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Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency
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Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency

The option to pay in USD Coin will be made available thanks to Visa’s pilot programme with cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com
29 Mar 2021
Ransomware gang offers to refund victims' payments
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Ransomware gang offers to refund victims' payments

Hackers have requested that victims contact them via email with proof of payment
29 Mar 2021
Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims
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Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims

Bank of America also claims over 75% of the energy powering the bitcoin network comes from polluting coal plants in China
18 Mar 2021
Sovryn announces $1.25 million bug bounty program
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Sovryn announces $1.25 million bug bounty program

Bonus payouts are available for smart-contract- and blockchain-related bugs
11 Mar 2021
Z0Miner malware spreading through unpatched Elasticsearch and Jenkins servers
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Z0Miner malware spreading through unpatched Elasticsearch and Jenkins servers

Botnet moves on from exploiting WebLogic servers
10 Mar 2021
PayPal acquires cryptocurrency security startup Curv
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PayPal acquires cryptocurrency security startup Curv

The Tel Aviv-based firm will join PayPal's new business unit focused on blockchain and digital currencies
9 Mar 2021
John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud
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John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud

The antivirus pioneer and his bodyguard allegedly made $2 million by laundering the Doge cryptocurrency
8 Mar 2021
Monero miners target cloud-native development environments
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Monero miners target cloud-native development environments

Hackers behind the heist could be Russian
5 Mar 2021
Nvidia's RTX 3060 GPU will self-throttle if used for crypto mining
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Nvidia's RTX 3060 GPU will self-throttle if used for crypto mining

Efficiency will collapse if the driver detects Ether mining, with the firm launching a separate crypto mining GPU to prevent stock depletion
19 Feb 2021
Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method
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Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method

Cryptocurrency is too volatile and of little interest to online payment merchants, the firm's CEO suggests
12 Feb 2021
Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage
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Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage

The low-end and mid-range GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060 chips are making a comeback
12 Feb 2021
Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them
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Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them

The firm has said it will only support tokens that work as a vehicle for spending, not investment
11 Feb 2021
QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'
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FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'

Some crypto investment firms may be overstating potential payouts and understating the risks, regulator suggests
11 Jan 2021
Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million
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Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million

The devastating strain is now among the most widely-deployed following several high-profile attacks in 2020
8 Jan 2021
ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency
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ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency

The year-long campaign comprises a custom-written remote access tool and fully-fledged marketing operation
6 Jan 2021
Bitcoin price surges to an all-time high
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Bitcoin price surges to an all-time high

The cryptocurrency has been gaining ground since October
6 Jan 2021
Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time
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Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time

A wider economic backdrop, rising investor confidence, and a lack of large upcoming sales are helping with stability, analysts claim
17 Dec 2020
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
2 Dec 2020
PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading
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PayPal will now support Bitcoin trading

Users can buy, hold, and sell widely-used cryptocurrencies alongside other payment methods in their digital wallet
22 Oct 2020
New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated
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New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated

The New York State Department of Financial Services says social media firms have too much responsibility with little government oversight
15 Oct 2020
FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products
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FCA bans cryptocurrency-linked financial products

Volatility of markets and a lack of understanding among the public are among reasons for a full trading ban from 2021
7 Oct 2020
John McAfee arrested and charged with tax evasion
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John McAfee arrested and charged with tax evasion

The antivirus pioneer has been arrested at Barcelona airport and is facing extradition to the US
6 Oct 2020
'Doki' malware attacks Docker servers using Dogecoin
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'Doki' malware attacks Docker servers using Dogecoin

Misconfigured Docker API ports are being scanned and exploited by a threat that's evolved from the Ngrok Botnet campaign
30 Jul 2020