Blockchain.info wallet users fall prey to scam

Scam emails targets Blockchain.info wallet users who become its victims
26 October 2017   2580

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.

Wirex to Issue 26 Stablecoins on XLM Blockchain

Wirex chosen Stellar blockchain because company considers it safe, easily scalable and relatively inexpensive to use
25 April 2019   66

British online banking platform Wirex has announced the listing for the XLM token, as well as the release of 26 stablecoins on the Stellar blockchain, pegged to fiat currencies, including USD, EUR, GBP, HKD and SGD.

Prior to this, Wirex card supported eight digital assets and ten fiat currencies.

In addition, Wirex added the ability to instantly convert steablecoins to each other at over-the-counter rates.

As the company expects, new assets will be used for money transfers, issue and redemption of tokens, as well as for payments for services.

The choice of Wirex fell on the Stellar blockchain, as the company considers it safe, easily scalable and relatively inexpensive to use.

Last year Wirex became the third company in a row that received a license to provide services in the UK and Europe.