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Etherescan adds new messaging feature for anons: ‘Blockscan Chat’
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Etherescan adds new messaging feature for anons: ‘Blockscan Chat’

The team behind the popular blockchain explorer and analytics platform Etherscan has launched an Ethereum-based wallet-to-wallet instant messaging service dubbed “Blockscan Chat.” Blockscan is currently in beta testing mode, and it currently enables users to engage in an instant wallet-to-wallet chat, access chats from multiple devices, block spammy or unwanted addresses and get notified on the block explorer when a message has been received. While the new feature is a great way to talk to other anons — say to negotiate an anonymous purchase — it might come in particularly handy for dealing with whitehat hackers, who have often left messages embedded in Ethereum transactions to communicate with individuals and exploited crypto platforms. Last week’s Multichain hack, which saw a supposed wh...
What is the best marketplace to buy NFTs? Find out now on The Market Report
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What is the best marketplace to buy NFTs? Find out now on The Market Report

“The Market Report” with Cointelegraph is live right now!On this week’s show, Cointelegraph’s resident experts discuss which nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace has the most to offer its customers.But first, market expert Marcel Pechman carefully examines the Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) markets. Are the current market conditions bullish or bearish? What is the outlook for the next few months? Pechman is here to break it down.Next up, join Cointelegraph analysts Benton Yaun, Jordan Finneseth and Sam Bourgi as they debate which marketplace is the best for NFTs. Will Bourgi’s pick of Solanart come out on top, with its high speeds and low transaction costs? Or will Yuan’s pick of Rarible beat out the rest with its community-owned approach, where RARI tokenholders can vote and make changes to...
BlockFills raises $37 million to support global expansion
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BlockFills raises $37 million to support global expansion

BlockFills, a digital asset electronic market making, trading and prime brokerage, has announced the completion of a $37 million Series A funding round.Institutional investors, including Susquehanna Private Equity Investments LLLP, CME Ventures, Simplex Ventures, C6 Ventures, and Nexo Inc., led the round. Since its inception in 2018, the firm has received a total of $44 million from institutional investors in two funding rounds.We’re excited to announce the successful close of our Series A #funding round totaling $37 million! See how this funding will support our global expansion and help institutions safely and efficiently engage #digitalasset markets: https://t.co/lfXHHxCaS1. #VC #fundingnews— BlockFills (@blockfills) January 19, 2022As per the announcement, the funding round will help B...
Crypto staking: How to pick the best staking coins for passive income
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Crypto staking: How to pick the best staking coins for passive income

What is crypto staking?Crypto staking involves locking up one’s cryptocurrency holdings to earn interest or rewards. Technically, “staking” is how certain blockchain networks verify transactions.From an investor’s perspective, staking cryptocurrency is a way of growing one’s crypto holdings without needing to buy more. Staking crypto for maximum passive income is a legitimate way of earning yields through one’s existing crypto holdings. Investors who participate in staking enjoy interest that is greater than what is offered through a regular bank account. If you’re interested in staking cryptocurrency but are unfamiliar with the term, let us get you up to speed. Before we go there, it’s essential to understand the concept of blockchain technology. Cryptocurrencies are built with blockchain...
Crypto.com shares details on security breach: 483 accounts compromised
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Crypto.com shares details on security breach: 483 accounts compromised

The Crypto.com security breach saga gets clarity with an official statement from the Singapore-based crypto exchange following a halt on withdrawals after detecting “suspicious activities” in user accounts.In a statement on Thursday, Crypto.com revealed that “4,836.26 ETH, 443.93 BTC and approximately US$66,200 in other currencies” had been taken from clients’ accounts without their permission. The overall loss is presently valued at around $33.8 million, per the current market value.Following a security breach, several Crypto.com users have made complaints that their money had been stolen. However, the company’s previous responses had failed to quell concerns.Following the 17th of Jan security incident, we are sharing our findings below, together with enhancements we’ve mad...
Multichain under fire from users as hacking losses grow to $3M
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Multichain under fire from users as hacking losses grow to $3M

