Signal is working with MobileCoin to enable financial transactions over Signal.
Threat actors use phishing attacks in order to force their targets to take some action. I recently wrote a post about reporting on CNBC that documented attacks against Coinbase customers with horrific (for the target) results. I received a rather well constructed phish message today allegedly from Coinbase. EMail from email@example.com The "Verify my identity" … Continue reading Impressive Coinbase Phish (except for that return address)
Sending cryptocurrency from the Bread wallet app on a smartphone to web based Blockfi is easy. Maybe the hardest part of the transaction is entering your PIN. I wrote this post using the Bread app version 4.13.0 Build 9 on iPhone. I used the BlockFi web application on a Mac so there is no version … Continue reading Sending Cryptocurrency from Bread to BlockFi
CNBC released reporting about Coinbase users falling victim to phishing attacks and subsequently having their cryptocurrency accounts drained. Image from CNBC's Crypto Nightmare reporting Despite the headline of the reporting "Crypto Nightmare: Hackers hacking Coinbase"; no attack on Coinbase itself is included in the reporting. What actually happened was a cryptocurrency investor with a very … Continue reading Crypto Nightmare: Coinbase Users Phished and Robbed
Subtitled: And a possible share of the $1.5M in BTC. In my mailbox today I received a message from the folks at Coinbase about making a qualified referral in order to share in $1.5M in BTC. My referral code is right here. In order for this to be a qualified referral someone needs to use … Continue reading The Coinbase Qualified Referral Program
Two interesting crypto currency news items appeared in my news feed this morning. First was news that the central American country of El Salvador has formally adopted bitcoin as legal tender. Next was news that the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warned about the risks offered by "speculative crypto tokens are not regulated by the … Continue reading Legal Currency & Pump and Dump
If you are interested in buying a crypto currency such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin, or Ethereum; how do you convert US Dollars to coin? Crypto currencies are not yet available in many (any?) stores or banks in the U.S.. You can buy crypto currency using an online application such as Coinbase by setting up a link … Continue reading Buying Bitcoin Local
If you are looking to get started in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum you may have noticed that long time online payment application PayPal now offers crypto. If you are looking at crypto as an investment that you are planning to buy, hold, hope for increase in value and then sell; PayPal may be for … Continue reading PayPal does Crypto