TAIPEI, Oct. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Base’s new killer DApp, the decentralized social network Friend.tech, is breaking transaction records with record adoption, but is being targeted by hackers and scammers through phishing attacks.To raise awareness of the importance of hardware wallet protection and promote its powerful Web3 SmartScan transaction screener, CoolWallet has launched a Web3 Guardian competition.
Coinbase’s new Ethereum layer-2 chain, Base, has become a favorite for DApp developers and early investors due to its outstanding performance and the innovative projects it attracts. One DApp in particular, the decentralized social media platform Friend.tech, has driven the bulk of its growth in recent weeks. helping Base repeatedly reach new transaction volume highs despite difficult market conditions.
Friend.tech’s rapid rise has garnered widespread attention- according to the latest data, the daily active user (DAU) count of friend.tech have surpassed the million mark, with its transaction volume consistently hitting new records and its total value locked (TVL) now surpassing $35 million.
However, with any crypto trends comes new security risks, in this case a familiar foe, phishing attacks. This type of social engineering attacks dominate crypto thefts, which by June 2023 had already hit the $650 million mark across the Web3 sector. This month alone has already seen successful attacks targeting high-profile victims Mark Cuban and Vitalik Buterin and stealing millions in the process.
As a result, Base and Friend.tech users are urged to use a reputable hardware wallet to secure their tech digital assets by protecting their private keys and screening transactions.
In response, hardware wallet maker CoolWallet, which natively supports the Base ecosystem, has launched an anti-phishing campaign titled Web3 Guardian Competition to create awareness and promote its unique defense capabilities such as CoolWallet SmartScan, which proactively screens all Web3 transactions and flags malicious behavior or smart contract vulnerabilities before users are exploited.
How Friend.tech works
Friend.tech has garnered a cult following among crypto enthusiasts as one of the first decentralized social networks to be built on the Base blockchain. It’s powered by blockchain and smart contracts, where users must buy “shares” of another person in order to chat with them. Its tagline is “Your network is your net worth”.
To use Friend.tech, users must first sign up with their Twitter (X) account, create a profile and then start trading shares of other users who have also signed up. A user’s share price is determined by factors like their popularity, reputation, and overall demand.
Buying shares of another user gives you access to them, allowing you to message them directly and chat. The more shares you buy, the higher a priority your messages will be.
Friend.tech recommends hardware wallet protection
With crypto phishing attacks claiming even high-profile victims such as Vitalik Buterin and Mark Cuban as victims in recent weeks, it’s no surprise that Friend.tech also places great emphasis on asset security.
It therefore recommends that users utilize a hardware wallet for enhanced protection against threats like phishing sites. Storing assets offline makes them less accessible to online hackers, thus offering greater security.
CoolWallet’s SmartScan Flags Web3 Phishing Threats
CoolWallet (established in 2014) has since the launch of its CoolWallet Pro flagship model in 2021 pivoted strongly to securing Web3 assets, which requires users to interact with DeFi protocols that could potentially drain their accounts if they authorize the wrong transaction.
CoolWallet Pro in particular makes for an ideal Friend.tech hardware wallet as it’s one of the first cold wallets to support the Base network, and boasts several elite security features, such as:
- an EAL6+ secure element
- biometric verification (both on phone and device)
- tamper proof and waterproof design
Importantly, its CoolWallet App comes with real-time Web3 transaction analysis scanning called Web3 SmartScan.
While cold storage is as safe as can be, the biggest vulnerability remains human error or a lapse in judgment, where the user is tricked into authorizing a bad transaction or revealing their recovery seed or private key to a bad actor.
CoolWallet’s SmartScan, available on its CoolWallet App, provides Web3-native protection against phishing attempts. It automatically screens transactions and flags attempted phishing, suspicious transactions and smart contract vulnerabilities. This makes using cold storage even safer to use, and elevates CoolWallet above other hardware wallet brands.
Web3 Guardian Competition- Secure Your Crypto for the Next Bull Run!
To promote Web3 asset protection among blockchain users and help them safeguard their crypto portfolio with SmartScan until the next bull run, CoolWallet is launching a global new competition aimed at enhancing user security awareness with generous rewards to participating users.
Base is a secure, low-cost, builder-friendly Ethereum L2 built to bring the next billion users on chain.
