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EOS’s Brock Pierce: Ethereum [ETH] will be in trouble if it does not solve scaling issue this year

Akash Anand

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EOS's Brock Pierce: Ethereum [ETH] will be in trouble if it does not solve scaling issue this year
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The cryptocurrency market’s roller-coaster movement has been noted by a lot of proponents in the space, with many predicting the bearish behavior to last for more time. In a recent chat with CryptoTrader Ran NeuNer, Brock Pierce, the current Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of the EOS Alliance, spoke about the fall of Mt.Gox and the behavior of the cryptocurrency market right now.

Pierce stated that Mt.Gox being one of the first major cryptocurrency exchanges had a lot riding on it and its fall sent shockwaves across the industry. He said:

“The fall of Mt.Gox incurred massive reputation damage and the feeling that it propagated throughout the industry was crazy. People thought that since Mt.Gox got hacked, Bitcoin must be unsafe too. We need to create safer and better practices in the field.”

The EOS Alliance co-founder was also of the opinion that custodial issues need to be solved and that twenty nineteen will be the year of BUIDL. Pierce added 2018 was the year of HODL while 2017 was when the term ‘lambo’ came into the fore. According to him, it is very difficult to retain people in a bull market. He then gave his comments on the scalability issue persistent among a lot of cryptocurrencies. In his words:

“If Ethereum does not solve the scaling this year then there will be a problem. The market is not going to wait for them to catch up, especially with all the generation 3 blockchains coming up. EOS is currently the number two chain in terms of developers with a lot o runway. It also helps in having the most advancement form of solving scalability issues.”

Brock Pierce informed users of exclusive information related to DApp token. He said that Bancor and Liquid EOS will solve the RAM and CPU issues probably by February. He focused his discussion on the effect of communities in the cryptocurrency space, citing “community is everything, technology comes later”.

Looking at the new year, Pierce opined that the sectors of adoption and the fundamental building is on the right path, and in some cases at its peak. He closed the discussion by adding:

“I rarely make predictions but I have a feeling by the end of this year we will see apps built on the blockchain that will have a million users.”





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GateHub: Stolen XRP funds transferred to prominent exchanges

Namrata Shukla

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GateHub stolen XRP funds moved to Bitfinex and OKEx
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The GateHub hack that took place earlier this month resulted in the exchange losing nearly 23 million XRP worth approximately $9 million. However, Whale Alert, a tracker of large crypto transactions, alerted the community of these stolen funds being moved to various different exchanges.

One of these exchanges was identified to be Bitfinex, which received 400,025 XRP on June 16 at 10:57:22 UTC. The sender’s address was r4hyDYXv7iV3oCahxQzqYYfgxwyBx3AyMN and was identified to be from the GateHub hack 2019. The receiver’s address was identified to be Bitfinex’s- r9o9MerrS7d2GAEs6JPj4v4JcvZAJNtLUY. The hash rate of the transaction was 21124F7818A2903E9750456D603CC9AACC9DBE6CE2EF0AA191C734339B4CA682 and the transaction details were as follows:

Source: Whale Alert

Source: Whale Alert

Another transaction was noted to take place to the Bitfinex wallet address where 100,000 XRP was transferred from another identified GateHub hack address. The identified Bitfinex’s wallet address was rDcz7P9YMpffLKhRBovTzhUr3wKtk3y9q7. This wallet address was quick to transfer the funds immediately to another exchange, OKEx. OKEx previously received 3,000 XRP from the stolen funds to an identified OKEx address- rUzWJkXyEtT8ekSSxkBYPqCvHpngcy6Fks. The hash rate of the transaction was noted to be BE97F68A20E996A2E1A37228DCBD45A1F26E8E2B3A842E9FCFFF7721157C1C37 and following were the transaction details:

Source: Whale Alert

Source: Whale Alert

The stolen funds were moved to another prominent exchange, Binance, and CZ was swift to inform Whale Alert that he would look into it. However, the crypto users did not find any relief about these funds going to other exchanges as the exchanges did not respond to the large transactions.





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