News digest 03.01.2022

DATA LEAK: 1.9 MLN VIETNAM CRYPTO APP USERS AT RISK

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Personal data of 1.92 million users of Vietnamese digital currency app Onus has been leaked due to a security breach.
The Singapore-based company founded and managed by Vietnamese stated Monday its server had been attacked and personal data of a large number of users could have been leaked. It added user assets were not affected by the attack.

NFT TRADING VOLUME SURPASSED $13 BILLION IN 2021

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That figure, based on data as of December 28, is a massive 42,988% increase compared to 2020 NFT trading volumes. Last year, NFTs had a trading volume of just over $33 million.
OpenSea is the leading NFT marketplace. It facilitated nearly 88% of the total trading volumes for 2021, or over $12.5 billion,

5 POTENTIAL IPOS TO WATCH FOR IN 2022

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In 2022, an IPO is expected from five large companies: Stripe, Instacart, Discord, 4. Impossible Foods and Airtable. In 2021 so far, they have totaled more than $301 billion collectively, much beyond 2020's record of $168 billion, according to Dealogic. Next year, tech, and particularly fintech, likely will dominate IPO activity.

KEKSEC CYBERGANG DEBUTS SIMPS BOTNET FOR GAMING DDOS

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The Uptycs threat research group warns of a new botnet called The Simps. Its creation is credited to the criminal group Keksec, which specializes in DDoS attacks. According to the researchers, the Gafgyt botnet has become a kind of "base" for the deployment of the Simps malicious code.

BITCOIN MINING ENTRY TRIGGERS A 6,700% SURGE IN THAI TECH STOCK

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Jasmine Technology Solutions showed the best result of stock growth among IT companies with a capitalization of more than $ 2 billion.
At the same time, since July, the company has been able to extract only 8 bitcoins, while using 325 mining machines.

ROBLOX FOUNDER DAVID BASZUCKI HAS NOT PAID TAXES FOR YEARS DUE TO A LEGAL LOOPHOLE

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Since the company's inception in 2004, Baszucki has enjoyed tax benefits intended for small businesses worth less than $50 million.
In order to reduce the amount of tax payments from capital gains, he transferred the shares in the company controlled by him to his relatives.

THE WORLD’S LARGEST CRYPTO EXCHANGE BINANCE IS TRYING TO WOO FRANCE

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The world's largest crypto exchange Binance has launched an initiative to develop cryptocurrencies and blockchain in France, CNBC reports. The exchange may start looking for a new headquarters in the country after a year of verification by local regulators.

NEARLY A THIRD OF GEN Z EXPECTED TO SHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA NEXT YEAR

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Some 27% of teens and young adults are expected to shop through their social feeds in 2022, with a growing number of them expressing an interest in Instagram shopping experiences, according to the latest Trend Report published by the popular imaging app.

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