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Trump bans Venezuela’s cryptocurrency Petro in the US

President Trump has announced a trading ban centered on Venezuela’s state-owned cryptocurrency, the Petro. On Monday, the US government released the details of a new executive order signed by US President Donald Trump which lists sanctions currently active against Venezuela. The trade of cryptocurrency assets, including digital coins, is now included in the financial sanctions, set in place by the ...

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SEC pursues dozens of companies in cryptocurrency ICO crackdown

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued “dozens” of subpoenas and information requests from companies seeking to jump on the cryptocurrency craze through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). As reported by the Wall Street Journal, people familiar with the matter say that the watchdog has sent these requests to technology companies and advisors involved in new cryptocurrency schemes. ICOs ...

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Ad network circumvents blockers to hijack browsers for cryptocurrency mining

Researchers have discovered an advertising network which has figured out a way to bypass ad blocking software in order to serve website visitors with cryptojacking scripts. This week, cybersecurity researchers from Netlab 306 revealed the scheme, which impacted visitors to websites which used the firm’s advertising network. Since 2017, the unnamed company has been able to bypass ad blockers by ...

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Cryptocurrency miners bought 3 million GPUs in 2017

Cryptocurrency miners snapped up an estimated three million graphics processing units (GPUs) in 2017 to power up their mining rigs. According to JPR research, sales of GPUs to cryptocurrency miners last year reached $776 million. Overall GPU shipments decreased by 1.5 percent in Q4 2017, and 4.8 percent year-on-year. The research agency claims that AMD has managed to increase its ...

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​South Korea seeks transparency, rules out cryptocurrency trading ban

South Korea will seek to increase transparency in cryptocurrency trading by stamping out illegal activities, the Blue House, the country’s equivalent to the US White House, has said. The nation will prioritize transparency in trading of virtual currency within the boundaries of the current law, and block illegal and unfair activities, but ruled out banning trading. It will also continue ...

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UK government websites, ICO hijacked by cryptocurrency mining malware

Max Pixel A number of government websites in the UK, US, and Australia, including the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), have been compromised by cryptojacking malware. According to security researcher Scott Helme, over 4,000 websites have been affected. The security consultant was made aware of the scheme after another security expert, Ian Thornton-Trump, pointed out that the ICO’s website had ...

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The City of Berkeley taps cryptocurrency for affordable housing

The City of Berkeley is considering cryptocurrency as a way to raise funding for social projects in light of potential federal funding cuts and new tax laws. As reported by Business Insider, the Californian city is debating whether holding an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) holds merit as a way to raise additional funds. ICOs have become popular of late. Despite ...

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​Cops raid cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea: Report

It has been reported that police and taxation agencies raided cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea this week for alleged tax evasion. According to Reuters, officials from the National Tax Service raided the offices of both local cryptocurrency exchange Coinone and Bithumb, which is the second largest virtual currency operator in the country. “Local police also have been investigating our company ...

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