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BRICS Nations Discuss Creation of New Crypto For Unified Payment System

News According to one official in attendance, members of international association BRICS discussed the creation of a new cryptocurrency at a recent summit. On Nov. 14, Russian financial news outlet RBC reported that the director-general of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev ..

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News From Brazil: Oct. 28-Nov. 3 in Review

Local News Brazil has seen another tumultuous week in the cryptocurrency industry, as the alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum upsets it customers yet again, another six individuals linked to the Unick Forest crypto scheme are arrested, and the founder of A2 Trader challenges Brazilian regulators ..

Crypto News From Brazil: Oct. 14–20 in Review

Local News Brazil has seen another tumultuous week in the cryptocurrency industry as the president of investment scheme Unick Forex said it will only pay customers who have kept their receipts, the 18th million Bitcoin (BTC) was mined, and the alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum denied that video..

Brazil Opens A Formal Inquiry Into The Country’s Rampant Cryptocurrency Scams

News Brazilian Congressman Aureo Ribeiro, author of a bill that purports to regulate the Brazilian crypto market, requested the opening of a Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (PCI) to investigate crypto-related fraud in Brazil. Cointelegraph got access to a document that asks for a deep investigat..

Ripple, Coinbase Invest in Mexico’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Bitso

News Ripple, the firm behind the third biggest cryptocurrency XRP, has led an investment round in Bitso, one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the Spanish-speaking world. The first Mexican crypto exchangeAn early partner of Bitso, Ripple has led the new investment round to support the first crypt..

Crypto and Blockchain News From Brazil: Oct. 6-12 in Review

Local News The story of Brazil’s crypto scams took a new twist over the past week as CEO of an alleged pyramid scheme reportedly fled the country after rejecting court deadlines. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Banco Or..

Crypto News From Brazil: Sept. 30–Oct. 6 in Review

Local News Brazil saw another week of reports on alleged cryptocurrency scams as the Sao Paulo Court ordered to block the assets managed by Unick Forex, while another firm was reported of promising 400% returns through a cryptocurrency investment scheme. Here is the past week of crypto and blockch..

ESET Flags New Latin American Banking Trojan That Targets Crypto

News Major Slovakia-based antivirus software provider ESET has discovered a banking trojan that can steal cryptocurrencies and is especially widespread in Latin America. Primary targetsKnown as “Casbaneiro” or “Metamorfo,” the newly found malware family targets banks and cryptocurrency services lo..

HitBTC Claims Startup Faked Balances as it Denies Freezing $20M Worth of Crypto

News Cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC has denied allegations that it froze Brazillian investment startup Atlas Quantum’s funds, claiming the evidence is forged. Atlas Quantum claims the exchange froze $20.7MIn a Twitter argument which began on Oct. 2, the exchange said it had no record of blocking t..

Leaked Tax Filing: CEO of Under Fire Brazilian Firm Owns 25,000 Bitcoin

Investigation The CEO of Brazilian cryptocurrency firm Grupo Bitcoin Banco has claimed 25,000 Bitcoins (BTC) — a staggering $209 million as of press time — on a tax filing, while also saying his firm is unable to pay out customer funds as the result of a hack. The tax document was shared with Coi..

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