Major news and quotes of the largest cryptocurrencies.
Unknown blackmailer asks Tether for $ 23 million
The stablecoin issuer Tether received a 500 BTC ($ 23 million) ransom demand. Otherwise, the attacker threatens to publish documents that could allegedly “harm the bitcoin ecosystem.” The company said, “While we find this to be a rather depressing attempt at blackmail, we are taking a responsible approach. We passed information about the fabricated contacts and the related ransom demand to law enforcement agencies. As always, we will fully support law enforcement in the investigation of this blackmail scheme. ” At the same time, documents are being circulated on the Web, allegedly representing Tether’s correspondence with the Bahamian bank Deltec, which serves the company. They say that, contrary to their claims, Tether is using crypto assets to back up USDT. The company itself, in the comments under the evidence of the alleged leak, wrote that this was not so, and noted that they were trying to blackmail it.
Data of 21 million users of VPN services got into the Network
Experts have found three databases on the Web containing personal information of users of the Android services SuperVPN, GeckoVPN and ChatVPN. CyberNews experts drew attention to the leak. According to their data, the data includes usernames, email addresses, payment information, as well as information about devices. In total, the databases contain information about 21 million users. SuperVPN for Android has over 100 million downloads, GeckoVPN has 10 million, and Chat VPN has 50,000 downloads.
Dogecoin received the first software update in 1.5 years
The developers have unveiled a new version of the Dogecoin Core software, calling it “a minor update with important performance improvements.” You can upgrade to a new software version by installing over the existing 1.14 client. One of the main improvements in Dogecoin Core 1.14.3 is the increased sync speed. The update notes: “This significantly improves the speed at which nodes can load blocks by removing costly integrity checks. In the past, they were done every time a block was transferred from one node to another. ” In addition, the setting for storing cached transactions in the mempool has been changed from 336 hours to 24. The setting can be changed manually, but the developers note that the default value is optimal for nodes.
The total capitalization of the cryptocurrency market at 17:25 is $ 1,470,339,199,968. The trading volume in 24 hours was $ 134,289,519,447
- Bitcoin has risen in price by 7.38% to $ 48,076.18
- Ethereum rose 12.55% to $ 1528.87
- Binance Coin Rises 19.59% To $ 250.05
- Tether rose 0.01% to $ 1
- Polkadot rose 12.74% to $ 34.77
The best growth among the top 100 cryptocurrencies was shown by: Fantom (+ 40.76%).
- Bitcoin: $ 0.332 for 1 TH / s
- Ether: $ 0.134 for 1 MH / s
- Binance Coin: $ 0.374 for 1 TH / s
- Tether: $ 5.714 for 1 GH / s
- Polkadot: $ 0.0414 for 1 GH / s
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