Blockchain.info wallet users fall prey to scam

Scam emails targets Blockchain.info wallet users who become its victims
26 October 2017   1564

Blockchain.info wallet users fall prey to scam: a fake email alert is sent out to prospective targets from no-reply@blockchain.info, falsely claiming that unauthorized login attempts have made on their blockchain.info wallets. The fake message prompts users to either authorize the login or recover their wallet, and threatens to freeze the wallet and funds therein until one of these actions is taken.

The users are recommended to avoid clicking any of the links in the email, as they load a website at the URL http://blockchain.info.ht/#/ that asks users to enter wallet addresses and passphrases or private keys. Once a user surrenders this information, it is reasonable to assume that the contents of their now accessible wallet will be emptied by the scammer. Users should notice the lack of a secured http:// connection, which is indicated by the “https://” preceding the URL. According to ethnews.com, tracking the IP of the scam site (185.119.173.158) reveals that it is operating out of London.

It is advisable for users of the website to ensure that the URL they use is accurate when plugging in addresses, private keys, or passphrases to unlock wallets and check on funds.

Boerse Stuttgart to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

SolarisBank has a license to provide banking services in Germany and will become the banking partner of the exchange
13 December 2018   82

In the second half of 2019, the second largest stock exchange in Germany, the Börse Stuttgart Group, with the support of fintech company solarisBank, will launch a platform for cryptocurrency trading.

The official press release notes that solarisBank has a license to provide banking services in Germany and will become the banking partner of the exchange.

At the initial stage, the platform will support Bitcoin and Ether, and in the future, various tokens that will produce its own ICO-service of the exchange and will also be available in secondary markets.

Access to the trading platform will be available to both retail and institutional traders, and it will differ little from the existing securities trading platform.

In addition, the Boerse Stuttgart Group is awaiting approval by the regulator for the launch of a multilateral trading platform for cryptocurrencies, which will allow to compare the applications of buyers and sellers using electronic systems.

In April of this year, Sowa Labs, the Fintech division of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange, reported on the work on the Bison application for cryptocurrency trading. Its launch was expected in September, but so far has not yet taken place.

SolarisBank is also a partner of the Bitwala blockchain-start-up, which on the eve announced the launch of its updated cryptocurrency service offering users a single bank account with support for Bitcoin and Fiat.