North Korean hackers can be related to YouBit hack

North Korean regime is trying to reduce losses from economic sanctions by stealing the cryptocurrency
21 December 2017   1193

South Korean investigators are considering North Korea's possible involvement in hacking the Youbit crypto exchange. According to sources close to the investigation, there are serious indications and concrete evidence of this fact, writes The Wall Street Journal.

Now the regime of Kim Jong-un is going through hard times with funding because of tightening economic sanctions. One way to replenish the treasury is hacking of vulnerable crypto currency. 


Earlier, a number of experts said that against the background of the global crypto currency "mania" the North Korean regime intends to establish control over a significant number of existing bitcoins through the use of virus-extortionists, thefts and mining.

On December 19, the South Korean crypto exchange Youbit announced the closure and commencement of the bankruptcy procedure after the second time in the last year it was a victim of hackers. Unknown attackers stole about 17% of the assets of the site.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   146

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.