MoneroV Hardfork Airdrop Date Unveiled

Developers claim to provide x10 XMV to XMR holders at block 1529810
19 February 2018   2665

MoneroV is a hardfork of Monero cryptocurrency. 

MoneroV fulfills the long overdue desire for a truly anonymous, decentralized, finite peer-to-peer electronic currency. Individuals and businesses can transact securely, reliably and anonymously with low fees using MoneroV.

All Monero holders as of block 1529810 will be owners of MoneroV.

The MoneroV community looks forward to welcoming users, enthusiasts, and contributors to further enhance the development of MoneroV.
 

MoneroV Team

According to the developers, these are the features of upcoming hardfork:

  • Secured 
    • Decentralized peer-to-peer blockchain transaction consensus enables MoneroV to be secure and reliable.
  • Scalable
    • Using lower transaction fees and advanced modification to the core mechanism in the way MoneroV calculates transactions and balances, we are aiming to make MoneroV fully scalable by integrating the MimbleWimble protocol.
  • Private
    • MoneroV is truly anonymous and private. Sending and receiving addresses are obfuscated, as well as all amounts being transferred in all transactions. Your identity cannot be linked or traced to a transaction on the MoneroV blockchain.

As team plans, the fork itself will happen approx. on 14th of March. The x10 Airdrop of MoneroV coins to XMR holders is planned on the 18th of March. Light-weight GUI wallet and web wallet release is planed in June 2018.

These are the specs of MoneroV:

  • Coin Supply - Capped at 256 Million XMV. Smooth emission decline until minimum.
  • Circulating Supply at Hard Fork - ~158 Million XMV (10x circulating XMR supply as airdrop).
  • Proof of Work - CryptoNight (to be changed)
  • Difficulty Retarget - Every block. Adjusted difficulty initially after Airdrop.
  • Block Time - Every 120 seconds
  • Block Reward - Smooth decrease. Minimum of 6 XMV per block at 184,467,440 XMV in total emission.
  • Block Size - Dynamic, max 2xM100
  • Privacy - Ring signature / stealth addresses

There is no info on the XMV team. 

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   360

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.