Why This Hacker Sent 1M Optimism Tokens To Vitalik Buterin

The inventor of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin was the unintended recipient of 1 million OP tokens from this network’s scalability solution Optimism. The team behind this project addressed concerns about a potential exploit related to the launch of their governance token. Related Reading | TA: Bitcoin Stuck In Key Range, Why A Major Breakout Is Possible As clarified by Optimism, they entered a deal with liquidity provider Wintermute to “facilitate a smoother experience for users” looking to buy OP and participate in the project’s governance model. As part of the agreement, Optimism…

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Capacity charges through 4,000 BTC

There’s cause for celebration from the world’s largest cryptocurrency. The Lightning Network hit the 4,000 Bitcoin (BTC) public capacity milestone, meaning $120 million in value is ready for peer-to-peer payments. The Lightning Network first broke the 1,000 BTC barrier in August 2020 and the 2,000 BTC barrier in July 2021. The capacity has doubled in the space of 18 months. Lightning Network capacity growth since January 2022. Source: Glassnode. CoinCorner CEO Daniel Scott told Cointelegraph that “we had slow and steady growth with Lightning capacity to begin, but since Jan 2021…

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Mercadolibre Inks Partnership With Mastercard to Secure Its Crypto Ecosystem in Brazil

Mercadolibre, one of the biggest “e-tailers” in Latam, has partnered with credit giant Mastercard to make use of its tech to secure the cryptocurrency ecosystem of the company. Through this partnership, Mercadolibre will be able to use Mastercard’s Ciphertrace technology, to allow the company to enhance the control and security of the crypto transactions in its trading ecosystem. Mercadolibre to Strengthen Crypto Vigilance Mercadolibre, a leading e-tailer of Latam, has partnered with Mastercard, the credit tech company, to improve its due diligence when assessing risks in its cryptocurrency…

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