Ledger CEO speaks out on massive data breach

Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger, took part in a podcast to discuss the customer data leak.

Ledger was the subject of a massive hack that resulted in widespread user data leakage.

Some users are threatening to take collective action as a result of these events

Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger, spoke with Peter McCormack on the “What Bitcoin Did” podcast to discuss the recent data breach that affected customers.

Pascal Gauthier started the podcast with an apology, stating that the company is doing everything possible to correct the situation.

He believes that the disclosure of the data does not affect Ledger’s hardware at any level, but rather the personal information of users.

After explaining the circumstances of the hack, Gauthier reassured podcast listeners that Ledger is doing his best to be as transparent as possible. He clarified that the relevant information is available on the Ledger website.

In this high-profile hack, Ledger suffered massive data infiltration. As a result of the hack, the personal data of more than 277,000 Ledger customers has now been disclosed online.

This data includes personal information such as the names of customers, their physical and e-mail addresses and their telephone numbers

According to the Twitter account of Alex Krüger ( @krugermacro ), an economist and trader with more than 55,000 followers, anyone who purchased a Ledger wallet before July 2020 has most likely had their personal information exposed.

What’s next for Ledger?

Ledger announced the data breach on Twitter and said: “It is an understatement to say that we sincerely regret this situation”.

The company also explained that it was taking important precautions, especially with the hiring of an information security officer (CISO). She also performs tests with external security companies and works with law enforcement.

Several affected Ledger clients are nevertheless threatening to take class action against the company.

Safety Precautions for Users

If you have purchased hardware such as the Ledger Nano S or the Ledger Nano X or if you have already subscribed to its newsletter, it is highly likely that at least some of your information has been compromised.

Mr Kruger gave more advice on the situation, insisting to the owners of the wallet :

The personal data of 272,000 Ledger buyers has been leaked. If your data has been compromised, make sure you are not using your number for 2FA anywhere. Change to a VoIP, or GA number. Otherwise, contact @haseeb, a Bitcoin OG whose company provides protection against SIM swapping.

Mr. Kruger described some of the characteristics of personal cryptocurrency theft. Indeed, digital theft is not what most people imagine.

It ends with a cartoon showing an “imaginary” hack, where thieves try to develop an advanced computer program to hack your wallet, as opposed to a much more realistic crypto theft.

In the real theft there are no awesome hackers, but desperate men with big keys who will attack you endlessly until you give them the password. While this is rare, malicious actors could theoretically track down known crypto users.

If you are one of the users affected by this new data breach, there are a number of security precautions that are worth exploring.

Vaikka Bitcoin ylitti, kun CME julkaisi BTC-futuurit, Ethereumin futuurit ovat nousussa

Bitcoin ja Ethereum räjähtävät jälleen korkeammalle. BTC on uusilla kaikkien aikojen korkeimmilla 20800 dollaria, kun ETH nousee uusiin vuoden tasolle 635 dollariin.

Malli kokoontui uutisten kanssa, että CME, maailman johtava johdannaisten ja hyödykkeiden pörssi, on alkanut työskennellä Ethereumin Immediate Edge futuurisopimusten parissa. Vaikka ei voida sataprosenttisesti varmistaa, onko tämä ralli näiden uutisten sivutuote, BTC räjähti korkeammaksi päivänä, jona CME ilmoitti Bitcoin-futuurisopimuksestaan.

Tämän tekee mielenkiintoiseksi se, että sinä päivänä, kun CME tosiasiallisesti aloitti sopimukset, BTC saavutti huippunsa.

Jotkut pelkäävät, että jotain vastaavaa voi tapahtua Ethereumin ja sen CME-futuurisopimusten kanssa.

Johtavan analyytikon mukaan näin ei kuitenkaan ole.

Ethereum saada futuurisopimus CME: lle, mutta miten se vaikuttaa ETH: hen?
Analyytikon ja ekonomistin Alex Krügerin mukaan ei ole viisasta ajatella, että Ethereumin futuurien lanseeraaminen ajaa myös ETH: n maahan. Hän sanoi äskettäin asiasta:

„Ihmiset muistavat enimmäkseen, kuinka bitcoin saavutti huippunsa vuonna 2017 juuri sinä päivänä, kun CME $ BTC -futuurit lanseerattiin, ja eteni kaatua heti sen jälkeen. He unohtavat, että CME-lanseeraus nosti hinnan 6K: sta 20K: een, +255% 2,5 kuukaudessa. CME $ ETH-futuurien lanseeraus on erittäin nousussa. “

Kun laitokset ovat alkaneet päästä Bitcoin-tilaan, CME-futuureista on tullut merkityksellinen tapa tämän luokan sijoittajille hankkia altistuminen tälle avaruudelle.

Nimittäin miljardööri Wall Streetin sijoittaja Paul Tudor Jones hankki satoja miljoonia dollareita BTC-altistuksella näiden futuurien kautta.

Ethereumin markkinat antaisivat sijoittajille mahdollisuuden hankkia myös tällaisia ​​vastuita, mikä lisäisi ETH: n sijoitettavuutta.

Ihmiset muistavat enimmäkseen, kuinka bitcoin osui huipulleen vuonna 2017 juuri sinä päivänä, kun CME $ BTC-futuurit käynnistettiin ja kaatui heti sen jälkeen. He unohtavat, että CME-lanseeraus nosti hinnan 6K: sta 20K: een, +255% 2,5 kuukaudessa. CME $ ETH-futuurien lanseeraus on erittäin nousussa. pic.twitter.com/QFrG0TLhau

– Alex Krüger (@krugermacro) 16. joulukuuta 2020

Laitokset haluavat Ethereumin
Näiden uusien markkinoiden positiivisen vaikutuksen Ethereumiin vahvistamiseksi on todisteita siitä, että sijoittajat haluavat osallistua Ethereumiin.

