With much of the social-media world reeling from yesterdays massive, unprecedented breach at Twitter HQ, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with another bitcoin news roundup.

This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Crypto.com.

CORRECTION: In the episode we reported numbers of transactions from data that turned out to be incorrect. Corrected totals are:


17 Transactions


90 Transactions


156 Transactions


65 Transactions

Today’s Stories:

Twitter Hack Used Bitcoin to Cash In: Here’s Why

You can send bitcoin from your phone or computer to anyone else, just about anywhere in the world. And once you’ve sent it, you can’t get it back.

Twitter Breach Reactions: Security Professionals Offer an Early Assessment

OpSec pros had a wide array of opinions on Wednesday’s Twitter breach, but they all agreed the fault did not lie with each hacked account’s owner.

Attackers Take Over Apple, Uber, Prominent Crypto Twitter Accounts in Simultaneous Attack

Hackers pumping a crypto giveaway scam appear to have compromised the Twitter accounts of leading exchanges, individuals and at least one news org.

Everything We Know About the Bitcoin Scam Rocking Twitter’s Most Prominent Accounts

Twitter’s thin veil of security went into full meltdown at 19:00 UTC on Wednesday. Within hours, even Barack Obama’s account was compromised.

Twitter Says ‘Coordinated Social Engineering’ Attack Caused Bitcoin Scam

Twitter says “a coordinated social engineering attack” against an employee caused Wednesday’s massive takeover.