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⚡ Increased Lobbying Activity in the US Crypto Sector
⚡ Upbit's Six-Month Rollercoaster: Endless Hacker Attempts
In the first half of 2023, the crypto exchange Upbit faced 159,000 attacks, marking a 117% surge from early 2022 figures. These persistent threats pushed the exchange to transfer up to 70% of its funds to cold wallets and to ramp up its security measures. However, despite these precautions, the exchange mistakenly recognized fake APT deposits as legitimate.
Stanford University to Return FTX’s Donations
A spokesperson for the university stated that they have been in talks with FTX debtor attorneys to facilitate the full return of the donated funds. It’s worth noting that Sam Bankman-Fried’s parents have a longstanding association with Stanford Law School, serving as legal scholars and professors there. The donations in question, totaling approximately $5.5 million, were made by FTX-related entities between November 2021 and May 2022 for pandemic-related prevention and research.