. Prices are so low (from $100 for Full Member to only $350 for Legendary) that I am 100% sure that he has no accounts for sale at all and instead he is just trying to lure greedy and ignorant people into his little scam attempt.

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I am selling a few old BitcoinTalk accounts with a high rank, they are not in a signature campaign and I still post every now and then on them to keep them "active". Here are the prices:

Legendary: 350$ [1 in stock]
Hero: 200$ [1 in stock]
Senior: 150$ [3 in stock]
Full Member: 100$ [2 in stock]
16  Economy / Exchanges / Binance announced LN integration on: May 08, 2023, 05:03:24 AM
After halting bitcoin withdrawals due "network congestion" (they are enabled again btw) and adjusting withdrawal fees, to combat that Binance finally announced that they are working on Lightning Netwok implementation for withdrawals  so at least something good came out from this mess.
17  Economy / Exchanges / Kucoin Twitter account hacked, $22k lost on: April 24, 2023, 05:38:54 AM
As you can see from the screenshots below, Kucoin Twitter account giot hacked last night and attacked managed to get $22k from unsuspected Kucoin followers. Luckily they regained the control after ~45 minutes so loss is not too big, but its still an embarassment, especially since they allegedly had 2FA enabled as well.
18  Economy / Exchanges / Bitrue exchange hacked for $23 million on: April 14, 2023, 11:32:32 AM
Another day another exchange hacked and this time its Bitrue, Singapore based exchange during which attackers took $23 million in ETH, QNT, GALA, SHIB, HOT and MATIC. Its just another proof that people shouldnt use exchanges as banks but of course this incident wont make anyone move their funds out of the exchange.

Twitter thread with more info
19  Economy / Trading Discussion / Twitter will enable crypto and stock trading via eToro partnership on: April 13, 2023, 10:03:24 AM
As the title says, Twitter partnered with eToro and starting tomorrow (April 14th) users will be able to trade crypto and stocks directly on the platform.

Twitter users will soon be able to trade stocks, crypto, and other assets directly via the social media platform, thanks to a partnership with eToro. According to a CNBC report, the new feature will roll out on the Twitter application on Thursday, April 14.

It is interesting to note that Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk, began his quest to acquire the social media platform on April 14, 2022. A year later he is rolling out one of the biggest updates in the platform’s history. Twitter currently has a “cashtag” feature that allows users to view real-time trading data from various platforms. However, with the Twitter-eToro partnership, the “cashtag” feature will expand to include more instruments and asset classes, including trading crypto. The social media platform will also have a “View on eToro” button, which will take users to the eToro site.

eToro CEO, Yoni Assia told CNBC that they see a lot of their users interacting on Twitter and educating themselves about the market. Assia further added that Twitter has high-quality, real-time content about financial happenings around the world. Assia stated,

“This partnership will enable us to reach those new audiences [and] connect better the brands of Twitter and eToro.”
20  Economy / Exchanges / Beaxy exchange closed by SEC on: March 30, 2023, 07:50:23 AM
As the title says, another exchange has been closed and this time its Beaxy. I can't say I heard about them before but allegedly they have been around since 2017 and are (were) based in the Unites States. If anyone has any money there, you have 30 days to withdraw it says SEC.

Crypto trading platform Beaxy has officially closed its doors as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company and its founder, Artak Hamazaspyan. with operating an unregistered exchange and brokerage, the agency said Wednesday in a statement.

The SEC also accused Beaxy Digital Ltd. of illegally raising $8 million in the offering of an unregistered security with its BXY token. The agency additionally noted Hamazaspyan “misappropriated at least $900,000 for personal use, including gambling.”

Windy Inc. took over the platform in 2019 after the founder misappropriated money, according to the SEC, and managers Nicholas Murphy and Randolph Bay Abbott maintained Beaxy for trading crypto assets “that were offered and sold as securities,” the SEC said. So the agency is also accusing them of violating securities law by operating an unregistered exchange, broker and clearing agency, though the platform was described as defunct in another SEC case last year.
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