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Thought of the Week by Anita Posch
Next round of @Ledger phishing mails.
Don't click on the link. Delete the email. pic.twitter.com/Gh11cw8jM7
— Anita ✊🏼🔑🏳️🌈🏊🏻🚴♂️☮️ (@AnitaPosch) December 9, 2020
NEVER, NEVER do this! If you are unsure, ask me first!
Physical delivery addresses: this is horrific. Basically the scammers know where Ledger users live. So, in the future, if you buy a hardware wallet – ALWAYS – let it be delivered to a post office box or a company address, enter a fantasy telephone number and use an e-mail address that hides your name and only use it for the specific purpose of buying the hardware wallet. If it gets leaked, you then know who leaked your address and that the message is a phishing attempt.
And a last advice: despite these adversities it is still more secure to buy your hardware wallet directly from the manufacturer than from an intermediary.
Here is an important explainer on security by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Latin American Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference
Bitcoin from being used by a handful of geeks to a reasonable article in the Financial Times in eleven years: Will bitcoin end the dollar’s reign?
There is a persistent misperception about mining pools having the possibility to change the Bitcoin software unilaterally. True is, that everyone in the Bitcoin network is part of consensus. Node operators (I run a full node on a Rasperry Pi, you can run a full node on your computer), wallet users, exchanges, and investors.
Just so people understand #Bitcoin upgrades are not a pool vote. It's good that pools are signalling their intent to not stand in the way of the market. Saves #UASF v2. But i would look to hodler and activist investor views. That's who will short forks into the ground, on misstep
— Adam Back (@adam3us) December 8, 2020
China’s surveillance and social credit system using financial transactions to track and punish people.
"In Cashless China, Criminals Are Punished With Payment App Bans"
Consider that in China your political leaning or religious belief can make you a "criminal" — and then let your mind work from there.https://t.co/ZS5TkURrbc
— Alex Gladstein (@gladstein) December 8, 2020
An initiative to keep blockchain patents from being taken over by money hungry corporations and open for everyone.
The lucrative business of crypto patent trolling will soon pay about as well as regular trolling. Coinbase joins COPA along with Satoshi Labs, Kraken, Blockstream, and 15 others. More here: https://t.co/HbEcxx3HW5
— Square Crypto (@sqcrypto) December 3, 2020
Quote of the Week
“[During the protests] We had previously spoken about how Bitcoin is good because your government may shut your bank account down but it was all sort of theoretical but in the last month we were actually living through this. All this stuff we have been saying is actually true and we should be putting a lot of our money or at least enough where you can survive and control it.” – Ire Aderinokun
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Bitcoin price today
$ 17,862.86 | € 14,691.68
No financial advice. DYOR.