Bitcoin Wallets Bricked by Apple Mac Update – November 19

πŸ“ˆ 30 Second Cryptocurrency Price Summary

Current Bitcoin Price:Β $17,659

Bitcoin price has somewhat corrected over the last day of trading, settling in the mid to high $17,000s to begin Thursday.

Top-20 altcoins are stable, as Ethereum and XRP fall a little over 1% each, meanwhile Litecoin stands out with a 5% rise.

Top Stories for November 19, 2020 πŸ”₯

πŸ‘‰ Bitcoin Wallets Bricked by Apple Mac Update

Electrum Bitcoin wallets have been bricked following the latest Apple Mac update, preventing users from opening the app or loading their wallets.

According to the team, the root cause of the issue is still unknown, however a new release of the wallet has been designed to circumvent the problem.

The bug is believed to be caused by the way the new update treats the programming language Python, which was used to build the Electrum wallet.

πŸ‘‰ Prediction Markets Believe ETH 2.0 Phase 0 Will be Delayed

Traders appear to be betting against Ethereum 2.0’s Phase 0 launch being executed on time, according to prediction markets on Polymarket.

Phase 0 – the beginning of Ethereum 2.0’s beacon chain – is scheduled to take place on December 1, and requires a minimum of 524,288 ETH to be deposited into the Ethereum 2.0 staking contract.

πŸ‘‰ Crypto Exchange Liquid Confirms Data Hack

Cryptocurrency exchange Liquid released a blog post today confirming that it was hacked on November 13th.

The hack did not involve funds held in the exchange, however may have compromised user information after the hacker accessed the exchange’s domain records.

Liquid claims that the hacker may have accessed the company’s document storage.