Important news this week in numbers and facts: 16-22.08.2021

Important news this week in numbers and facts: 16-22.08.2021

As we did last week, let’s start with a job opening – US retail giant Walmart is looking for an experienced cryptocurrency expert who can design and implement a digital currency strategy and product roadmap for the firm. This became known on 16.08. The ideal candidate has not yet been found, but it is assumed that he will be able to explain how to become a unicorn for an investor, why the blockchain is the future, and why Mike Tyson’s NFT is being sold at an exorbitant price.
Leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said it has amassed a $ 4 billion cash chest in two incredibly efficient quarters for the company.
Cash will be used to cover expenses related to the new US amendments, and $ 500 million will be invested in cryptocurrency (spoiler: obviously the right decision).
Continuing this week’s story, the Liquid crypto exchange hack. According to initial data, $ 80 million was stolen, funds from compromised hot wallets were moved to cold storage, and, as Cointelegraph sarcastically noted, what happened made the platform not so … liquid! A very ironic remark 😇
It was later revealed that the amount stolen amounted to $ 91.35 million, and such a quick return as last week in Poly Network will not happen.
By the way, a quote from representatives of the platform: “Poly Network does not intend to bring Mr. White Hat to legal responsibility, since we are confident that Mr. White Hat will return full control over the assets of Poly Network and its users as soon as possible. As we have stated in previous announcements and encrypted messages that have been made public, we are grateful to Mr. White Hat for his outstanding contribution to improving the security of the Poly Network. ”We propose to be recognized as the best. Agree, a reference combination of tolerance, reason and assessment of prospects.
Serious attention is focused this week on Afghanistan, where, as you know, power has been seized by the Taliban terrorist organization. While the country’s president fled shamefully, leaving her to be plundered, many non-profit organizations accept donations in cryptocurrency. They need funds to support Afghans arriving in thousands of refugees.
Hearts & Homes for Refugees, for example, is asking for donations to help the roughly 20,000 Afghans still in the country while the United States authorities issue special immigration visas to relocate Afghan families to Westchester County.
We would like to end today’s review with a smile. The Best Story Award happened this week in Sweden! The government found itself in an absurd and funny situation, having paid about $ 1.5 million … to an imprisoned drug dealer!
A couple of years ago, he was convicted by a Swedish court for selling drugs on the network, for which he received 36 bitcoins. As a result of the proceedings, the court ruled that the person should be deprived of illegally earned bitcoins at its then value of 1.3 million SEK ($ 100,000).
But after conviction and imprisonment of the violator, his cryptocurrency fund was valued to such an extent that the Swedish law enforcement agency, which was tasked with auctioning 36 BTC, needed to sell just 3 BTC to satisfy the court’s demands.
There is now 33 BTC left, worth $ 1.5 million, which must be legitimately returned to its owner. And, if you still doubt whether to invest in crypto, remember this case 😁🥂
22.08.2021