Monero V Hard Fork Postponed

The snapshot date is postponed to April 30, block 1564965 so as to facilitate the third-party services requests
20 March 2018   1773

MoneroV is a private cryptocurrency fork of the Monero blockchain. Previously we have reported about the Monero V hard fork after which all Monero holders as of block 1529810 should have become the owners of MoneroV on March 14, 2018. 

However, the team of the project has reported that due to the growing demand and increasing expectations from users, trading platforms, and large mining pools, it has decided to postpone the snapshot date to April 30, block 1564965 to facilitate third-party services requests.

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New features:

  • Replay protection, transactions on the Monero blockchain will not be able to be replayed on the MoneroV blockchain.
  • MoneroV codebase is currently fully functional and tested on macOS Sierra, Windows, 64-bit and on Linux, 64-bit. 
  • Some new procedures will be tested, including testing the time gap between the snapshot date and mainnet release, and raising the minimum ring signature, that will help mitigate an issue that was raised that the hard-fork split might reduce the effective privacy set of ring signatures – one of three private properties of the Monero & MoneroV blockchains.

Moreover, MoneroV’s source code, MoneroV GUI wallet, the MoneroV daemon will be published on Github publicly for the community to audit before released in downloadable form.

Billionare's Wife Kidnappers to Demand €9M Worth XMR

Anna-Elizabeth Falkievik Hagen was allegedly abducted from her home, although the law enforcement agencies found no sign of hacking
10 January 2019   357

In late October, the wife of one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in Norway, Tom Hagen, was kidnapped. The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of € 9 million in Monero, according to Norway Today.

Anna-Elizabeth Falkievik Hagen, 68, was allegedly abducted from her home, although the law enforcement agencies found no sign of hacking. A note with a ransom request was also found there.

Note that Interpol and Europol are involved in the investigation of the case of Falkievik, and the fact of the abduction was kept secret for a long time for security reasons.

Today, January 9, the police confirmed that Falkievik was abducted, and communication with the criminals takes place exclusively through some kind of "electronic platform". In addition, in December, the kidnappers could not provide evidence that she was still alive.

Probably the Falkievik case is the first time in Norway when a ransom is demanded in a cryptocurrency equivalent. Nevertheless, the police recommended that the criminals be denied their claims.

Tom Hagen is the founder of Elkraft AS, a power supply company. His fortune is estimated at 1.7 billion NOK (€ 170 million).

Earlier, employees of the local prosecutor’s office in Kiev and the National Police of Ukraine detained two suspects accused of stealing a miner in March of this year and stealing $ 50,000.

Now they face up to 15 years of imprisonment for robbery committed by a group of individuals in a preliminary conspiracy, infiltration and theft in a particularly large scale.