Kraken exchange phishing alert

Bitcoin exchange Kraken publishes a phishing warning
01 August 2017   3835

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen

One of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges, Kraken, warns its users about some phishing business going on around their website:

As shown, the exchange team recommends not to visit the phishing site version, which contains "btc"in its URL and looks like this:

Kraken phishing alert Kraken phishing alert

While the right one does not include such a combination and looks differently:

Kraken original website Kraken original website

Be careful and have a good look at links before visiting them as numerous phishing attacks took place recently.  

Switcheo to Launch Cross-Chain ETH-NEO Atomic Swaps

Developers says that the technology of atomic swaps has been known for few years, but is not popular, since its implementation in practice is quite complicated
25 April 2019   55

Switcheo announced the official launch of the atomic swaps feature for the Ethereum and NEO blockchains.

From now on, Switcheo users have access to the inter-block exchange of their own token exchange, SWTH and ETH, which allows for the transfer of assets between two markets represented on the trading platform and makes Switcheo the first decentralized exchange that implements this functionality.

A challenge with existing trustless exchanges is that trades are confined to individual blockchains, limiting the market combinations that can be offered to users” says . With the launch of the new feature, users can now trade conveniently between ETH and NEO markets, while retaining full custody of their funds.

Ivan Poon

CEO, Switcheo

According to the developers, the technology of atomic swaps has been known for several years, but is not widely used, since its implementation in practice is quite problematic. Switcheo lead developer John Wong explained that his team spent a lot of time adapting the process to the user's needs and achieved the desired result.