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CoinMarketCap HACKED and 3 Million+ User E-Mails Stolen... Maybe. Why There Actually May Be NO HACK After-all....

Coinmarketcap hack

CoinMarketCap, purchased recently by Binance, admits there's a database of 3,117,548 million email addresses belonging to their users being sold online - but add that no other data was stolen beyond email addresses.

The website "HaveIBeenPwned" was first to reveal the leak, and say the hack happened 10 days before the knowledge became public.

"While the list of data we have reviewed comprises only email addresses (no passwords), we found a correlation with our subscriber database. We have not found any evidence of data breaches from our servers." Coinmarketcap said in a statement.

Which Brings Up A Real Possibility - CoinMarketCap Was Never Hacked...

The other possibility is that hackers used other stolen databases that contain e-mail addresses and passwords, and software that allows them to load that database of emails/passwords into it, and instruct it to try to login to sites to see if people used the same e-mail/password combination elsewhere. Using proxy servers these programs can try thousands of accounts per hour. 

So they could have had this software try all those e-mails/passwords on coinmarketcap, the software would then create a new list of everyone from the first hacked database, who also has a coinmarketcap account.

So Why Was Everyone Calling It A Hack?

The list of users e-mail addresses hit the underground marketplaces, being sold as a databases of CoinMarketCap user e-mails, it initially appeared as CoinMarketCap was the source of the data.

While freshly hacked databases are most valuable, people who buy those databases then create these sub-databases to resell. 

For example, an online store with 50,000 users gets hacked, someone buys that database, then tries the e-mail addresses and passwords on Netflix.  Out of those 50,000 users they could now create a list of "500 valid Netflix accounts" for sale.

This is Why 'Never re-use your password on multiple sites' Is Not Something to be Ignored...

If just 1 site you use gets hacked - you're now hacked on every site you use - what information could someone with access to every site you've signed up for get?

So, if you do re-use passwords on multiple sites, the time to change that is RIGHT NOW.  

If you're thinking 'but there's no way I can remember 20 passwords!' try this trick - put the first 1 or 2 letters of the website at the beginning or end of the password.  So if your password was 'CryptoK1NG' and you made an account on CoinMarketCap it would be 'CoCryptoK1NG', on GlobalCryptoPress it would now be 'GlCryptoK1NG', etc.

Remember, they use software to see if you use the same password somewhere else - they don't actually look at the list themselves. It only takes a tiny change to make you fully secure against this method of account cracking.

Warning To Anyone on This E-Mail List: Scams Are Coming...

If your e-mail address is part of this list - it's time to get paranoid. People buying the e-mails are doing it for one purpose - to scam those on it.

So be on the lookout for suspicious emails, especially ones that would require you to give private keys to a wallet or login info to any crypto exchanges you may use. 

The website mentioned earlier, HaveIBeenPwned allows you to put in your email address and see if you were included in the CMC email list.

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Author: Ross Davis 
E-Mail: Ross@GlobalCryptoPress.com Twitter:@RossFM
San Francisco Newsroom / Breaking Crypto News

Sports, Cryptos and BONUSES in 2021 with 1xBit...

1xbet sports crypto betting

If you are in search of a secure online casino and sportsbook where you can bet on thousands of sports events and games with a variety of cryptos, then look no further than 1xBit!

1xBit, an online gambling website, welcomes all crypto users and offers numerous casinos and sports betting opportunities. The platform has been around for 5 years and has added over the years more and more languages on the site, crypto payment options, games, betting options, and promotions; both Android and iOS mobile apps are now available on the site.

How to Get an Account on 1xBit

After entering the site, click on “register,” and you will be given an account number and a password. Then, click on register, and that’s it! No personal information, no ID verification, phone number, or other details are needed. With no personal data connecting you to your 1xBit account, you can stay anonymous while betting or gambling.

Sportsbook Features

The 1xBit sportsbook features a wide range of traditional sports, including both classic sports, such as football, tennis, basketball and unusual ones - cockfights, politics, and even weather prognosis! 

The e-sportsbook has the widest line on all sports and allows users to view live streams of many events.

Casino Selection

From the 5000 slots available, you can find ones from Amatic, Habanero, BGaming, Betsoft, RedRake, Spinomenal, GameArt, Playson, Pragmatic Play, Vivo Gaming, Evolution Gaming, and Ezugi. The sportsbook’s trademarked casino software supports the simultaneous playing of 4 slot games at once.

