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 and unprecedented breach of privacy.
This list is online in an unprotected PDF form and anyone can search it or even download it.
Nosy neighbour? Spouse? Employer? Crypto scammers looking for targets? Blockchain analysis firms that can now put a name on self custody wallets? You name it.
And yes, this is a public court document, but man, why didn't they redact part of the names? Why did they put this on the internet? Why didn't at the very least give a heads up? 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.
It is confirmed that this list includes EU customers, so my guess is that's a global list.
The wife of former-CEO Alex Mashinsky was shown to have withdrawn $2 million in crypto on May 31. They stopped withdrawals 13 days later.
Many users in the comments have pointed out that this is standard procedure for Chapter 11 and that Celsius lawyers tried to avoid it but was rejected by a judge. For me, this remains a cautionary tale that not only can you lose your coin but also your private information. Why didn't Celsius notify us about this beforehand and couldn't they have taken a different legal route all together?
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