Bitcoin News Roundup for July 16, 2020

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.

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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:

MORE THAN $1000

17 Transactions

MORE THAN $100

90 Transactions

MORE THAN $1

156 Transactions

LESS THAN $1

65 Transactions

Today's Stories:

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.

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.

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

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 "a coordinated social engineering attack" against an employee caused Wednesday's massive takeover.

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