Qtum might be partnering with Starbucks

Admin of the official Telegram Channel of Qtum cryptocurrency texted about the upcoming Qtum and Starbucks partnership, but no official statements were made yet
16 January 2018   1118

Qtum, a decentralized blockchain application platform capable of running Smart Contracts on multiple virtual machines, with Proof-of-Stake consensus, is supposedly partnering with Starbucks Corporation, an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain.

The message regarding the partnership was spotted by users of the official Qtum Telegram Channel, when the admin of the channel under the nickname QTUM-Mike confirmed that Qtum had a partnership with Starbucks, and more detalis would be coming soon.

Qtum and starbucks statement TelegramQtum and Starbucks statement in Telegram Channel

Nevertheless, no official statements regarding Starbucks partnership were made on Qtum website, or in its Twitter or Facebook accounts yet. As the users of Reddit.com and other forums suppose, Qtum will be working with Starbucks Korea division to launch a blockchain project, as it is useful for businesses like Starbucks to adapt such innovative technology. 

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Qtum:

  • Average price: $40,55
  • Marketcap: $2 992 710 791
  • 24h volume: $1 116 330 000

G Suite & Target Twitter Accounts Hacked

Scammers hacked verified G Suite and Target Twitter account to use it for another fake "crypto giveaway"; 5.8634 bitcoins received
14 November 2018   63

Twitter accounts of one of the leaders in US retail Target and Google G Suite services were hacked by unknown, who immediately announced the free giveaway of bitcoins. The legitimate owners returned access to their pages quickly enough, but fraudsters still managed to get about $ 30,000.

After hacking the account G Suite, which has more than 800k subscribers, announced the distribution of 10 000 BTC. As reported by The Next Web, this post was deleted after 10 minutes. At the moment, Google has not commented on the situation.

Scammers message
Scammers message

Account Target, which has a little less than 2M subscribers, announced the distribution of 5 000 BTC.

Representatives Target confirmed hack of account, starting an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Early this morning, our Twitter account was inappropriately accessed. The access lasted for approx. half an hour & one fake tweet was posted during that time about a bitcoin scam. We have regained control of the account, are in close contact with Twitter & are investigating now.

As exploers show, there were no transfers to the of hackers of the G Suite account. However, with the help of a post on the Target page, attackers were able to get 5.8634 bitcoins.