By Gunay Caymaz
Investing.com – Below is a summary of the main news in the cryptocurrency industry:
FBI: North Korean hackers behind $100 million Horizon Bridge attack
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed in a statement this week that North Korean hackers carried out the Horizon Bridge attack, which took place in June 2022. $ 100 million in cryptocurrencies was stolen in the attack.
The FBI said it determined the attack was carried out by the Lazarus group and APT38, a North Korean state-backed group that specializes in financial cyberattacks.
Ledger announces he will support Shibarium
The Shiba community has welcomed early support from Ledger, the leading hardware wallet provider for Shibarium.
Giving the green light to Shibarium, Ledger announced that support for Shibarium is already planned, requiring its users to make updates carefully.
Shibarium will be released soon as a Tier 2 solution built for the ecosystem. This project aims to increase the speed of transactions in the Shiba ecosystem and provide scalability by reducing costs. With Shibarium, which is seen as a turning point for the Shiba ecosystem, it is also believed that crypto assets in the SHIB ecosystem will expand areas of use, and this situation is expected to be positive in price.
LINK developers prove reserve to increase social interaction
Santiment noted yesterday that there was a significant increase in social volume related to LINK after LINK shared his proof of booking. It was commented that this effect may reflect positively on the price of in the coming days.
Earlier in the month, LINK entered the $7 range, recording an increase from the $5.5 level, which is seen as the lowest region since May 2022. The cryptocurrency, which has gained 25% this month, it fluctuates in the wide range of $5.5 to $8.7 over a period of about 8 months.
Support for Djed, the stablecoin on Singapore’s Cardano network
Bitrue, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Singapore, announced that it has listed the algorithmic stablecoin Djed developed by on the network. The exchange also decided to list SHEN, another cryptocurrency in the ecosystem.
With this move, the exchange continues to expand its support for Cardano, which has been ongoing since 2018. However, while testing for Djed and SHEN assets continues, its official launch has yet to take place. That is why these assets have not yet started to be traded on Bitrue. Furthermore, this stock market decision was interpreted as an important signal that assets will be released in the near future.
Nexo wants $1 billion in damages from Bulgaria
Antoni Trenchev, co-founder of the crypto lending company, said that they are considering filing a $1 billion damages lawsuit against the Bulgarian government for its attacks on the company.
In early January, Nexo’s offices in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, were raided by local police on suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion. Nexo was also accused of crimes related to unlicensed banking activities.
While Nexo CEO Antony Trenchev denied all allegations, he said the move damaged the company’s reputation and caused Nexo to suspend its plan to go public in the United States.