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EC promised to introduce single rules for regulating crypto

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The current Executive Vice President of the European Commission for Financial Services and Economics Valdis Dombrovskis promised, in the event of his re-election to this post, to introduce new rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry. It is reported by Reuters. According to him, in light of...

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

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On Monday, October 7, a meeting was held on the regulation of the crypto and blockchain industry in Ukraine. Representatives of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Verkhovna Rada, the Office of Effective Regulation (BRDO), as well as relevant associations and businesses participated in it....

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A case on theft of $1 million from sale of miners in Armenia

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Armenian law enforcement authorities suspect a 22-year-old citizen of stealing $1,046,000 from the sale of equipment for cryptocurrency mining. In October last year, the suspect met with a potential buyer and offered him to purchase the Z9 mini ASIC miner, the News-Armenia news agency reported...

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PayPal didn't attend Libra Association meeting

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Representatives of the payment company PayPal did not attend a meeting with members of the Libra Association in Washington, where they discussed a strategy for cooperation with regulators amid fierce criticism of the project. According to sources in the Financial Times, only PayPal was not present...

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Chainalysis tracks suspicious transactions on 10 ETH tokens

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Chainalysis, an analytic startup, added support for 10 ERC-20 tokens to its solution to counter money laundering using cryptocurrencies. This was reported by The Block. Support added for Maker, Dai, 0x, OmiseGo, Basic Attention Token, and other assets. Chainalysis will also provide its customers...

OhioCrypto suspension

Ohio state stops accepting tax payments in bitcoins

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Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprag announced the suspension of the OhioCrypto.com web service, which allowed companies registered in the region to pay taxes in bitcoins. Ohio opened the opportunity for businesses to pay taxes with cryptocurrency in November 2018. The service was organized in partnership...

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Scientists proposed alter bitcoin with 0 energy consumption

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Scientists from the Lausanne Polytechnic School claim that they have developed an algorithm that will ensure the security of cryptocurrency transactions at the bitcoin level with practically zero energy consumption. According to Professor Rashid Gerraui, unlike the first cryptocurrency, the new...

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New virus replaces cryptocurrency wallets using Telegram

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Specialists at Juniper Threat Labs have discovered new malware that steals users' personal data and replaces cryptocurrency wallets with their own. The virus functions using the Telegram messenger. Masad Stealer is a new Trojan-delivered spyware that uses Telegram to exfiltrate stolen information....

Binance has frozen 12 billion TRX tokens

Binance has frozen 12 billion TRX tokens

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Binance cryptocurrency exchange froze over 12 billion TRX tokens and, having voted them, came out on top in the list of 27 Tron super-representatives (block manufacturers). It is reported by UToday. Binance’s voices are believed to have provided user funds that are stored on its staking platform....

Lightning Network vulnerability

Details of Lightning Network vulnerability discovered

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Blockstream developer Rusty Russell has revealed more details about the Lightning Network vulnerability, which first became known in late August. As Russell wrote, the vulnerability arose during the creation and replenishment of its channels. In particular, when creating a channel, the recipient...

IMF proposes to attract private companies to launch CBDC

IMF proposes to attract private companies to launch CBDC

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A synthetic central bank digital currency (sCBDC) based on public-private partnerships is better than a fully functional CBDC. It was said by the International Monetary Fund. Tobias Adrian, director of the IMF's currency control and capital market department, and Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, deputy...

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Russian scientists accused in the mining on a supercomputer

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In the Nizhny Novgorod Region, a criminal investigation has been completed against employees of the Sarov Nuclear Center, who used a supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency. The case has been submitted to court, reports RT with reference to the press service of the Sarov City Court. Scientists...

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Justin Sun soon announce date of lunch with Warren Buffett

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Justin Sun promised to name a new lunch date with billionaire Warren Buffett soon. Sun paid a record sum (over $4,6 million) at a charity auction for an annual traditional dinner with the legendary...

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Filecoin revealed the launch date of the test network

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Filecoin protocol's developers updated its roadmap, according to which the test network will be launched on December 11. 2019 Q2/3 Update is now live. We've announced our testnet launch date, progress made, and more! https://t.co/XUFcBnuj7I— Filecoin (@MineFilecoin) September 24, 2019 The...

MCT exit scam

Turn on VPN: a married couple from Austria made an exit scam

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The founders of the cryptocurrency trading platform My Crypto Trade (MCT) completed an exit scam by stealing user funds from the platform. The total damage, according to minimal estimates, amounted to 100 thousand euros in cryptocurrency. Being the moderator of MCT Discord chat for over a year and...

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The chance of Bitwise Bitcoin ETF approval by SEC is 0.01%

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The Bitwise's app for the launch of BTC ETFs is extremely unlikely to be approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and does not exceed 0.01%, said American lawyer Jake Cherwinski, who specializes in crypto. According to him, VanEck and SolidX withdrew the app to launch a Bitcoin-based...

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IFRIC did not recognize Bitcoin as legal tender

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are neither a financial asset nor a legal means of payment, according to the decision of the IFRIC. It is reported by The Korea Times. At an IFRIC meeting this summer, cryptocurrencies were classified as intangible assets - identifiable non-monetary assets that...

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Zap Wallet created tool for buying BTC on Lightning Network

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Bitcoin users have a new tool that allows them to instantly purchase coin on the Lightning Network using bank cards. A solution called Olympus was introduced by Zap Wallet developer Jack Mullers. The new tool is designed to bypass complex KYC procedures requiring services like BitPay and Coinbase....

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