Table games, such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Jackpot, Poker, Roulette, can be found in the Live Casino section. 1xBit has more than 200 live dealers ready to assist you in real-time while you and other players are in the game.

Supported Payment Options

1xBit supports a diverse selection of cryptocurrencies, not limiting players only to Bitcoin or Ethereum, as most crypto-only casinos do. More than 30 cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Dash, Ripple, USD Coin can be used to make deposits, withdrawals, and bets with no transaction fees. 

Bonuses

1xBit has a diversified selection of bonuses and promotions, with the casino regularly adding new offers: bonus for placing sports bets, accumulator of the day, 100% bet insurance, VIP CASHBACK, game of the day, regular promotions and tournaments.

1xBit also offers a huge bonus to new users who can range up to 7 BTC. This bonus can be claimed after the four initial deposit bonuses are made. Also, in the Promo Code Store you can find a lot of bonus options such as Single Bet, Wheel of Fortune, Lottery etc.

1xBit is a crypto casino and sportsbook that is constantly evolving and improving its software, game selection, and bonus offers. With the sheer number of games and betting opportunities 1xBit has, any gambler can find something they like.

For more information visit 1xbit.com

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Investors Turning to Bitcoin as Hedge Against Inflation - Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones Explains Why...


Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones says cryptocurrency right now is a better hedge against inflation than gold.

"It would be my preferred one over gold at the moment" Jones said "Clearly, there’s a place for crypto. Clearly, it’s winning the race against gold at the moment."

Jones, a bitcoin and crypto bull, also told CNBC he’s very worried about rising inflation, saying it’s posing a major threat to the U.S. financial markets and the recovering Covid-hit economy."I’ve got crypto single digits in my portfolio" Jones said, referring to the percentage of his holdings in cryptocurrencies.

Back in June, Jones told CNBC that bitcoin is a great way to protect his wealth over the long run, calling the world’s biggest crypto a store of wealth like gold.

Gold as an investment that hedges against inflation would generally rise along with the rapid growth in consumer prices. Gold lost 8% over the past 12 months compared with bitcoin’s 437% one-year gain.

Often referred to as digital gold, bitcoin was also designed as a payment system, though its adoption as money to pay for things has been slow due to the volatile nature of the digital coin.

Essentially flat earlier in the morning, bitcoin moved higher after Jones’ crypto remarks. It hit a new all-time high above $66,000 on Wednesday, rising above April’s record.

Bitcoin struggled over the summer, trading briefly below $30,000 before turning higher again in advance of the launch of the first U.S. bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund.

The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF jumped 4.8% in Tuesday’s debut session and another 3% on Wednesday. The ETF tracks bitcoin futures, or contracts speculating on the future price, rather than the cash price.

Jones said he’d rather own bitcoin itself than the futures-tied ETF. However, he said the ETF will do fine and investors should "take great comfort" that it’s been approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Video courtsey of CNBC.

People Are Quitting Their Dayjobs, and Even BUYING HOMES With Income From 'Play To Earn' Crypto Games...

Play to earn crypto games

In crypto communities online players based in the US or UK have said that play-to-earn is currently paying their rent, generally this is still an with apartments and roommates.  Nothing wrong with that though, and it beats most jobs available to young people, often college students.

But in 3rd world countries, the crypto that can be earned on 'play to earn' platforms can easily bring in more than 90% of jobs, period. 

Teenagers dedicated to it are already out-earning their parents in some countries.

Gaming As A Business...

Most play to earn games require an initial investment, in this case the person who puts up the funds to create an account is considered the business owner.

Then, acting as 'employees' there will be several players who have shifts throughout the day.  One person doing this tells us they play for 3 different owners, in 3 hour shifts "So I log in to one Axie account from 11am-1pm, another from 4-6pm, and the last shift is 9pm-11pm" said the player, who asked to remain anonymous.

50% of the profits are split between 5 players (10% each) and the other half goes to the owner. 

The start-up costs the 'owner' needs to put up aren't insignificant -  just to begin playing Axie Infinity you need to purchase  3 characters, and 0.14 ETH is the lowest price you'll find one. That's $560 at current Ethereum prices, after buying 3 that's a startup cost of $1680 (plus transaction fees).

