👀 Coinbase hackers stole from 6,000 accounts

How did it happen?

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Disney and Scarlett Johansson have settled their lawsuit over the release of Black Widow. In a notification sent to affected customers last week, Coinbase has explained how 6000 accounts got hacked.

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Disney and Scarlett Johansson settle Black Widow lawsuit

Scarlett Johansson and Disney have reached a settlement over Scarlett's earnings from Black Widow.

Millions lost

Back in July, Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson sued Disney after they simultaneously released Black Widow in theatres and Disney Plus on July 9th, causing Johansson to reportedly lose millions due to her salary reportedly being based on the box office performance of the film.

Looking forward to the future

“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” Scarlett said in a statement. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”

Terms unknown

The terms of the settlement are undisclosed, but sources have told Deadline that the deal was more than $40 million. Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman also shared how pleased he was to have resolved the dispute, saying in a statement, “We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s ‘Tower of Terror.'”


Neopets is launching its first NFT Collection

The early to mid-2000s virtual pet franchise, Neopets, is getting into NFTs. For those who don't know what Neopets is, it is a virtual website where users are able to adopt virtual pets and spend countless hours playing games and events to obtain items to customize their virtual pets.

What happened to Neopets?

The virtual pet website has long been in decline and a wreck due to Adobe no longer supporting Flash, which the website used to code all of its original functionalities. Despite the decline, the Neopets brand still has a core of dedicated fans called Neopians. The Neopets brand today is owned by JumpStart Games who have thought it was worthwhile to get into NFTs.

Neopets are being turned into NFTs

JumpStart Games in a recent press release has stated that they will be partnering up with Raydium, a blockchain firm to create over 20,500 "unique algorithmically generated loveable Neopets NFTs with variable backgrounds, assets, clothing, and personality — 7 varying trait categories." The announcement of Neopets getting into NFT has caused the company to receive backlash from their fans and calling the move a cynical cash grab and an environmentally destructive move. JumpStart has responded to the backlash by explaining that their reasoning in entering NFTs was to look for new opportunities to push their brand and product forward into the future as well as strive to find more environmentally NFT solutions with their partners Raydium and Solana.


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NFT Special

Macromanics

Macromanics is a collection of macro photographs taken by a photographer that has an interest in taking close-up photographs of things like flowers, animals, and more, with the goal of showing beauty in detail.

Delco Dude

Delco Dude is the creator behind multiple NFT collections, including Crypto Wackos, Print Shop, Good Vibez, and more. Crypto Wackos are original digital artwork creations that add a twist to pop culture. Each Wacko is completely different from each other and are 1/1, so you never have to worry about buying a duplicate.

Sarah Wanka 45

Sarah Wanka is a Colombian artist based in Germany who creates hand painted contemporary and abstract art. Her work is an expression of her thoughts and feelings and an interpretation of the wide range of human emotions. She aims to spread a sense of hope, compassion and curiosity through her paintings, while inviting you to keep dreaming. Last week she released her first NFTs on OpenSea.


Coinbase hackers stole cryptocurrency from at least 6000 customers

Earlier this year, at least 6,000 Coinbase accounts got hacked, according to a breach notification email sent to users.

How did it happen?

Unauthorized third parties exploited a flaw in Coinbase’s SMS account recovery process to get the email, passwords, and phone numbers for the accounts and then transferred funds to crypto wallets. Since the breach, Coinbase has fixed the flaw and reassured customers it won't ever happen again.

Unauthorised access gained

The letter states to its customers "Unfortunately, between March and May 20, 2021, you were a victim of a third-party campaign to gain unauthorised access to the accounts of Coinbase customers and move customer funds off the Coinbase platform. At least 6,000 Coinbase customers had funds removed from their accounts, including you."


Pushing The Wave With Ledger

If you’re into cryptocurrency and own crypto assets, you need a secure place to store your coins and tokens. You probably already know that you shouldn’t store your crypto on an exchange due to potential hacks, not being solely in control of your crypto’s private keys, and for other reasons, and so a hardware wallet is the way to go and the best option to protect your private keys, therefore, you should make the move to a Ledger wallet.

Ledger wallets are an extremely secure and premium way to secure, manage, and grow your crypto assets with their Bluetooth-enabled hardware wallets, and easy-to-use app which lets you manage your portfolio on the go. They let you manage multiple assets, buy, sell, grow, and exchange crypto, gain financial freedom by you being in full control and ownership of your private keys, and so much more.

The wallets are really simple to setup, and to move your crypto over to, so there’s no reason not to secure your assets and take control of your cryptocurrency now and get yourself a Ledger device. You can manage 1800+ coins and tokens directly in the Ledger Live app once you’ve got your device up and running, so you’ll always have your entire portfolio covered.


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