/ Bitcoin Segwit bug fix could lock wallet users out of their funds

An indie hacker has uncovered a bug that affects crypto wallets that use Bitcoin’s Segwit protocol. The vulnerability itself is not that serious, developers claim, but patches for hardware wallets could lock users out of certain third-party wallets. Wasabi and BTCPay’s developers are urging users to relocate funds with their Trezors before updating the device.

More on Decrypt2020-06-05

/ Google Sued for $5 Billion for Tracking Users, Even Those Using 'Incognito' Mode

The lawsuit, which seeks at least $5 billion in damages, said that even when a user chose private browsing to have his data protected, Google used tracking tools—like Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps—to gather user data.

More on VICE2020-06-03

/ New York Man Charged for Money Laundering and Hacking

After gaining access to the networks, Antonenko stole credentials stored in the systems including credit and debit cards numbers. He then put up the credentials for sale on undisclosed carding platforms. After selling the stolen credentials, Antonenko received payments in bitcoin and used an unlicensed bitcoin exchange operated by one of his co-conspirators to launder the proceeds.

More on Darknetlive2020-06-03

/ Surveillance Self-Defense

Protecting your electronic devices and digital assets before, during, and after a protest is vital to keeping yourself and your information safe, as well as getting your message out.

More on EFF2020-06-02

/ Introducing P2P Matrix

As many know by now, a few of us have been working away since mid-December on experimenting with running Matrix in a peer-to-peer architecture - one where every user has absolute total autonomy and ownership of their conversations, because the only place their conversations exist is on the devices they own.

More on Matrix Blog2020-06-02

/ New Release: Tor Browser 9.5

For this release, we partnered with Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's HTTPS Everywhere to develop the first proof-of-concept human-memorable names for SecureDrop onion services addresses

More on Tor Blog2020-06-01

/ Hacker leaks database of dark web hosting provider

Today, a hacker going by the name of KingNull uploaded a copy of DH's stolen database on a file-hosting portal, and notified ZDNet, since we broke the news about the DH hack in March. According to a cursory analysis of today's data dump, the leaked data includes 3,671 email addresses, 7,205 account passwords, and 8,580 private keys for .onion (dark web) domains.

More on ZDNet2020-05-31

/ Man Faces 14 Months for Illegally Exchanging Bitcoin for Cash

A 46-year-old from Zwolle, Netherlands, laundered money for suspected criminals by anonymously exchanging Bitcoin for cash. In court, the prosecution pushed the court to sentence the defendant to 14 months in prison and two years of probation.

More on Darknetlive2020-05-30

/ Giancarlo: Now is the time for the U.S. to jump into the digital currency game

The paper warns that if the U.S. government doesn’t start thinking seriously about how to design the digital dollar, it could end up losing its ability to impose the nation’s values on the financial system

More on The Block2020-05-29

/ Blockchain in a Block World: Introducing the EnjinCraft Plugin for Minecraft

Now, EnjinCraft is making the blocky, inventive realms of Minecraft even better—giving you the ability to integrate, use, and trade blockchain gaming items in your server.

More on Enjin Blog2020-05-27

/ W3F Initiates Launch: Polkadot is Live

Polkadot gives peer-to-peer applications, organizations, businesses, economies – entire digital societies – the agency required to form, grow, govern themselves, and interact without the need for the centralized institutions that we are forced to place our trust in today.

More on Polkadot Blog2020-05-26

/ Tether stablecoin settled $212 billion worth of value in 2019

Around $212 billion worth of money was transferred or settled via Tether (USDT) stablecoin in 2019, according to research conducted by The Block’s John Dantoni.

More on The Block2020-05-25