Those who work for the owners as players would never be able to start playing without the owner's initial investment.

But The Big Money Comes When Someone Is Earning In The Game, and At The Same Time, The Token's Value Rises...

...and in the case of Axie - rises fast.

Players who started early were able to benefit from the token taking off shortly after.  If someone played June to August the AXS token stayed in the $4-$20 range, then it began to rise fast - it's worth $128 today. 

That means a player who played for the first 60 days and was holding $5000 worth of tokens (through buying and playing) could have stopped playing after those 60 days, and those tokens would be worth $160,000 today.

It's Becoming So Popular, Real Estate Agents Who Accept Crypto Are Busier Than Ever...

In Venezuela, Axie Infinity has become the main source of income for dozens of people.

Carlos Grau is the operations manager the real estate company Grau, which accepts cryptocurrency payments. According to Grau, the calls began a couple months ago from Axie Infinity players "All over the country" he says "Many of them are Axie Infinity players looking for houses or apartments."

Only The Beginning...

So far, Axie Infinity is the only play-to-earn game where players are earning enough to qualify as 'making a living' from playing - but it won't be the last.

With literally hundreds of new releases using this model expected over the next year, and with the number of players growing at rapid speed as well, we expect multiple titles will soon exceed Axie's earning potential.

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Author: Fernando Perez
Latin America Newsdesk | Mexico City
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Crypto Charity Token Pawthereum Donates Over $10,000 to Animal Shelters and Rescues...

Pawthereum News

One week after their official launch, cryptocurrency charity project Pawthereum has made its first official round of community-approved donations to help animals in need. By unanimous vote of their $PAWTH token holders, over $10,000 has been donated to six different animal shelters and rescues around the world. 

The animal welfare organizations chosen for the first donation round are Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, project partner Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling, Massachusetts, Wright-Way Rescue in Chicago, Illinois, Four Paws International with locations around the world, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco, CA, and Second Chance Rescue in New York City. Each shelter will be receiving over $1,000, and the donations will be sent in both the $PAWTH and Ethereum tokens. 

“This is a huge milestone for us and for crypto-capable animal shelters,” says Pawthereum project leader Nawa Amiri. “Our aim is to be the most trusted, knowledgeable, and respected name in the crypto charity space. These donations should leave no doubt: we are serious about our mission and we will do everything possible to help animals in need while creating a fun and rewarding ecosystem for our community.” 

Only a small number of animal shelters and rescue organizations are currently able to receive donations in cryptocurrency, most using helpful crypto apps provided by groups like The Giving Block. The majority of shelters currently have no system in place to benefit from crypto donations. The Pawthereum team views this as a huge gap and is seizing the opportunity to help charity projects harness the revolutionary fundraising power of blockchain technology. 

“We’re proud to be a longstanding partner of the Pawthereum project, starting back in their early days as the Grumpy project up through today,” says Kendel Burdeaux at Sterling Animal Shelter. “We see huge potential for collaboration between the crypto community and shelters like ours, and we strongly believe all animal welfare organizations should look into adding the ability to receive crypto donations. It has been a huge help for our fundraising and for the animals we work hard to save.” 

Pawthereum is a decentralized charity project built on the Ethereum network that rewards token holders while gathering donations for animal shelters with every transaction.

For more information about Pawthereum:
Visit www.pawthereum.com
Or join their Telegram and Discord channels to talk directly to team members.

Matt C-Roy

Pawthereum Team

Pawthereum

matt@pawthereum.com

AXEL Announces Partnership with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Becoming Preferred Privacy/Security Data Solution for Legal Industry...

 Axel Go
Blockchain-Powered File Transfer and Data Storage App Will Now Serve More Than 330,000 Legal Professional Members...
Las Vegas, NV, October 18, 2021
via GCP | AXEL the leading online file storage and transfer solution for legal professionals, has announced a new partnership with the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, which will provide all members with access to the AXEL Go app – the most private and secure way to send, share and store files and data. This partnership is one of many month-long initiatives that AXEL has launched in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as the company continues to increase awareness and education on the importance of data privacy, data security and data custody. 