Friend.tech is an emerging DApp focused on social interactions and cryptographic asset management. It provides users with a secure and efficient blockchain platform. The platform currently operates on the Base chain and is continuously expanding its features and user base.
CoolWallet is a pioneering Web3 hardware wallet brand established in 2014 by CoolBitX that offers users the comfort of convenient and fully portable cold storage of all digital assets, including DeFi and NFT crypto assets.
CoolWallet Pro is a flagship Web3 hardware wallet that boasts a wafer-thin smart card form factor, an EAL6+ secure element, military-grade Bluetooth encryption, and a tamper proof and water-resistant exterior, while its custom CoolWallet App offers users a choice of DeFi marketplaces, DApp support and real-time transaction screening.
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US blockchain company, Constellation Network, Welcomes Leading Experts from Top Enterprises and U.S. Government Agencies to their Enterprise Advisory Board.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Constellation Network, a trailblazing US blockchain enterprise, proudly unveils its Enterprise Advisory Board, marking a significant stride in expanding its influence across commercial, enterprise, and federal sectors. This board, comprising distinguished leaders from diverse backgrounds, underscores Constellation’s commitment to innovation and security, notably as the first blockchain to develop secure communications for the US Department of Defense.
The board members, selected for their expertise and visionary leadership, include:
Erik Bethel, a global finance expert with significant public and private sector experience, including a pivotal role at the World Bank. His insights into blockchain and AI technologies are invaluable for advancing Constellation’s strategic objectives.
Michael Sandoval, a former Microsoft executive and current CEO of AI Research Corporation, brings a wealth of experience in AI, cybersecurity, and technological architecture, enhancing Constellation’s approach to secure communications and blockchain technology.
Alan Boehme, with over 25 years in global corporations, including H&M and Coca-Cola, offers a deep understanding of emerging technologies. His expertise will be pivotal in guiding Constellation’s technological innovations and applications across industries.
Art Seabolt, a technology specialist with four decades of experience, including senior executive roles, contributes his knowledge in large-scale data management and technology innovation, crucial for Constellation’s big data and blockchain initiatives.
Ken Spedden, recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for his technological innovations, brings a unique perspective on applying technology to complex societal and security challenges. His experience in inter-agency collaboration and technology application bolsters Constellation’s mission in leveraging blockchain for wide-ranging societal and national security needs.
The formation of this board is a testament to Constellation Network’s dedication to harnessing Web3 technology for addressing global and industry-specific challenges. This initiative is a key component of Constellation’s strategy to pioneer blockchain applications that are secure, scalable, and transformative.
For more details about these advisors and their contribution to Constellation Network’s vision, visit https://constellationnetwork.io/team.
About Constellation Network, Inc.
Constellation Network is a dynamic force in blockchain, offering an open-source framework for business development. The assembly of this board is a decisive move in solidifying Constellation’s position as a leader in blockchain.
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Bybit Leads Green Revolution with 5ire Blockchain’s Stellar Market Debut
DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s third-largest crypto exchange by volume, is proud to announce the successful listing of 5ire, an innovative blockchain project that marries sustainability with cutting-edge technology.
Marking a monumental shift in eco-friendly blockchain solutions, the $5IRE token has seen a remarkable performance, quintupling in value at the time of writing, with its growth trajectory looking promising.
“5ire’s integration on Bybit is not just a success story about investment returns; it’s a leap forward in blockchain’s evolution towards sustainability,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “This listing reinforces our commitment to supporting not only technologically advanced but also ethically grounded projects.”
5ire has emerged as a pioneer, being the first Layer 1, EVM-compatible blockchain platform to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Its sustainable proof of stake model underlines its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of blockchain technology.
As India’s rapidly ascending unicorn, 5ire is charting a course for a sustainable blockchain future, aligning with global initiatives and government partnerships. For example, partnerships with diverse government bodies such as the Muzaffarnagar Police, Nebraska Police Department, and the Ministry of Agriculture in Nigeria.
5ire was launched on Bybit Launchpad — a pioneering token launch platform, which offers investors the exclusive opportunity for early access to new and pre-listed tokens from promising projects, directly accessible on the Bybit platform. To participate, investors commit specific amounts of Mantle (MNT) or Tether (USDT) towards each new project, resulting in the acquisition of new tokens.
