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cryptocurrencies

The NFT bubble bursting means a brighter future for crypto assets
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blockchain

The NFT bubble bursting means a brighter future for crypto assets

Sales slump as the market decides “no one wants a gorilla with a hat on”, but the downturn might give rise to a much brighter future for NFTs
29 Nov 2022
UK crypto fraud soars 32% to $270 million
Stocks for the most well-known cryptocurrencies
cryptocurrencies

UK crypto fraud soars 32% to $270 million

Businesses facing recession slump may see cryptocurrencies as a quick return on investment, but are increasingly at risk of fraud
28 Nov 2022
Google Cloud announces Coinbase partnership, will accept crypto payments
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Business strategy

Google Cloud announces Coinbase partnership, will accept crypto payments

Coinbase will benefit from the cloud giant's infrastructure and data analytics, with the deal expanding the business scope of cryptocurrency
12 Oct 2022
Hacker steals $566 million from Binance Bridge using proof-forgery exploit
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Hacker steals $566 million from Binance Bridge using proof-forgery exploit

An exploit discovered in the exchange platform's proof verifier let the hacker take 2m BNB without raising alarm bells
7 Oct 2022
The cryptocurrency implosion shows we’re heading for the end
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cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency implosion shows we’re heading for the end

There’s a reckoning facing many who were persuaded – even tricked – into pouring their savings into meaningless blockchain-powered financial assets
29 Sep 2022
Lazarus group targets macOS users with counterfeit crypto job offers
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Lazarus group targets macOS users with counterfeit crypto job offers

The hacker group previously impersonated Coinbase to lure job seekers
28 Sep 2022
US reclaims $30 million in crypto from Lazarus Group
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cyber attacks

US reclaims $30 million in crypto from Lazarus Group

The stolen funds were retrieved through a joint effort between the federal government, Chainalysis, and blockchain researchers
9 Sep 2022
Google is now spending a staggering amount on blockchain
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Business strategy

Google is now spending a staggering amount on blockchain

The tech giant invested $1.5 billion into just four promising firms, as other big names also stake their claims in the emerging technology
17 Aug 2022
Surging inflation is driving people to cryptocurrencies
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cryptocurrencies

Surging inflation is driving people to cryptocurrencies

Binance claims the future is bright for digital tokens as a UN trade body warns cryptocurrencies may enable tax evasion
11 Aug 2022
Auditors blame massive $4 million cryptocurrency heist on leaky logging technology
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Auditors blame massive $4 million cryptocurrency heist on leaky logging technology

Investigators raised concern over the thousands of vulnerable wallets containing Solana, USDC and other tokens
4 Aug 2022
Nomad crypto bridge drained of $190 million through “chaotic” exploit
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Nomad crypto bridge drained of $190 million through “chaotic” exploit

The Nomad team has notified law enforcement and retained leading firms for blockchain intelligence and forensics, it said in a statement on Twitter
2 Aug 2022
FCA sets out stall on crypto regulation
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Business operations

FCA sets out stall on crypto regulation

Cryptocurrency remains in the regulatory body's sights, with sustainability also driving decision-making
15 Jul 2022
Web3 projects lose over $2 billion to hacks and exploits in 2022
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blockchain

Web3 projects lose over $2 billion to hacks and exploits in 2022

Blockchain and crypto schemes have already lost more in the first half of this year than throughout all of 2021
8 Jul 2022
Swift exit: How the world cut off Russian banks
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finance

Swift exit: How the world cut off Russian banks

We explore the inner workings of the Swift network that controls world banking
24 Jun 2022
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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cryptocurrencies

What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and Ether are actually made
27 May 2022
Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems
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Security

Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems

The Sysrv botnet is back and equipped with more exploits though the primary goal of installing cryptominers remains the same
16 May 2022
Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million
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Nvidia settles cryptomining charges for $5.5 million

Nvidia’s gaming chips had been used to mine cryptocurrency, including Ethereum, since at least 2018
9 May 2022
Central African Republic use of Bitcoin as legal tender raises environmental concerns
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cryptocurrencies

Central African Republic use of Bitcoin as legal tender raises environmental concerns

The adoption of a cryptocurrency is unusual for a country where only 4% of citizens have access to the internet
28 Apr 2022
What is Web3 and will it revolutionise the internet again?
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Network & Internet

What is Web3 and will it revolutionise the internet again?

The third generation of the web promises to put us in control of our data – but not everybody is convinced
27 Apr 2022
Critical security flaw discovered in NFT marketplace Rarible
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cyber security

Critical security flaw discovered in NFT marketplace Rarible

If exploited, the vulnerability could have led to the theft of NFTs and crypto tokens in a single transaction
14 Apr 2022
Blockchain expert imprisoned for five years for aiding North Korea
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blockchain

Blockchain expert imprisoned for five years for aiding North Korea

Virgil Griffith provided instructions on how North Korea could use blockchain technology such as smart contracts to negotiate nuclear weapons with the…
13 Apr 2022
Certified ethical hacker and IT manager steals $575,000 in cryptocurrency from elderly person
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hacking

Certified ethical hacker and IT manager steals $575,000 in cryptocurrency from elderly person

The practising IT manager stole the huge sum from an elderly person after being hired to fit a home security system
12 Apr 2022
Why Rishi Sunak's NFT gambit will backfire on UK fintech
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blockchain

Why Rishi Sunak's NFT gambit will backfire on UK fintech

Plans for the Royal Mint to launch an NFT – part of wider government cryptoasset measures – is more than just another PR misstep
5 Apr 2022