Forget Bitcoin: Why Criminals are Using Fortnite to Launder Illicit Funds

By CCN.com: With well over 200 million users across the globe, few video games have as large a following as Fortnite. The freemium game is so popular that its developer, Epic Games, banked $ 3 billion in 2018. However, according to a report on the Independent, Epic Games isn’t the only entity getting rich off Fortnite. … Continued

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Street Art treasure hunt with a Bitcoin puzzle 🎨 For the 10th birthday of the genesis block, I painted this frescoe somewhere in Paris with a 0,26btc ($1000) puzzle in it. Here’s the public key: 1NqPwPp7hEXZ3Atj77Ue11xAEMmXqAXwrQ Thanks to @alistairmilne for the funds! Good luck! @pascalboyart

Street Art treasure hunt with a Bitcoin puzzle 🎨 For the 10th birthday of the genesis block, I painted this frescoe somewhere in Paris with a 0,26btc ($  1000) puzzle in it. Here's the public key: 1NqPwPp7hEXZ3Atj77Ue11xAEMmXqAXwrQ Thanks to @alistairmilne for the funds! Good luck! @pascalboyart submitted by /u/Pascalboyart
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Story: A Coinbase user accidentally sends bitcoin to a litecoin address. Coinbase support claims it’s not recoverable. Someone on Twitter helps the user recover the funds successfully.

Just listened to the story on the recent Blockdigest episode. The TL;DR is in the title.

It's of course the mistake of the user to not being careful enough, but also negligence on part of Coinbase not to have any sort of warning or restrictions in place for sending bitcoin to a litecoin address (which seems like an easy and reasonable thing to implement).

But particularly negligent is to claim that the funds are not recoverable anymore, which is simply not true, and luckily, another Twitter user was able to help recover the funds successfully (worth around $ 2.5k). So the Coinbase support was simply either incompetent or just lazy or lying, which is all equally concerning, as such cases are likely not very rare with all the newbies coming into the space and Coinbase is one of the biggest fiat on-ramps into bitcoin.

Timestamp to the story (as told by @brian_trollz, the person helping with the recovery): https://youtu.be/cvbm0YlKV04?t=3211

Link to the original Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/djjindra/status/1073096138893385728

And the follow up by @brian_trollz: https://twitter.com/brian_trollz/status/1073241960528429056

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@alexbosworth: My submarineswaps.org service that provides an on-chain gateway to LN isn’t busy, I only do about 1 swap/day. There’s more activity on @YallsOrg so I tried out @wasabiwallet for all on-chain funds there first. So far so good, now both service funds will be Wasabi coinjoined.

@alexbosworth: My submarineswaps.org service that provides an on-chain gateway to LN isn't busy, I only do about 1 swap/day. There’s more activity on @YallsOrg so I tried out @wasabiwallet for all on-chain funds there first. So far so good, now both service funds will be Wasabi coinjoined. submitted by /u/CBDoctor
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