Beam Wallet Vulnerability Found

Cryptocurrency itself was launched only a week ago
10 January 2019   631

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  

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   109

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.