Archive for December 17th, 2017

Report Alleges North Korean Hacking Group’s Involvement in Phishing scam

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Report Alleges North Korean Hacking Group’s Involvement in Phishing scam

According to a report by the US cybersecurity firm SecureWorks released on December 15, 2017, Lazarus, the North Korean hacking group, may be plotting to launch a widespread attack targeting top personalities in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At this time, it appears as if the payload will be delivered through authentic-looking emails loaded with attachments containing […]

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Zilliqa ICO Evaluation

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Zilliqa ICO Evaluation

The following is an objective review of the Zilliqa project. The review is based on certain criteria, which we think are important for an ICO project to succeed. We measure a successful ICO by short and long term ROI estimation. The following is not financial advice. Intro Zilliqa is a new blockchain platform that is […]

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The European Union Formulate Strict Cryptocurrency Regulations To Deter Terrorism Sponsorship

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The European Union Formulate Strict Cryptocurrency Regulations To Deter Terrorism Sponsorship

Cryptocurrencies provide an exciting and easy way to carry out financial transactions, due to their ability to offer cheaper money transfers, speed, pseudo-anonymity, and the elimination of third-party interference.

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South Africa Wants to Track and Tax Bitcoin Trading

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South Africa Wants to Track and Tax Bitcoin Trading

It’s said that nothing in this world is certain, except death and taxes. And at least for the latter we can be sure that the powers-that-be are not going to let this change without a fight. The latest country now known to be looking at taxing bitcoin trading is South Africa. Also Read: Tax Investigators […]

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Critics Condemn Bitcoin’s Electricity Consumption, But it’s a Nonissue

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Critics Condemn Bitcoin’s Electricity Consumption, But it’s a Nonissue

Bitcoin’s electricity consumption has become the target of criticism recently, and some reports by the mainstream media have claimed that the cryptocurrency may contribute to climate change in the long-term because of its excessive use of energy. Years of Attacks Since its launch in 2009, various critics and the members of popular media have attempted […]

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Bitcoin Gold: A Case Study on the Cryptocurrency Security Problem

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Bitcoin Gold: A Case Study on the Cryptocurrency Security Problem

This is an Op-ed article written by Arseny Reutov. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support views, opinions or conclusions drawn in this post. In late October, Bitcoin Gold forked from Bitcoin as a new cryptocurrency, and immediately became the victim of a Distributed Denial of […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Regulators Mount Up as Bitcoin Keeps Bubbling

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This Week in Bitcoin: Regulators Mount Up as Bitcoin Keeps Bubbling

Welcome to the latest installment of This Week in Bitcoin stuffed with all the highlights and lowlights from the past seven days. In this edition: Korea, Korea, Korea, and a handful of stories that aren’t about Korea just for some variety. In the past week we’ve also experienced another all time high (what’s new) and […]

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India Turns Attention to Bitcoin Exchanges to Investigate Tax Evasion

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India Turns Attention to Bitcoin Exchanges to Investigate Tax Evasion

On December 13, 2017, the Indian income-tax department reportedly conducted surveys at bitcoin exchanges across the country to assess the risk of individuals who may have evaded taxes. Surveying Indian Exchanges Typically such surveys are conducted by the department without prior warning and include relatively extensive scrutiny of the assessee’s account books and related assets. […]

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Kik Ditches Ethereum “The Dial-Up” Cryptocurrency

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Kik Ditches Ethereum “The Dial-Up” Cryptocurrency

Ethereum is often promoted as the ultimate solution for decentralized apps, with some even claiming that it will be the substrate for developing all software in the future. This grand vision is in conflict with current reality however where ethereum now can’t even hold onto one of its biggest mainstream adopters, Kik. Also Read: Israeli […]

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Philanthropist Couple Donates Hundreds of Thousands in Bitcoin Gains to Cancer Research

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Philanthropist Couple Donates Hundreds of Thousands in Bitcoin Gains to Cancer Research

Jeff Hammerbacher and Halle Tecco bought bitcoin in 2013 as an early leap of faith, and then largely forgot about it; until now. The couple are investors in the fields of health and technology, often pegging winners before the prices surge. One of these investments was Facebook, of which Hammerbacher was an early employee. Halle […]

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