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How Crypto and Blockchain Are Influencing Geopolitics

Use CaseThe world is a constantly changing place — and from an economic standpoint, things are dramatically shifting, too. Two major superpowers, the United States and China, are embroiled in a dramatic trade war where tit-for-tat tariffs have been placed on goods — breeding uncertainty for consu..

UN Claims Hong Kong Blockchain Firm Is North Korean Laundering Sham

News The United Nations Security Council's Sanctions Committee on North Korea has accused the country of using a Hong Kong-based blockchain firm as a front to launder money. As South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Nov. 6, the committee conducted an investigation into the various st..

N. Korean Hackers’ New MacOS Malware Hides Behind Fake Crypto Firm

News The notorious North Korean hackers known as the Lazarus APT Group have created another malware targeting Apple Macs that masquerades behind a fake cryptocurrency firm. Apple Mac security specialist and principal security researcher at Jamf Patrick Wardle published a blog post on Oct. 12 outli..

North Korea Needs Its Own National Crypto, CBDC Fever Spreads in Asia

Analysis It seems that a movement to create a national cryptocurrency is gaining momentum in Asia. Following China, the North Korean authorities announced their readiness to issue digital money and even indicated the availability of all required resources — both technical and human — to implement ..

Altcoins Soar, Zuckerberg Turns on Charm, North Korea’s Coin: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 16–22

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

Centralized Crypto: North Korea Building it’s Own Digital Asset

Over the past few months, every country and corporation and their mother has been hinting at their interest in launching a “cryptocurrency”. Prominent central bankers, after all, have said that the physical cash-centric society that exists today is on its way out. At a central bank symposium in Wy..

Report: North Korea in Early Stages of Building Own Cryptocurrency

News North Korea is reportedly in the early stages of developing a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin (BTC). Pyongyang trying to evade sanctionsAccording to a Vice News report on Sept. 18, the project is designed to help the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) evade international sanc..

US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks

News The United States Treasury Department announced further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for “North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure.” Continue to enforce existing U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North KoreaOn Sept. 13,..

North Korea Denies Involvement in Massive Crypto Hacks

If you were to search up a satellite image of North Korea, you would find darkness. Unlike the nation just south of the border, North Korea is barren of lights, being subject to power outages caused by sanctions, resource mismanagement, and so on and so forth. Despite this, the hermit kingdom has b..

North Korea Denies It Stole $2 Billion From Crypto Exchanges and Banks

News North Korea is denying accusations of obtaining $2 billion through hacking banks and cryptocurrency exchanges. North Korea accuses the United States of spreading rumoursOn Sept. 1, the country’s official state media, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) denied allegations of massive theft by ..

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