Ripple, Worldcoin & Altcoins – American Wrap 31 January

An executive from Ripple is the latest victim of a hacking incident. Based on recent reports, several of CEO Chris Larsen’s accounts were compromised on Tuesday with the bad actor grabbing millions of dollars worth of XRP tokens.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong has investigated Sam Altman’s Worldcoin project’s six office locations. The independent body alleged “serious personal data privacy risks,” and warned users to remain vigilant about the Worldcoin project. 


Bitcoin has observed a decline in its social volume and dominance as seen on the on-chain metric provider Santiment. A decline in social volume indicates that market participants are discussing “Bitcoin” relatively less, and discussions of other altcoins are taking precedence.