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Bybit is a top-three cryptocurrency exchange by volume with 20 million users established in 2018. It offers a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.
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Nubank Cripto Integrates Talos’s Smart Order Routing System to Reduce Trading Costs
Partnership makes access to liquidity providers even more efficient, offering better buying and selling prices in Brazilian reais for cryptocurrencies in the Nu app
SÃO PAULO, Dec. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In another step towards developing the cryptocurrency trading platform Nubank Cripto, Nubank announced today its integration with Talos, the premier provider of institutional digital asset trading technology. With this partnership, customers who wish to trade crypto assets in Brazilian reais through the Nu app will benefit from reduced costs through Talos’s Smart Order Routing engine and connectivity to optimize trade execution across multiple liquidity providers.
“Nubank Cripto will continue to evolve as a platform that combines simplicity and robustness for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. With Talos, we have made further progress in this direction to offer users even more competitive prices securely and reliably when trading cryptocurrencies through an extensive network of settlement providers,” says Thomaz Fortes, leader of Nubank Cripto.
Currently, more than 60 partners make up the Talos Provider Network for cryptocurrency trading operations, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Talos provides connectivity to venues that allow for FX, Spot, Futures, Perpetuals and Options trading while simultaneously providing advanced tooling for Portfolio and Treasury Management. Through Talos’s services, Nubank will have the ability to source liquidity from local providers in native Brazilian real pairs as well as from global partners for US dollar pairs and also token to token swaps enhancing the ability to deliver best price execution to Nubank’s customers.
“Digital assets have an important role to play in the financial future of Brazil, and we are proud to be working with Nubank to help expand access to digital asset liquidity in local currency to help deliver best price execution to their customers,” said Anton Katz, CEO and Co-Founder of Talos. “As Nubank grows in Latin America, Talos’s services can scale to support their customers in other countries and currencies in the future.”
Talos’s order execution management technology is designed to deliver advanced trading capabilities and greater efficiency to partner companies and their end customers. One of the key features is smart order routing to various liquidity providers with whom Nubank may work. The Talos platform for Nubank Cripto also includes algorithms developed exclusively for customer transactions, real-time market data integration, execution analysis, and compliance tools.
Nubank Cripto in constant evolution
The integration with Talos comes at a time of diversification in the offering of cryptocurrencies within the Nubank Cripto experience. In 2023 alone, 11 new digital asset options have been added for trading, including the latest addition: the stablecoin USDC. Currently, there are 15 cryptocurrencies available in the app, in addition to Nucoin, a utility token for the loyalty program.
The platform has made significant improvements in security by adopting Fireblocks’ software for managing digital asset operations on the blockchain. Through this widely recognized and adopted technology by leading crypto custodians worldwide, Nubank has developed its proprietary custodial solution for Nubank Cripto customers’ crypto assets. This initiative ensures the implementation of the strictest governance practices in the industry. Talos also integrates with Fireblocks, ensuring efficient and automated workflows.
Nu was born in 2013 with the mission to fight complexity to empower people in their daily lives by reinventing financial services.
We are one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, serving 90 million customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. As one of the leading technology companies in the world, Nu leverages proprietary technologies and innovative business practices to create new financial solutions and experiences for individuals and SMEs that are simple, intuitive, convenient, low-cost, empowering, and human. Guided by its mission, Nu is fostering access to financial services across Latin America.
Talos provides an institutional-grade technology infrastructure that supports the full lifecycle of digital assets trading including liquidity sourcing, price discovery, trade execution, settlement, lending, and borrowing. Engineered by a team with unmatched experience building institutional trading systems, the Talos platform connects institutions to various providers in today’s digital asset ecosystem – exchanges, OTC desks, prime brokers, lenders, custodians and more – through a single point of entry. This streamlines the entire trading process, mitigates intermediary risk, and provides institutions a clear path to best execution. For additional information, visit www.talos.com.
Talos Disclaimer: Talos offers software-as-a-service products that provide connectivity tools for institutional clients. Talos does not provide clients with any pre-negotiated arrangements with liquidity providers or other parties. Clients are required to independently negotiate arrangements with liquidity providers and other parties bilaterally. Talos is not party to any of these arrangements. Services and venues may not be available in all jurisdictions.
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