Hackers have continued to exploit a critical vulnerability in the cross-chain router protocol (CRP) Multichain that first appeared on Monday.Earlier this week, Multichain urged users to revoke approvals for six tokens to protect their assets from being exploited by malicious individuals. However, Multichain's announcement on Monday encouraged more hackers to try the exploit. One stole $1.43 million, another offered to return 80% while keeping the rest as a tip. According to Tal Be’ery, the co-founder of the ZenGo wallet, the stolen amount has now risen to $3 million. The @MultichainOrg hack is far from being over.Over the last hours more than additional $1M stolen, rising the total stolen amount to $3M.One victim lost $960K!https://t.co/fYhYxUojB8 pic.twitter.com/Gvh5hB6t6s— Tal Be'ery (@T...
Opera announces beta of its new Web3-focused ‘Crypto Browser’
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Opera announces beta of its new Web3-focused ‘Crypto Browser’

Opera, the Norway-based company behind the popular internet browser, has released the beta version of its new Crypto Browser Project. This crypto browser aims to facilitate the user experience of browsing decentralized applications (DApp), games and metaverse platforms by offering direct access to Web3 services for Windows, Mac and Android users. The current Opera browser boasts a no-login VPN and native ad and tracker blocker that help to make it secure. According to a release shared with Cointelegraph, the new crypto browser will maintain these security features while integrating direct access to decentralized exchanges, (NFT) and gaming DApps, as well as Telegram and Twitter support. Jorgen Arnesen, EVP mobile at Opera, stated that the main goal of the project is to help crypt...
USDC flips Tether on the Ethereum network
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USDC flips Tether on the Ethereum network

Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) has reached a major milestone by surpassing Tether (USDT) in total supply on the Ethereum network.USDC’s current supply on Ethereum as of writing is 40.06 billion tokens, just ahead of USDT’s supply of 39.82 billion. Tether has been the most popular stablecoin since at least 2016, after originally sharing the market with BitUSD and NuBits (USNBT) stablecoins when it launched in late 2014. At that time, USDT ran on Omni. As the latter two fell into obscurity due to losing their dollar peg and shedding users, USDC emerged in 2018 as a more transparent and more regulated competitor to Tether, which has been under a cloud for years due to doubts over its backing. Although USDT is still the most popular stablecoin with a total supply of 78.5 billion, nearly 50% of the s...
OpenSea acquires Dharma Labs and a new CTO
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OpenSea acquires Dharma Labs and a new CTO

OpenSea announced Tuesday the acquisition of Dharma Labs, a cryptocurrency lending platform and digital wallet, for an undisclosed amount. According to the statement, Dharma Labs would effectively shut down and its co-founders, Nadav Hollander and Brendan Forster, will become OpenSea’s new chief technology officer and its head of strategy, respectively.OpenSea claimed this acquisition will help accomplish its mission to scale product development, grow its team, expand its safety and reliability efforts and invest in the nonfungible token (NFT) and Web3 ecosystem.I’m happy to finally share that we’ve acquired @Dharma_HQ to help us scale our engineering, product and customer support! https://t.co/NnJdSFBzvo— Devin Finzer (dfinzer.eth) (@dfinzer) January 18, 2022Devin Finzer, OpenSea’s co-fou...
Ethereum’s EIP-1559 upgrade launches on Polygon to burn MATIC
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Ethereum’s EIP-1559 upgrade launches on Polygon to burn MATIC

The Ethereum upgrade that introduced a partial network fee burning mechanism in August last year has launched on the layer-two scaling network Polygon. The Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 upgrade shipped with its London hard fork last summer and has been a success in terms of gas price predictability and network fee burning. The upgrade has now launched on Polygon in an effort to improve “fee visibility.” It went live at block 23,850,000.The Polygon team announced the upgrade date on Monda, following its successful deployment on the Mumbai testnet. The EIP-1559 upgrade introduces the same fee-burning mechanism to Polygon, resulting in the destruction of MATIC tokens. It also removes the first-price auction method for calculating network fees, which leads to better cost e...