Bitcoin Powered Coffee Machine to be Created in Brazil

Creator says that bitcoin-coffee machine was created to study the potential of the market
18 June 2018   729

The Brazilian businessman Ricardo Reis, wishing to demonstrate one more example of the potential use of the first cryptocurrency, created his own bitcoin-espresso machine. This is reported by CCN.

According to the businessman, he doesn't work directly with cryptocurrencies, but he has been investing in bitcoin since 2016. He also says that the bitcoin-coffee machine was created to study the potential of the market, and to show that the first cryptocurrency has various potential uses, including as real "programmable money."

I developed a device that powers the coffee machine with Bitcoin transactions to study and have fun. Dealing with technology, for me, besides work, is a hobby. My intention was not to create something to explore commercially, I wanted to simply explore the technology’s capability and show other people how BTC is ‘programmable money.

Ricardo Reis

BTC coffee machine creator

The machine starts when the bitcoins arrive at the purse connected to it. The device has a QR code that allows users to send money and pay for coffee.

As creator says, he used the Raspberry Pi processor and encoded the machine with PHP. At the moment, the coffee machine does not use the Lightning Network protocol, but in the future Reis plans to use this technology to create another device.

G Suite & Target Twitter Accounts Hacked

Scammers hacked verified G Suite and Target Twitter account to use it for another fake "crypto giveaway"; 5.8634 bitcoins received
14 November 2018   99

Twitter accounts of one of the leaders in US retail Target and Google G Suite services were hacked by unknown, who immediately announced the free giveaway of bitcoins. The legitimate owners returned access to their pages quickly enough, but fraudsters still managed to get about $ 30,000.

After hacking the account G Suite, which has more than 800k subscribers, announced the distribution of 10 000 BTC. As reported by The Next Web, this post was deleted after 10 minutes. At the moment, Google has not commented on the situation.

Scammers message
Scammers message

Account Target, which has a little less than 2M subscribers, announced the distribution of 5 000 BTC.

Representatives Target confirmed hack of account, starting an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Early this morning, our Twitter account was inappropriately accessed. The access lasted for approx. half an hour & one fake tweet was posted during that time about a bitcoin scam. We have regained control of the account, are in close contact with Twitter & are investigating now.

As exploers show, there were no transfers to the of hackers of the G Suite account. However, with the help of a post on the Target page, attackers were able to get 5.8634 bitcoins.