OpenSea planned upgrade stalls as phishing attack targets NFT migration

[ad_1] Just yesterday, OpenSea announced a smart contract upgrade, which requires users to migrate their listed NFTs from Ethereum (ETH) blockchain to a new smart contract. As a direct result of the upgrade, users that don’t migrate over from Ethereum risk losing their old, inactive listings — which currently require no gas fees for migration. Major nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea has reportedly fallen victim to an ongoing phishing attack within hours after announcing a week-long planned upgrade to delist inactive NFTs on the platform.  However, the urgency and short…

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UK digital services tax targets crypto exchanges

[ad_1] A recent update to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) regulations has introduced a digital services tax that will be levied on cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the United Kingdom. Crypto exchanges in the UK will now have to pay a 2% digital services tax according to a Telegraph report. Britain’s tax authority, HMRC, does not recognize digital assets as financial instruments and therefore exchanges are not eligible for financial exemptions. On Nov. 28, the authority included cryptocurrency exchanges under the Treasury’s tech tax. The digital services tax on revenue…

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Friday’s $540M Ethereum options expiry favors traders with targets at $5K

[ad_1] Ether (ETH) bulls are probably very pleased with the 368% gains accrued so far in 2021 and it seems like not a day passes where the altcoin doesn’t hit a new all-time high.  Even with Ether on the path to $5,000, there are still plenty of concerns about the network’s capability to absorb the strong demand coming from the decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible token (NFT) sector. Another potential setback laying ahead is the United States Treasury report on stablecoin regulation released on Nov 1. The report stressed the…

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Bitcoin targets $51K ‘final resistance’ as ETH nears $4K for the first time since May

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) passed $50,500 later on Friday as a return to the $50,000 mark put bulls firmly back on the scene. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Bitcoin lines up a $51,000 offensive Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining ground after dipping to $48,300 lows overnight. An important retest, Bitcoin price action then reversed upward, giving hope that $50,000 may now be able to cement itself as support. Should that happen and $51,000 resistance fades, the chances favor an impulse move to the upside,…

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