Coinbase denies reports of selling customer data to the US government

Crypto exchange platform Coinbase denied reports alleging that the company is selling its customer information to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency that works under the country’s Department of Homeland Security.  On Thursday, news that Coinbase has been providing geolocation data to the ICE has circulated online. Because of this, Twitter users like Solobase Mac were shocked and noted that they “didn’t sign up for that.” They tweeted: Now why would they be doing that? So basically invasion of privacy. Sells with out knowledge? They will…

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Coinbase providing customer geolocation data to ICE: Report

A new report has indicated that crypto exchange Coinbase has provided Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents with a “suite of features” intended for tracking the company’s customers. According to the report, ICE has been granted access to an intelligence-gathering application, called Coinbase Tracer, that provides a variety of forensic data tracking capabilities. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is an government agency under the Department of Homeland Security. The primary purpose of ICE is to protect the country from cross-border crime and illegal immigration. Coinbase Tracer’s intent is to assist…

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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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Flipside Crypto launches NFTs to pull multi-chain data

Blockchain analytics firm Flipside Crypto has launched an online Software Development Kit (SDK) called ShroomDK, which is based on nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and provides an automated means to pull “comprehensive” blockchain data via software. Being NFT-based enables the SDK to be on-sold or upgraded more easily, according to the company. Co-founder Jim Myers said that the ability to query blockchain data from multiple chains in an automated (programmatic) fashion has been a “critical piece of missing infrastructure for blockchain developers and analysts.” Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, refers to software delivered over the…

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Avalanche (AVAX) price drops 45% in a month and data points to further downside

Avalanche (AVAX) is down 45% in 30 days and in the same time the cryptocurrencies’ total market capitalization shrank by 29%. Despite the recent downturn, this decentralized application (DApp) platform remains a top contender in the layer1 and layer2 race and it ranks high in terms of smart contract deposits and active addresses. Yet, the lackluster token price is still causing investors to rethink whether the network remains a “serious” competitor. AVAX token/USD at FTX. Source: TradingView The brutal sell-off on risk assets caused AVAX to test the $14.80 support…

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HM Treasury changes course on collecting data around unhosted crypto wallets

The government of the United Kingdom said it intends to modify a proposal that would have required crypto firms to collect personal data from individuals holding unhosted wallets that were the recipients of digital asset transfers. In its Amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds updated on Wene, HM Treasury said it will be scaling back its requirements for gathering data from both the senders and recipients of crypto sent to unhosted wallets, unless the transaction poses “an elevated risk of illicit finance.” The U.K. government…

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Further downside is expected, but multiple data points suggest Bitcoin is undervalued

The outlook across the cryptocurrency ecosystem continue to dim as the sharp downtrend that was initially sparked by the collapse of Terra now appears to have claimed the Singapore-based crypto venture capital firm Three Arrows Capital (3AC) as its next victim.  As large crypto projects and investment firms begin to collapse on a weekly basis, the prospect of a long, drawn out bear market is a reality investors are beginning to accept.  Based on a recent Twitter poll conducted by market analyst and pseudonymous Twitter user Plan C,  41.6% of…

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This oracle data provider platform has surpassed 4 million nodes since inception

Can a fully-functional oracle network ecosystem that anonymously collects and validates geospatial (location-specific) data exist? One blockchain firm seems to have gotten the gist of the idea. Founded in 2012, XY Labs and its namesake protocol XYO, which is built on the Ethereum blockchain, seek to reward participants for the genesis, interpretation, analysis, and storage of data to be called upon for specific problems. There are currently over 4 million nodes worldwide on the XYO network.  In a recent ask-me-anything (AMA) session with Cointelegraph Markets Pro, Arie Trouw, founder of…

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Chainlink integrates with Moonbeam to provide price data to Polkadot developers

Decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK) has integrated its service called Chainlink Price Feeds to Moonbeam, a smart contract parachain on Polkadot (DOT), to provide data to developers in the platform.  In a release sent to Cointelegraph, Chainlink’s team noted that going live on Moonbeam will allow those who build within the platform to access price information that’s compiled and aggregated from many different exchanges. This allows decentralized finance (DeFi) developers to bring price accuracy to their decentralized applications (DApps). Moonbeam Founder Derek Yoo mentioned that access to off-chain asset prices…

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