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Man requires 120 BTC from WEX exchange not to mine aircrafts


Extorting 120 BTC, the “client of the WEX cryptocurrency exchange” has submitted new requirements to government agencies of the Russian Federation and now threatens to mine airports and airlines. This is stated in a letter sent to the Petrodvorets District Court of St. Petersburg on March 4....

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Man lost $15.000 in an attempt to buy cryptocurrency


Law enforcers began an investigation into the theft of 980 thousand rubles ($15.000) from a resident of the Altai Territory, who became a victim of fraudsters in an attempt to acquire cryptocurrency. This was reported by the press service of the local Ministry of Internal Affairs. The victim became...

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The British regulator classified BitMEX as potential scam


The UK Financial Conduct Authority has warned investors that the BitMEX cryptocurrency derivatives exchange has not received permission to operate in the country and could potentially conduct fraudulent activities. The regulator recalled that almost all companies and individuals offering financial...

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Elon Musk admired the "dog coin" in his Twitter


The head of Tesla, Elon Musk, shared a photograph of a dog on his Twitter and said that they have the best coin. Dogs rock— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2020 Social network users immediately perceived this as yet another statement by Musk about interest in...

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Paris Blockchain Week Summit postponed due to coronavirus


The organizers of the Blockchain Week Summit event informed the participants about its postponement for December 9-10. Initially, the summit was to be held from March 31 to April 1. This decision was made due to the recommendations of the government. In France, a ban has been imposed on mass...

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Coinbase & Messari: switch to remote work due to coronavirus


The largest American cryptocurrency company Coinbase will transfer part of its employees to remote work due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. A similar decision was made by the research company Messari. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong shared an updated version of the plan for the spread of...

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Fraudsters "crypto-traders" stole $70 million from retirees


A scam group based in Kyiv in 2019 lured out about $70 million under the guise of investing in cryptocurrencies and stocks. Its victims were thousands of people from more than 50 countries. It is reported by The Guardian, as well as the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, citing an anonymous...

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IOTA announced network launch date and assets transfer tool


IOTA developers have introduced a tool to migrate Trinity wallet user assets to new secure addresses. They plan to resume network operation on March 10. Users of the desktop version of Trinity were attacked on February 12th. Attackers allegedly gained access to seed phrases and withdrew funds from...

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Research: 98% of mining rigs will turn into electronic trash


Despite the fact that the Bitcoin mining industry is still profitable, its environmental impact cannot be underestimated. So, according to a study by PWC blockchain expert and Digiconomist blog author Alex de Vries, 98% of existing equipment will become useless over time and become huge heaps of...

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TRON blockchain summit postponed due to coronavirus


The niTROn blockchain conference from the TRON project has been postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic. This was reported on the website of the event. The summit was to be held in late February in Seoul. The new date will be determined "depending on the further...

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SEC fines Steven Seagal $314.000 for participation in ICO


The U.S. SEC fined Hollywood actor Steven Seagal for concealing a fee from Bitcoiin2Gen's ICO. It is reported by Bloomberg. In February 2018, Seagal became a startup brand ambassador and actively promoted an ICO campaign on social networks. According to the regulator, for this, the startup promised...

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Ukrainian faces up 6 years in prison for mining at workplace


Kyiv law enforcers completed a pre-trial investigation into the illegal use of official equipment of the judicial administration for the extraction of cryptocurrencies. This was reported by the prosecutor's office in Kyiv. An official holding one of the leading posts in the Informational Judicial...

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New Zealand wants to exempt crypto from double taxation


The Tax Administration of New Zealand may refuse to apply tax to cryptocurrencies on goods and services. The document indicates the rapid development of the crypto sector. At the same time, digital assets cannot be unambiguously called an investment product, which makes it difficult to apply the...

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Ex-Microsoft programmer stole $10 million with Bitcoin mixer


Seattle District Court found Microsoft ex-tester Volodymyr Kvashuk guilty of organizing a fraudulent scheme using crypto. This was reported on the website of the US Department of Justice. From August 2016 to June 2018, the 25-year-old citizen of Ukraine, Kvashuk worked in the team of the Universal...

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Binance CEO became the richest man in the crypto industry


Six representatives of the crypto industry are included in the annual list of billionaires compiled by the Chinese research institute Hurun. The leader in the crypto segment was 42-year-old CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange Binance Changpeng Zhao with $2.6 billion. Compared to last year's data...

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Coinbase developed plan in case of coronavirus exacerbation


The American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has prepared a plan to protect employees in the event of a worsening situation with the spread of coronavirus. It was published by Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong. If necessary, the company plans to implement the measures described in the plan in its own...

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First regulated US crypto-bank will launch


Well-known cryptocurrency supporter and co-founder of Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, Caitlin Long announced the development of a new bank focused on providing regulated services in the field of digital currencies. The Blockstream technology company, known for its developments in the field of...

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YouTube began blocking sensational cryptocurrency videos


The video bloggers Ivan on Tech, Chico Crypto and CryptoWendyO were blocked by the YouTube hosting administration after the publication of regular videos about bitcoin. And some got a “strike" during the live broadcast. “Our channel has a strike as soon as I started a new live stream. This...

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