Safeheron Fortnite Dispatch|JAN 15 '23


Security Incidents

  • A vulnerability of Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers allows for the theft of sensitive files, such as crypto wallets and cloud provider credentials.

  • German financial watchdog BaFin warns of Godfather malware attacks on about 400 crypto and bank apps.

  • The Web3 Twitter marketing platform Twity has a security vulnerability in its system and the Telegram account of the technician was leaked.

Industry Updates

Digital Asset Custody, Security

  • Bitget launches Fund Custody service with dedicated wallets to elevate safety.

  • Zodia Custody appoints former Bitstamp CEO Julian Sawyer as CEO.



  • Nebeus, the financial app for crypto hodlers, launched the first Nebeus Card backed by VISA.

  • zkSync released a new browser extension Hardhat that supports smart contract verification.

  • The blockchain subsidiary of South Korean anti-virus software company AhnLab has launched a Web3-focused ABC wallet.

  • Mastercard launches Web3-focused artist incubator with Polygon.

  • Bitcoin wallet lead at Block plans to launch a self-custody wallet in 2023.

  • Binance joins the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS).

  • Shopify has supported millions of merchants to sell and mint Avalanche NFTs through their online stores.

  • Aptos-based wallet Momentum Safe (MSafe) raised $5 million in seed funding.

  • The Easy Company has raised $14.2 million in a seed round and launched its “social” crypto wallet.

  • Industrial metaverse platform Worlds raises $21M in Series A funding.

  • Automated code auditing platform MetaTrust secured around $10 million in a seed round.

  • Blockchain-based carbon trading AirCarbon Exchange raises $15 million in Series B funding.

Market Regulations

North America


  • Britain will push ahead with readying the ground for a digital pound.

  • French financial regulator supports faster mandatory licensing for crypto firms.

  • Turin-based cryptocurrency exchange Young Platform has secured the license as a digital asset service provider to operate in France.

  • Financial Stability Board (FSB) expects to publish the final reports on the framework for the international regulation of crypto-asset activities in July 2023.


  • Hong Kong’s financial services firms are in the preparation of the groundwork to enable their retail clients to trade virtual assets in the coming months.

  • Turkey plans to use blockchain technology during the login process for online public services.

Central America

  • El Salvador passed a law for the issuance of digital assets and created the National Digital Assets Commission.


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