Since the fork, Bitcoin Private claims that there are only 2.55M ZCL and 572K BTC on the chain, i.e. the total number of non-pre-dug tokens is only 3.12M BTCP. The current number of pre-dug BTCP flows out of the shield pool is about 300,000, accounting for 9.5% of the total BTCP after forking
Lightweight Bitcoin Wallet Electrum announced that the next version will support Lightning network payments, implemented with Python, an electrum network node where wallet users do not need to run Lightning network nodes themselves to make payments, and electrum's Lightning network nodes have now been merged into the Electrum master branch.
On December 23rd Coin Metrics, a digital money market data and analytics provider, released a report on Bitcoin Private (BTCP). The report revealed that 2.04 million tokens were secretly mined during the formation of BTCP, which was not mentioned in its white paper. (Cointelegraph)
To date, counterfeit extensions that have been detected claim to be extensions of cryptocurrencies wallets such as Ledger, Trezor, Jaxx, Electrum, MyEtherWallet, MetaMask, Exodus, and KeepKey. The test tokens sent by Danley have not yet been removed. There may be two reasons: hackers can only manually empty wallets, or are only interested in larger balances.
The attacker set up a large number of malicious servers. Once a user's Electrum wallet is connected to these servers, they see what appears to be an official message when they send a Bitcoin transaction, telling them to upgrade the Electrum wallet, which actually contains a fraudulent URL.
Almost no Bitcoin wallet can be said to have been involved since the beginning. Electrum announced in 2011 that it had changed course during the downturn in the Bitcoin market. It is now estimated that about 10% of all Bitcoin transactions are reflected in Electrum.
In a recent announcement on Twitter, Electrum advised users to disable the automatic connection option and manually select a server, while the company is developing a more powerful Electrum.
According to the dimensionality reduction security laboratory (johnwick.io), hackers launched a denial of service (DoS) attack on the well-known wallet Electrum server. The hackers used a botnet of more than 140,000 computers to attack Electrum nodes and deployed malicious nodes at the same time . When users connect to these malicious nodes and use the old version of Electrum to send transactions
Electrum is free software used by many cryptocurrencies websites, including merchants and exchanges, to store bitcoins. Anyone can run an Electrum server, and the software supports hardware wallets such as Trezor, Ledger, and Keepkey. Enhanced features include multi-signal and the ability to sign transactions using cold storage devices that are not connected to the network.
Today the stolen funds of the giant whale were split into two and some 750 BTC funds into two addresses and were split up in small amounts.