 “We are thrilled at this partnership with Phi Alpha Delta, which highlights the need for affordable and cost-effective cybersecurity solutions for legal professionals everywhere,” said Ben Ow, President and CTO of AXEL. “Cybercrime is a major concern as businesses are still navigating the disruption of the pandemic with remote and hybrid work situations. So, it’s more important than ever for legal professionals to protect the privacy of their clients’ data, as well as to minimize and prevent data breaches and other risks that could damage their practices and reputation.” 

Phi Alpha Delta, whose notable alumni include six former United States presidents, current President and four sitting Supreme Court Justices, is an inclusive law fraternity with more than 330,000 members. Thousands of attorneys and judges are members of this organization which includes hundreds of pre-law, law, and alumni chapters across 33 districts in the United States, Canada and Mexico, making it the largest co-ed professional law fraternity in the United States. With this partnership, all Phi Alpha Delta members can access a secure solution that's easy to use to send, share and store their files – whether it be business or personal matters, as well as in-office, remote or hybrid work situations.


"We are excited to expand our membership benefits and partner with AXEL," said Andrew Sagan, Executive Director of Phi Alpha Delta. "AXEL Go offers a valuable service to the legal industry, specifically for ethical and legal considerations in managing data and privacy. Its decentralized network with military-grade encryption and blockchain technology provides that extra layer of protection that law firms and legal professionals need, and we're pleased to offer this for our members at a special, discounted rate."


About Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is the largest professional law fraternity in the world. Established in 1902, Phi Alpha Delta was the first law fraternity to open membership to all genders, races, creeds and national origins, and the first to establish a pre-law program to assist undergraduate students interested in law.


Phi Alpha Delta strives to be the premier legal professional organization with a diverse membership that cultivates leaders and serves as a voice for the role of legal professionalism in our society. Through devotion to the ideals of compassion, courage, diversity, innovation, integrity, professionalism and service, Phi Alpha Delta betters both the legal profession and the community. For more information, visit here.


About AXEL

AXEL believes in a secure internet for everyone, and that private information is private property. The company continues to expand its suite of affordable, patented technology solutions for businesses and individuals for their data privacy, data security and data custody needs, and keeping its commitment to never sell user data to any third party. 


Available to members of The Florida Bar, State Bar of Georgia, Connecticut Bar Association, and through legal technology ecosystems such as Theorem LTD, the AXEL Go app provides users with a convenient, easy to implement privacy and security platform that is not readily available in most cloud-based file sharing applications. For more information, visit AXEL.org. To sign up for a 14-day trial of AXEL Go Premium, please visit AXEL Go.

Follow AXEL on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Contact:

John Svoboda

AXEL

(702) 948-9770

John.Svoboda@axel.org


General Inquiries: 


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Bitcoin Hit The Moon As It Broke $60k Today - Will We Keep Flying Towards Mars? Or Burn Up On Re-Entry?

For the first time in 6 months - Bitcoin broke $ 60,000, approaching its all-time high of $64,863.10.

Confidence is growing among investors as rumors hit the market that the US SEC will approve an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on bitcoin futures as soon as next week.

The previous day teased traders when Bitcoin peaked at $ 57,125 near midnight on Thursday, and left many feeling we were on the cusp of finally crossing $60k again. 

At the time of publishing, Bitcoin sits just 8% away from it's all time high... 

Now the question is: Will crossing the $60k threshold be the warning sign for people sitting on the sidelines to finally take the leap and buy Bitcoin?  Will current traders HODL what they have and buy more?

Or will traders be tempted to take profits now, while the price is close to BTC's all-time high?

We expect to officially know the SEC's decisions on bitcoin futures ETFs on Monday, but so far there's been nothing coming out of the SEC to dispute the rumor - a sign it's likely true.

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Author: Ryan Stewart
Silicon Valley News Desk | Breaking Crypto News


Intel Confirms Crypto Mining WILL be Possible In New "Arc" GPUs - Designed To Compete With NVIDIA and AMD...

Intel has been making waves lately as they will soon release "Arc" - their new graphic processor designed to rival Nvidia's GeForce series and AMD's Radeon series of GPUs.

In an interview with Gadgets360 featuring Intel executives and their general manager for graphics and system acceleration, they gave the first details on the launch of the new Arc Alchemist graphics cards (GPU).

In the interview, Intel indicated these GPUs will be capable of mining cryptocurrency, in the sense that there will be nothing in place to prevent it. However, gamers are their target market so there will be nothing built in to help facilitate crypto mining either.

