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Chainalysis to fight cybercrime and money laundering

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Friday, 18 September, 2020 at 17:50 GMT
The Wyoming Division of Banking has turned to blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis in an effort to combat cybercrime, money laundering and other criminal activities. Wyoming to Work Closely with Chainalysis The news of the partnership was announced on Chainalysis’ blog on ...
Androidbased devices under attack by crypto mining botnet

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Sunday, 13 September, 2020 at 11:15 GMT
Botnets, aka “robot network.” The mighty and pervasive malicious code scripts designed by code wizards and wielded by capable threat actors. In the conventional sense, a botnet is a kind of malicious backdoor that has been installed across a large number of infected Internet...
China charges 6 members of $6b plustoken scam

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Saturday, 12 September, 2020 at 04:27 GMT
Chinese authorities have charged six people allegedly involved in the $6 billion PlusToken cryptocurrency scam. They were charged with organizing and leading criminal pyramid schemes. ...
Argentina’s immigration agency refuses to pay bitcoin ransom worth $4m to hackers

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Monday, 7 September, 2020 at 05:21 GMT
Recently, Argentina’s official immigration agency known as Dirección Nacional de Migraciones was hit by a ransomware attack, which temporarily halted border crossing. The attackers now demand a Bitcoin ransom worth $4 million after raising the initial ransom amount. Meanwhile,...
Japanese crypto holders prefer bitcoin over xrp

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Monday, 31 August, 2020 at 16:46 GMT
Bitcoin has successfully recaptured its popularity among Japanese cryptocurrency holders in recent months. Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association (JVCEA) recently published a report which indicates that most Japanese crypto holders could be ditching altcoins en...
China penalizes more than 20 mining firms

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Saturday, 29 August, 2020 at 19:27 GMT
The Inner Mongolia region of China is a prime hotspot for bitcoin miners. The energy is cheap and plentiful, so if you’re looking to potentially be part of the extraction process for new coins, this is probably the place to do it in. China Takes Quick Action However, if yo...
How to buy cardano in 2020

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Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 at 13:54 GMT
Cardano (ADA), described by some as the ‘Ethereum killer,’ plans to address the issues other cryptocurrency projects encounter with a platform that’s scalable, interoperable, and sustainable.Cardano may give ADA, its crypto token, value for the long term with its aim of...
5 insane things you can buy with bitcoins in 2020

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Friday, 21 August, 2020 at 06:17 GMT
There is nothing Bitcoin cannot buy. You need the correct implementation for it. Bitcoin has been there in the market for quite a while now. In its early years, nobody believed that bitcoin would be this successful. The people who have invested money in Bitcoin in its first years...
Hong kong police arrest three men over alleged links with bitcoin atm scam

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Tuesday, 18 August, 2020 at 07:56 GMT
As crypto scams around the world continue to trick people in parting with their hard-earned money, Hong Kong police have arrested three men who are allegedly tied to a HK$230,000 (US$30,000) bitcoin scam. According to the South China Morning Post report, the three men are...
Germany proposes new bill for digitized securities

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Monday, 17 August, 2020 at 04:12 GMT
A new law in Germany is set to introduce digitized securities to the country for the first time, giving a legal footing to the federal government’s strategy for blockchain. ...

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