• Atomic Wallet released an event statement about the June exploit claiming that less than 0.1% of app users were affected.
• A member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies requested that Guilherme Haddad, the director of Binance Brazil be summoned to appear before the Parliament as part of an investigation into alleged pyramid schemes.
• Ripple got In-Principle Approval for Singapore Digital Payment License and CACEIS gained approval to provide crypto custody services in France.
Atomic Wallet Publishes Post-Attack ‘Full Event Statement’
Decentralized wallet provider Atomic Wallet released an “event statement” about the June exploit, claiming that “less than 0.1%” of app users were affected and that there have been no new confirmed cases since the June 3 attack. It didn’t say what exactly led to the exploit, instead providing four most “probable” causes: virus targeting local users’ devices, infrastructure breach, malware code injection, or a man-in-the-middle attack. The team added that “none of the possible issues are confirmed as potentially causing massive breaches, at least in the latest Atomic app versions.”
Binance Brazil Director May be Summoned by Parliament
A member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies requested that Guilherme Haddad, the director of Binance Brazil , be summoned to appear before the Brazilian Parliament as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged pyramid schemes. Deputy Alfredo Gaspar alleged that Binance was used by these types of organizations for asset transfers. This comes as the exchange is facing regulatory scrutiny worldwide.
Ripple Gets In-principle Approval for Singapore Digital Payment License
California-based start-up Ripple announced that its Singapore subsidiary Ripple Markets APAC Pte Ltd obtained In-Principle Approval of the Major Payments Institution License application from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This license will allow Ripple to offer regulated digital payment token products and services in the city-state, and scale its customers’ use of its crypto-enabled On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service, according to Ripple’s announcement .
CACEIS Gain Crypto Custody Services Approval in France
CACEIS , Crédit Agricole and Santander’s asset servicing arm, gained approval to provide crypto custody services in France . The asset servicing bank was registered by country’s Financial Markets Authority (AMF) on June 20th .
Germany’s Foreign Intelligence Agency Launch NFT Collection Recruiting Cyber Talent
Germany ’s foreign intelligence agency, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), launched a dog themed nonfungible token (NFT) collection with an on chain treasure hunt to recruit cyber talent . According to their website , users can collect NFTs by finding a character string posted on Instagram which points to Ethereum address . They would then use information they gained to find other parts for completing puzzle and collecting more tokens .