Kuten CryptoSlate aiemmin on ilmoittanut, Grayscale Investmentsin Michael Sonnenshein sanoi, että Ethereumista on kasvava institutionaalinen sijoittajapohja:

„Vuoden 2020 aikana näemme uuden sijoittajaryhmän, joka on ensin Ethereum ja joissakin tapauksissa vain Ethereum. Ethereumissa on kasvava vakaumus omaisuuslajina. “

Aiemmin tässä kuussa Tudor Jones, edellä mainittu Wall Streetin miljardööri, sanoi, että hänen mielestään on mahdollista, että Ethereumista voi tulla teollinen kryptovaluutta, kun taas Bitcoin säilyttää roolinsa avaruusvarana.

Koska DeFi-tuotot pysyvät myös korkeina, laitosten tulisi alkaa tulla Ethereum-tilaan saadakseen sijoittajilleen tuottoa.

Jim Cramer de CNBC explica por qué compró más Bitcoin en un nivel de alrededor de $ 17,000

El viernes (11 de diciembre), el exgerente de fondos de cobertura Jim Cramer explicó durante una entrevista por qué ese mismo día había comprado más Bitcoin.

Cramer es el presentador del programa de CNBC “ Mad Money w / Jim Cramer „

También es co-presentador de “ Squawk on the Street ” de CNBC , así como cofundador del sitio web de noticias financieras TheStreet .

El 7 de junio de 2017 , cuando Bitcoin cotizaba alrededor de $ 2,800, después de que le dijeran en „Squawk on the Street“ que el CEO de Business Insider, Henry Blodget, había predicho que Bitcoin algún día valdría $ 1 millón, así es como respondió Cramer:

“ Creo que [Bitcoin] podría [llegar a $ 1 millón] porque los bancos europeos están tratando frenéticamente de comprarlos para poder pagar el ransomware. Es una forma a corto plazo de poder lidiar con la ciberseguridad. Es la forma de pagar a los malos. “

Sin embargo, el 14 de agosto de 2018 , en un momento en que Bitcoin acababa de caer por debajo del nivel de $ 6K, descubrimos que Cramer había pasado de ser súper alcista a bajista:

“ Creo que la marea se ha vuelto en su contra… No digo que haya pasado el tiempo, pero existe la idea de que el sol parece estar poniéndose. „

Luego, el 10 de septiembre, Anthony Pompliano (también conocido como „Pomp“), cofundador de Morgan Creek Digital y presentador de “ The Pomp Podcast „, dijo a sus casi 370.000 seguidores en Twitter que había convencido a Cramer de compre Bitcoin (aparentemente durante una reciente entrevista de podcast con Cramer):

El viernes, Cramer le dijo a Katherine Ross, corresponsal de TheStreet que acababa de comprar más Bitcoin, y procedió a explicar por qué:

“Sí, sentí que volver a $ 17 [k] parecía un nivel decente, y compraré, como suelo hacer, cuando algo se derrumbe. Me volveré más grande y más grande.

“Simplemente creo que desea diversificarse en todo tipo de clases de activos. Tengo oro Me voy a diversificar en Bitcoin, no es una gran posición para mí, pero ciertamente es importante diversificarme, y Bitcoin es un activo y quiero tener un equilibrio de activos „.

Bitcoin is a new financial paradigm, says Samson Mow

Samson Mow again insists that Bitcoin’s purpose goes far beyond retail transactions, it’s a paradigm shift.

Since its creation, the world has wondered what the real purpose of Bitcoin (BTC) is, retail transactions or financial transactions. Samson Mow, Blockstream’s Director of Strategy, shared his opinion about Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin moves a lot of money in seconds

Samson Mow noted yesterday on Twitter that Bitcoin’s goal has never really been „transactions per second and coffee,“ Bitcoin is about „transactional value and the new financial paradigm.

In other words, Mow states that „VPTS (transaction value per second), and not TPS (transaction per second),“ is what really counts. In this sense, Mow assures that Bitcoin moves around half a million dollars in value per second in the world.

In the video published by Mow, we can see the transaction value per second of BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC and XRP.

„It’s more than a store of value and a means of transferring wealth. It’s not something I would use every day in payments. I’ve said this before, and people have twisted and said I hate Bitcoin, but Bitcoin is bad for payments,“ Mow explained to SFOX in August.

Russia’s Sberbank and its own cryptomoney

Sberbank of Russia plans to launch its own crypto

Russia’s Sberbank, one of the country’s largest banks, indicated that it is looking to issue its own crypto for next year. How? Well, through a partnership with JPMorgan.

Let’s bear in mind that Sberbank is a Russian state-owned company. This feature is especially important since, also this week, senior officials of the Bank of Russia demonstrated against the issuance of a stablecoin crypt linked to the Russian rouble.

Grayscale may soon control 5% of Bitcoin’s circulating supply

Grayscale divides the crypto shares of Grayscale Ethereum Trust

Grayscale Investments announced that they will divide the shares of Grayscale Ethereum Trust on December 14 by 9 to 1. That is, anyone who already owns a share in Grayscale will receive an additional 8 shares.

Basically, this split will cause the price per share to collapse and be much lower. However, the overall value of the crypto fund remains.

However, it represents a good access opportunity for crypto investors.

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Larry Fink: Bitcoin is on our crypto radar

Larry Fink is Blackrock’s CEO and said that the leading crypto is on the company’s radar after its rapid appreciation.

So much so that Fink considered it possible for Bitcoin to evolve into a global market, which would obviously appreciate the price of crypto much more.

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