Liquid Data Leak, Zcash Halving, Ethereum Classic Enters DeFi + More News – Cryptonews

Liquid Data Leak, Zcash Halving, Ethereum Classic Enters DeFi + More News 101
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Exchanges news

  • Hackers appear to have pulled off a major raid in an attack on the Liquid crypto exchange. In a notice on the Liquid blog, the firm wrote that attackers were “able to obtain personal information” from its user database on November 13. Liquid’s CEO, Mike Kayamori wrote, “This may include data such as your email, name, address and encrypted password.” The CEO added that his company was “continuing to investigate” whether the hackers had “also obtained access to personal documents” provided for know-your-customer (KYC) protocols, including “ID, selfies and proof of addresses,” adding that Liquid would “provide an update once the investigation has concluded.” (Learn more: Personal Data Leaks In Crypto Are Inevitable, Here’s What Can Be Done)

Altcoins news

  • Today, privacy-focused cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC) underwent its first halving of its block subsidy reward – it decreased from ZEC 6.25 to ZEC 3.125 (USD 196) per block. Also, Canopy, or the fifth major network upgrade for Zcash, was activated today. Is establishes a new development fund while the Founders Reward has come to an end.
  • Ethereum Classic Labs (ETC Labs), the major supporter of the Ethereum Classic