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Email Phishing: How to Spot a Scammer

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We’ve all received strange emails, an unexpected message from an unknown sender requesting funds or an unsolicited password reset. These emails look genuine, but should we trust them?Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is an online attack that attempts to steal your money or identity, by getting you to reveal personal information.At Blockchain.com we’re committed to help keep you

If good UX is like driving auto, Web3 is ‘driving stick’ — UX designers

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The high stakes of crypto applications mean developers often need to prioritize security — but that comes at the cost of poor user experience. The current state of Web3 user experience is akin to driving a manual transmission car — there’s more control, but most users will find it unnecessarily clunky, according to several UX

Web3 Foundation makes bold claim to SEC: ‘DOT is not a security. It is merely software’

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According to CLO Daniel Schoenberger, the team developed a “workable theory of how token morphing may be achieved” for DOT based on the SEC’s concerns and federal securities laws. The entity supporting research and development of Polkadot as well as overseeing fundraising efforts for the blockchain has argued that the United States Securities and Exchange

Five Reasons Bitcoin Will Replace Credit Cards

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Using a credit card to pay for purchases has negative implications for businesses and consumers. Bitcoin provides a better, alternative payment method.Contrary to some predictions, Bitcoin is quickly becoming an accepted means of conducting transactions. Major companies like online retailer Overstock.com and mobile provider AT&T already allow customers to pay in bitcoin. And the list…

Ripple CEO: SEC case is going ‘much better than I hoped’

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse told attendees of the Paris Blockchain Week that the ongoing case with the SEC is going exceedingly well. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is increasingly optimistic that the long-running case with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will deliver a positive result for the blockchain-based global payments company. Speaking on the main stage…

NFT marketplace bug undervalues tokens, helps exploiter nab $750,000

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The NFT marketplace bug was reportedly discovered on Dec. 31, which showed transferred NFTs as listed on OpenSea. A bug in the front end of popular nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea has reportedly led to an exploit allowing users to buy popular NFTs at their previous listing price.The bug seems to be prevalent with Bored…

Bitcoin Security: Trustless Private Messaging With Public And Private Key Cryptography

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Message privacy, increasingly important to Bitcoiners, can be achieved with public and private key cryptography.As a Bitcoiner, you’re going to need a secure way to communicate privately, without relying on a company to encrypt your data for you. For example, freely available methods with end-to-end encryption like Telegram (not with its default option) and Signal…

Coinbase Reveals Massive Hack of User Accounts: Over 6,000 Customers Lost Funds

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The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has disclosed that at least 6,000 users were victims of a hacking campaign to gain unauthorized access to the accounts of Coinbase customers. The hackers also took advantage of a flaw in Coinbase’s SMS Account Recovery process to gain access to user accounts. Cryptocurrencies of at Least 6,000 Coinbase Customers…

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