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SIM swapping cryptocurrency

User lost more than $11.000 in bitcoins due to SIM swapping

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A resident of Moscow turned to the police because of the theft of cryptocurrency committed through the substitution of a SIM card. This was reported by the city news agency "Moscow" with reference to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia...

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SBI Crypto will mine bitcoins at Texas largest farm

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A subsidiary of the Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings has announced a strategic partnership with the German mining company Northern Data AG. Within its framework, SBI Crypto will be one of the first residents of the new Whinstone US data center, potentially the largest in the world. In the...

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Lawmakers call on French banks to create digital currency

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The deputies of the French National Assembly believe that the country's commercial banks with the participation of the ECB should start developing their own digital currency. Lawmakers expect support for the initiative from the Minister of Finance, reports La Tribune. To this end, members of...

XRP collapse BitMex

Users lost funds due to collapse of XRP on BitMEX to $0.13

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The ongoing volatility of bitcoin may possibly attract the main attention of traders, however, no less interesting events could be observed on Thursday, February 13, in the XRP markets. So, on the BitMEX derivatives exchange, as a result of an instant collapse of the exchange rate, the token at...

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450.000 users to buy drugs using crypto on Swedish darknet

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Sweden’s biggest narcotics marketplace Flugsvamp 2.0 (en.toadstool) took the biggest hit with more than 450.000 cryptocurrency wallet addresses have been recorded, clustered and the culprit behind this has been brought into custody, with trial to be expected at the beginning of March. Darknet has...

Coinbase margin trading

Largest US Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launched margin trading

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Leading US crypto company Coinbase had announced the launch of margin trading on its Coinbase Pro platform. The report said that retail and institutional clients were able to open positions with leverage up to 3x in all pairs with the US dollar. At the initial stage, this option is available to...

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Media: parcels with explosives and ransom in bitcoins

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Parcels containing explosives and a ransom note in bitcoins have been revealed at post offices in several cities in the Netherlands, according to The New York Times. NYT writes that after a postal worker in an Amsterdam office heard an unusual hissing sound in one of the sorted packages on...

Italy shuts down two crypto websites

Italy shuts down crypto websites

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Italy's Securities regulator, CONSOB had shut down two crypto investing and subordinate trading websites and six outside trade sites. According to the ongoing report, CONSOB had charged these sites for abusing the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF) and Mifid2 for offering illegal trading and items....

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Crypto Supporter Andrew Yang Withdrew From Presidental Race

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Andrew Yang, the democratic candidate of the United States presidential elections and an entrepreneur, withdrew his campaign for running for the presidency. Yang spoke to his supporters on the matter, telling that it's already clear from the numbers that he's not going to win the race and he's not...

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Ukraine: hackers stole cryptocurrency with phishing software

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During a special operation in the Odessa region, two men were detained suspected of developing malicious software to steal cryptocurrency. This was reported by the press service of the local cyber police. The program created by hackers used a phishing mechanism. At the time of the transaction, it...

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More than 40 German banks want to become Bitcoin custodians

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According to the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, more than 40 banks are interested in obtaining a license for crypto depository services, reports Handelsblatt. On January 1, 2020, the updated Anti-Money Laundering Law entered into force, which requires a license to provide customers...

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Hacked Altsbit bitcoin exchange announces its closure

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The Altsbit cryptocurrency exchange, which lost $285 thousand as a result of the hack on February 5, announced the closure. withdrawal instructions published.https://t.co/w73IrCRmEQ— Altsbit (@altsbit) February 9, 2020 A significant part of the facilities was in cold storage. These assets...

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Justin Sun admitted that Tron is a shitcoin

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TRON founder Justin Sun, in a conversation with a popular bitcoin podcast maker, Peter McCormack, called his cryptocurrency a shitcoin. My exclusive interview with @justinsuntron is now available.Hot tip for a Pulitzer. pic.twitter.com/TZaedkezOX— Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) February 9,...

Switzerland FINMA rules

New mandatory identification for senders of $1000 in crypto

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The Swiss Financial Market Supervision Authority has announced new amendments aimed at combating money laundering. Now, when carrying out cryptocurrency transactions on the exchange for an amount of more than a thousand francs (about $1,024), it will be necessary to pass identification, according...

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Coronavirus: Asian crypto conferences are being delayed

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Coronavirus plague has become a reason why various crypto-related conferences have been postponed. The latest one that put off the event was TOKEN2049. It's a conference that's being held yearly in Hong Kong. This year TOKEN2049 was supposed to be held in March, but alternatively, it's going to...

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IOTA founders quarrel on Twitter: even charges of exit scam

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IOTA founder David Sonstebo and former board member Sergei Ivancheglo quarrel on Twitter. The conflict began with Ivancheglo’s tweet about refusing further cooperation on the development of the Jinn Labs startup and his readiness to sue Sonstebo with a demand to pay him 25 million MIOTA coins...

TRUMP-2020 crypto FTX

FTX exchange users could trade Trump re-election futures

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Binance-supported FTX cryptocurrency exchange has added the TRUMP-2020 futures contract, which allows you to earn on the results of the US presidential election scheduled for November 3 this year. According to FTX representatives, this financial instrument works in the same way as the rest of the...

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Genesis hard fork took place in the Bitcoin SV network

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On January 4 in the morning, the planned Genesis hard fork on the Bitcoin SV network took place. The update was activated on block 620 538. According to the observations of BitMEX researchers, the following block, found after an update, 620 538, was found invalid because the client version 0.2.1...

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