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cryptocurrencies

Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems
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Security

Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems

The Sysrv botnet is back and equipped with more exploits though the primary goal of installing cryptominers remains the same
16 May 2022
Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million
Nvidia offices in Santa Clara California
cryptocurrencies

Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million

Nvidia’s gaming chips had been used to mine cryptocurrency, including Ethereum, since at least 2018
9 May 2022
Central African Republic use of Bitcoin as legal tender raises environmental concerns
Faustin Archange Touadera, CAR President
cryptocurrencies

Central African Republic use of Bitcoin as legal tender raises environmental concerns

The adoption of a cryptocurrency is unusual for a country where only 4% of citizens have access to the internet
28 Apr 2022
What is Web3 and will it revolutionise the internet again?
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Network & Internet

What is Web3 and will it revolutionise the internet again?

The third generation of the web promises to put us in control of our data – but not everybody is convinced
27 Apr 2022
Critical security flaw discovered in NFT marketplace Rarible
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cyber security

Critical security flaw discovered in NFT marketplace Rarible

If exploited, the vulnerability could have led to the theft of NFTs and crypto tokens in a single transaction
14 Apr 2022
Blockchain expert imprisoned for five years for aiding North Korea
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blockchain

Blockchain expert imprisoned for five years for aiding North Korea

Virgil Griffith provided instructions on how North Korea could use blockchain technology such as smart contracts to negotiate nuclear weapons with the…
13 Apr 2022
Certified ethical hacker and IT manager steals $575,000 in cryptocurrency from elderly person
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hacking

Certified ethical hacker and IT manager steals $575,000 in cryptocurrency from elderly person

The practising IT manager stole the huge sum from an elderly person after being hired to fit a home security system
12 Apr 2022
Why Rishi Sunak's NFT gambit will backfire on UK fintech
Rishi Sunak on Downing Street
blockchain

Why Rishi Sunak's NFT gambit will backfire on UK fintech

Plans for the Royal Mint to launch an NFT – part of wider government cryptoasset measures – is more than just another PR misstep
5 Apr 2022
UK to introduce stablecoins
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digital currency

UK to introduce stablecoins

Announcement comes three months after report from the House of Lords found no “convincing case” for the UK to introduce a CBDC
5 Apr 2022
Cyber attackers' NFT blockchain heist nets hundreds of millions in stolen cryptocurrency
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blockchain

Cyber attackers' NFT blockchain heist nets hundreds of millions in stolen cryptocurrency

Ronin blockchain owner Sky Mavis said it's working with outside experts to ensure the stolen funds are returned to owners
30 Mar 2022
Cryptomining criminals are focusing on the cloud
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptomining criminals are focusing on the cloud

Trend Micro report reveals that cryptomining groups are fighting each other for access to victims' cloud servers
30 Mar 2022
Democrats propose privacy-focused digital dollar
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digital currency

Democrats propose privacy-focused digital dollar

The dollar would have to be able to make offline transactions and preserve anonymity
29 Mar 2022
Experts dismiss today's EU vote to ban Bitcoin as 'unworkable'
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blockchain

Experts dismiss today's EU vote to ban Bitcoin as 'unworkable'

A controversial last minute amendment could effectively ban the biggest cryptocurrency in the world if approved in a vote today
14 Mar 2022
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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cryptocurrencies

What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and Ether are actually made
23 Feb 2022
US pledges to take a 'hands-on' approach to disrupting cyber criminals
Lisa Monaco speaking to delegates
cyber warfare

US pledges to take a 'hands-on' approach to disrupting cyber criminals

The country has promised 'proactivity' on cyber warfare as it launches new government cyber crime taskforces
21 Feb 2022
India reserve bank compares cryptocurrencies to Ponzi schemes
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cryptocurrencies

India reserve bank compares cryptocurrencies to Ponzi schemes

The bank’s deputy governor said that banning cryptocurrency may be the best option for India
15 Feb 2022
Coinbase Super Bowl marketing stunt prompts debate over QR code security
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QR codes

Coinbase Super Bowl marketing stunt prompts debate over QR code security

Experts are torn over QR codes and whether the cyber security threat they theoretically present is actually enough to warrant genuine concern in real-…
14 Feb 2022
US seizes record $3.6 billion in Bitcoin from Bitfinex hack
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cryptocurrencies

US seizes record $3.6 billion in Bitcoin from Bitfinex hack

The FBI has also arrested a married couple for allegedly conspiring to launder the stolen cryptocurrency
9 Feb 2022
India to launch state-backed 'digital rupee'
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digital currency

India to launch state-backed 'digital rupee'

The government is also introducing a 30% tax on income from digital assets
1 Feb 2022
China selects pilot zones to take part in blockchain trials
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blockchain

China selects pilot zones to take part in blockchain trials

The initiative will involve 164 entities including hospitals, universities and companies
31 Jan 2022
IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as legal tender
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cryptocurrencies

IMF urges El Salvador to remove Bitcoin as legal tender

The country sought a $1.3 billion loan from the IMF last year, although this has been reportedly hindered by the fund’s Bitcoin concerns
26 Jan 2022
Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit
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cryptocurrencies

Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit

The cryptocurrency exchange previously denied that any customers lost funds despite numerous reports from customers and analysts
21 Jan 2022
Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar
Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, giving a speech
digital currency

Federal Reserve warns foreign centralised digital currencies could decrease global use of dollar

New report argues CBDCs could level the playing field for private sector innovation but that network security remains a significant challenge
21 Jan 2022