AppCoins is releasing Aptoide Dev Version

AppCoins has announced the release of the first implementation of its protocol in Aptoide app store on May 2
16 April 2018   167

In full accordance with the roadmap, AppCoins is to launch the "dev" version of the AppCoins integration in Aptoide. This will be an on-chain implementation of the protocol by a "client". The launch is scheduled for May 2. The "dev" version will be made available at the following link. The code name of the release is "Gosling release". This version of Aptoide will support 2 financial flows: install advertised apps earning AppCoins ERC-20 tokens and in-app purchases with ERC-20 tokens.

At this point Aptoide will not feature reputation system as transactions need to exist in order for reputation to build up (will happen after the first deployments). Also, side-chain integration with a state channel / payments channel will not included in the release as well. This is made so that Raiden and OmiseGo will have enough time to be ready. Since the user base will be restricted to testers, the transactions will be straight in the blockchain.

At the moment of publication, AppCoins market parameters are as follows

  • Average price: $0.432295
  • Market cap: $43,252,979
  • Volume (24H): $3,613,030

MyEtherWallet DNS Servers Hacked

Number of MEW DNS servers have been replaced by unknown hackers for redirecting users to a phishing site; around $150k were stolen
25 April 2018   5

Users of MyEtherWallet lose around $152,000 worth of ether due to wallet's DNS servers hack.

Representatives of MyEtherWallet have already confirmed that a number of DNS servers have been replaced by unknown hackers for redirecting users to a phishing site. They also added that the problem arose not on the side of the service and at the moment they are trying to identify problem servers and resolve the situation.

MyEtherWallet Twitter
MyEtherWallet Twitter

Affected users used Reddit to report on the hack.

Went on to myetherwallet and saw that myetherwallet had [an] invalid connection certificate in the corner. As soon as I logged in, there was a countdown for about 10 seconds and A tx was made sending the available money I had on the wallet to another wallet  '0x1d50588C0aa11959A5c28831ce3DC5F1D3120d29.' I have no idea what happened.
 

rotistain at Reddit

Developers gave their advices.

Do not use myetherwallet.com if you're using Google Public DNS (8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4) at this moment. It seems these DNS servers are resolving the domain to a bad server that CAN steal your keys!
 

Micky Socaci

Lead developer, BlockBits. io

The official statement of MyEtherWallet said that the problem affected only those who used DNS-servers from Google. The service strongly encourages all users to use the server from Cloudfare.

Representatives of the resource also reminded users about the basic security rules: checking the SSL certificate, preferring the use of an offline copy of MyEtherWallet, storing crypto currency on hardware devices. In addition, they asked users to ignore scammers offering free distribution of ETH tokens.