From Bitcoin bragging rights to a new way to move Ether, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
A security expert at Google is warning Bitcoin and crypto hodlers to avoid bragging about their bounties.
Mark Rishner, the director of product management at Google Identity, told CNBC that scammers often do heavy research on potential targets using social media. He says email scams in particular are growing more sophisticated and personalized by the day.
“It’s a mistake to associate decades-old email scams — like the once-prolific ‘Nigerian Prince’ scam — with today’s criminals. The newer crop of email attacks often come across as indistinguishable from personal messages you could receive from friends or family.”
The most popular cryptocurrency wallet for Ethereum and ERC20 tokens just added a timely new feature.
MyEtherWallet says users can now schedule transactions ahead of time, allowing people to stay on top of subscriptions, participate in ICOs at odd hours, or manage payments for any other scenarios that require a well-timed transfer.
Ripple and XRP
Ripple’s founder Chris Larsen decided early on to prepare for what he saw as the coming internet of value.
In a new interview with the Mack Institute, Ripple’s senior vice president of product, Asheesh Birla, says the company was actually too early on the scene, but managed to stick around and make solid partnerships in preparation for a potential blockchain takeover of traditional finance.
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Chris Larsen to Asheesh Birla: "I don't know when this will happen but the Internet-of-Value solved blockchain is going to happen. We have to make sure we are around in the right position for when this thing takes off"
— Steven Bull From the Diep (@DiepSanh) September 16, 2018
Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX)
Bittrex is taking its recent launch of fiat trading to the next level today, by releasing USD pairs for Litecoin and Tron.
You can submit an application to be approved for fiat trading here.
We’re rolling out more USD pairs. On Sep 17 we’re launching US dollar (USD) markets for TRON (TRX) and Litecoin (LTC). Eligible #Bittrex accounts created before Sep 4 are already enabled for USD trading. New user or want to deposit/withdraw USD? Details: https://t.co/KA248OA2Bz pic.twitter.com/21xA8xZ4vm
— Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) September 12, 2018
The company behind XMRWallet says it has released a web-based wallet for the Tor web browser.
The domain for the wallet is xmrwalletdatuxds.onion, which will only work on the Tor browser.