"As far as like software lockouts and things of that nature, we're not designing this product or building any features at this point that specifically target miners. As far as actions we're taking to avoid or lock them out, it's a product that will be in the market and people will be able to buy it. It's not a priority for us." said Roger Chandler, Intel VP and GM of Client Graphics Products and Solutions.

What we don't have is the specifics on price, or performance.  We do know they aim to launch in early 2022, and if the current GPU shortage is still going on, intel has a chance to grab a piece of the market fast and easily. 


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Author: Oliver Redding
Seattle Newsdesk  / Breaking Crypto News

Edward Snowden Warns Of Bitcoin's EVIL TWIN, a Tool Of 'Crypto-Facists'...

Bitcoin's evil twin

Former CIA turned whistleblower Edward Snowden calls central bank digital currencies the 'evil twin' of decentralized cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. For him, CBDCs - as they are known as Central Bank Digital Currencies - are "crypto-fascist" tools.

"A Perversion Of Cryptocurrency..."

The computer specialist, who resides in Russia as a fugitive from US justice for leaking thousands of 'top secret' documents wrote on his personal blog.

"I will tell you what a CBDC is NOT—it is NOT, as Wikipedia might tell you, a digital dollar. After all, most dollars are already digital, existing not as something folded in your wallet, but as an entry in a bank’s database, faithfully requested and rendered beneath the glass of your phone.

Instead, a CBDC is something closer to being a perversion of cryptocurrency, or at least of the founding principles and protocols of cryptocurrency—a cryptofascist currency, an evil twin entered into the ledgers on Opposite Day, expressly designed to deny its users the basic ownership of their money and to install the State at the mediating center of every transaction. "

Snowden, values ​​privacy across the board, including financially, which is why the idea of an 'official state ledger' that can be continuously scrutinized and eternally reviewed alarms him.

Where Things Stand Now...

The 'Digital Yuan' which is the CBDC to be issued by the Central Bank of China in the 'advanced stage' of testing - total anonymity is not possible and the Government decides who can have permission to access the centralized database in which transactions are recorded.

Both the United States and European Union say they're in the process of evaluating the benefits of issuing their own CBDC's, the 'digital dollar' and 'digital euro'.

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Author: Mark Pippen
London News Desk / Breaking Crypto News



Charity Token Pawthereum Launches to Bring the Blockchain to Animal Shelters...

pawthereum cryptocurrency
Pawthereum, a community-run charity cryptocurrency project, has fully launched on the Ethereum blockchain after months of ground work by an all-volunteer team to rescue, revitalize, and rebrand the abandoned Grumpy Finance project. 

Supporting animal shelters and advocating for the well-being of animals in need are at the center of the project. Their $PAWTH token has charitable giving built-in. A percentage of every transaction is sent directly and automatically to a charity crypto-wallet, and donations to specific animal shelters will be voted on by Pawthereum token owners. 

To date, over $72,000 in donations has been raised and given by the project pre-launch, a number Pawthereum intends to far exceed into the future. "We aim to become a leading disruptor of charitable inclusion by utilizing blockchain technology to obtain funding, bypass the middleman, and donate directly to smaller animal shelters around the world who need assistance," says project leader Nawzad Amiri. 

He adds, "The vision behind Pawthereum is not limited to providing aid to animal shelters. We also plan to educate animal-based charities on the benefits of digital assets, so more shelters set up the capability to receive donations in cryptocurrency and we can help more animals." 

The token has a few other features built in like community reflections that continuously reward all token holders. The team also has plans to collaborate with artists to use custom pet NFTs to help raise additional donations for shelters across the world, and they will help fundraise in fiat currency for animal shelters that are not yet ready to add crypto-capability. 

One thing that sets this project apart from others in the crypto-space is that the leadership team is fully doxxed (uses real names) internally. This was done to build legitimacy and credibility for a project focused on long term goals. As community moderator Antony Gutierrez puts it, "Building and maintaining the trust of our pawesome community has been priority number one from the start. We are in this for the animals and we have big plans for Pawthereum into the future." 

As of October 10th, their $PAWTH token is available for trading on the Ethereum network on Uniswap and Shibaswap, and it will be available on the BigOne exchange October 15th. Other exchanges will be added over time. For more information about Pawthereum, visit www.pawthereum.com and visit their Telegram and Discord channels to talk directly to team members and join their community.

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