Solana wallet fires up the grill to burn spam NFTs out of existence

Solana-based wallet provider Phantom has launched a new burn feature allowing users to remove spam non-fungible tokens (NFTs) sent by scammers. According to an Aug. 18 blog post from the Phantom team, the new feature is accessible via the Burn Token tab in the Phantom wallet app, allowing users to receive a minuscule deposit of Solana (SOL) each time they use it. “We’re still in the Wild West days of Web3. As the crypto ecosystem grows, so have the number of bad actors looking for ways to steal user’s funds.…

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Tornado Cash community fund multi-signature wallet disbands amid sanctions

Following the sanctions placed by the United States on USD Coin (USDC) and Ethereum (ETH) addresses associated with the crypto mixer Tornado Cash (TORN), the signatories of the projects’ multi-signature community fund disbanded.  In 2021, the Tornado Cash community created a fund to provide incentives to key contributors to the project. The fund was held in a community-managed multi-signature wallet with five peer-elected members validating transactions who were selected because of their contributions to the project. However, as interacting with Tornado Cash started to come with more risks, with penalties…

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DeFi platform Oasis to block wallet addresses deemed at-risk

According to a new community Discord post on Thursday, decentralized finance platform Oasis.app says that sanctioned addresses will no longer be able to access the application. As a result of the change to the terms of service, wallets flagged as high risk are prohibited from using Oasis.app to manage positions or withdraw funds. Instead, such category of users must interact directly with the relevant underlying protocol where funds are stored or find another service. In explaining the decision, Oasis.app team member Gabriel said: “We’ve recently needed to update the Terms…

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1inch plugs into KuCoin Wallet to improve token swaps

Cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin will introduce native token swap functionality to its in-house wallet after integrating decentralized finance (DeFi) market maker 1inch’s application programming interface. 1inch’s Pathfinder algorithm will increase the functionality of KuCoin Wallet, the exchange’s recently launched decentralized wallet platform, which features cross-chain trading, and DeFi and nonfungible token (NFT) support. The algorithm will aggregate liquidity from over 250 sources from automated market makers and proactive market makers across the DeFi ecosystem. 1inch plugs into liquidity sources running on nine different blockchain networks, providing a wide range of tradable…

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Slope wallets blamed for Solana-based wallet attack

As the dust settles from yesterday’s Solana ecosystem mayhem, data is surfacing that wallet provider Slope is largely responsible for the security exploit that stole crypto from thousands of Solana users. Slope is a Web3 wallet provider for the Solana layer-1 (L1) blockchain. Through the Solana Status Twitter account on Aug. 3, the Solana Foundation pointed the finger at Slope stating that “it appears affected addresses were at one point created, imported, or used in Slope mobile wallet applications.” After an investigation by developers, ecosystem teams, and security auditors, it…

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Ongoing Solana-based wallet hack has already seen millions drained

A security vulnerability impacting the Solana ecosystem has reportedly seen millions in funds drained across a number of Solana-based wallets. At the time of writing, Solana (SOL) is currently trending on Twitter as countless users are either reporting on the hack as it unfolds, or are reporting to have lost funds themselves, warning anyone with Solana-based hot wallets such as Phantom and Slope wallets to move their funds into cold wallets. IMPORTANT- please retweet and tag @phantom and @solana 1. Many users are claiming they are getting notifications that they…

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Zipmex gradually resuming Z Wallet withdrawals, says debt moratorium is not bankruptcy

Crypto exchange Zipmex, which operates in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia, released a statement this week denying reports that it has filed for bankruptcy and announcing its progress in resuming withdrawals from its Z Wallets.  Zipmex customers can withdraw Solana (SOL) from their wallets Tuesday and will be able to withdraw XRP on Thursday and Cardano (ADA) on August 9, the company said. Zipmex provides its customers with two wallets: the Z Wallet, used for Zipmex services and receipt of earnings and bonuses, and the Trade Wallet, where fiat currency…

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The worst places to keep your crypto wallet seed phrase

Under the mattress, in the seams of a piece of luggage or even rolled into a cigar, what are the worst and best ways for keeping a seed phrase safe? The key to unlocking and recovering cryptocurrency, a seed phrase, should be secured and safe.  Especially now that prices are low and the crypto tourists have checked out, it might be time for a crypto security spring clean. Security starts with a seed phrase, sometimes called a recovery phrase. There’s no denying it: Bitcoin and the crypto space writ large…

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Hardware wallet industry to outstrip crypto exchanges: Report

The crypto hardware wallet industry could be growing at a faster pace than cryptocurrency exchanges, data from several studies suggest. The current bear market has accelerated the development of the cold wallet industry, while many centralized crypto exchanges were scrambling to maintain operations. According to a report by business intelligence firm Vantage Market Research, the revenue of global crypto trading platforms amounted to $330 million in 2021. Released on July 21, the report suggests that the global crypto exchange market revenue would reach a value of $675 million by 2028 with…

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Jed McCaleb empties XRP wallet after eight-year selloff

Former Ripple Labs founder Jed McCaleb has finally ended the eight-year dump of his XRP holdings, leaving only 46.7 XRP left sitting in his famed “~tacostand” wallet.  According to blockchain explorer XRP Scan, the former Ripple founder executed his last outgoing XRP transfer of 1.1 million XRP (worth $394,742.18) at 6:31 am (UTC) on July 17. Hours later, the account listed an “ACCOUNT DELETE” transaction, meaning the account will no longer exist on XRP’s ledger. The transaction marks the end of a 9 billion XRP sell-off initiated by McCaleb after…

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