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Lazarus steal cryptocurrency

DPRK hackers stepped up attacks on BTC companies and traders

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The hacker group Lazarus has stepped up efforts to steal crypto coins against the backdrop of a pandemic, the Daily NK reports citing cybersecurity experts ESTsecurity. The main targets of cyber attacks are bitcoin traders and crypto companies around the world. Fraudsters send letters on behalf of...

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Digital Week Online - a Global event connecting innovation

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COVID19 has brought us many challenges, lock downs, self-isolation, and a looming financial crisis. We have all had to adapt while maintaining some semblance of our previous routines. However, as countries start to emerge from lockdowns and restrictions are relaxed, opportunities are developing....

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Commissions in Bitcoin network grew by 300% before halving

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The average commission on the BTC network has grown by more than 300% in anticipation of halving. According to the Bitinfocharts portal, on May 8, the average transaction cost soared to $3.19. Compared to April 26, when on average the commission's cost was $0.62, the growth exceeded 300%. The last...

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22 new fake cryptocurrency extensions found on Google Chrome

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More than 20 new extensions were found in the Google Chrome browser, posing as official products of crypto wallet developers. This is written by Naked Security. Fake extensions, including those that emulate Ledger, KeepKey, MetaMask, and Jaxx wallets, were found by security specialist Harry Denley....

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Russia: "cryptocurrency specialist" stole $46.000 from a man

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Moscow law enforcers verify the theft of 3.4 million rubles ($46.000) under the pretext of trading on the crypto exchange. According to TASS, citing the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a Muscovite met a fraudster in December 2017. The latter introduced himself as a cryptocurrency...

Bitcoin in darknet

Bitcoin remains the most popular cryptocurrency in darknet

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Bitcoin is used much more actively in the darknet than the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash. This is stated in a study by Rand Corporation commissioned by Electric Coin Company. Representatives of Rand Corporation emphasize that "the presence of Zcash in the darknet is negligible."...

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Bitcoin price breaks $9500 mark

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Today, May 7, the first cryptocurrency rose above the $9,500 mark. The price is already above the $9,485 mark reached on April 30. If movement continues, this mark will become a support level. The following screenshot shows that the dynamics of the price of bitcoin looks pretty good compared to...

Bitcoin mining card

The University of Cambridge launches Bitcoin mining card

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A team from Cambridge University has released a tool that tracks the countries with the highest Bitcoin mining activity. The new tool was developed by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF). It is a map on which the countries with the highest share of the monthly bitcoin network hash...

TokenAnalyst closes

TokenAnalyst announced closure: Coinbase hires its employees

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TokenAnalyst analytic platform announced the termination of work without explanation. The company posted the news of the closure on its blog. The creators of the platform thanked users for their active participation and support. To all of our supporters, customers and users:After an incredible...

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Bittrex Global will launch its own exchange token

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The European division of the American Bitcoin exchange Bittrex announced the upcoming launch of its own exchange token. According to a short Twitter post, the listing of the Bittrex Global exchange token will take place in June. pic.twitter.com/cnByNN5BVw— Bittrex Global (@BittrexGlobal2) May...

Craig Wright court

What is the fate of Satoshi Nakamoto's 1.1 million bitcoins?

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The District Court of the Southern District of Florida on July 6 will begin a hearing in the case in which relatives of Dave Kleiman accused Craig Wright of misappropriating half of 1.1 million bitcoins. The parties have the opportunity until July 3 to put an end to this confusing two-year process,...

Ripple court

New lawsuit filed against Ripple and Brad Garlinghouse

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A lawsuit has been filed against Ripple and Brad Garlinghouse. They are accused of violating US securities laws. It is reported by Cointelegraph. The lawsuit has been filed by Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC with the U.S. Federal District Court. According to documents, Ripple and its CEO are...

Iran issues mining licence

Iran: authorities issued mining license for Turkish company

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The Turkish-based iMiner company received permission from the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade of Iran to operate a farm with six thousand miners in the province of Semnan. It is reported by Cointelegraph. Presumably, iMiner with the declared fleet of devices will become one of the largest...

Bitcoin drops because coronavirus

Coronavirus report interrupts Bitcoin movement above $9000

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Investors expect an exacerbation of the trade war between China and the United States over the coronavirus. This could affect the price of bitcoin, which previously fell below $9,000. It is reported by Bitcoinist. The day before, bitcoin reached $9203, but subsequently, its market value fell to...

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66% of Internet users support taxation of digital assets

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66% of Internet users favor digital asset taxation, according to a survey by Childly. This was stated in a press release. The study involved 5750 users from around the globe. According to the survey, 48% of respondents believe that digital assets are required to be taxable, 18% support the idea of ...

Bitcoin mining in one minute

Bitcoin miners mined four blocks in less than a minute

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Last night, May 1, Bitcoin miners mined four blocks in just 46 seconds. In an hour, 12 blocks appeared twice as much as the average figure laid down in the algorithm. According to BTC.com, abnormal activity lasted several hours. For each of them, from 7 to 12 new blocks were registered....

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Study: two-thirds of Europeans believe in future of crypto

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Two-thirds of Europeans are convinced that in ten years cryptocoins will not disappear and continue to exist. Such results were shown by a survey conducted by bitFlyer. The second annual study to calculate the so-called Crypto-Confidence Index was attended by 10 thousand people from ten countries....

Tencent blockchain accelerator

Chinese giant Tencent launched own blockchain accelerator

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Tencent technology company plans to oversee the development of 30 companies as part of the launched blockchain accelerator. It is reported by The Block. Participants can be both start-ups and existing companies. The selection criterion is the presence of at least one completed round of financing...

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