U.S. Sanctions More North Korean ETH Addresses Over $600M Ronin Hack

The U.S. Department of the Treasury last week connected North Korean hacking organization Lazarus to an ETH wallet used in last month’s $622 million Ronin Network hack, a sidechain established for the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity. Now, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) has added three Ethereum addresses to its blacklist, including […]

US Treasury Dept sanctions 3 Ethereum addresses allegedly linked to North Korea

The United States Treasury Department has added three Ethereum wallet addresses to sanctions allegedly linked to the hacker group responsible for the theft of more than $600 million in crypto from nonfungible token game Axie Infinity’s Ronin sidechain. In a Friday update, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, listed three Ethereum […]

Tornado Cash says it’s using Chainalysis oracles to block access from OPAC sanctioned addresses

On Friday, Tornado Cash announced that it was using oracle contracts from Chainalysis to block wallet addresses sanctioned by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC. The move comes after the U.S. Department of the Treasury linked North Korean cyber-criminal Lazarus Group as an alleged perpetrator for the recent $600 million+ Ronin bridge […]

Three-quarters of BTC addresses still in profit despite market decline: Glassnode

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has been on the decline again recently, but new insights from blockchain analytics firm Glassnode show that up to 75% of Bitcoin addresses are in profit. In its Week-On Chain report published on Monday, April 11, Glassnode analyzed the number of Bitcoin wallets that are in profit and found that […]

Number of Active Bitcoin Addresses Could Indicate $14.7K Price Rise

June 11, the number of active Bitcoin (BTC) addresses hit 1,040,244. This is the highest number in two and a half years. Many analysts believe there may be a correlation between this metric and the market’s overall price. Number of Active Bitcoin Addresses. Source: Glassnode. Bloomberg bets on it Bloomberg, in its latest crypto report […]

Coinbase Custody Deleted Tweet That Could Explain Surge in Tether Addresses

In a now-deleted tweet, Coinbase Custody International announced it was adding support for withdrawals and deposits in the stablecoin tether.  While that May 30 tweet is now gone, it’s hard to hide its effects given a recent surge in the stablecoin’s count of active addresses. The number of unique addresses active in the network, either as […]

Craig Wright Called ‘Fraud’ in Message Signed With Bitcoin Addresses He Claims to Own

The credibility of Craig Wright – the Australian tech entrepreneur who controversially claims to be bitcoin’s pseudonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto – has taken another blow. After a list of bitcoin addresses Wright had provided as being his holdings in an ongoing court case were briefly and “inadvertently” made public by plaintiffs on May 21, 145 […]

Early Bitcoin Miner Calls Craig Wright a Fraud Through ‘His Own’ Addresses

A message signed by 145 wallets containing Bitcoin (BTC) mined in its first years calls Craig Wright a “liar and a fraud.”  The message was published on May 25 with a list of 145 addresses and their corresponding signatures. This seemingly proves that the addresses do indeed belong to the person broadcasting the message. The […]

Got 10 BTC? You’re Now in the Top 0.5% of 30 Million Bitcoin Addresses

Bitcoin (BTC) wallets with a positive address have crossed 30 million for the first time — but less than 1% contain even 10 BTC. According to the latest data from monitoring resource Bitinfocharts, a wallet balance of 10 BTC — or around $91,000 at today’s prices —  is enough to place the holder in the […]

Ripple’s XRP Has 140 Times Fewer Daily Active Addresses than Bitcoin

Bitcoin is still dominant in the cryptocurrency space with data showing that it has staggering 140 times more daily active addresses than Ripple’s XRP. Bitcoin undeniably continues to dominate the popularity charts among the top cryptocurrencies. However, the flagship token has fewer addresses that have actual coins in them compared to Ethereum. Bitcoin has about […]