Crypto Investor Hacked for Millions during Livestream

Well-known cryptocurrency investor and Youtube figure Ian Balina finished a livestreamed ICO review last night when he understood he was being hacked
16 April 2018   1473

It seemed Balina discovered something was amiss when he was required to sign back into Google to save changes to the spreadsheet he was using, saying “I have to get going” and completing the stream.

There were a wide range of vulnerabilities in Balina’s security which he recognized were the the hack reason. His major email account was supported by only an old college email account, desolated long ago. In the occasion of Balina losing the password to his account, the college account could be used to reset the keyword. Hackers revealed this account and accessed it, using it to reset the password and access the main account where they came across the second main security breach.

Balina stored the personal and public keys he was necessary to pass his digital assets on popular cloud storage program Evernote, safed with password protection. Having accessed the main email, it was not difficult to reset the Evernote password and get access to millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. Balina remembers receiving a message about his college account being targeted.

I remember getting an email about it being compromised and tried to follow up with my college security to get it resolved, but wasn’t able to get it handled in a fast manner and gave up on it thinking it was just an old email. 
Ian Balina, crypto investor

The hack occured days after Balina shared his portfolio on Twitter,  what might have encouraged hackers to target him. The security fail has reduced to wider discussion about whether other cryptocurrency users are keeping their keys safely, and may in turn lead to extra precautions being adopted by other Bitcoin investors.

SEC Chairman to Speak About BTC Listing

It looks like Bitcoin listing on the tradional exchanges won't happen in the nearest future
20 September 2019   80

Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton said that bitcoin needs more regulation for listing on large exchanges. It is reported by CNBC.

If [investors] think there’s the same rigor around that price discovery as there is on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange ... they are sorely mistaken. We have to get to a place where we can be confident that trading is better regulated.
 

Jay Clayton

Chairman, SEC

He was talking about listing conditions for bitcoin itself, and not derivatives, such as CME futures.