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With the spread of smartphone-based apps and commission-free independent trading platforms, investing becomes accessible as never before. Now, in the times of Covid-19, many traders and brokers have a rare opportunity to play on market setbacks and turn them into a positive return.
On May 3, a group of hackers breached popular blogging platform Ghost to mine cryptocurrency on its underlying infrastructure, Salt. This case adds up to a number of other crypto attacks, which became increasingly proliferated since the beginning of global pandemics.
On April 30, GoogleAds were exposed in sponsoring phishing ads for scam alternatives to crypto exchange CoinCorner. Meanwhile, the company itself failed to secure its spot with the search engine’s promoted ads. Therefore, this puts into question the entire attitude of big tech towards cryptocurrency.
On April 29, Ripple’s Chief Technology Officer David Schwartz brought to public awareness that YouTube decided to suspend his active channel. All other crypto channels are facing uncertain times as YouTube is determinedly following the plan to remove all content violating community rules.
Some well-known industry players, such as Google and Apple, have to take up extra measures to shield cryptocurrency users from scams during pandemics. Their efforts will now be directed at blocking malicious advertisements on the internet as well as protecting mail users from phishing emails.
Regulations are meant to bring an element of market stability and reduce the risk from fraudulent operations on the market. However, in certain cases, regulations may damage the price and even pose certain cryptoassets under existential threat.
Stablecoins climb up in market cap value, while cryptocurrencies still fail to recover from the post-pandemic knockout. This wasn’t left unnoticed by the world governments, and notably, G20, who already sought ways how to cope with a growing demand for stablecoins.
Recently, fake rumours spread that Harry and Meghan are becoming financially independent, and trading platform “Bitcoin Evolution” is helping them to achieve it. This scam adds on to other fraudulent activities that already took place during COVID-19.