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Argentina Government Refuses to Pay $4M Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers Who Paralyzed Its Borders

Argentina Government Refuses to Pay $4M Bitcoin Ransom to Hackers Who Paralyzed Its BordersThe government of Argentina has reportedly refused to pay a $4 million bitcoin ransom demanded by hackers who hijacked the country’s immigration systems, temporarily crippling cross-border movements. On Aug. 27, the cybercriminals – now identified as a group calling itself Netwalker – hacked Argentina’s immigration agency, Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, in an attack that halted […]

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September 9, 2020 0

Revolut Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Support for US Customers

Revolut Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Support for US CustomersFollowing the launch of Revolut’s new crypto exchange in the U.S. the company has added bitcoin cash and litecoin support. Alongside bitcoin and ethereum support, the trading platform’s added coins provide Revolut users with the ability to buy, store, and sell four different digital assets. Six weeks ago, Revolut launched a new exchange in the […]

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September 1, 2020 0

Venezuela’s Bitcoin Use Soars Amid Hyperinflation: 3rd on Global Crypto Adoption Index

Venezuela's Bitcoin Use Soars Amid Hyperinflation: 3rd on Global Crypto Adoption IndexVenezuelans have become increasingly interested in cryptocurrency as their country faces dire economic crisis and hyperinflation, a new study by blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis shows. The firm’s Global Crypto Adoption Index ranks Venezuela third as “The country has reached one of the highest rates of cryptocurrency usage in the world.” Cryptocurrency Adoption Soars in […]

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August 31, 2020 0

Japanese Court Orders Seizure of Cryptocurrency Linked to Coincheck Hack of 2018

Japanese Court Orders Seizure of Cryptocurrency Linked to Coincheck Hack of 2018A court in Tokyo, Japan has ordered the seizure of crypto assets that have been traced back to the Coincheck hack of January 2018, The Japan Times reported Wednesday. More than $530 million worth of the NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency was stolen from the exchange two years ago in what turned out to be the crypto […]

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August 20, 2020 0

A1 Telekom Austria Adds Bitcoin to Payment Service for Thousands of Retailers

A1 Telekom Austria Adds Bitcoin to Payment Service for Thousands of RetailersAustria’s leading telecom company, A1 Telekom Austria Group, has announced that its merchant payment service now accepts cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, for cashless payments. The company operates in seven countries and has 25 million customers. A1 Telekom Austria Group is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Listed on […]

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July 28, 2020 0

Here’s How to Check If a Bitcoin Address Is a Scam

Here's How to Check If a Bitcoin Address Is a ScamWith the rapid rise in the number of bitcoin scams, there are easy ways to check if a bitcoin address has been reported as being used by scammers, such as in fake bitcoin giveaways. You can also easily report any bitcoin address associated with a scam. Check the ‘Bitcoin Abuse’ Database The number of bitcoin […]

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July 22, 2020 0

US Army Requests Information on Tools to Track Cryptocurrency Transactions

US Army Seeks Information on Tools to Track Cryptocurrency TransactionsThe U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army have requested information on web-based cryptocurrency tracking tools. The tools must enable U.S. government agencies worldwide to conduct in-depth investigations into the source of crypto transactions and provide multi-currency analysis from bitcoin to other top cryptocurrencies. US Government Wants to Track Crypto Transactions The U.S. Department […]

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July 14, 2020 0

Venezuela Seizes 315 Bitcoin Mining Rigs: Miners Discuss Illegal Confiscation, Police Extortion

Venezuela Seizes 315 Bitcoin Mining Rigs: Miners Discuss Illegal Confiscation, Police ExtortionThe Venezuelan military has seized 315 Bitmain Antminer S9 bitcoin mining rigs it claims are not properly registered to operate in the country. Although cryptocurrency mining is legal in Venezuela, miners say they have been unfairly treated, citing illegal seizures of mining equipment and police extortion. Venezuela Seizes Bitcoin Mining Equipment The Bolivarian National Guard […]

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July 9, 2020 0

Tiktok Ban: US May Join India in Banning Chinese Social Media Apps

Tiktok Ban: US May Join India in Banning Chinese Social Media AppsThe Trump administration is looking at banning Tiktok and other Chinese social media apps, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. India has already banned Tiktok in its country, along with 58 other mobile apps. Recently, a Tiktok video about dogecoin has gone viral and the price of the cryptocurrency subsequently spiked. US Considers a […]

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July 7, 2020 0

UK Court Denies Maduro Access to $1 Billion of Venezuela’s Gold

UK Court Denies Maduro Access to $1 Billion of Venezuela's GoldThe UK is denying Nicolas Maduro access to Venezuela’s gold worth about $1 billion, stored at the Bank of England. The UK High Court has ruled that the country does not recognize Maduro as president of Venezuela, blocking him from accessing the much-needed gold. England Denies Maduro Access to Venezuela’s Gold Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to […]

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July 3, 2020 0