Monthly Archives: September 2018

India Law Enforcement to File Charges Monday in $2.7M Coinsecure Wallet Hack

Law enforcement authorities in New Delhi will file charges on Monday in the Coinsecure hack case. Coinsecure was a large cryptocurrency exchange allegedly wallet-hacked back in April of this year. It turns out to be an international crime, one spread over half a dozen exchanges. Also read: Bitcoin ATMs Targeted by Malware for Sale in Underground Markets India Cops Will File Charges Monday in Coinsecure Hack Case “We contacted some of the exchange firms from where the bitcoins were routed,” officer Anyesh Roy explained. “Initially, they didn’t […]

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From Qatar to Palestine: How Cryptocurrencies Are Regulated in the Middle East

The UAE’s utopian blockchain plans, Palestine’s national cryptocurrency plans and more. On Sept. 4, the government of Bahrain, a constitutional monarchy in the Persian Gulf, emphasized the importance of blockchain for the country’s economy. While the kingdom seems to be taking a rather positive approach toward crypto, the Middle East at large has proven to be a difficult region for virtual currencies, as a large chunk of countries there have banned crypto trading. Nevertheless, the Middle East seems to be on its way to become the global […]

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Despite Ban, China Keeps Trading Cryptocurrency Thanks to Tether and VPNs, Says Report

Chinese media are revealing cryptocurrency trading continues despite the government’s ban, thanks to stablecoin Tether. Chinese traders are using virtual private networks (VPNs) as a major tool to circumvent the ongoing government crackdown on cryptocurrency trading, local media outlet South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported September 8. According to SCMP, referencing reports from Beijing-affiliated Shanghai Securities Times, traders have begun leveraging stablecoin Tether (USDT) as a means of entering and exiting cryptocurrency markets. Combined with a VPN, two traders can use an exchange platform notionally registered outside […]

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Denmark’s Largest Bank May Have Facilitated up to $150 Billion in Money Laundering

Companies from Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union have apparently turned the small country of Estonia into a massive money laundering haven. An investigation into the Estonian branch of Denmark’s largest bank is examining up to $150 billion which may have been involved. Also Read: The Daily: Robinhood Aiming for IPO, Dodgers to Give Away Crypto Tokens From $3.9 Billion to $150 Billion Investigators at Danske Bank (CPH: DANSKE), the largest bank in Denmark, are reportedly combing through a whopping $150 billion worth of […]

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Deep Web Roundup: New Search Engine + Tor Browser, Same Old War on Drugs

In this latest edition of our periodic deep web series, we bring news of Tor 8 – the most feature-rich onion browser yet. We also take a first look at a clearnet web browser that trawls the darknet, and cover the fallout from the Alphabay shutdown, whose repercussions rumble on to this day. Also read: Russian Industry Association Launching Crypto Certification Program Tor 8 Looks Great The Tor Project has released its latest and greatest browser yet. Tor 8 is a slick looking beast compared to the Tor […]

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Hodler’s Digest, September 2-9: Goldman Sachs Says ‘No Thanks’ to Crypto Trading Desk, While India Sends Officials to ‘Crypto College’

Google Cloud embraces the Ethereum blockchain dataset and Goldman Sachs reportedly shelves its crypto trading desk project. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Business Insider: Goldman Sachs Scraps Crypto Trading Desk Plans Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is halting its plans to open a cryptocurrency trading desk, […]

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Vitalik Buterin: Crypto, Blockchain Space Won’t See ‘1,000-Times Growth’ Again

In an interview with Bloomberg, Vitalik Buterin claimed that the crypto and blockchain industry is “getting close to hitting a dead end.” There is no chance that the cryptocurrency and blockchain space will see “1,000-times growth” again, Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin stated in an interview with Bloomberg September 8. At an Ethereum and blockchain conference in Hong Kong, Buterin told Bloomberg that the rapid growth of crypto and blockchain industry is now reaching a “ceiling,” and is moving from “just people being interested” to the stage […]

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RBI Ban Hearing in Two Days – What Indian Crypto Exchanges Are Expecting

The Indian supreme court will hear all petitions against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday. News.Bitcoin.com talked to the CEOs of several Indian exchanges to find out what they are expecting from the hearing, trader sentiment, their exchanges’ current trading volumes, and how they see the court’s ruling affecting the crypto community. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals The Beginning of the Journey All eyes in the Indian crypto community are on the supreme court (SC) […]

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Markets Update: Traders Uncertain of the Next Crypto Market Cycle

Cryptocurrency markets today are seeing a touch of recovery after digital asset prices suffered from some significant losses over the past few days. The entire virtual currency economy has consolidated just above the $200 billion mark, after dropping well below this threshold during Saturday evening’s trading sessions. Over the last seven days, each digital asset in the top ten (except for tether) has lost between 10-30 percent in value over the last seven days. Also read: The Darknet Cat and Mouse Game: Law Enforcement Gains More Traction  Cryptocurrency […]

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43 Women Nominated for the Board of the Swiss Crypto Valley Association

The Crypto Valley Association in Switzerland has decided to elect two female board members to diversify its male-dominated leadership. The vote scheduled for September 20 has attracted an unexpected number of nominations – 43. The women will fill similar roles to those of the current members, including co-chairing working groups and interacting with authorities and other organizations. Also read: Russia Developing Own Mining Pools Female Board Members to Have Same Responsibilities The Swiss Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a Zug-based organization working to promote the crypto and blockchain […]

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