Crypto.com Reveals 483 Accounts Compromised in Recent Hack — $34 Million in Bitcoin, Ether Stolen

Crypto.com has revealed that 483 user accounts were compromised in the recent hack that resulted in unauthorized withdrawals of about $34 million in cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and ether. Nonetheless, the company stressed that customer funds were never at risk. Crypto.com’s Hack Postmortem and CEO’s Comments Crypto.com revealed Thursday the number of users affected by the unauthorized crypto withdrawals that occurred on Jan. 17 and the cryptocurrencies stolen. The company wrote: The incident affected 483 Crypto.com users. Unauthorized withdrawals totaled 4,836.26 ETH, 443.93 BTC and approximately US$66,200 in other currencies. At…

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Spellfire Oversubscribed Twice, a Staggering $3.8M Raised

Spellfire Re-Master the Magic, a modern take on classic collectible card games, has completed its private funding round, raising a staggering $3.8 million. Leading investors DAO Maker and Shima capital, are joined by Genblock, IBC group, Faculty group, IBA, Maven Capital, Autonomy Capital, Terranova ventures, x21 Digital and others who initially funded the project, and interest has since skyrocketed past all initial funding goals. The project is now close to being oversubscribed twice, marking a huge success for Spellfire’s development team, and leaving many of the industry’s top VC investors…

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Opensea Acquires Dharma Labs, Co-Founder Is Named New CTO

Opensea, one of the biggest NFT marketplaces globally, recently announced it is acquiring Dharma Labs. The price is believed to be between $110 million and $130 million. As a result of the new agreement between the two companies, Nadav Hollander, a co-founder at Dharma Labs, will become the new chief technology officer (CTO) at Opensea. Opensea’s New Valuation One of the leading marketplaces for NFTs globally, Opensea recently confirmed it is acquiring the defi crypto wallet startup Dharma Labs. The acquisition of Dharma Labs for a price thought to be…

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Regulator Reiterates Call for EU Ban on Proof-of-Work Mining

The EU should prohibit proof-of-work crypto mining, an executive at the European securities watchdog has insisted. Coins relying on the energy-intensive method of minting pose a risk to efforts aimed at meeting climate change goals such as those set in the Paris Agreement, the regulator says. Bitcoin Mining Now Attacked in EU for Burning Too Much Renewable Energy A high-ranking financial regulator has reiterated a call for an EU-wide ban on cryptocurrency mining based on the proof-of-work concept. The power-hungry model employed in the minting of major cryptocurrencies like bitcoin…

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Main Opposition Candidate for President of South Korea Pledges Support for Crypto Tax Exemptions

The leading presidential candidate of the opposition in South Korea has promised voters to ease the tax burden on crypto-related profits through exemptions. In a recent statement, Yoon Suk-yeol indicated that crypto investors will be treated like those who put money into stocks. Presidential Candidate Looks to Attract Young Voters With Crypto Tax Cuts Yoon Suk-yeol, the nominee of South Korea’s conservative People Power Party for the upcoming presidential elections in March, has announced his intention to back the raising of the threshold for the tax on gains from crypto…

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Microsoft Reveals Activision Purchase for $68.7 Billion as an Approach to the Metaverse

Microsoft, the software behemoth, announced today it had completed a deal to acquire Activision Blizzard, one of the biggest game developers and publishers in the gaming world. The deal, which involves an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion, will give Microsoft ownership of important franchises like “Call of Duty,” “Candy Crush,” “World of Warcraft,” and “Diablo.” The company also mentioned this acquisition would provide building blocks for the metaverse. Microsoft to Acquire Activision to Build Its Metaverse Microsoft, one of the leading software companies in the world, announced the acquisition…

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Pakistan Telecom Authority Asked to Block Over 1,600 Crypto Sites — Minister Says Government Intends to ‘Regularize’ Crypto

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has been requested to ban more than 1,600 crypto websites by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The action followed a complete crypto ban recommendation by the central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Meanwhile, the country’s science minister said that the government intends to “regularize” crypto in the country. Pakistan’s FIA Taking Action Against Crypto Websites, Backing Central Bank’s Crypto Ban Recommendation Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has written to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) requesting the telecom regulator to block access to more than…

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Mars4 Metaverse NFT Sale Raises Over $250K in a Day: The World’s First Virtual Mars NFTs Are Selling Rapidly

Mars4 is a multi-tiered project that combines NFTs, Crypto and an immersive survival game together. Through mars4.me, we give you a window to a virtual Mars and a host of investment opportunities via the world’s first revenue-generating NFT. The sale of Mars4 NFTs raised over $250K in a day and saw land plots sell swiftly. Now is the right time to think about becoming a Mars landlord and the profit it will bring in the near future. Epochs: Tiered Crypto Returns Mars4 NFTs represent geographically-exact plots of land across the…

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Crypto Scam Websites Attracted Millions of Indians Last Year, Chainalysis Says

Indians visited crypto scam websites nearly 10 million times last year, according to blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis. The top crypto scam sites alone were visited 4.6 million times by Indian users. Millions of Indians Visit Crypto Scam Sites Indians visited scam crypto websites in droves over the past years, according to data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis. The firm found that Indians visited cryptocurrency scam websites 9.6 million times last year. In 2020, the figure was much higher. Crypto scam websites were visited 17.8 million times by Indian users.…

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Exploring the CropBytes Metaverse: A Futuristic Crypto Game With Real Economics and Immersive Graphics

On January 20th, CropBytes, the four-year-old metaverse farming game, is launching the brand new terrain with immersive 3D graphics. The new version upgrade greatly improved the already cute graphics of the game and brought a fresh feeling that adapts to the latest game aesthetics on mobile devices. What’s more, it keeps all the fun! Introduction The farm simulation game CropBytes was launched in 2018 and has quickly become one of the most immersive crypto gaming experiences with a global game community, surpassing 400,000 organic downloads. The NFT game is available…

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