The first website to buy bitcoin went online 13 years ago today- You could buy 1,309 BTC for $1.00 USD
The website New Liberty Standard was the first website to offer Bitcoin purchases. You were able to buy and sell Bitcoin through Paypal. The person who created the "exchange" basically priced Bitcoin at the average cost to mine Bitcoin.
This got me to thinking about the first time I heard of Bitcoin. I was a freshman in college and a computer science major. It was Fall of 2010. I was in the lab when a Sophomore csci major asked me if I wanted to help him set up the ~35 computers in the lab for mining Bitcoin. His plan was to mine every night after classes ended until 8am when classes began again and 24 hours over the weekend.
Me, thinking it was a waste of time with Bitcoin being like $.06, said no. The guy ended up setting up the computers himself, mining ~2,000 BTC, and in 2013 when the price hit $1,000, sold half his stack to become a millionaire in college.
Where were you the first time you heard of Bitcoin and what was the price per coin?
2M BNB (around half a billion) possibly hacked, hacker leveraged it max and is moving it to other chain
Around 2M BNB tokens seem to have been hacked, according to various accounts.
Wallet of the potential hacker: https://bscscan.com/address/0x489a8756c18c0b8b24ec2a2b9ff3d4d447f79bec
The wallet is moving the funds, first half of it to Venus to leverage it on stables, and then moving it to other chains via Stargate bridge
USDT has already blacklisted the wallet.
BNB has crashed in the last half hour
If its a hack, it seems to have happened via Binance Chain to Binance smart chain, potentially indicating that Binance was directly compromised. The wallet in question is now taking up onchain short-BNB positions
Chainlink is a decentralized network of nodes that take outside info (off-blockchain) to on-blockchain using oracles (oracles will allow blockchains to connect with external systems, allowing smart contracts to execute based on inputs and outputs, from the blockchain).
In short - Basically it will take information from outside and act as a intermediary for it to be accepted by other blockchains.
And that's why ChainLink is so interesting. For examplel, let's say there will be a new stablecoin paired with Gold. Gold info is outside the blockchain so an Oracle will act as a bridge and give all the information necessarry to the blockchain for the stablecoin to come alive.
Chainlink is part of the gigantic ETH ecosystem:If you don't understand ETH ecosystem, it has many layers and chainlink is inside the INFRASTRUCTURE & DEV TOOLING.
Along side the funcionality it has inside that layer, it acts as an Oracle and is the biggest of them all.https://preview.redd.it/xufukfiw1cs91.png?width=625&format=png&auto=webp&s=e550d557aa4661084ebd324965dd0789da971250Even tho Maker is somehat big, looking at the number of protocols we can see the huge gap between them.
Besides all of the above, a big pro regarind chainlink it's it upgrade comming next december and with all of the tweaks, the most interesting is the possibility to STAKE it.
Usually, the market predicts these kinda of stuff and we might see big buys which will pump it's market cap and therefore, the coin price.
The saga that keeps on giving: Celsius published a 14,000-page document detailing every user's full name, linked to timestamp & amount of each deposit/withdrawal/liquidation
As part of their bankruptcy legal proceedings Celsius published a 14,000-page document detailing every user's full name, linked to timestamp & amount of each deposit/withdrawal/liquidation.
This is a horrific breach of privacy.
This list is online and anyone can search it by name.
Nosy neighbour? Spouse? Employer? - You name it.
And yes, this is a public court document but man, why didn't they retract part of the names? Did they even give a fu*k to do this properly?
This is probably one of the best examples of not your keys - not your coins. Not only will they steal your funds, they will also leak your information.