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Amazon has been awarded a patent for a “streaming data marketplace,” where information, including the identities of parties involved in cryptocurrency transactions, may one day be sold. As new details continue to emerge in the ongoing scandal over consulting firm Cambridge Analytica's acquisition of some Facebook user data, many netizens...
Russian officials and businessmen were reportedly instrumental in helping Venezuela create its oil-backed petro cryptocurrency. If true, the interference was likely intended to erode US sanctions that have afflicted Russia since 2014. TIME  has reportedly "found Moscow's fingerprints all over the creation of the petro." The investigation sheds light on...
Operation Cryptosweep has targeted nearly 70 fraudulent ICOs and crypto-related investments products since May 1.
The NSA has been snooping around the bitcoin blockchain – and maybe a little more. On Tuesday, The Intercept reported that Edward Snowden furnished documents which demonstrate that the National Security Agency (NSA) has kept a careful eye on digital currencies, including bitcoin, through codenamed projects like OAKSTAR and MONKEYROCKET. Journalist Sam Biddle explained...
After compromising the personal information of approximately 90,000 customers at two Canadian banks, hackers demanded $1 million of XRP for the supposedly safe return of the data. While we’ve grown more accustomed to bitcoin-based ransoms, criminals may be attracted to the liquidity in the altcoin market and the lax...
Japan’s largest bank has reaffirmed it is developing an in-house cryptocurrency. “MUFG Coin” could be released as early as 2019.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. At Thursday's Yahoo Finance summit on cryptocurrency, the director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, William Hinman, delivered remarks entitled "Digital Asset Transactions: When Howey Met Gary (Plastic)." Today, some publications latched onto Hinman's statements regarding Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency by...
According to the district court of Amsterdam, bitcoin is transferable and has value. On February 14, 2018, after failing to comply with a court order to pay 0.591 BTC in mining proceeds to a customer, KOINZ Trading BV was declared bankrupt by the district court of Amsterdam. In its ruling...
IBM’s Jesse Lund recently revealed that the firm has been working with several central banks on digital currency projects, and said that a central bank digital currency will be issued soon. In an informal ask-me-anything session on reddit, which began on March 22 and appears to be ongoing, IBM's head...
With the state’s blessing, CNET Antigua is planning to launch an Ethereum-based ICO to fund public-private development projects in Antigua and Barbuda. The government of Antigua and Barbuda has signed off on a plan to let CNET Antigua, a private sector consortium of development and renewable energy players, conduct an...