The largest holders of BTCs include Coinbase (954k), Huobi (364k), and Binance (267k).
The largest holders are Coinbase (954k), Huobi (364k), and Binance (267k).
— glassnode (@glassnode) June 26, 2020
In addition, data obtained from Chainalysis, a leading crypto data analytic firm, revealed that the four biggest crypto exchanges since 2018 – Coinbase, Binance, Huobi, and Bitfinex received about 40% of all BTCs via exchanges this year.
Quick facts about crypto exchanges; Crypto exchange facilitates the exchange of one crypto asset or digital coin to another, in crypto terms enable the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies, and also the exchange of fiat currencies (USD, GBP, YEN)into crypto-currencies.
Trusted brands in the crypto exchange business include Gemini, Binance, Coinbase, FTX, Bitstamp, and Liquid
The next ten crypto exchanges collected 36% in a combined volume of BTCs leaving other smaller exchanges to share out the remaining 24% of transfer volume
Chainalysis, in a detailed report, also analyzed that though about 96% of retail traders made most of the transactions, the professional traders controlled most of the volume;
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“Retail traders, whom we categorize as those who deposit less than $10,000 USD worth of Bitcoin on exchanges at a time, appear to be the large majority, accounting for 96% of all transfers sent to exchanges on an average weekly basis.
“Professional traders, however, control the liquidity of the market, accounting for 85% of all the USD value of Bitcoin value sent to exchanges,” the report said.
Crypto; Tron’s founder offers $1 million bounty in finding BTC Twitter hackers
The Giveaway scammers pulled off the hack of the year, but only managed to make $58,000 USD.
Following a huge amount of breaches on many top global brands, having their Twitter accounts tweeting about a BTC giveaway, Tron founder, Justin Sun has put a bounty on those responsible for the attacks.
In a recent interview with Cointelegraph, Tron’s founder, Justin Sun disclosed he was ready to give $1 million to the person or persons responsible for tracking down the hackers. He added by saying;
“We are working closely with Twitter to resolve this issue immediately and return our accounts to normal. We are always vigilant in the handling of our accounts; operating safely and responsibly — taking the security of our accounts to the highest standards possible. This only further illuminates the urgent need for our society to adopt decentralized, trustless software and services.”
Quick fact, Justin Sun is a Chinese tech entrepreneur, the founder of a renowned crypto-asset, Tron and the present leader, BitTorrent. Sun became very popular after placing a record-breaking $4.5 million bid to have a private lunch with Warren Buffet in June 2019.
Meanwhile, data obtained from Whale alert, an advanced crypto tracker firm revealed, “the Giveaway scammers pulled off the hack of the year, but only managed to make $58,000 USD so far. Hopefully, the community will take them more seriously now.”
🚓 🚓 🚓 The Giveaway scammers pulled off the hack of the year, but only managed to make $58,000 USD so far. Hopefully the community will take them more seriously now.https://t.co/PkuJHgrbpe
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) July 15, 2020
However, dealing with cryptos, the use of cold wallets or a proprietary smartphone is recommended. These are specifically designed tools to keep your BTCs from falling into the hands of hackers on the internet.
BTC scammers breach Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Obama, Google, Apple, Uber
A number of celebrities and important personalities had their Twitter accounts breached.
BTC scammers were on a rampage on Twitter late Wednesday, as many top personalities, had their accounts tweeting about a BTC giveaway. Later, it became obvious that the breach was much more serious when leading brands and famous people including, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, and Uber, tweeted that they would double your bitcoin.
However, Cameron Winklevoss, co-founder of the world’s leading crypto exchange Gemini, disclosed that the scammers were only able to make away with “a paltry sum,” though he wondered if there were underlying reasons for the attack.
Despite gaining control of the most prominent accounts on Twitter, it appears the attacker has made off with only a paltry sum thus far. Very little to show for, given the options and what was at stake. Maybe this wasn't about the money….
— Cameron Winklevoss (@winklevoss) July 16, 2020
Recall that a few days ago, Nairametrics reported how crypto scammers gained about $24 million worth of BTCs in the first six months of 2020.
As the COVID-19 pandemic kept a lot of individuals more active online, fraudsters have pulled dozens of different types of scams such as fake ICOs, BTC recovery, fake exchanges, giveaways, video scams, fake tumblers, Ponzi schemes, malware and many more.
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The scammers deceive their intended victims by offering one or all of the following: no taxes, high profits, little effort, and no risk. It’s thus projected by Whale alert that these fraudsters could gain about $50 million dollars before the end of 2020.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, finally tweeted:
“Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened. We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.”
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Meanwhile, the price of bitcoin remains largely unaffected by the news of the hack, as it is currently still stuck at around $9,200.
Tough day for us at Twitter. We all feel terrible this happened.
We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.
💙 to our teammates working hard to make this right.
— jack (@jack) July 16, 2020
Popular singer, Akon and other leading experts speak on Africa’s Crypto
Akon spoke about his cryptocurrency Akion, detailing how it is easy to exchange the digital coin.
As Africa remains the leading market in the crypto industry, Africa’s fastest-growing financial media company, Nairametrics, exclusively covered the African session of the 3rd-year anniversary of Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, with key African crypto stakeholders deliberating on the crypto industry in Africa.
Senegalese-American music celebrity, Akon who was one of the guests in one of the sessions spoke on crypto adoption in present-day Africa, having popular Hollywood film producer and Akoin co-founder, Jon Karas with Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao moderating the session.
Akon spoke about his upcoming cryptocurrency known as Akoin, detailing how it is easier to exchange the digital coin through an internal conversion mechanism, which will allow users to convert in and out of other fiat currencies or crypto assets.
He also spoke about the payments revolution the crypto industry will bring to Africa that is preceded by poor mismanagement of resources, unstable currencies, amongst other limiting factors. According to Akon, Africa stands a chance of becoming the frontier in the global crypto market accompanied by a wider increased investment interest in cryptocurrencies.
In a prelude to Akon’s interview, Yele Bademosi, founder & CEO of Bundle, spoke about the need for crypto stakeholders to do more in educating the world’s fastest-growing market, Africa, as many young Africans are still on their learning curve trying to understand the advantages and usage of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
In addition, Chuta Chimezie a leading crypto expert, spoke on the importance of regulatory stakeholders in supporting the future of payment as governments not regulating cryptocurrency may be a limiting factor in spurring its growth on the continent. He also advised that the inclusion of leading African banks will boost the crypto African market, as their role can’t be underestimated.
The session ended with BNB tokens and gifts disbursed to some participants of the session, marking the third anniversary of the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance.