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In 2021, streaming giant Twitch suffered a massive data leak when an anonymous hacker got access to the company’s server and private data, including the platform’s source code and payout reports for thousands of streamers.

This incident highlights how even big, well-established platforms struggle to protect sensitive data. It’s a stark reminder of the ongoing risks in our digital world, especially for communities that rely heavily on real-time interaction and personal broadcasting. Such breaches put user privacy and financial security at risk, shaking the trust and safety of the entire gaming and streaming community.

This op-ed is part of CoinDesk’s GameFi Week.

To better protect users and their earnings and build a healthier ecosystem where trust and ownership is front and center, the industry needs to continue moving toward a more

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