Binance suffers a DDoS attack
Today is the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao announced that the exchange suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. This was done by the CEO in a Tweet where he indicated that the attack-style incident would have been caused by rival exchanges.
Our Chinese domains had targeted DDoS attacks today and users saw some delay and disruption to network access.
Based on the attack pattern, it looks like the work of our self-perceived competitors.
No reason to worry. Systems are fine. Means are #SAFU.
– CZ Binance ??? (@cz_binance) April 29, 2020
Zhao also assured the users of the Main change Cryptocurrency funds were safe and secure added that the company works with hackers to ensure that trading on the platform of Binance stay online.
The recent attack on Binance It comes shortly after another major exchange has suffered a similar incident. Last month BitMEX Two DDoS attacks were shown to be the reason for the platform’s temporary cessation on March 13, an event that coincided with a significant drop in Bitcoin prices.
KFC will use blockchain for advertising
The restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known by its initials KFC, starts a pilot program Blockchain To improve advertising. According to various news media, the American company is launching the program in KFC from the Middle East and the first of its kind in the region to introduce technology.
The new pilot program enables KFC to use technology Blockchain achieve greater and more efficient transparency in digital advertising. In addition, you can use real-time data and analysis to create innovative communication strategies and campaigns. In this regard, the Marketing Director of KFC At regional level, Ozge Zoralioglu commented:
The global communications industry has experienced an exponential disruption in the past decade. Blockchain is proving to be another revolution as it has changed various global industries and processes.
Fadi Maktabi, regional director of the global marketing agency, Hearts & science assured that the team “I am very excited to bring blockchain technology to the market with KFC“” And added:
We believe that there is no better time to get involved than now as both technologies are mature. as well as the need for quickly implementable insights is becoming increasingly important. With better access to record-level data, we can make faster changes to increase data-driven business performance and access to the region’s media supply chain.
66% of Europeans are optimistic about the future of Bitcoin
A recent study of cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyershowed that the European population is optimistic about the future of Bitcoin. According to the study, 66% of respondents believe that cryptocurrencies will continue to exist in the next 10 years.
To get the results, the study interviewed a total of 10,000 people in 10 European countries Google surveysto change. The team from bitFlyer He also assured that the latest result indicates a 3% increase in regional optimism compared to the results of last year’s survey. The company believes that growing enthusiasm for digital currencies coulddebilitating effect“As a result of the corona virus crisis in the global economy.
Andy Bryant, COO of bitFlyer Europe commented on the positive results of the survey:
It’s nice to see these results, which indicate a slow but steady progression of cryptocurrencies in the minds of the majority. Although we might see this as an achievement for digital currencies despite the difficult economic times, it is also worth noting that this can partly be due to these times..
In addition, the study found that the UK population is the least likely to trust digital currencies of all the countries surveyed. Nevertheless, 56% believe that the technology will continue to exist in the future.
The U.S. Congress has introduced 32 cryptocurrency bills and Blockchain
Amid the global pandemic crisis, interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology among the U.S. authorities has not waned. As reported Forbes This Tuesday, the US House of Representatives and the US Senators presented a total of 32 bills at the 116th Congress.
The news agency explained the topics of the different projects and revealed:
Twelve bills deal with the use of cryptocurrencies in possible terrorist activities, money laundering, human and sex trafficking (37%). Thirteen bills focus on the legal framework and the treatment of cryptocurrencies and blockchain (41%). Five bills promote US government avenues. USA could use blockchain technology (16%); and the two most recent bills deal with the idea of a digital dollar (6%).
The launch of the crypto project from Facebook, lbThe past year has sparked great interest among American politicians in developing and building appropriate legal frameworks that provide greater clarity to those who earn a living in this industry. On the other hand, central banks around the world have also received a lot of attention in digital currency projects, so it is not surprising that a bill related to the digital dollar is being introduced.
Sources: AM Info, Decrypt, Coindesk, Forbes
Annotation by Hannah Estefanía Pérez / DailyBitcoin
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