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Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has created an NFT of the first edit he made on the site. Over the weekend, crypto exchange Bitmart lost nearly $200 million in a hot wallet compromise hosted over the Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain blockchains.
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Wikipedia's co-founder is selling his first edit as an NFT
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is selling an NFT based on his first edit made to the site’s homepage after it first launched back in 2001.
Christie's is selling Jimmy Wales' first-ever edit as an NFT, which read “Hello, World!” during an auction titled “The Birth of Wikipedia," taking place from December 3rd to 15th.
The owner will get more than just the NFT, as it will come with the strawberry-coloured iMac computer Wales used to develop Wikipedia. Once bought, the code will launch publicly online, allowing the owner to edit it however they like and revert it back to its original appearance whenever they want.
"Wikipedia was founded on a vision to give free access to knowledge on a global scale, and I want to use whatever funds we raise to continue supporting efforts in the free culture world," Wales told Highsnobiety. "A decentralized, non-commercial social network free of advertising, tracking, information harvesting, and misinformation."
Crypto exchange Bitmart loses $200m in DeFi hack
Crypto exchange Bitmart is the latest trading platform to suffer a large-scale DeFi hack resulting in a $196 million loss.
A tweet from security analysis firm Peckshield first shared the alleged hack on Saturday night. A Birtmart address currently shows outflows of entire token balances, some worth tens of millions of dollars to a range of different addresses.
Not long after, Bitmart’s CEO, Sheldon Xia, commented on the security breach on Twitter, saying, “We have identified a large-scale security breach related to one of our ETH hot wallets and one of our BSC hot wallets. At this moment we are still concluding the possible methods used. The hackers were able to withdraw assets of the value of approximately USD 150 millions.”
The hacker used decentralized exchange aggregator 1inch to withdraw funds from hot wallets to swap the stolen assets for Ether. The ETH was then deposited into privacy mixer Tornado Cash via a secondary address, making it even more difficult to track it.
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Fortnite Spider-Man skin leaked in new trailer
Fortnite Chapter 3 is nearly here, and before its official launch, a leaked trailer has revealed that Spider-Man is coming to the game.
Earlier today, TikTok users spotted an ad in Polish showing a clip of the cinematic trailer. It was expected data-miners posted the leak after being asked by Epic Games not to, but to everyone’s surprise, the video got leaked by Epic themselves.
In the trailer, which has since got taken down, we get a good look at what to expect in Chapter 3, the biggest reveal being: Spider-Man is coming to Fortnite. Not only is a Spider-Man skin getting added to a game, but it also looks like there will be a Mythic item too, as in the trailer, you can spot a character using Spider-Man’s iconic web slingers.
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