Twitter’s hacker jailed, social tokens plummet, PNG sold for 500 BTC?
Welcome to the first edition of the Protos Podcast. Every week, we showcase the most important stories in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency covered by our newsroom.
Top stories from the third week of March, 2021:
BitMEX founder Delo posts $20M bail, denies money laundering charges
Benjamin Delo pleaded not guilty this week to violating US banking laws. His lawyers must now make a case for financial innovation over financial regulation.
Twitter’s teen hacker sentenced to 3 years over Bitcoin scam
Teen hacker Clark had pleaded guilty to co-ordinating the Bitcoin-fueled cyberattack on Twitter, which relied heavily on social engineering.
Social tokens plummet after Roll loses $6M to crypto hackers
The stolen tokens were immediately sold via Uniswap and hundreds of ETH were transferred to Tornado Cash.
First NFT? Evidence suggests someone sold a PNG for 500 BTC in 2010
Crypto art purists might point out the image wasn’t really an NFT as there’s no corresponding token. However, there is a dead link.