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Hackers rob thousands of Coinbase customers using SMS 2FA flaw

- 6000 users compromised
- funds and personal info stolen
- full name, email address, home address, date of birth, IP addresses for account activity, transaction history, account holdings, and balances

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-rob-thousands-of-coinbase-customers-using-mfa-flaw/
archive: https://archive.ph/Chmqx
Darknet Market 'White House Market' is Retiring

- user registration and ordering have been disabled
- site will be kept online until open orders are finalized, disputes handled and coins withdrawn

https://darknetlive.com/post/psa-white-house-market-is-retiring/
archive: https://archive.ph/zz65j
Human Rights Foundation Bitcoin Academy Livestream

https://youtu.be/m0F08kko_l0
Human Rights Foundation Bitcoin Academy Livestream Day Two

https://youtu.be/0NnYuvG1mms
Liquid Hard Fork Diagnostic Report

- the hard fork is now activated, and block signing has resumed

https://blog.liquid.net/liquid-hard-fork-diagnostic-report/
archive: https://archive.ph/CL0I7
[Lightning-dev] Full Disclosure: CVE-2021-41591/ CVE-2021-41592 / CVE-2021-41593 "Dust HTLC Exposure Considered Harmful"

https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2021-October/003257.html
archive: https://archive.ph/gHSdP
Bitcoin Optech #169

- proposal to add transaction heritage identifiers to Bitcoin
- 'how to prepare for taproot' series: output linking

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/10/06/
archive: https://archive.ph/FRUt4
J.P. Morgan: Institutional Investors Are Favoring Bitcoin Over Gold

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/jpmorgan-bitcoin-better-inflation-hedge-than-gold
archive: https://archive.ph/VZIZQ
This Month in Bitcoin Privacy: September 2021

- Wasabi Wallet 2.0 Update, Continued
- El Salvador’s Chivo Privacy Concerns
- Mastercard Acquires CipherTrace
- HRF Grants to Chaincase, Umbrel Bounty
- Coinbase on ICE
- Bisq Transitions to Tor V3
- Chainalysis Behind Block Explorer
- Samourai Like-Type Change Outputs
- Moral Landscape of Monetary Design

https://enegnei.github.io/This-Month-In-Bitcoin-Privacy/September_2021
archive: https://archive.ph/v0YmL
Chipmakers resist US bid for client data

- TSMC said it absolutely would not hand client information to the US, while South Korea has expressed concern with the scope of the request

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2021/10/08/2003765704
archive: https://archive.ph/0OlBD
Surveillance Firm Elliptic Raises $60m Series C Funding Round

- Evolution and Softbank join existing investors including Wells Fargo, Santander, Octopus, and AlbionVC

https://archive.ph/FeYEl
Bitcoin Optech #170

- LN implementations vulnerabilities
- LN protocol using taproot
- Extract RBF logic into policy/rbf PR

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/10/13/
archive: https://archive.ph/Iryj1
The United States is now the epicenter for Bitcoin Mining, accounting for 35.4% of the global hash rate at the end of July 2021, according to a Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance study published on Wednesday.

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/u-s-becomes-worlds-biggest-bitcoin-miner-beating-china
archive: https://archive.ph/gb239
How Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin project married the concepts of digital cash and digital gold and how pioneering cryptographer Adam Back continues the work of making it a better tool for freedom.

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-adam-back-and-digital-cash
archive: https://archive.ph/lJwQ2
virtual_currency_guidance_brochure.pdf
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US Treasury publishes new sanctions guidance for the "virtual currency industry"

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/virtual_currency_guidance_brochure.pdf
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First Bitcoin Futures ETF to launch on New York Stock Exchange tomorrow

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/18/business/dealbook/bitcoin-etf-proshares.html
archive: https://archive.ph/tRRaw
Hacker steals government ID database for Argentina’s entire population

- full names, home addresses, birth dates, gender info, ID card issuance and expiration dates, labor identification codes, Trámite numbers, citizen numbers, and government photo IDs

https://therecord.media/hacker-steals-government-id-database-for-argentinas-entire-population/
archive: https://archive.ph/oVryG