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Binance Freezes Hacked Cryptopia Funds, Raises Questions Around Cryptocurrency Fungibility

Part of the funds from the Cryptopia hack were recently sent to the Binance cryptocurrency exchange. In response, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the CEO of Binance froze the funds, raising questions around cryptocurrency’s anonymity and fungibility. Cryptopia is a tiny...

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Cryptopia Suffers Catastrophic Hack, Evidence Suggests $2.5 Million Ethereum Stolen

New Zealand-based Cryptopia is the first cryptocurrency exchange to get hacked in 2019. Estimates of the damage range between $2.5 to $3.5 million; The attack was confirmed in the late hours of Jan. 13th after the company announced emergency “maintenance.”...

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Ethereum Constantinople Fork Delayed After Detecting Introduced Smart Contract Vulnerabilities

A security firm identified a vulnerability introduced by the planned Jan. 16th Constantinople hard fork, compelling the core Ethereum developers to issue an emergency postponement. On Jan. 15th, 2019, ChainSecurity—a smart contract auditing and security firm—detected a vulnerability introduced...

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New Pirate Bay Malware Replaces Bitcoin and Ethereum Addresses, Alters Google Search Results

A new virus making the rounds is embedding nefarious code in a victim’s computer to extract cryptocurrencies, deceptively altering search results to scam users into parting with their digital assets. As reported by cybersecurity publication Bleeping Computer, the virus...

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Researchers Find Vulnerability for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple Digital Signatures in Faulty Implementations

Researchers recently identified vulnerabilities in cryptographic signatures for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple, that allowed attackers to calculate private keys and, consequently, steal any crypto in that wallet. In total, the researchers calculated hundreds of Bitcoin private keys and dozens...

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