US agencies warn against the influx of North Koreans in IT and crypto jobs online

The United States Department of Justice, State and the Treasury issued a joint advisery warning against the influx of North Korean workers in various freelance tech jobs, especially in the crypto industry The public advisory was released on Friday, highlighting the critical red flags and identifiers for private firms to avoid hiring North Korean workers. The U.S. agencies warned that these workers pose a range of risks including theft of intellectual property, data and funds that could be used to violate sanctions. There has been a significant increase in the…

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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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Ape-themed airdrop phishing scams are on the rise, experts warn

Cybersecurity experts identified and disclosed the rising popularity of airdrop phishing among crypto and nonfungible token (NFT) scammers. Airdrops serve as an essential marketing tool for crypto projects, which involves sending free cryptocurrency tokens or NFTs to promote awareness among investors. However, a new report released by Malwarebytes Labs highlighted an alarming rise in airdrop phishing attempts as scammers try to cash in on the hype around Yuga Labs’ BAYC Ape-related NFT collection. Airdrop phishing: what is it, and how is my cryptocurrency at risk? https://t.co/kWG09l06fi — Malwarebytes (@Malwarebytes) May…

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Smart money is accumulating Ethereum even as traders warn of a drop to $2.4K

The upcoming Ethereum merge is one of the most widely discussed topics in the crypto sector and analysts have a wide range of perspectives on how the transition to proof of stake could impact Ether’s price.  ETH/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Whales accumulate ahead of the merge A deeper dive into the ongoing accumulation of Ether by whale wallets was provided by cryptocurrency intelligence firm Jarvis Labs, which posted the following chart looking at the percentage change in whale wallet holdings versus ET price.  Ether whale holding change. Source: Twitter The…

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Stepn impersonators stealing users’ seed phrases, warn security experts

Peckshield, a prominent blockchain security firm, has today exposed that there are numerous phishing websites for the Web3 lifestyle app Stepn. Hackers insert a forged MetaMask browser plugin through which they can steal seed phrases from unsuspecting Stepn users, according to Peckshield. When these cybercriminals obtain the seed phrase, they gain complete control over the Stepn user’s dashboard, where they may connect their stolen wallets to their own or “claim” a giveaway as per Peckshield. #PeckShieldAlert #phishing PeckShield has detected a bath of @Stepnofficial phishing sites. They insert a false…

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Bitcoin bulls take aim at $45K while some analysts warn of possible correction

The bullish narrative is beginning to build across the cryptocurrency ecosystem on March 22 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) briefly spiked above $43,000 while Ether (ETH) has reclaimed support at $3,000 following a deposit of $110 million worth of ETH into Lido’s liquidity pools. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the price of Bitcoin rallied 6.15% from a low of $40,884 in the early hours of Tuesday to an intraday high at $43,380 before consolidating around support at $42,300. BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here’s what several…

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$40K Bitcoin price is in reach, but analysts warn that a sweep of recent lows is likely

There’s was no rest for weary crypto traders on March 10 as a blistering 7.9% CPI print emerged as the headline of the day, putting pressure on global financial markets and erasing the previous day’s gains in Bitcoin (BTC) as the price fell back below $40,000.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that the BTC sell-off kicked off in the early trading hours on Thursday and escalated into midday with the price hitting a low of $38,562 before dip buyers bid it back above support at $39,000. BTC/USDT…

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Analysts warn that Bitcoin could dip to $38K ‘before an eventual breakout’

The cryptocurrency market faced another day of weakness on Jan. 18 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped lower and additional pressure was also put on the altcoin market. Currently, the crypto Fear and Greed Index registered “Extreme Fear” among investors and some traders caution that BTC price could soon fall below its recent $39,000 swing low. Crypto Fear & Greed index. Source: Alternative Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that bulls lost control of the $42,000 support level during the early trading hours on Jan. 18 as…

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Bitcoin price surges to $43K, but traders warn that ‘real pain’ is due for altcoins

Bitcoin (BTC) fell slightly into the Wall Street open on Jan. 11 after the largest cryptocurrency failed to crack resistance above $42,000, but fresh comments from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell appear to be providing a boost to markets. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin squares off at support According to Powell, the United States is likely to remain in a low-interest environment for some time, a comment that stocks and risk-on assets like cryptocurrencies seem to appreciate. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD returning…

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