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Safeheron Fortnite Dispatch|JAN 15 '23

01/16/2023

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.

Institutional

Web3

  • ​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

Europe

  • ​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.

Asia

  • ​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.

Africa

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