Blockstream Launches Crypto Tipping App

Blockstream has announced the release of Nanotip, which is designed to test Blockstream implementation of the Lightning Network
27 March 2018   703

Blockstream is the provider of blockchain technologies working mainly in cryptography and distributed systems. From fraud to counterfeiting, from security to confidentiality, from accountability to transparency, it has a mission to solve problems that undermine trust in today's financial systems.

Blockstream has stated that Lightning Network offers new possibilities for Bitcoin as it relies on unique payment requests, stepping away from the static addresses that create privacy implications when tipping on Bitcoin.

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On March 24 Blockstream has announced a solution for this problem with Nanotip, which is designed to test Blockstream implementation of the Lightning Network.

The nanotip LApp solves Lightning’s payment-request problem for tipping by creating a simple web server that writes Lightning payment requests on the fly. It gives each content provider their own tip-bot, but does it in a way that keeps those creators in total control, while giving them stronger privacy than a classic Bitcoin tipjar. Meanwhile, patrons of a creator or service can choose exactly who and how much they want to tip and will receive a Lightning invoice to do so with lightning speed.

Blockstream announcement

Moreover, on March 26, Blockstream has released Nanopos, a system for businesses with fixed-price items like, for instance, coffee shops. It work like that: the buyers choose their items and receive a QR code, which they can use to make a payment to the vendor’s Lightning Charge server.

Blockstream believes that Lightning Network can become the mechanism for everyday commerce, and will work on developing and improving the services.

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   103

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.