OpenSea data breach causes massive leak of users’ email addresses

OpenSea, the world’s largest nonfungible tokens (NFT) marketplace, has issued a warning to customers after it was discovered that an employee of Customer.io, a platform for managing email newsletters and campaigns, leaked the list of OpenSea customers’ emails to an outside party. The breach has affected all of the users who have given their email to the marketplace, whether it’s for the platform or its newsletter. Following the breach, OpenSea advised customers against potential phishing attempts. The NFT marketplace announced on Thursday that it has contacted law enforcement officials about…

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CoinFlex CEO says withdrawals unlikely to resume on Thursday

Crypto exchange CoinFlex is “unlikely” to resume withdrawals on Thursday, June 30 as it had originally hoped, according to its CEO Mark Lamb, as the company continues to search for buyers of its $47 million bad debt.  Speaking to CNBC on Wednesday, Lamb said more time was needed before it could reopen the platform for withdrawals, stating: “We will need more time. And it’s unlikely that withdrawals will be re-enabled tomorrow.” The crypto exchange had been banking on a $47 million token offering launched on Tuesday, June 28 which is…

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Taiwan central bank governor considers interest-free CBDC design to prevent fiat deposit flight

As reported by local news outlet bnext.com on Wednesday, Chin-long Yang, governor of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan), recommended a no-interest design for the country’s central bank digital currency, or CBDC, pilot. In explaining the decision, Yang said that a CBDC where interest is paid on digital asset deposits would likely become a replacement for fiat New Taiwan dollar (NT$) deposits in banks. “Once the banks’ available deposits decrease,” Yang explained, “it would lead to a corresponding increase in the cost of financing and thereby increase…

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Polkadot’s founder announces steps toward full decentralization with new governance model

Live from Polkadot Decoded in Buenos Aires on Wednesday, Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama founder Gavin Wood announced that the blockchain’s governance model would undergo a new transformation. Dubbed Gov2, anyone would be able to start a referendum at any time for as many times as they wish in the new setup, similar to initiating new transactions on the blockchain. Thereafter, pending referenda need 50% of the vote from stakeholders within 28 days’ time for approval or face rejection by default. Participants can also intervene and launch timely cancellation proposals, which…

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Bitcoin holds $20K as ECB warns inflation may never return to pre-COVID lows

Bitcoin (BTC) held steady at just above $20,000 after the June 29 Wall Street open as Europe’s chief banker admitted the world would “never” return to low inflation. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Lagarde on inflation: “I don’t think we’re ever going back” Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD looking unvolatile but precarious as it stuck in a narrow range on the day. United States equities markets were likewise calm after Asian trading had seen fresh losses. In Europe, meanwhile, comments from central bankers set the…

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