Steve Wozniak's BTC Stolen

Co-founder became the victim of a scammer when trying to sold his Bitcoins
27 February 2018   724

Speaking at the World Economic Summit Economic Times, co-founder of Apple said that he was a victim of an attacker who used the number of a stolen credit card to buy a crypto currency. The payment that Wozniak received for the sale of seven bitcoins was canceled, apparently at the request of the legal owner of the card, and the technical guru was left without money and with an empty bitcoin-purse.

Bitcoins to me was a currency that was not manipulated by the governments. It is mathematical, it is pure, it can’t be altered. The blockchain identifies who has bitcoins… that doesn’t mean there can’t be fraud though. I had seven bitcoins stolen from me through fraud. Somebody bought them from me online through a credit card and they cancelled the credit card payment. It was that easy! And it was from a stolen credit card number so you can never get it back.

Steave Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple

In January, the co-founder of Apple said that he got rid of most of his crypto-currency assets, because he is interested primarily in technology, and the movements of his courses only distract him.

At the same time, Wozniak never said how many bitcoins he owned. It is only known that he bought the crypto currency at the time when it traded at about $ 700 per 1 BTC.

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   189

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.