American Companies Can Now Settle Payroll Taxes In Cryptocurrency via Bitwage

International cryptocurrency payroll service provider Bitwage has announced that it has partnered with Texas-based Simply Efficient HR. The move will ...

Malaysia to Regulate ICOs as Securities Offerings from Tuesday

Malaysia’s securities watchdog will have powers to regulate digital asset offerings and crypto exchanges as of Tuesday. According to a notice from the ...

Coinbase Wallet Users Can Back-Up Encrypted Keys on Google Drive and iCloud

Users of Coinbase Wallet can now back-up their private keys on Google Drive or iCloud, according to an official announcement on Feb. 12.

Crypto Snoop Chainalysis Raises $30 Million to Spy on Your Bitcoin Transactions

Chainalysis, the company that works to track crypto transactions, has completed their second fundraising round. Led by venture ...

Binance CEO Reveals Testnet Release Date for Decentralized Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will launch a testnet version of its new decentralized exchange Feb. 20, CEO Changpeng Zhao confirmed on Twitter Feb. ...

Russia: Cargo Shipping Firm to Use Blockchain in Port Logistics

Russian shipping logistics company Infotech Baltika will develop a blockchain-based system for the ports in which it operates, Russian maritime news ...

Bithumb Kicks Off Middle East Expansion With UAE Crypto Exchange

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is planting its flag in the Middle East with the launch of a licensed fiat-to-crypto exchange in the United ...

Cryptocurrency is ‘Honestly Useless’: Harvard Cryptographer

Cryptocurrency is useless to anyone other than nefarious groups or individuals trying to move money without being noticed by the government.

Coinbase Wallet Users Can Back-Up Encrypted Keys on Google Drive and iCloud

Users of Coinbase Wallet can now back-up their private keys on Google Drive or iCloud, according to an official announcement on Feb. 12.

Crypto Snoop Chainalysis Raises $30 Million to Spy on Your Bitcoin Transactions

Chainalysis, the company that works to track crypto transactions, has completed their second fundraising round. Led by venture ...

Binance CEO Reveals Testnet Release Date for Decentralized Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will launch a testnet version of its new decentralized exchange Feb. 20, CEO Changpeng Zhao confirmed on Twitter Feb. ...

Russia: Cargo Shipping Firm to Use Blockchain in Port Logistics

Russian shipping logistics company Infotech Baltika will develop a blockchain-based system for the ports in which it operates, Russian maritime news ...

Bithumb Kicks Off Middle East Expansion With UAE Crypto Exchange

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is planting its flag in the Middle East with the launch of a licensed fiat-to-crypto exchange in the United ...

Cryptocurrency is ‘Honestly Useless’: Harvard Cryptographer

Cryptocurrency is useless to anyone other than nefarious groups or individuals trying to move money without being noticed by the government.

Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules

Peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins is preparing to implement updated requirements for the identity verification of its users. The company recently

“The NEM Foundation You Knew Before Is Gone,” What Is Next

As part of the closing statements in an open announcement to the NEM community, the NEM Secretarial Office, which represents the voice of the NEM ...

Regulation

Iran Could Announce a State Cryptocurrency to Evade US Sanctions Today

As U.S-imposed sanctions continue to cripple Iran economically, the Islamic state is reportedly on the verge of announcing its state-backed

Presidential Candidate John McAfee Flees U.S. for Alleged Tax Fraud

U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee announced on Tuesday that he has fled the country. According to McAfee’s recent Twitter video he’s “living in exile"

American Companies Can Now Settle Payroll Taxes In Cryptocurrency via Bitwage

International cryptocurrency payroll service provider Bitwage has announced that it has partnered with Texas-based Simply Efficient HR. The move will ...
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Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Over the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols.

New Malware Targets Apple Mac Computers to Steal and Mine Cryptos

A recently discovered form of malware steals browser cookies and other information on victims’ Apple Mac computers to steal cryptocurrencies.

Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining Pool Dominance

During the first month of 2019, studies have revealed the growing trend of unknown miners processing blocks on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. A few years

New Malware Attacks Hold ASIC Miners to Ransom

According to reports from cybersecurity researchers, there’s a new ransomware virus on the loose that’s targeting bitcoin miners. A file locking program ...

This Malware Has a Worrying Trick to Mine Monero on Cloud Servers

A recently observed form of malware uses a concerning new trick to avoid detection and mine cryptocurrency on cloud servers.

Chinese Mining Giant Bitmain Is Closing Another Overseas Office

China-based cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain has decided to close yet another overseas office – this time in Amsterdam – as part of its ongoing ...

Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Over the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols.

New Malware Targets Apple Mac Computers to Steal and Mine Cryptos

A recently discovered form of malware steals browser cookies and other information on victims’ Apple Mac computers to steal cryptocurrencies.

Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining Pool Dominance

During the first month of 2019, studies have revealed the growing trend of unknown miners processing blocks on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. A few years

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Satoshi’s Pre-Release Bitcoin Code Contains Fascinating Findings

Cryptocurrency supporters have been discussing an early version of the original Bitcoin source code that surfaced this week. An old forum post and mailing

Binance CEO: ‘We’re Still at the Beginning of the Beginning’ of Bitcoin Revolution

Bitcoin billionaire Changpeng Zhao has an encouraging message for crypto fans who fear they missed the boat on the cryptocurrency bandwagon ...
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REGULATION

Denmark’s Tax Agency Seals Authority to Collect Data from Three Crypto Exchanges

Denmark’s Tax Authority has been authorized by the country’s Tax Council to obtain information regarding all trades of cryptocurrencies across three ...

