cryptocurrencies

Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?
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Could using blockchain kill your green credentials?

With Bitcoin transactions consuming enough energy to fuel a small country, can blockchain technology ever be considered environmentally friendly?
1 Dec 2021
Citigroup to create 100 blockchain and cryptocurrency roles
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cryptocurrencies

Citigroup to create 100 blockchain and cryptocurrency roles

The new positions are expected to be filled by the end of 2022
23 Nov 2021
Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts
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cyber crime

Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts

Hackers are targeting victims using phone calls and voice mails about cryptocurrency transactions
22 Nov 2021
El Salvador announces plans to build a 'Bitcoin city' at the foot of a volcano
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cryptocurrencies

El Salvador announces plans to build a 'Bitcoin city' at the foot of a volcano

President Nayib Bukele said the country will harness the geothermal energy from the volcano on which the city will be built to mine the Bitcoin requir…
22 Nov 2021
Cryptomixers are helping hackers to launder ransomware payments
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptomixers are helping hackers to launder ransomware payments

The services enable cyber criminals to anonymously clean proceeds from illicit activities
17 Nov 2021
Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign
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cryptocurrencies

Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign

Cyber criminals have been disabling security features in the cloud to mine for Monero
16 Nov 2021
FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum
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data breaches

FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum

The threat actor is looking for a minimum offer of “five figures” for the data, which includes seven million email addresses
16 Nov 2021
Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency
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Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency

TeamTNT behind new campaign to install crypto miners on containers
10 Nov 2021
FBI warns scammers are using cryptocurrency ATMs to siphon cash
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cryptocurrencies

FBI warns scammers are using cryptocurrency ATMs to siphon cash

Criminals will stay on phone with victims as they make payments, says advisory
5 Nov 2021
US Treasury calls for stablecoin legislation
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cryptocurrencies

US Treasury calls for stablecoin legislation

The institution is trying to address concerns around the cryptocurrency, especially as it can be tied to the US dollar
2 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?
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cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency: Should you invest?

Cryptocurrencies aren’t going away – but big questions remain over their longevity, the amount of energy they consume and the morals of investing
27 Oct 2021
Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week
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cyber security

Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week

Password-stealing trojans and cryptocurrency miners were installed on a library used by the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon
25 Oct 2021
US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware
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ransomware

US links $5.2 billion in Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

A new report from the Treasury ties the cryptocurrency to ransomware payments over a ten year period
18 Oct 2021
Coinbase notifies 6,000 customers of data breach
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cryptocurrencies

Coinbase notifies 6,000 customers of data breach

Hackers exploited a 2FA flaw to steal hundreds of thousands in cryptocurrency
4 Oct 2021
Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users
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cryptocurrencies

Buggy DeFi update mistakenly issues $90m worth of COMP coins to users

Founder of Compound Labs pleads with users to return the money or risk action from the IRS
1 Oct 2021
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?
blockchain

IT Pro Panel: Can you build a business on blockchain?

Blockchain’s about more than just cryptocurrencies, but does it have a place in the enterprise?
27 Sep 2021
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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cryptocurrencies

What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
23 Sep 2021
US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks
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ransomware

US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks

The Suex exchange allegedly facilitated financial transactions for ransomware actors
22 Sep 2021
Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador
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cryptocurrencies

Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador

Protestors claim the currency could destabilise the economy and is being used to distract from wider issues
16 Sep 2021
Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador
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cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin becomes legal tender in El Salvador

South American country is to install more than 200 ATM machines that convert dollars into Bitcoin
7 Sep 2021
Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform
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digital currency

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa partner on shared digital currency platform

Reserve banks will test the use of central bank digital currencies for international settlements
2 Sep 2021
PayPal to let UK users buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

PayPal to let UK users buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies

Users can opt for either Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash via the PayPal app or website
23 Aug 2021
Liquid cryptocurrency exchange loses $97 million after hack
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cryptocurrencies

Liquid cryptocurrency exchange loses $97 million after hack

Amount lost includes $45 million in Ethereum tokens
20 Aug 2021