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Amazon might accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year
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Amazon might accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year

The reported plans include developing its own token and are said to have come from former CEO Jeff Bezos
26 Jul 2021
British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack
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British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack

Joseph James O'Connor is also accused of hijacking TikTok and Snapchat user accounts, as well as cyberstalking a juvenile
22 Jul 2021
Study: Cryptocurrency value spikes encourage more illicit mining
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Study: Cryptocurrency value spikes encourage more illicit mining

Researchers tracked Modero cryptocurrency and illicit mining for nearly three years
15 Jul 2021
Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency
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Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency

The amount tops the £114 million in cryptocurrency confiscated during a raid last month
13 Jul 2021
Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims
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Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims

More than 170 apps claimed to offer users cloud-based crypto mining for a fee
8 Jul 2021
Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments
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Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments

People can buy goods using cryptocurrency-linked Visa cards, with rewards administered like airline miles
8 Jul 2021
UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange
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UK’s financial regulator blocks Binance crypto exchange

Users in the UK will be prohibited from trading through the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platform
28 Jun 2021
El Salvador offers its citizens free Bitcoin
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El Salvador offers its citizens free Bitcoin

Bukele doubles down on crypto commitment with a giveaway
25 Jun 2021
Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016
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Cryptocurrency crimes have increased 12-fold since 2016

An FOI request reveals that Action Fraud saw crypto crime incidents grow on average 124% every year
22 Jun 2021
Crypto-mining hackers hit Kubernetes clusters
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Crypto-mining hackers hit Kubernetes clusters

New campaign abused Kubeflow dashboards to install malicious containers
10 Jun 2021
Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency
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Hong Kong considers own centralised digital currency

The plans form part of the “Fintech 2025” strategy to drive the development of fintech in the region
10 Jun 2021
El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender
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El Salvador becomes the first nation to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

The shock move comes as many countries and institutions distance themselves from the ever-fluctuating cryptocurrency
9 Jun 2021
Square and Blockstream to build a solar Bitcoin mining facility
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Square and Blockstream to build a solar Bitcoin mining facility

Solar mining plant will aim to temper concerns of power consumption from Bitcoin mining
7 Jun 2021
IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business
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IT Pro 20/20: What the EU's new AI rules mean for business

The 17th issue of IT Pro 20/20 considers the effect of new regulations on the IT industry
7 Jun 2021
NortonLifeLock lets users mine cryptocurrency securely
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NortonLifeLock lets users mine cryptocurrency securely

The firm aims to prevent cyber criminals from mining on victim’s machines
3 Jun 2021
HSBC CEO says "volatile" Bitcoin is "not for us"
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HSBC CEO says "volatile" Bitcoin is "not for us"

Noel Quinn’s comments come as Bitcoin tumbled by almost 50%
24 May 2021
China signals major crackdown on Bitcoin mining
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China signals major crackdown on Bitcoin mining

The war on Bitcoin continues, with roughly 65% of the world's cryptocurrency mining based in China
24 May 2021
What are altcoins and how do they work?
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What are altcoins and how do they work?

The alternatives to Bitcoin explained
21 May 2021
US Treasury calls for tougher IRS rules on cryptocurrencies
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US Treasury calls for tougher IRS rules on cryptocurrencies

Businesses may be required to declare transactions over $10,000, as they do with cash, to combat money laundering and tax evasion
21 May 2021
DarkSide hackers have raked in more than $90 million in Bitcoin
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DarkSide hackers have raked in more than $90 million in Bitcoin

The hacking group responsible for the Colonial Pipeline hack has made roughly $1.9 million per victim
19 May 2021
FTC warns of rising cryptocurrency fraud
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FTC warns of rising cryptocurrency fraud

Marked rise in cryptocurrency losses began just as pandemic took hold
18 May 2021
Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low
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Bitcoin value sinks to a three-month low

Fluctuations were also seen in other popular digital currencies such as Ethererum and Dogecoin
17 May 2021
World’s biggest crypto exchange under federal investigation
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World’s biggest crypto exchange under federal investigation

Binance faces money laundering probe by IRS and Justice Department
14 May 2021