Lightning nodes are getting DDOS’ed, rumor is that someone from the 2x effort known as “BitPico” has taken credit for this. The Lightning services I’ve deployed have been attacked from the start, with botnets, etc. Deploying in adversarial conditions, decentralization is hard.

Lightning nodes are getting DDOS'ed, rumor is that someone from the 2x effort known as "BitPico" has taken credit for this. The Lightning services I've deployed have been attacked from the start, with botnets, etc. Deploying in adversarial conditions, decentralization is hard. submitted by /u/GalacticCannibalism
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[Canada] Bank of Montreal (BMO) to block cryptocurrency transactions through BMO Credit and DEBIT cards including Interac Online Payment. (reddit.com)

I have a friend who works at BMO and they sent me this email they received this morning from their manager. Background Currently, customers have the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin through an online cryptocurrency exchange. Just like foreign currencies customers are able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies by setting up an account through a cryptocurrency merchant website. These merchants are set up to accept different methods of payment and once…

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Some Major Canadian Banks Still Allow Cryptocurrency Credit Card Transactions (news.bitcoin.com)

While TD Bank has revised its policies and stopped allowing customers to purchase cryptocurrencies using its credit cards, some major banks in Canada still allow crypto credit card transactions, the banks reportedly confirmed on Friday.
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SBI Doesn’t Ban Credit Card Crypto Purchases Despite Issuing Warning (news.bitcoin.com)

SBI Cards & Payments Services Pvt. Ltd, the second largest issuer of credit cards in India, has warned customers of the risks associated with cryptocurrencies. Despite the warning, the company did not move to ban its customers from purchasing bitcoin and other virtual currencies using SBI issued credit cards.
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You Can Now Bid for Jamie Dimon Crypto Art Made From Old Credit Cards (news.bitcoin.com)

“Terrible Store of Value” is a great piece of work if you’re a collector of crypto art that sticks it to the man whilst providing a side order of utility. Formed out of repurposed credit cards and molded in the likeness of Jamie Dimon, who inspired the artwork’s name, the piece is currently up for auction with a reference bid of $ 15,000. Naturally the auction can be paid in bitcoin and comes with a blockchain verifiable certificate of authenticity.
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Bitcoin crash and cryptocurrency scams spook credit card firms, sources say

The sharp decline in bitcoin's value also creates a classic problem for any banks providing financing. Consumers who lean on credit lines to speculate — and bet wrong — may struggle to repay. The danger wasn't so acute last year when cryptocurrencies kept climbing. But since briefly exceeding …
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