Safeheron Fortnite Dispatch|JAN 29 '23


Security Incidents

  • U.S. Department of Justice disrupts Hive ransomware variant, thwarting over $130 million in ransom demands.

  • Azuki's "official tweet hack" cost users about $780,000, and a user's address was stolen for 751,000 USDC.

  • Kevin Rose who is the founder of Moonbirds was hacked for 25 Chromie Squiggles, an Autoglyph, and other NFT’s totalling $1.5 million.

  • Yield Robot is an exit scam project with users losing $2.1 million.

  • FTX Creditors Include Apple, Netflix and Coinbase, Court Documents Reveal.

Industry Updates

Digital Asset Custody, Security

  • Fireblocks enlists crypto protection firm Coincover for third-party key recovery service.

  • Ex-UK chancellor Hammond chairs crypto firm Copper and says Copper closes new funding round at $2 Billion valuation.

  • The worldwide cryptocurrency hardware wallet industry is estimated to reach $3.6 billion by 2031.

  • Bernstein analysts shared that Institutional services' opportunity is expected to grow to $30 billion by 2033.

  • In Wake of FTX, New York reminds crypto firms to segregate customer funds.


  • Derivatives Body ISDA Hopes New Digital-Asset Norms Will Prevent FTX-Style Losses.

  • Microsoft announced the third phase of the long-term partnership with OpenAI through a multiyear with multibillion-dollar investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs.

  • Nike’s Web3 Platform .SWOOSH will reward creators for virtual sneaker designs.

  • BlackRock, Apollo among creditors lent $500 million to Core Scientific.


  • Vitalik Buterin posted “An incomplete guide to stealth addresses” to address the ethereum privacy protection problem.

  • DappRadar report concluded that NFT sales topped 101 million in 2022.

  • Binance’s 2022 end-of-year report showed that more than $500 million was invested to support Web3 and blockchain innovation.

  • Azuki is partnering with Bilibili International to explore Web3 innovations in anime & media content.

  • The World Economic Forum published a toolkit for development of DAOs and acknowledged that DAOs have the potential to address the shortcomings of traditional firms.

  • Charles Hoskinson, the co-founder of the Cardano blockchain is considering buying crypto news service CoinDesk to revamp it into a mix of a news and community site.

Market Regulations

North America


  • DNB imposes administrative fine on Coinbase Europe Limited for providing crypto services without the legally required registration until 22 September 2022.

  • French senators vote to ease crypto licensing regulation.

  • Ukraine’s Financial Watchdog Reports Blocking Russian Crypto Exchanges.

  • Eurozone Finance Ministers Issue Statement on Introduction of Digital Euro, Will Discuss Potential Impact of Digital Currency at Political Level.


Central America


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