cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?
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Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?

Cryptocurrencies aren’t going away – but big questions remain over their longevity, the amount of energy they consume and the morals of investing
27 Oct 2021
Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week
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Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week

Password-stealing trojans and cryptocurrency miners were installed on a library used by the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon
25 Oct 2021
US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware
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US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

A new report from the Treasury ties the cryptocurrency to ransomware payments over a ten year period
18 Oct 2021
Coinbase notifies 6,000 customers of data breach
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Coinbase notifies 6,000 customers of data breach

Hackers exploited a 2FA flaw to steal hundreds of thousands in cryptocurrency
4 Oct 2021
Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users
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Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users

Founder of Compound Labs pleads with users to return the money or risk action from the IRS
1 Oct 2021
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
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IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?

Blockchain’s about more than just cryptocurrencies, but does it have a place in the enterprise?
27 Sep 2021
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
23 Sep 2021
US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks
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US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks

The Suex exchange allegedly facilitated financial transactions for ransomware actors
22 Sep 2021
Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador
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Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador

Protestors claim the currency could destabilise the economy and is being used to distract from wider issues
16 Sep 2021
Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador
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Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador

South American country is to install more than 200 ATM machines that convert dollars into Bitcoin
7 Sep 2021
Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform
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Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform

Reserve banks will test the use of central bank digital currencies for international settlements
2 Sep 2021
PayPal to let UK users buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies
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PayPal to let UK users buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies

Users can opt for either Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash via the PayPal app or website
23 Aug 2021
Liquid cryptocurrency exchange loses $97 million after hack
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Liquid cryptocurrency exchange loses $97 million after hack

Amount lost includes $45 million in Ethereum tokens
20 Aug 2021
False crypto-mining apps plague Google Play
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False crypto-mining apps plague Google Play

Apps deceive users into clicking on ads or buying non-existent mining subscriptions
19 Aug 2021
Ohio resident pleads guilty to running Bitcoin “mixer” money laundering scheme
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Ohio resident pleads guilty to running Bitcoin “mixer” money laundering scheme

More than $300 million went through Darknet-based bitcoin hashing (BTC) service
19 Aug 2021
Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker
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Poly Network offers up $500k bug bounty reward to its own hacker

The reward has been offered following the successful return of $610 million in stolen tokens
13 Aug 2021
Poly Network hacker returns $342 million of stolen assets
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Poly Network hacker returns $342 million of stolen assets

Hacker states that they are “not very interested in money”
12 Aug 2021
Hackers lift $610m in cryptocurrency from Poly Network
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Hackers lift $610m in cryptocurrency from Poly Network

The company has pleaded with the hackers to return the stolen tokens
11 Aug 2021
What is cryptojacking and how does it work?
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What is cryptojacking and how does it work?

Here’s the skinny on this sneaky way hackers mine for crypto
6 Aug 2021
Amazon might accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year
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Amazon might accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year

The reported plans include developing its own token and are said to have come from former CEO Jeff Bezos
26 Jul 2021
British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack
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British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack

Joseph James O'Connor is also accused of hijacking TikTok and Snapchat user accounts, as well as cyberstalking a juvenile
22 Jul 2021
Study: Cryptocurrency value spikes encourage more illicit mining
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Study: Cryptocurrency value spikes encourage more illicit mining

Researchers tracked Modero cryptocurrency and illicit mining for nearly three years
15 Jul 2021
Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency
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Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency

The amount tops the £114 million in cryptocurrency confiscated during a raid last month
13 Jul 2021