Poloniex Disclosed Airdrop Winners Info Accidentally

The exchange showed the emails of the winners, and expert believes it may make their accounts more vulnerable
20 January 2020   160

The Poloniex crypto-exchange decided to notify the winners of the airdrop via Twitter, partially revealing their email addresses. Only an hour later, the site realized that it had put their accounts at risk, and deleted the message.

FFS Poloniex just doxxed a user. Don’t use this exchange, it’s run by clowns. 



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The incident also caught the attention of MyCrypto.com, an open source client tool for creating Ether wallets.

Sec Folks, If your marketing team or any team is excempt from security training or oversight, call out & gtfo. This is crypto. Marketing Folks, YOU ANNOUNCE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO MAKE THE LOSERS SHUT UP NOT TO NOTIFY THE WINNERS. Poloniex, You died last year bro go home.



Unbound Tech's vice president of products, Oz Mishli, said that one of the risks associated with the leak of an email identifier could make it easier for fraudsters to access victims' accounts.

Binance Singapore Unit to Apply For License

Under the new law, aimed at regulating crypto paymetns and trading, firms must register with the Monetary Authority to receive a license
17 February 2020   286

Binance, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange unit, has applied for a license under the new Payment Services Act, which entered into force on January 28.

We have already applied. We submitted the application pretty fast. Binance’s Singapore entity has been in close touch with the local regulators, and they have always been open-minded.


Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO, Binance

Under the new law, crypto companies in Singapore must register with the Monetary Authority and receive one of three licenses: an exchange of money, a standard or large payment institution. The measure is aimed at regulating payments and crypto trading using requirements for participants in the traditional finance industry. Zhao did not specify which of the licenses Binance Singapore chose.

Binance has been offering crypto-fiat trading services in Singapore since April 2019 and works with eight coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. The trading platform is supported by Vertex Venture Holdings, a venture division of Singapore's Temasek Holdings.