Beam Wallet Vulnerability Found

Cryptocurrency itself was launched only a week ago
10 January 2019   731

The developers of the private cryptocurrency Beam based on the MimbleWimble protocol have discovered a critical vulnerability in the Beam Wallet wallet, affecting both the desktop version and the CLI implementation.

The project team urged users NOT to delete the wallet database, because the vulnerability does not affect private keys or passwords.

At the same time, the developers offered users five simple steps.

  1. Stop your currently running Beam Wallets immediately.
  2. Uninstall or delete your Beam Wallet application and executables from all machines. DO NOT DELETE THE DATABASE or any other wallet data
  3. Make sure the application was deleted. Check the documentation for the location of Wallet app files
  4. Download Beam Wallet again from the website only. It will have THE SAME version numbers as previously published archives. Make sure the SHA256 of the archive matches with the one published on the website.
  5. Install the new application

Beam was launch a week ago, in a day of Bitcoin genesis block 10th anniversary  

SEC to Accuse Veritaseum ICO of Fraud

SEC believes that project's tokensale, thru which it raised $14.8M back in 2017-2018 had a signs of scam and company misled the investors
14 August 2019   271

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued New Yorker  and Veritaseum-related companies that have been caught by the agency in conducting an unregistered ICO with signs of fraud. It is reported by Cointelegraph.

According to documents published on the network, the SEC intends to hold Reggie Middleton accountable and immediately freeze the assets of Veritaseum Inc. and Veritaseum LLC.

The Commission claims that the defendants raised about $ 14.8 million through an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 - early 2018. At the same time, many investors were misled, as the company distorted information about the conditions of the token sale and deliberately hid some significant details.

The American regulator claims that the project still has about $ 8 million of illegally raised funds. According to the SEC, these assets must be frozen immediately.

Amid this news, the Veritaseum (VERI) rate has fallen by 70%. Now the coin is trading near the $ 5 mark, although at the beginning of 2018 its rate was approaching $ 500.

Veritaseum was created as a financial p2p platform, involving the movement of capital without traditional intermediaries. Also, VERI was positioned as a utility token for use in consulting services and access to various research works.

In 2017, Veritaseum blockchain startup fell victim to hackers, having lost $ 8.4 million from ICO investors.