All About Lightning Electrum
Bitcoin fell more than 20 percent, hitting a low of $8,600 during the session, down about $2,900 from a record high, according to trading platform GDAX.
GDAX, Coinbase's trading unit, recently announced that it would support SegWit in the coming days, with the aim of upgrading the deal to allow BTC users to trade faster and cheaper. GDAX says the address format they use will be compatible with all existing BTC addresses. Therefore, all withdrawals from GDAX will be sent using SegWit. GDAX warns that the new format will no longer be the same as the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) address, which means that if BCH is sent to the BTC address of GDAX, the funds will be lost forever. GDAX is the latest member of the digital currency industry to support SegWit. Earlier, GDAX parent Coinbase and Hong Kong exchange Bitfinex announced their support for SegWit.
Electrum - Lightweight Bitcoin client.
Electrum wallets have been hacked in recent days and nearly 250 bitcoins have been stolen, according to blockchain security team Devi Security Labs. This attack, confirmed by Electrum, involves creating a fake version of the wallet to trick users into providing password information. Electrum responded on Twitter that "this is an ongoing phishing attack on Electrum users and advised users to download wallet apps from the official website." Mars Finance reminds users not to install electrum wallets from unknown sources.
Electrum-LTC is Electrum's community maintenance port, Litecoin's Bitcoin wallet. It is not the official product of Electrum Technologies GmbH, and it is not supported.
Electrum is a popular software wallet that works by connecting to a dedicated server. These servers receive a hash of the Bitcoin address in the wallet and reply with transaction information. Electrum wallets are fast and have few resources, but by default, it connects to these servers and can easily monitor users. In addition to Electrum, some other software uses public Electrum servers. By 2019, it is a faster and better alternative to BIP37.
In August-September, Bitcoin wallet Electrum was hacked twice, and according to multiple sources, at least 1,450 BTCs worth $11.6 million were stolen from phishing attacks that faked Electrum upgrade tips.
In a forum post on Bitcointalk, website administrator Theymos explained: "If at any time in the past you've logged in to Electrum without a wallet password and opened a web page, your wallet might have been stolen." Particularly paranoid people may want to send all bitcoins (BTCs) from their old Electrum wallets to the newly generated Electrum wallet. "
If UASF is activated, the digital currency exchange platform GDAX plans to suspend Bitcoin withdrawals.
Bitcoin rose 5.60 percent to $11,426, again breaking its all-time high, according to GDAX.
The electrum and Electrum-LTC versions below 3.3.3 are vulnerable to phishing attacks in which a malicious server displays a message asking the user to download the fake Electrum. To prevent user exposure, versions older than 3.3 can no longer connect to public servers and must be upgraded. Do not download software updates from sources other than electrum.org and electrum-ltc.org.
11 Bitcoin wallet Electrum was hacked and at least 1450 BTCs were stolen.
Bitcoin wallet Electrum suffered a phishing attack, at least 1,450 BTC stolen
During this period, many traders accused GDAX and its parent company, Coinbase, of insider trading. White responded to the allegations in his "recent review" timeline, saying all employees were informed of BCH's listing on November 13, 2017. White stressed that all employees working for Coinbase and GDAX are explicitly prohibited from buying and selling Bitcoin cash.
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