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Maxim Zaslavsky scam

ICO organizer of REcoin is sentenced to a real prison term

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Brooklyn-based 39-year-old Maxim Zaslavsky, who was found guilty of fraud in organizing two ICOs, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. This was reported by the attorney of New York. Zaslavsky and his associates deliberately misled about 1,000 investors that the REcoin crypto coin they created was...

LocalBitcoins Finland

LocalBitcoins licensed by Finland regulator

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The Finnish Financial Services Authority (FIN-FSA) has registered the LocalBitcoins p2p platform as an official virtual currency provider. To issue an approval, the regulator demanded that the platform demonstrate the required level:...

TON developers Telegram

Telegram will pay $235000 to developers of solutions for TON

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Representatives of the Telegram messenger reported that a prize fund of $235,000 will be distributed among 41 participants in the TON project solution developers contest. The largest winnings $28,750 will be received by Sexy Chameleon, who worked on asynchronous payment channels and a multisig...

Pornhub Paypal crypto

Pornhub models switch to crypto after Paypal ceased services

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Popular adult content website Pornhub has announced the suspension of payments to models by PayPal. Members of the crypto community instantly reacted to this news. URGENT: PayPal has stopped all Pornhub model payouts. If you had PayPal as your payout method please change to direct deposit/SEPA, or...

Iran illegal mining

Iran will pay for exposing illegal mining

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Iranian authorities announced their readiness to pay for information on illegal activities in the extraction of cryptocurrencies, and also spoke about new rules for calculating electricity prices for miners. It is reported by Press TV. The fee for identifying miners using subsidized electricity...

Poloniex Justin Sun

Justin Sun confirms purchase of a stake in Poloniex exchange

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Justin Sun, founder of the TRON blockchain platform, confirmed that he is part of an investor group that recently acquired Poloniex from Circle Bitcoin startup. He also spoke about plans for cooperation with the exchange. Circle acquired Poloniex in February 2018, allegedly for 400 million,...

Robert Shiller Bitcoin

Robert Shiller: mystery of Satoshi behind bitcoin popularity

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Descriptive information plays an important role in the popularity of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. This statement was made by Nobel Laureate in Economics Robert Shiller in an interview with the official portal of Yale University. According to him, it was the mysterious background to the creation of...

bitcoin exchanges hack

7th hack in a year: Bitcoin exchanges lost $105 million

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Hackers hacked the Vietnamese VinDAX exchange, losses amounted to $500 thousand. Funds in 23 digital assets were withdrawn from the site, reports The Block. Hacking and the amount of damage was confirmed by the administrator of the Telegram channel of the exchange. According to him, the incident...

blockchain job

Number of blockchain vacancies has grown by 26% since 2018

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According to a study by Indeed's employment service, the number of job postings in the bitcoin and blockchain industry has grown by 26% since 2018. The #blockchain job boom continues, with the share of job postings for roles related to #cryptocurrency increasing 1,457% in 4 years. @IEEESpectrum...

Russia crypto law

Russia developing a mechanism for seizure of crypto by 2021

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The board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation instructed law enforcement agencies to develop a legal mechanism for the seizure of virtual assets for confiscation by December 31, 2021. This is reported by RBC with reference to an unnamed source. Rosfinmonitoring, the...

Ukraine FATF crypto

Ukraine adopted FATF rules for crypto market regulation

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The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the 1st reading a draft law on the implementation of FATF standards to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism while regulating the crypto market. This was announced by the chairman of the deputy association Blockchain4Ukraine, People's...

India defense blockchain

Indian Minister praises blockchain potential in defense

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Rajnath Singh, Defense Minister of India, believes that AI, blockchain, and Big Data have already changed the paradigm of warfare. Their use is necessary to protect critical infrastructure, he concluded. Singh made this statement during a speech to representatives of 80 states who will visit the...

DJ from Germany proclaimed himself the co-founder of Bitcoin

DJ from Germany proclaimed himself the co-founder of Bitcoin

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Crypto enthusiast Kenneth Bosak discovered at a conference the next self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto. This time, the former creator from Germany, Jörg Molt, became the “creator of bitcoin”. Bosak’s Twitter video provoked a violent community reaction and instantly became viral. Confronting a...

Binance US

Binance US users will be able to buy bitcoin by debit cards

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The US division of the Binance has added the opportunity to purchase crypto using debit cards. https://t.co/AZwoBOy3iq Launches Debit Card Payments, Gains Momentum in First Month Exceeding $15 Million Daily Trading Volumehttps://t.co/uISYqHJAOx pic.twitter.com/AGJR98L6wO— Binance.US...

BitMEX data leak

BitMEX exchange leaked data

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BitMEX, the largest exchange of Bitcoin derivatives, has leaked user data. Some users received emails containing the email addresses of other platform clients. We are aware of an email privacy issue impacting our customers. We have identified the root cause and will be in touch with any users...

Germany digital euro

German Banks Association calls for digital euro release

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The Association of Private Banks of Germany, which includes more than 200 financial institutions, has called for the release of digital euro. Its creation will help the EU withstand competition from the United States and China, as well as prevent possible negative consequences from the launch of...

Binance Russia attacks

CEO Binance: attacks and Russia as key blockchain market

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The Binance cryptocurrency exchange is exposed to 5-10 attacks daily, but confidence in its own security provides cooperation with white hackers. Zhao said the attacks are constant. They work with 10 groups of white hackers on an ongoing basis, so today he can confidently say: they are safer than...

Chinese official supported development of the Bitcoin mining

Chinese official supported development of the Bitcoin mining

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The Chinese province of Sichuan, which produces 70% of all bitcoins in the world, has all the opportunities for an even wider attraction of miners. This was reported by CoinDesk with reference to a statement by the former vice president of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Yang Jiang. In...

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