Looks like Cryptopia may have been compromised. Early this morning Coindesk reported on the story. www.coindesk.com…
I went to the website and confirmed the site is indeed in maintenance mode!
Reminiscent of the Cryptsy hack. Cryptopia goes into maintenance mode as reports surface that the exchange had been compromised.
Searching their Twitter I discovered this tweet confirming the story.
Cryptopia posts official statement on Twitter
Cryptopia also posted a link to the local police citing an investigation by their local law enforcement. www.police.gov…
For the most part, Cryptopia has always acted honorably in the past. The Dood holds a small amount of cryptocurrency on their exchange. It’s just starting to sink in that this could be a substantial loss for me. I just avoided losing funds to the Cryptsy hack about a week before they posted the same ominous message! I’ve always expected this would happen sooner or later, but for now, I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt and staying positive. Hopefully, things will work out for all involved and this won’t be a total loss for myself or anyone else trading on that exchange.
So, I’m really starting to get tired of this. Every couple weeks my Twitter account gets locked for some unknown reason. Each time it happens, Twitter takes a small amount of followers as punishment. All I know is I’m really starting to get sick of this and my follower count is dwindling.
I’ve been on Twitter for almost 5 years. I’ve tweeted daily with no problems at all and built the account to almost 50,000 followers. Suddenly at around 48,000 followers my account started getting locked regularly. Each time the follower count dwindled down a little more. Now it seems as soon as I get to around 44,000 followers, something stupid happens and the account gets locked. It really is bizarre.
I honestly don’t know how much longer I’m going to put up with this nonsense. At the very least I’d like a reason as to why, or a reference to the offending tweet. Twitter offers neither. So, if you enjoy the news I post, my tweets, and like following my trades you may want to consider following me on one of these other platforms.
Here’s a perfect example of why the deplatforming of Alex Jones bothers me so much. Baidu, China’s “Google” equivalent is now blocking cryptocurrency related search results. Although blocking searches in China may not be breaking news, the deplatforming of Alex Jones should be. WeChat China’s social messaging app also blocked cryptocurrency related accounts.
This now becomes alarming to me, because how far off is this from deplatforming a major source of alternative news. Regardless of how you feel about Alex Jones, and his sensationalist style of journalism, our corporate overlords are now dictating what we can view, or hear in the realm of alternative news. They have decided that “we the people” are too stupid to discern fact from fiction. This now becomes very alarming.
If they did it to Alex Jones, what’s to stop them from doing it to crypto….. “In the name of your safety we’ve decided that you’re too stupid to handle your own money. The crypto market is volatile, and isn’t a legal asset. We have decided to block all crypto related media and links for your own protection.”…. or something based around that narrative. You get the point.
I strongly feel what happened to Alex Jones sets a dangerous precedent for US companies. It’s not much different from the state controlled censorship of China. If they deplatformed Alex, they could certainly do it to crypto or any other subject matter they don’t approve of.
Checking my email the other day I discovered that The Dood’s blog was selected to be included in the Feedspot Top 100 Bitcoin Blogs. I received a graphic to display on my blog, and I linked back to the website hosting the top 100 blogs. It’s a great list and if you like reading about cryptocurrency news and current crypto events, you really should check it out.
I am honored and humbled to be listed among some of the great names listed there. The list includes all our favorite news sources like, NEWSBTC, Cointelegraph, Coindesk and more. There are some great names in crypto listed there like Andreas Antonopoulos, Vinny Lingham, MadBitcoins and other great internet personalities. I honestly feel the blog isn’t worthy to be included among these names, but am truly honored that someone chose to include it in the list. I haven’t been blogging as much as I would like to lately, and I think this was the motivator I needed to get writing again. BitcoinDood.com… is a labor of love and a project I work on in my spare time. I need to start making more time for writing here.
Thanks to everyone that has helped to support this project, with your comments, retweets, shares, likes and links. One of the best decisions I ever made was getting involved in the cryptocurrency space. I’ve met some of the funnest people on the internet, and learned so much from all of you. Thanks for your continued support, and I look forward to interacting with you all in the future!
Just came across the PoSwallet roadmap for 2017. These guys are accomplishing big things. If this is your first time hearing about PoSWallet, it is an online group cryptocurrency staking wallet. Basically users pool together their proof of stake cryptocurrencies and PoSWallet stakes them in a group wallet and distributes the staking rewards to the members for participating. This is a really great way to stake multiple cryptocurrencies without tying up tons of system resources. Now instead of running a wallet for each POS (proof of stake) coin you have, you can just hodl them in your PoSwallet account and still enjoy the earnings. They currently host wallets for close to 100 different proof of stake coins.
I’ve been following this site pretty much from the beginning. I’ve watched it’s user base and platform both grow considerably. Their most recent upgrade is an on site cryptocurrency exchange for trading. Now you don’t even have to transfer your coins to an exchange, and you can trade them right on the site. I came across their roadmap for 2017, and I have to say it looks pretty impressive.
PoSWallet roadmap for 2017
These guys are accomplishing big things, not to mention best ICO offer I ever bought into! If you’re interested in learning more about this project, you can check out these two interviews I did with the lead dev awhile back. The first link is about the PoSWallet coin, and the second one is about the staking wallet. This has been a really fun and interesting project to follow: