This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments
The Real Deal, the dark web marketplace where Yahoo! Accounts were for sale, was attacked
After Yahoo! confirmed it was hacked, we learned that 200 million accounts for sale wasn’t a lot, taking into account the company revealed 500 million were compromised and that the attack was “state-sponsored”. Nevertheless, Business Insider reported that the website where it was all for sale, The Real Deal, was under a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack earlier this week, making it unavailable to users. Information on 200 million accounts was for sale on the site for 3 Bitcoin.
Bitcoin seen as money in case tied to JPMorgan hack
A judge ruled earlier this week that bitcoin is money in a case related to Anthony Murgio’s operation Coin.mx, a considered unlicensed bitcoin exchange. According to the judge, bitcoin met the definition of money as they can be accepted as payment for goods and services, and bought directly from an exchange or a bank account. Authorities have connected Coin.mx with Gery Shalon, an Israeli man charged with computer hacking and fraud scheme that targeted dozens of companies, including JPMorgan, and that exposed personal data of more than 100