Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Streaming platform Twitch has been the victim of a massive leak, revealing its source code and streamer earnings. NFT trading volume has surged 700% to $10.7B in Q3.
Huge Twitch hack leaks everything from earnings to source code
Twitch suffered from a colossal hack on Tuesday, which is said to have leaked lots of information and data surrounding the platform. The breach was also uploaded to a 4chan messaging board via a 125GB folder which is said to contain all said information.
Leaks from the Source Code to Earnings
The hack, which was shared on 4chan on Tuesday and then all over social media early Wednesday morning, isn't a light one, as it contains lots of huge information and data, and also as we shared, is being pushed for download throughout 4chan so others can get ahold of it as well. The leak is said to contain the following:
‘Red Team’ penetration testing documentation with sensitive information surrounding Twitch
An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios, called 'Vapor'
The entirety of twitch.tv, with information going back to its early beginnings
Code around proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch
Every other property that Twitch owns including IGDB and CurseForge
Mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients
Content creator payout reports from 2019 onwards
Internal Twitch security tools
Twitch's source code
There's more than one part to this story
As you can see in the 4chan screenshot, this post was called 'twitch leaks part one', suggesting that this isn't the only data hack on Twitch. Whilst this 'part one' breach contained lots of information, if there is more to be leaked, it could contain other information stretching further back than what was in 'part one', and or more internal and behind the scenes data.
A huge problem for Twitch
Not only is the breach a massive issue in itself, for what it contains and the fact that it's being shared around the platform (4chan) for download, this also will place a lot of distrust in Twitch and its platform, as expected with a breach and leak of this scale, so Twitch will have to act quickly to try and not only solve the issue of the hack, but also try and shield as much of their reputation as possible.
NFT sales surge to $10.7 billion in Q3
Sales volumes of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have surged to $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2021.
According to a report by analytics platform DappRadar, during Q3, NFT trading volume surged to $10.7 billion, around eight times higher than the 1.3 billion in Q2 and 1.2 billion in Q1. August is the main reason for the new highs as one of the biggest NFT marketplace, OpenSea, sales volumes hit $3.4 billion, along with a 200% growth in users.
Things got more interesting
Modesta Jurgelevičienè, Head of Finance & Research at DappRadar, gave their opinion on the new record, saying, “If I were to sum up Q3 in a single word, it would be “diversification”. The play-to-earn movement became a key driver in the space, NFTs turned towards greater utility and secured record volumes, and the DeFi space got a lot more interesting and competitive with the likes of Solana and Terra.”
Christie's auction was a success
Last week auction house Christie's held an auction, and it was a historic event for NFTs. Entrepreneur Gary Vee auctioned off hand-drawn VeeFriends, which sold for a combined 311 ETH ($1.2 million). A collection of 30 Curio Cards also sold for 393 ETH ($1.3 million,) exceeding its estimate of 350 ETH. By the end of the auction, Christie's successfully surpassed the $100 million ceiling in NFT sales worldwide.
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They’re not the same
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Which is more important?
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Amazon opens its first non-food store in the UK
Yesterday Amazon opened its first general store in the UK today at the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.
Amazon’s 4-star shop
The store will sell the most popular products on Amazon, such as books, tech, toys, and more, in its 4-star store, which opened at 10 am BST yesterday. As the name suggests, the 4-star store will only sell products that are rated 4-stars or higher on Amazon.
Huge part of Amazon
Andy Jones, director of Amazon 4-star UK, told Press Association, “I’ve been working on this for the past two years so we are obviously just really keen now to get customers in and see what they think. “There are the Amazon products they will expect but also local products from small suppliers, because that is a huge part of the Amazon business.”
Amazon might also be working on its own smart fridge, according to a report from Insider. The fridge will be able to automatically scan for low-stock items and make refill orders, similar to the tech used in Amazon Go stores. The company has reportedly spent more than $50 million on the project so far, but there is no guarantee that the fridge will ever be released.
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