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SMS Service Provider Twilio Compromised

- Twilio handles communications for 150k+ corporate clients including Facebook and Uber
- Data collected by Twilio includes addresses, payment details, IP addresses, and in some cases proof of identity

https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/08/twilio-breach-customer-data/
archive: https://archive.ph/eFvWr
CoinCenter: U.S. Treasury Sanction of Privacy Tools Places Sweeping Restrictions on All Americans

- sanctioned Tornado Cash smart contract is a tool, not a person

https://www.coincenter.org/u-s-treasury-sanction-of-privacy-tools-places-sweeping-restrictions-on-all-americans/
archive: https://archive.ph/jVGAd
Tornado Cash Github Repo Taken Down, Lead Dev's Account Frozen

- the move follows the ethereum privacy tool being added to the US sanctions list earlier today

https://nitter.net/semenov_roman_/status/1556717890308653059
archive: https://archive.ph/tXDBr
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Tropic Square Begins Production on Prototype For Open Source Chip to be Used In Bitcoin Hardware Wallets

- funded and led by the Trezor team

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/tropic-square-launches-open-source-chip-prototype-for-bitcoin-hardware
archive: https://archive.ph/4C6NV
Motiv Inc. Launches 16 Circular Bitcoin Economies In Peru

- Motiv provides educational resources teaching underdeveloped communities how to use bitcoin to create their own economies
- The region has 80% smartphone penetration, making room for bitcoin adoption

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/motiv-launches-16-bitcoin-economies-in-peru
archive: https://archive.ph/uYBGw
A Joint Proposal by the SEC and the CFTC Would Require Large Hedge Funds to Report Cryptocurrency Exposure Through a Confidential Filing Known as Form PF

- applies to funds with more than $500M of net assets

https://www.wsj.com/articles/regulators-weigh-asking-hedge-funds-to-report-crypto-exposure-11660140000
archive: https://archive.ph/BvxlW
Bitcoin Optech #212

- lowering the default tx relay feerate
- "Decouple validation cache initialization from ArgsManager" Review Club

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2022/08/10/
archive: https://archive.ph/FoSfB
BlackRock Launches Bitcoin Private Trust

- offers customers 'direct bitcoin exposure'
- blackrock is the largest asset manager in the world with over $10 trillion under management

https://www.blackrock.com/institutions/en-us/insights/bitcoin-private-trust
archive: https://archive.ph/9c08F
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CD72: Privacy in Adversarial Environments with Tony and @sethforprivacy

EPISODE: 72
BLOCK: 748880
PRICE: 4242 sats per dollar
TOPICS: sanctions on ethereum privacy tool Tornado Cash, lessons learned, moving forward

https://www.podpage.com/citadeldispatch/cd72-privacy-in-adversarial-environments-with-tony-and-sethforprivacy/
Block Hardware Wallet Team: Losing Your Keys Without Losing Your Coins

- "As we continue building our bitcoin wallet, we’re excited about ways we can make self-custody more accessible to a wider audience, especially by finding easy ways to recover when something goes wrong."

https://wallet.build/losing-your-keys-without-losing-your-coins
archive: https://archive.ph/mzBxR
Data Breach at Email Communication Provider Klaviyo Exposes Customer Details of 44 Companies, Including Swan

- first name, email, IP-based geolocation data of customers stolen

https://www.klaviyo.com/blog/august-2022-security-incident
archive: https://archive.ph/r8O31
Casa Discloses Data Breach of the Casa Store

- leaked data includes names, emails, phone numbers, shipping and billing addresses, and product(s) ordered

https://nitter.net/CasaHODL/status/1558104064717737987
archive: https://archive.ph/TgZPZ
Announcing Vinteum: Supporting Bitcoin Development in Brazil

- will train and fund open source developers to work on Bitcoin and the Lightning Network

https://medium.com/vinteum-org/announcing-vinteum-supporting-bitcoin-development-in-brazil-bb74559ef164
archive: https://archive.ph/1jyRb
Tornado Cash Activity: $62 million has been withdrawn post-sanctions, corresponding to around 15% of the value locked in Tornado Cash.

https://nitter.net/TheBlockRes/status/1558093591662280707
CoinCenter: What is and what is not a sanctionable entity in the Tornado Cash case

- by treating autonomous code as a “person” OFAC exceeds its statutory authority

https://www.coincenter.org/analysis-what-is-and-what-is-not-a-sanctionable-entity-in-the-tornado-cash-case/
archive: https://archive.ph/mig2M
Bitmain and Antpool Partner with Antalpha to Offer Low Cost Loans for Equipment and Resource Costs

- Bitmain and Antpool will provide proprietary data to the lender in order to evaluate risk

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitmain-antpool-antalpha-offer-bitcoin-mining-industry-lifeline
archive: https://archive.ph/uLI7V
US Bans Export of Tech Used in 3nm Chip Production

- rule will ban the export of two ultra-wide bandgap semiconductor materials, as well as some types of electronic computer-aided design (ECAD) technology and pressure gain combustion (PGC) technology

https://www.theregister.com/2022/08/15/us_bans_3nm_exports/
archive: https://archive.ph/x7ayT
New US Privacy Law May Give Telecoms Free Pass on $200 Million Fines

- wiping out $200 million worth of fines from a major location-data selling scandal

https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7gb9y/new-us-privacy-law-may-give-telecoms-free-pass-on-dollar200-million-fines
archive: https://archive.ph/2s4dx