On Wednesday, February 23 2022, Hiro Hyperchains were announced. Hiro Hyperchains are a new, open-source development coming to the Stacks (STX) blockchain in summer 2022. STX brought smart contracts to Bitcoin a little over a year ago. Hyperchains are the first proposed scaling solution for the STX blockchain. As the transaction volume on the STX blockchain has increased, users
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Twitter user Tree_of_Alpha earned 250k in the largest ever Coinbase Bug Bounty by finding a potentially “market-nuking” flaw. Tree_of_Alpha found an exploit in Coinbase’s Advanced Trading feature. This exploit allowed ANY person to sell ANY coin without owning it. Market-nuking indeed! The Discovery: Tinkering with UI Coinbase launched their advanced trading platform on November 3, 2021. The purpose was to integrate sophisticated
The infamous 2016 exploit of The DAO looted 3.6 million Ether, almost 5% of the Ether in existence at the time, and led to the controversial hard fork between the Ethereum and Ethereum Classic blockchains. Today, journalist Laura Shin claims to have uncovered the DAO hacker’s identity. She alleges that one Toby Hoenisch, an Austrian
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In a surprise Twitter announcement, Muneeb Ali announced the creation of a new development company Trust Machines. Muneeb was previously the CEO of Hiro Systems, creating developer tools for building dApps on the Stacks blockchain. He has transitioned to an Executive Chairman role at Hiro. Muneeb’s new venture is focused on developing applications on both
On Tuesday morning, United States authorities apprehended husband and wife pair Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan. The two are jointly charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the United States, for the heist of 120,000 bitcoins from cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016. Around 94,000 ($3.6 billion USD) of the Bitfinex bitcoins