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El Salvador offers its citizens free Bitcoin
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El Salvador offers its citizens free Bitcoin

Bukele doubles down on crypto commitment with a giveaway
25 Jun 2021
Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016
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Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016

An FOI request reveals that Action Fraud saw crypto crime incidents grow on average 124% every year
22 Jun 2021
Crypto-mining hackers hit Kubernetes clusters
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Crypto-mining hackers hit Kubernetes clusters

New campaign abused Kubeflow dashboards to install malicious containers
10 Jun 2021
Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency
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Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency

The plans form part of the “Fintech 2025” strategy to drive the development of fintech in the region
10 Jun 2021
El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
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El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

The shock move comes as many countries and institutions distance themselves from the ever-fluctuating cryptocurrency
9 Jun 2021
Square and Blockstream to build a solar Bitcoin mining facility
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Square and Blockstream to build a solar Bitcoin mining facility

Solar mining plant will aim to temper concerns of power consumption from Bitcoin mining
7 Jun 2021
IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business
IT Pro 20/20 Issue 17 - What the EU's new AI rules mean for business
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IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business

The 17th issue of IT Pro 20/20 considers the effect of new regulations on the IT industry
7 Jun 2021
NortonLifeLock lets users mine cryptocurrency securely
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NortonLifeLock lets users mine cryptocurrency securely

The firm aims to prevent cyber criminals from mining on victim’s machines
3 Jun 2021
HSBC CEO says "volatile" Bitcoin is "not for us"
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HSBC CEO says "volatile" Bitcoin is "not for us"

Noel Quinn’s comments come as Bitcoin tumbled by almost 50%
24 May 2021
China signals major crackdown on Bitcoin mining
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China signals major crackdown on Bitcoin mining

The war on Bitcoin continues, with roughly 65% of the world's cryptocurrency mining based in China
24 May 2021
What are altcoins and how do they work?
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What are altcoins and how do they work?

The alternatives to Bitcoin explained
21 May 2021
US Treasury calls for tougher IRS rules on cryptocurrencies
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US Treasury calls for tougher IRS rules on cryptocurrencies

Businesses may be required to declare transactions over $10,000, as they do with cash, to combat money laundering and tax evasion
21 May 2021
DarkSide hackers have raked in more than $90 million in Bitcoin
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DarkSide hackers have raked in more than $90 million in Bitcoin

The hacking group responsible for the Colonial Pipeline hack has made roughly $1.9 million per victim
19 May 2021
FTC warns of rising cryptocurrency fraud
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FTC warns of rising cryptocurrency fraud

Marked rise in cryptocurrency losses began just as pandemic took hold
18 May 2021
Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low
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Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low

Fluctuations were also seen in other popular digital currencies such as Ethererum and Dogecoin
17 May 2021
World’s biggest crypto exchange under federal investigation
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World’s biggest crypto exchange under federal investigation

Binance faces money laundering probe by IRS and Justice Department
14 May 2021
Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs
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Tesla to abandon Bitcoin for vehicle payments due to environmental costs

Elon Musk says his firm will look into supporting alternative cryptocurrencies that consume less than 1% of the energy Bitcoin does
13 May 2021
New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption
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New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption

Proposed bill places a three-year moratorium on power-hungry crypto mining operations
6 May 2021
Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware
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Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware

However, experts warn that crypto laws won’t be a silver bullet against attacks
29 Apr 2021
Microsoft and Intel join forces to defend against cryptojacking
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Microsoft and Intel join forces to defend against cryptojacking

The companies are using machine learning for advanced memory scanning, cryptojacking and ransomware detection
27 Apr 2021
NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies
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NatWest board member suggests bank will reject business customers who mainly deal in cryptocurrencies

The company later clarified that customers can accept virtual currencies if certain conditions are met
23 Apr 2021
UK exploring plans to launch its own digital currency
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UK exploring plans to launch its own digital currency

A taskforce will examine the viability of creating a central bank digital currency alongside a wider package of fintech support measures
19 Apr 2021
HackBoss malware is using Telegram to steal cryptocurrency from other hackers
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HackBoss malware is using Telegram to steal cryptocurrency from other hackers

Hackers stealing from wannabe hackers using fake software
16 Apr 2021
Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
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Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The nation’s central bank says digital currencies have a lack of central oversight and high risk of fraud
16 Apr 2021