The Role of Cryptocurrencies in the Rise of Ransomware

Opinion Cryptocurrency and ransomware have had a long history together. They are so closely intertwined, in fact, that many have blamed the rise of cryptocurrency for a parallel rise in ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks are certainly increasing — they rose by 118% in 2018 — but it’s not clear..

US Cash Crisis: Withdrawal Limits Spark Bank Run Fear

The entire world has been focused on the economy as the coronavirus outbreak has devastated global markets. While stocks, commodities, and barrels of oil plunge in value, there’s been considerable demand for cold hard cash in certain countries. According to reports, Wall Street’s elite has been tryi..

How to Buy Weed With Bitcoin

So you’ve got a little bitcoin to your name but are all out of weed. What you gonna do? Well, if you’re fortunate enough to live in a region where marijuana is legal, there are ways to exchange the two. While if you don’t inhabit such an enlightened area, rumor has it there are still ways and means ..

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: March 15-21 in Review

Local News This week’s headlines from Japan included exchange self-regulatory organization, JVCEA, suggesting guideline changes, financial institutions collaborating with a blockchain startup for asset management, GMO Coin exchange listing BAT, and news that Toyota has built a blockchain-based ide..

Coinbase’s Chief Legal Officer Resigns to Oversee US National Banking System

News Amid an ongoing global health and financial crisis, Coinbase, one of the most popular cryptocurrency trading platforms in the United States, is losing another key executive. Brian Brooks, Coinbase’s chief legal officer will resign from the company to join the Office of the Comptroller of the ..

Is Staking the Answer to Cryptocurrency’s Mining Problems?

Opinion For a tech that was supposed to be democratic and distributed in order to free financial systems from the grip of government-influenced banks and return control of the money supply to the people, cryptocurrencies have turned out to be pretty concentrated. Some 66% of all Bitcoin (BTC) min..

Binance US CEO: Coronavirus Quarantine Drove “Volume Resurgence” in Asia

News Catherine Coley, the CEO of Binance US, revealed that the coronavirus quarantine in Asia drove a surge in trade volume during an interview with Bloomberg on March 16. On the subject of the recent correlation between Bitcoin (BTC) and the S&P 500, Coley asserts that both the traditional crypto..

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Aid Police in Child Porn Investigation

South Korea’s four major cryptocurrency exchanges, Upbit, Bithumb, Coinone, and Korbit, reportedly stated that they would support the local police in investigating the so-called “nth rooms” phenomenon, which turned into a nation-wide scandal. Crypto Exchanges Reportedly Said Celebrities Were Users F..

EOS to Become More ‘Community-Driven’ as Block.One Seeks to Use Dfuse’s Open-Source APIs

News The technology stack behind Dfuse’s advanced blockchain APIs has been made open-source, according to a March 19 announcement. These APIs are primarily used in EOS development. Cointelegraph took the opportunity to interview the CTO of Dfuse, Alexandre Bourget, who revealed some of the far-rea..

Crypto Conferences Finding Ways to Adapt Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Analysis The number of coronavirus cases worldwide is rapidly getting close to 400,000, with many industries and businesses affected around the world. The crypto market has been no exception. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price initially reacted with a 50% drop; blockchain companies began to suggest that their ..

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