Japan Approves 17th Cryptocurrency Exchange – Its First in Over a Year

It has been over a year since Japan’s Financial Services Agency last approved a cryptocurrency exchange to legally operate in the country. Coincheck, ...

China’s Internet Censor to Start Regulating Blockchain Firms Next Month

China’s internet censorship agency has approved a set of regulations for blockchain service providers in the country that will take effect in mid-February.

ALTCOINS

BCH Developer Unveils Xthinner Scaling Protocol – Claims to Compress Blocks by 99%

On Sunday, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Jonathan Toomim unveiled a project he’s been working on called Xthinner, a new block propagation protocol that ...

XRP Overtakes Ethereum Despite Looming ‘Constantinople’ Upgrade

XRP has reclaimed the position of the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap from ETH just days before Ethereum’s ‘Constantinople’ hard-fork upgrade.

Sudden Fee Spike on Ethereum Classic Raises Fears of More Exchange Attacks

A sudden surge in transaction fees on the ethereum classic blockchain has some developers speculating whether cryptocurrency exchanges could be at risk ...

EXCHANGES

Binance CEO Reveals Testnet Release Date for Decentralized Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will launch a testnet version of its new decentralized exchange Feb. 20, CEO Changpeng Zhao confirmed on Twitter Feb. ...

Bithumb Kicks Off Middle East Expansion With UAE Crypto Exchange

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is planting its flag in the Middle East with the launch of a licensed fiat-to-crypto exchange in the United ...

Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules

Peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins is preparing to implement updated requirements for the identity verification of its users. The company recently

ADOPTION

Russia: Cargo Shipping Firm to Use Blockchain in Port Logistics

Russian shipping logistics company Infotech Baltika will develop a blockchain-based system for the ports in which it operates, Russian maritime news ...

Binance CEO: ‘We’re Still at the Beginning of the Beginning’ of Bitcoin Revolution

Bitcoin billionaire Changpeng Zhao has an encouraging message for crypto fans who fear they missed the boat on the cryptocurrency bandwagon ...

Public Transportation Across Argentina Can Now Be Paid With BTC

The national contactless smart card that is used to pay for public transportation throughout Argentina can now be loaded with BTC. These cards are valid ...

6 Philanthropic Projects That Accept Cryptocurrency

Much of the growing interest in bitcoin and other digital currencies has been focused on individual financial gain and buying lambos. For those who would ...

SWIFT Chief Announces Integration With R3 At Paris Fintech Forum

SWIFT, the global banking payments network, intends to integrate technology from R3, the DLT provider behind the Corda platform. Speaking on stage at ...

Swiss Startup to Produce ‘Banknotes’ for Marshall Islands’ Official Cryptocurrency

Switzerland-based crypto hardware wallet maker Tangem says it has been selected by the Republic of the Marshall Islands to produce the physical blockchain
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SAFETY

‘Free Bitcoin’ Scam Propagated on YouTube Steals Crypto via Clipboard Hijacking

The Qulab information-stealing and clipboard hijacker trojan is being propagated on YouTube via fraudulent videos about an allegedly free bitcoin (BTC)

Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison

Joel Ortiz, a college student who allegedly stole cryptocurrency worth over $5 million, has pleaded guilty and accepted a 10-year prison sentence.

New Malware Targets Apple Mac Computers to Steal and Mine Cryptos

A recently discovered form of malware steals browser cookies and other information on victims’ Apple Mac computers to steal cryptocurrencies.

Report: New Zealand Cryptopia Exchange Hack Continues

Two weeks after it first reported a hack, New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia is still compromised by cyber criminals, according to a blog

Two Groups Responsible for 60% of All Crypto Exchange Hacks: Report

Two groups alone are responsible for a majority of hacks at cryptocurrency exchanges to date, new research suggests. Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis

Iran Could Announce a State Cryptocurrency to Evade US Sanctions Today

As U.S-imposed sanctions continue to cripple Iran economically, the Islamic state is reportedly on the verge of announcing its state-backed

Two Groups Responsible for 60% of All Crypto Exchange Hacks: Report

Two groups alone are responsible for a majority of hacks at cryptocurrency exchanges to date, new research suggests. Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis

Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining Pool Dominance

During the first month of 2019, studies have revealed the growing trend of unknown miners processing blocks on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. A few years

Arwen Enables Self-Custody for Traders of Centralized Crypto Exchanges

Centralized exchanges are a common security concern in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. As a single point of failure they can be strong-armed by governments

Suspect Behind $11 Million Crypto Theft Arrested in Europol-Led Operation

An investigation by EU law enforcement agency Europol and British and German police agencies has led to the arrest of a 36-year-old man suspected of .....

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Declares He Sold All His BTC Holdings at $20,000 Peak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he sold all of his Bitcoin (BTC) when the currency hit $20,000 in December 2017. Financial media outlet ...

Blockstream Satellite Broadcasts First Message From Mysterious Bitcoin User

Cryptocurrency figures were sharing a sense of excitement January 24 after a mystery user broadcast a message on the Bitcoin blockchain via Blockstream’s ...

New Malware Attacks Hold ASIC Miners to Ransom

According to reports from cybersecurity researchers, there’s a new ransomware virus on the loose that’s targeting bitcoin miners. A file locking program ...