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  • PLEASE BEWARE - 14,000 XRP stolen from Ledger
    by /u/leannekera on March 28, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    I feel so embarrassed. … TLDR: I have watched our xrp transfer from our account to an account that is currently holding over $2.5 million in xrp. This is clearly a large operation. Details below: Use to see: https://xrpcharts.ripple.com/#/graph Our account: rfSYXEwYre349J3tBUhPvcawU5F2EGVN9aThe account that stole our xrp: r9sGt5vtxFcSfK2xwX3HxAMWTPTHo1ZLEgThe whale it was transferred to: rwpMvfxoodXggJ1g4qv6MWAPQqWDwQyHUW The Chrome app is no longer live. I have however seen it re-uploaded this morning and have reported it. If you do a search for Ledger in the Chrome Store tomorrow morning I am sure you will see it there. Original links to said app: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ledger-wallet/pbilbjpkfbfbackdcejdmhdfgeldakkn?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ledger-live/opmelhjohnmenjibglddlpmbpbocohck/related?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon … I’m self isolated as I am one of the many victims of Covid-19. I’m confined to a room in our house while my husband who is a key worker, continues to leave for work each day during the UK’s first lockdown. He’s an absolute hero, but I desperately wish our circumstances where different. I desperately wish I could just hug him. I have little but a laptop to keep me sane during the day at the minute, so I am frequenting Reddit often and keeping an eye on the crypto markets. Due to the situation right now money is tight, however I had worked out that by consolidating a few of our other crypto I would be able to recoup around 20% of our losses to help. We have our xrp stored in an offline Ledger Nano. The keywords are stored in a separate location and I knew never to divulge them to a 3rd party. Why I ended up doing just that, I can’t explain or understand. I can only put it down to the constant fever brought on by the virus. Believe me guys, this isn’t like flu! So… I begin the day by selling a load of our other crypto currency for bitcoin, sold some to help us and I then consolidate the remaining into xrp. I then load up our Ledger. It’s been a while since I last accessed our Ledger (2018), and have since changed my computer. I recalled the Ledger having a Chrome extension and this is when the scam starts. The only ledger extension on the Chrome store is one by the name of “Ledger Wallet” or “Ledger Live”. It claims to be from Ledger.com ® or Ledger Official ® and for all intents and purposes looks legitimate. It even had over 70 positive 4-5 star reviews, ranging from “Its a little difficult to operate” to “once I understood what to do it was easy”. Once you download the Chrome extension, it will ask for the version of Ledger you are using, followed by a screen prompting you to fill in your full set of keywords. I sat there typing each keyword out, double checking each one and not once did I think that this app wasn’t legitimate. I feel so very stupid. The app didn’t appear to work, so I downloaded a trusted wallet instead. I thought nothing of it and continued. At this point our Ledger contained 14,908 xrp. My husband and I had built this up as our nest egg since 2017. As I started to look into transferring the small amount of xrp I had recouped that morning, out of the corner of my eye, I watched as 14,889.740739 xrp vanished from our account. The entire process took less than 8 minutes. Due to the virus and shock, I believe I may have then fainted. I cant be sure. I have since reset the ledger, filed a report with Ripple, the FBI and my local Fraud Police. My husband has been ridiculously understanding. He says its just money and right now our focus should be on getting better / staying safe. I feel devastated. I apologise for how long this post is. I guess I wanted to vent a little too. I’m so upset and fully anticipate getting trolled to death, but I wanted to alert you all of this scam as best I could. .. I hope you are all staying safe during this time x submitted by /u/leannekera [link] [comments […]

  • The Federal Reserve is printing $1 million every second
    by /u/DecryptMedia on March 28, 2020 at 12:25 pm

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  • Catch up with Ethereum decentralised finance this Monday: a remote live event to discuss & analyse the impacts of covid on DeFi & what's next.
    by /u/fainted88 on March 28, 2020 at 12:05 pm

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  • World Health Organization Launches Blockchain Platform to Fight COVID-19
    by /u/cryptonaut101 on March 28, 2020 at 11:50 am

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  • Solve Care is nominated in the category Technology of the Year next to IBM at the SSON Awards
    by /u/cryptonaut101 on March 28, 2020 at 11:06 am

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  • I am writing a research paper on “how will cryptocurrencies impact US economy”. Are there any papers/journals I could use for references?
    by /u/UglyDucklingTaken on March 28, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Title. Automod removed my post for having less word count. But any research publications or anything that I could use to understand the material and refer from for my college research paper? Im obv looking up on google scholar, JStor and my college library database but anyone with suggestions would be appreciated. Idk where else to ask so I figured this would be a good start I guess. submitted by /u/UglyDucklingTaken [link] [comments […]

  • 800 days bears having fun shorting Mr store of value 😅
    by /u/buzzbooz on March 28, 2020 at 8:30 am

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  • Binance working on a crypto debit card?
    by /u/chrysotileman on March 28, 2020 at 8:28 am

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  • Coinbase Wallet users to access DeFi services.
    by /u/chrysotileman on March 28, 2020 at 8:27 am

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  • Hashrate dropping, maxis happy
    by /u/CoinMarketSwot on March 28, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Bitcoin maxis really are something. They're happy that tx fee is high, no matter the usage... Just HODL. They don't buy anything with Bitcoin, just stacking. And if they are out of fiat, then they sell some btc to pay daily bills. LN is their God and salvation. submitted by /u/CoinMarketSwot [link] [comments […]



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