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New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption
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New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption

Proposed bill places a three-year moratorium on power-hungry crypto mining operations
6 May 2021
Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware
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Government and industry look to cryptocurrency regulation to slow ransomware

However, experts warn that crypto laws won’t be a silver bullet against attacks
29 Apr 2021
Microsoft and Intel join forces to defend against cryptojacking
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Microsoft and Intel join forces to defend against cryptojacking

The companies are using machine learning for advanced memory scanning, cryptojacking and ransomware detection
27 Apr 2021
UK exploring plans to launch its own digital currency
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UK exploring plans to launch its own digital currency

A taskforce will examine the viability of creating a central bank digital currency alongside a wider package of fintech support measures
19 Apr 2021
HackBoss malware is using Telegram to steal cryptocurrency from other hackers
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HackBoss malware is using Telegram to steal cryptocurrency from other hackers

Hackers stealing from wannabe hackers using fake software
16 Apr 2021
Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
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Turkey bans Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The nation’s central bank says digital currencies have a lack of central oversight and high risk of fraud
16 Apr 2021
What is Bitcoin?
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What is Bitcoin?

Our guide to the world's most funded cryptocurrency
13 Apr 2021
PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin
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PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin

Customers can use Checkout with Crypto to buy goods using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
30 Mar 2021
Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency
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Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency

The option to pay in USD Coin will be made available thanks to Visa’s pilot programme with cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com
29 Mar 2021
Ransomware gang offers to refund victims' payments
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Ransomware gang offers to refund victims' payments

Hackers have requested that victims contact them via email with proof of payment
29 Mar 2021
Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims
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Tesla's bitcoin investment 'equivalent to carbon footprint of 1.8m cars', bank claims

Bank of America also claims over 75% of the energy powering the bitcoin network comes from polluting coal plants in China
18 Mar 2021
Sovryn announces $1.25 million bug bounty program
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Sovryn announces $1.25 million bug bounty program

Bonus payouts are available for smart-contract- and blockchain-related bugs
11 Mar 2021
Z0Miner malware spreading through unpatched Elasticsearch and Jenkins servers
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Z0Miner malware spreading through unpatched Elasticsearch and Jenkins servers

Botnet moves on from exploiting WebLogic servers
10 Mar 2021
PayPal acquires cryptocurrency security startup Curv
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PayPal acquires cryptocurrency security startup Curv

The Tel Aviv-based firm will join PayPal's new business unit focused on blockchain and digital currencies
9 Mar 2021
John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud
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John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud

The antivirus pioneer and his bodyguard allegedly made $2 million by laundering the Doge cryptocurrency
8 Mar 2021
Monero miners target cloud-native development environments
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Monero miners target cloud-native development environments

Hackers behind the heist could be Russian
5 Mar 2021
Nvidia's RTX 3060 GPU will self-throttle if used for crypto mining
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Nvidia's RTX 3060 GPU will self-throttle if used for crypto mining

Efficiency will collapse if the driver detects Ether mining, with the firm launching a separate crypto mining GPU to prevent stock depletion
19 Feb 2021
Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method
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Fintech firm Adyen dismisses Bitcoin as a payment method

Cryptocurrency is too volatile and of little interest to online payment merchants, the firm's CEO suggests
12 Feb 2021
Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage
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Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage

The low-end and mid-range GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060 chips are making a comeback
12 Feb 2021
Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them
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Mastercard will soon support cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin may not be one of them

The firm has said it will only support tokens that work as a vehicle for spending, not investment
11 Feb 2021
QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'
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FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'

Some crypto investment firms may be overstating potential payouts and understating the risks, regulator suggests
11 Jan 2021
Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million
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Ryuk ransomware earnings top $150 million

The devastating strain is now among the most widely-deployed following several high-profile attacks in 2020
8 Jan 2021