“Most of them are saying they are, but they are not”- European Parliament VP.
Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA (an imprint of Springer)
North Korea has launched at least seven attacks on cryptocurrency platforms that extracted nearly $400m worth of digital assets last year
A United Nations panel of experts that monitors sanctions on North Korea has accused Pyongyang of using funds stolen during attacks on cryptocurrency platforms to support its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
Here is the article.
By the way, “Pyongyang blockchain and cryptocurrency conference” sounds very attractive.
This is very interesting, detailed article that describes the investigation if the crypto cyber theft from DeFi platform called Indexed, with a lot of specifics on how the the attack was conducted as well as how the decentralized crypto index funds work. Great research which shows the main vulnerability of DeFi: it fully relies on the code, there are no human safeguards, which is great for freedom, independance, and privacy, but if the code fails (which happens often as all software developers know!), there is nothing else to stop hackers.
#crypto #cybersecurity #defi #index #hacking
Chainalysis has released a tool called Storyline that tracks crypto transactions including DeFi protocols and NFT
I guess as every tracking tool it will have a dual purpose: tracing criminal activities or–if used by authoritarian governments or hackers–spying on ordinary people.
Storyline is able to interpret smart contracts and will automatically label common types of transactions like an NFT purchase or an asset swap. A user can quickly add additional related transactions in a timeline-based format with a transaction shown in each row and destination addresses — including those on new blockchains — as columns. That way, investigators know right away what tokens a wallet of interest swapped for and when.
Here is the announcement in the company blog.
The book is coming along well. In fact, it's nearing the end of its first phase–the manuscript writing–and editing is in progress as well. There is a code title of the book:
The full name (with the subtitle) will be unveiled soon. It is still the code name which theoretically can change before the publication, but the chances are it will be the name.
I will also post the final Table of Contents soon. Stay tuned.