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France ‘Cannot Authorize’ Facebook’s Libra Development in Europe: Report

News France plans to block the development of Libra — Facebook’s proposed stablecoin payments network — in Europe. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that the country cannot permit the launch of Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency in Europe because the "monetary sovereignty of states is at..

Domino’s Pizza Launches $100K Bitcoin Prize Competition in France

News The French unit of Domino's Pizza launched an ordering competition with a prize of $110,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) or cash. Game is active from Sept. 4 till Oct. 6According to a company’s tweet on Sept. 6, Domino's Pizza France initiated the 100,000 euro give away on the occasion of its 3..

Jaguar Uses Iota in Proof-of-Concept Demo for Tracing Car Energy

News Distributed ledger technology (DLT) company Iota partners with auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover for a proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstration for tracing car energy with DLT. Tracking energy source and usageIota announced the news in an official blog post on Aug. 30. Per the announcement, Iot..

French Police Shut Down 850,000 Computer Botnet Used for Cryptojacking

News French police have shut down a massive botnet that has been used for Monero (XMR) cryptojacking. Cryptojacking backed by “massive firepower”BBC News reported the development on Aug. 27. According to the police, the botnet was distributed by sending virus-laden emails with offers for erotic pi..

World’s 3rd Richest Man Denies Involvement in Belgian Crypto Firm

News Bernard Arnault, the world’s third richest man, has denied his involvement in setting up a new Belgian crypto trading company Abesix Belgique. Arnault was reported to be a co-founder of Abesix by Belgian business publication De Tijd on Aug. 28. Subsequently after the publication of the articl..

Crypto Exchange Rokkex Incorporates Ledger Vault to Improve Security

News French hardware wallet producer Ledger will provide its asset management system to Estonia-based crypto exchange Rokkex. Cybersecurity-focused exchangeBuilt by Lithuanian cybersecurity and fintech professionals, Rokkex will integrate its trading platform with Ledger’s enterprise wallet manage..

Researchers Find Monero Mining Malware That Hides From Task Manager

News Cybersecurity company Varonis has discovered a new cryptojacking virus, dubbed “Norman,” that aims to mine the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) and evade detection. Varonis published a report about Norman on Aug.14. According to the report, Varonis found Norman as one of many cryptojacking viruse..

EU Members Adopt Tougher Crypto Rules Than AML Directive Requires

Europe is gradually tightening the rules for the crypto space. A wave of new regulations are introducing stricter requirements for companies operating in the industry and cryptocurrency users are going to feel the difference in the coming months. The measures stem from the obligation of member state..

BTC-e’s Vinnik Case Drags on as New Accusations Continue Emerging

Recap On July 25, 2019, United States prosecutors filed a complaint against the defunct cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e and its alleged former operator, Alexander Vinnik. The indictment was filed nearly 24 months after Vinnik was arrested in Greece while on holiday with his family and has followed n..

SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These Countries

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could learn from other countries when finalizing its own crypto regulation, Commissioner Hester Peirce explains. While highlighting peculiar and notable features of the U.S. system, the commissioner emphasizes cross-border considerations, detailing a..

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