Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China

A ransomware virus that has successfully infiltrated more than 100 government and private enterprises in the U.S. and internationally has been detected in China, according to a recent Tencent Security report. Dubbed Ryuk, the pernicious code targets “logistics companies, technology companies and small municipalities” with high data value, demanding bounties upward of $5 million paid […]

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Binance Unknowingly Earns Staking Rewards of Stellar, Adds Support

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has earned staking rewards on Stellar (XLM) following a change of some parameters on cold and hot wallets. In a blog post published on July 18, Binance said that it unknowingly earned staking rewards of 9,500,000 XLM ($775,000 at press time) in extra XLM tokens in the wake of specific parameter […]

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Hacked BitPoint’s Masterplan to Refund 50,000 Victims

50,000 victims of the Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint’s recent hack will have their stolen wallet holdings reimbursed in crypto. This was revealed in a press conference in Tokyo, where reporters were informed that the company had decided to pay back victims in crypto using a 1:1 ratio, as against fiat payouts. Bitpoint’s Unusual Alternative to […]

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Fantom Foundation partnership with The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and SEED Group.

Media Release: Fantom Foundation Partnership Announcement: Fantom Foundation partnership with The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum and SEED Group. Fantom Foundation is pleased to announce their partnership with The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum. This partnership will see Fantom Foundation establish an operational presence in Dubai. Dubai […]

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Jamie Dimon Says Libra Does Not Pose a Threat in Short Term

Jamie Dimon, CEO of global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, argued that Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra does not pose a threat in the foreseeable future. As reported by CNBC, Dimon delivered his comments during a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, July 16. Dimon said that he would not spend too much time on Libra, […]

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Swiss Crypto Broker Bitcoin Suisse Applies for Banking and Securities Licenses

Bitcoin Suisse, a crypto-broker and pioneer of Switzerland’s “Crypto Valley,” has taken anticipatory steps to comply with a “maturing” regulatory environment. The firm announced on Tuesday that it has applied for a banking license with Swiss Financial Markets Supervision Authority (FINMA), as well as a security dealer’s license, mandated by the Stock Exchange and Securities […]

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