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Network Harmony announced a reward of $ 1 million for information about the Hack Horizon

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  The company will oppose criminal prosecution if the funds are returned The developers of Harmony Protocol announced a reward of $ 1 million for the return of funds stolen on June 23 in the hacking of the Horizon Bridge, or for information about this theft. In the event of a refund, the company will oppose criminal charges, the report said. Horizon posted on the social network contact information and the address of the ETH-wallet for the transfer of stolen cryptocurrency. Last week, a hacker broke into the Horizon blockchain bridge operating on the Harmony network and stole cryptocurrency for $ 100 million The attacker conducted 11 transactions within 18 minutes, after which he began to transfer tokens for exchange on Ethereum to the decentralized exchange Uniswap. The Harmony team found the hacker's address and launched a hacking investigation with authorities and forensics. Harmony is a first-tier blockchain launched in 2019 and supports Ethereum applications. The platform susp

Most Americans don't mind implanting a chip in their brains.

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  Perhaps the appearance of the first superhumans is just around the corner. According to a new study, many are so good at interacting closely with technology that they are willing to live with a chip in their heads. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in March 2022 showed the attitude of Americans to advanced technologies: brain chips, artificial intelligence technologies and unmanned vehicles. One of the findings of a survey of 10,260 U.S. adults was that Americans tend to view technology more positively if they know they can control it on their own. Survey data show that when it comes to chips to improve the cognitive abilities of the brain, 78% of respondents are against implantation. But if you give them the opportunity to disable such a chip, 59% of survey participants consider the technology more acceptable. Interest in chips implanted in the brain has increased in recent years thanks to Elon Musk's Neuralink startup. The company is developing a special sensor th

IM Academy, the "crypto-sect" that captures thousands of young people from Europe in Spain in a pyramid scam

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  In recent days, in the city hall of Badalona, in Spain, a massive event of a company judicially investigated for an alleged pyramid scheme took place under the facade of a cryptocurrency investment training academy. IM Mastery Academy rented the Palau Municipal d'Esports to hold a three-day convention with a program to "encourage" investments in cryptocurrencies, costing 200 euros ($215) a ticket. The place was packed with more than 9,000 young people who came from Germany, Holland, Italy and Cyprus, among other European countries, and after the first day of the event, the organizers "prohibited" the participants from speaking with the media. For the publication El País , a mother stated: “they have kidnapped our children”. She and other families united through RedUne , a sectarian prevention association, seek to end IM Academy, supposedly based in New York, which is already being investigated for fraud. In March, after a year of investigation, 8 people were a

Hacker stole from the network of NFT-games cryptocurrency for $ 625 million

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  The attacker managed to withdraw 173.6 thousand. Ethereum worth more than $ 600 million, as well as USDC stablecoins with a total value of more than $ 25.5 million The hacker broke into the Ronin blockchain bridge and withdrew cryptocurrency worth over $ 625 million, representatives of the crypto project reported about the incident. They said that the attacker took advantage of the network vulnerability on March 23, but the problem was discovered only on March 29, when one of the users could not withdraw 5 thousand Ethereum. The blockchain operator said that the work of the Ronin bridge is temporarily suspended to exclude the possibility of further attacks. He will return to work once the team is satisfied that the rest of the funds cannot be stolen. The project works with law enforcement officials, forensic cryptographers and investors, and also tracks stolen funds together with Chainalysis. At the moment, the Ronin hack is the largest in the field of decentralized finance. It was

My cryptocurrency was stolen. What should I do?

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  None of the largest sites has escaped hacker attacks, and crypto wallet users are also under threat. Lawyers explained the action plan in case of theft of digital assets and explained how to increase the chances of recovering stolen funds Hackers regularly attack cryptocurrency projects, and users lose digital assets worth hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars. Even the most experienced participants are not protected from this. For example, last week, the CEO of the cryptocurrency investment company DeFiance Catital as a result of a hacker attack lost 78 NFT from five collections, as well as tokens worth $ 1.7 million. Reports of hacking of crypto services come regularly. None of the largest sites escaped attacks. Therefore, users need to be especially attentive to the issue of storing funds in digital assets. Experts do not recommend keeping large sums of money in cryptocurrency on centralized services. One of the safest ways to store it are hardware wallets. Cryptocurrency

How bots help businesses establish omnichannel communications

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  Thanks to the automation of communications, you can achieve impressive results: from saving employee time to increasing customer loyalty. The main thing is to apply the omnichannel approach and modern AI-based bots Chatbots are "getting smarter" and are being used more and more often Technology is changing the way businesses communicate with customers right now: more and more companies are adopting chatbots. And these are not just quickly made "on the knee" bots like those that each of us met in Telegram. These are serious self-learning solutions based on artificial intelligence, behind which there is a huge work of many people and a serious infrastructure. According to Gartner , the total volume of the global chatbot market will reach $ 1.3 billion by 2024. Around the same time, 47% of companies will use chatbots continuously, and 40% will deploy more functional virtual personal assistants. In Russia, the scale is more modest, but the growth rate does not lag beh

Thailand will ban payments in cryptocurrency from April 1

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  The Country's Securities and Exchange Commission believes that the use of digital assets will negatively affect the financial system and reduce the effectiveness of the state's monetary policy. From April 1, it will be forbidden to use cryptocurrencies as a means of payment in Thailand. The corresponding decision was made by the local regulator - the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand. The department stressed that the use of digital assets can negatively affect the stability of the financial system and the economy as a whole, including risks for people and business, writes Bloomberg Quint. After the entry into force of the new rules, companies in Thailand will be prohibited from advertising the acceptance of payments in cryptocurrency and create systems, tools and wallets that will facilitate transactions in cryptocurrency. For violation of the law on cryptocurrency, liability is provided, including suspension or complete ban on the provision of services.