Etherscan, CoinGecko warn against ongoing MetaMask phishing attacks

Popular crypto analytics platforms Etherscan and CoinGecko have parallelly issued an alert against an ongoing phishing attack on their platforms. The firms began investigating the attack after numerous users reported unusual MetaMask pop-ups prompting users to connect their crypto wallets to the website.  Based on the information disclosed by the analytics firms, the latest phishing attack attempts to gain access to users’ funds by requesting to integrate their crypto wallets via MetaMask once they access the official websites. Security Alert: If you are on the CoinGecko website and you are…

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Ukrainian crypto and blockchain firms survive despite ongoing conflict

Many Ukraine-based businesses have had to shutter or suspend operations following the outbreak of the conflict with Russia on Feb. 24, but some in the cryptocurrency space have been able to keep running, albeit with many staff in bomb shelters, scattered across the world and facing an uncertain future.  Speaking to Cointelegraph, Arsenii Hurtavtsov, a Ukrainian national and CEO of nonfungible token service provider Finch, said he managed to get on one of the last flights from Kyiv to Azerbaijan on Feb. 23 before the country began blocking many men…

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Moscow Stock Exchange remains offline amid ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war

As reported by local news outlet TASS, the Central Bank of Russia once again suspended trading on the nation’s leading Moscow Stock Exchange (MOEX) on Wednesday, and it will not open the exchange on Thursday. Trading on MOEX has been halted since Feb. 25, after Russia launched its ongoing military campaign in Ukraine. On a monthly basis, the exchange’s index has lost over 34% of its value (not adjusted for inflation), as Western leaders have imposed crippling sanctions on Russia in response to the conflict. In addition, MOEX’s main website…

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Ukraine accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDT donations to fund ongoing war

Within the first week of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Ukrainian government has reached out to the crypto community on Twitter for raising funds to support its civilians and troops. Ukraine has now started accepting Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Tether (USDT) as donations. As Russia threatens to take over Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv, the government of Ukraine sought help from numerous international organizations to overpower the imminent threat. However, considering time is of the essence, the official Twitter account of Ukraine extended its call for help to Crypto Twitter.…

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CryptoPunks community reacts to the ongoing copyright battle between v1 and v2

During its initial release, 10,000 CryptoPunks were sold and made it to the secondary market before users discovered a critical smart contract exploit that made it possible for Punks’ buyers to withdraw their Ether (ETH) post-purchase. As a result, creator Larva Labs withdrew recognition of the v1 collection, fixed the exploit and released the v2 Punks collection we have now. Though, they’ve also sent mixed messages about the collection by selling off dozens of their own V1 Punks. The battle over the copyright of the CryptoPunks v1 collection is heating…

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Why An Ongoing Bullish Bitcoin “Retest” Might Result In New Highs

Bitcoin price is still well below its former record, but the top cryptocurrency by market cap at the time of this writing is making another attempt to reclaim lost support near all-time highs set earlier in the year. The “retest” thus far is holding above a key level, and when compared to past peaks in the crypto market, this time almost certainly appears to be different. If the repeating pattern yields different results yet remains to be seen, but a unique outcome this time around would suggest a rally to…

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It’s Crunch Time For Ongoing Bitcoin Parabola

Bitcoin price has now had one of its largest pullbacks dollar for dollar in history, putting the entire parabolic uptrend in jeopardy, according to one crypto analyst who has warned the top could be near. The analyst, who has been accurate in the past, claims that it is now “crunch time” for the parabola to prove its strength, or risk the start of a violent breakdown. “Crunch Time” For Bitcoin Parabola, As Uptrend Support Line Is Tested An asset that “goes parabolic” is a rare event, occurring when price action…

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Amid ongoing legal proceedings, Bitfinex announces Tether loan repayment

In a short statement today, Bitfinex — the sister company to centralized stablecoin Tether — announced that it has repaid Tether an outstanding loan balance of $550 million. This action fully closes out a larger $750 million loan from a $900 million credit line first issued in 2018 — a credit line which has been at the center of a market manipulation lawsuit in New York and a broader lawsuit from the New York Attorney General, among other legal proceedings.  “Bitfinex is happy to announce that in January it repaid…

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Visa powers one more crypto card amid ongoing antitrust charges

As technology titans in the United States capture a larger part of their industries and beyond, regulators and governments have become increasingly concerned about their extensive power and influence.  Indeed, Facebook, Twitter and Google’s parent company Alphabet all appeared before a Congressional antitrust hearing in July.  The primary concern of the government is that these companies use their authority to stifle competition and manipulate users to maintain their leading position in the marketplace. The latest in a series of ongoing antitrust charges and investigations on corporate giants is the one…

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Analysts Aren’t Convinced of Yearn.finance’s (YFI) Ongoing Bounce

Yearn.finance’s YFI has been one of the most volatile crypto assets of recent days. According to data from TradingView, the coin has traded in an $8,000 range over the past four days. After declining from the $19,000 local highs, the cryptocurrency recently underwent a 15% bounce at $15,000 that brought it just shy of $18,000. While $15,000 is a pivotal level for YFI on a macro scale, not everyone is certain that this ongoing relief rally will persist. Related Reading: Ethereum Transaction Fees Surge to All-Time Highs After Uniswap Launch…

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