🥛How a data breach led to millions in stolen crypto 🧐

  • December 30, 2022
  • 3 Min Read

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Alright. Back to what’s going on in the crypto world:

  • 3Commas CEO confirms API keys were leaked
  • China is launching an NFT marketplace
  • Quick Bites 
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3COMMAS CEO CONFIRMS API KEYS WERE LEAKED

Crypto has had its rounds of RDLs. And no, we ain’t talking about Romanian Dead Lifts…

Rumors. Deception. Lies.

The latest rumor to get exposed? 3Commas’ API keys were leaked.

3Commas is a large crypto trading software company. They provide trading bots that help their customers make a profit with automated trading strategies.

Customers use API keys to connect the trading bots to an exchange without having to share any of their account credentials or logins.

Which all sounds great... until someone gets a hold of your API keys.

And for months people were warning the 3Commas team that the API keys had been breached and leaked.

Why? Because dozens of 3Commas users were getting hacked. Over 60 users had reported $20m+ in missing funds.

Each time, 3Commas denied it was their fault. 

“It’s a phishing attack”.... “It’s the exchanges getting hacked, not us”... 

Well, earlier this week the 3Commas CEO finally admitted the rumor was true. And he's changing his tune like T-Pain on 🎵"Buy U A Drank"🎵. 

Here’s everything you need to know:

  • 100k+ API keys linked to 3Commas users were leaked by an anonymous person
  • The anonymous person that leaked the database is claiming that 3Commas wasn’t even breached, an employee sold the data
  • The 3Commas team has been investigating the breach since Nov 19 (and lying through their teeth since)
  • They are denying any inside job
  • The FBI is now investigating the leak

3Commas CEO is looking a lot like the Bill Clinton of Crypto. And this is his "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" moment.

We all know how that turned out…

CHINA IS LAUNCHING AN NFT MARKETPLACE

There are 3 certainties in life: 

1/ Death.

2/ Taxes. 

3/ A new NFT marketplace dropping every week.

And we just got word that China is next in line. That’s right, the country that keeps banning crypto is now releasing a new NFT marketplace.

Here’s the 60-second rundown of the important stuff:

  • It’s called the “China Digital Asset Trading Platform” (real original) and will be the first state-sponsored NFT marketplace
  • The platform will facilitate the trading of digital collections, digital copyrights, and property rights (including scientific, intellectual & technical rights)
  • It’s set to go live on January 1, 2023. Talk about starting the new year with a bang
  • It’s crypto-less. No Bitcoin, Ethereum or other major crypto will be accepted on the platform. Only the Chinese Yuan.

This is big because, up until now, China has been one of the biggest NFT & crypto haters in the world. (2nd place behind my mailman). 

But to be honest, it's hard to tell what China actually wants at this point.

They ban Bitcoin every month. Then unban it.

They ban NFTs. Then launch an NFT marketplace.

China is a lot like my Uncle Vince - both are going through a midlife crisis.

TODAY'S EDITION IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY UNSELLABLE NFTS

We're harvesting for NFT losers today… 

It’s called Tax Loss Harvesting… selling your losers before 12/31 so you can write them off and slash 2022’s tax bill. 

Most NFT holders have at least one NFT in their wallet that isn’t looking so hot… 

Like, pretty much worthless …totally illiquid… couldn’t sell ‘em if you tried!

Introducing Unsellable NFTs - they let you sell your worthless NFTs to save money on taxes! 

It’s a quick and easy way to sell up to 500 “unsellable” NFTs at a time, so you can write off your losses and save serious money. 

It doesn’t matter if you paid $10k for a rugged project or bought your friend's NFT that’s now worth nothing… you can still make money from those NFTs that tanked.

But you only have 1 more day to make your move!

Yesterday an investor sold 22 worthless NFTs to Unsellable in under 5 minutes to earn a $6,324 tax deduction!

CLICK HERE TO SELL YOUR NFTs TODAY

QUICK BITES

China releases a report that 1400+ blockchain firms are currently based in China. Fun Fact: The U.S and China now represent 52% of the global blockchain enterprises.

MicroStrategy plans to launch software applications using the Bitcoin Lightning Network starting in 2023. 

Fiji elects a new “Pro-Bitcoin” Prime Minister - Sitiveni Rabuka. And he’s already looking to make Bitcoin a legal tender in Fiji.

BMW is partnering with Coinweb and the BNB chain to integrate blockchain tech into daily operations and create a blockchain loyalty program. 

Nouns announce they will have a Noun-themed float at next week's Rose Parade. The cost of building the float? 610 ETH. The look on your aunt Becky’s face when she sees an NFT float? Priceless.

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That's the last Milk Road edition of 2022. Stay thirsty & see ya next year! If you want more, be sure to follow our Twitter (@MilkRoadDaily)

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DISCLAIMER: None of this is financial advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. Please be careful and do your own research.

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