$142k withdrawn from WannaCry wallets

Someone has withdrawn all the money from the wallets of the virus-extortionist WannaCry
03 August 2017   1319

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

On May 12th, the WannaCry virus began to massively block Windows-based computers around the world. The data on the hard drive was encrypted, and the virus forced the users to transfer the ransom to WannaCry Bitcoin wallets for the data return.

British hospitals, computers of Russian departments and other companies have suffered from the virus. The damage from the attack was estimated at about one billion dollars.


Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

Now, three months after the attack, someone unknown withdrew all the money from WannaCry Bitcoin wallets within 15 minutes. Thus, 7 transactions worth $142,000 were recorded by Quartz's bot:

According to Quartz hypothesis, the money is likely to pass through a chain of other Bitcoin wallets in order to hide the final recipient.

GRAM May be Traded at Liquid at Triple ICO Price

Bloomberg says that Telegram tokens, that may appear at Liquid will be sold by Gram Asia at $4 per token, but there's no official info from Telegram
04 July 2019   1025

Even before the official public release of the cryptocurrency of the messenger, Telegram can increase in price by 200% relative to its value during the initial offer of coins. It is reported by Bloomberg.

As previously reported, Telegram tokens may appear on the Liquid Bitcoin Exchange already on July 10. The distributor is Gram Asia, which calls itself the largest holder of GRAM tokens in Asia. It intends to put up for sale rights to cryptocurrency at $ 4 per unit.

At the same time, one of the investors said to the publication that at the time of purchase the price of 1 Gram was $ 1.33.

It is worth noting, however, that after the announcement of the public sale of Telegram tokens to Liquid, the media reported that this intention had nothing to do with the official plans of Telegram.

Then one of Telegram's investors stated that no one has the right to sell tokens before their official launch in accordance with the signed agreement. Moreover, representatives of the popular messenger noted that they first heard about Gram Asia.

Later, CEO Liquid Mike Kayamora admitted that Telegram has no relation to the placement on Liquid: the deal was concluded exclusively between the exchange and Gram Asia, which allegedly is an incubator for the TON project.

The Block's leading analyst Larry Chermak on several tweets expressed skepticism about the announced Telegram tokenale based on the Liquid stock exchange, saying that he would “think twice before making a decision to invest.”