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Hackers Demand Bitcoin Ransom Following New Wave of Attacks

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A group of researchers has located a new type of ransomware attack called Pay2Key executed against several Israeli and European companies. The perpetrators have requested the ransom to be paid with bitcoins, which the researchers have followed the funds to an Iranian cryptocurrency exchange. A New Ransomware Attack On Israeli And European Firms The updated research from the cybersecurity company CheckPoint...

Coinbase To Facilitate Bitcoin Payments For Select U.S. Passport Services

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Bitcoin payments for passport services? You read that, right! In a first, a nearly 50-year-old U.S based passport and visa processing firm, Peninsula Visa, will now be accepting BTC for select passport services. Coinbase’s crypto payments arm, Coinbase Commerce, will be assisting the company in the same. Peninsula Visa Is Now Accepting Bitcoin For Passport Services In an official press release,...

Bitcoin Dominance At a 5-Month High as Altcoins Take a Beating (Market Watch)

Bitcoin marches confidently towards new yearly highs while most alternative coins have failed in pursuit. Consequently, BTC’s dominance over the market has climbed above 65%. Red Dominates The Altcoins On a 24-hour scale, most alternative coins have either decreased in value or remained stagnant. Ethereum initiated a leg up towards $470, but the bears didn’t allow any further increases. In fact, they...

PayPal Enables Eligible US Customers to Buy, Sell, and Store Bitcoin

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The giant online payment processor announced yesterday that all “eligible PayPal account holders in the US can now buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrency directly with PayPal.” The update of the original statement reads that users can interact with digital assets from their PayPal application or through their desktop accounts. The cryptocurrency community remains split in its opinion-whether this is actually good...

Bitcoin Taps $16,500 as All-Time High Comes Into Play

During Friday morning’s Asia trading session, Bitcoin reached its highest price since January 2018 as it topped out at $16,490 according to Tradingview.com. The massive move has built upon November’s momentum adding a further 5% to the king of crypto over the past 24 hours. This week alone, BTC has made 7% and since the beginning of the month less...

Two Historically Rival Tribes in Brazil Join Forces to Create a Cryptocurrency to Fight Government Exclusion

Two indigenous tribes from the northern region of Brazil  have joined forces to create a cryptocurrency to save their future and have access to a decent income after a lack of attention from that country’s government. The two tribes are known for their with ancestral rivalries. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is known for his derogatory —perhaps even racists— comments on...

Russia Seeks Imprisonment for Undeclared Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Transactions

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In the latest turn of events, the Russian Ministry of Finance has taken a harsh stance wrt cryptocurrency regulations. Crypto holders on not disclosing their digital assets (worth 45 million rubles or more) at least twice in a period of three years stand to face a jail term of up to three years. This, however, is an amendment from...

Tezos Delphi Update Goes Live To Reduce Gas Consumption

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A few months after compiling the latest protocol proposal, Tezos has officially implemented its 4th network upgrade in the past two years. Dubbed Delphi, it went live earlier today and aims to dramatically reduce the gas consumption along with other “small bug fixes.” The Delphi Upgrade Live On The Tezos Blockchain The Delphi proposal was initially submitted in early September. It...

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Creates a Fresh 2-Month High, is $500 In Play?

ETH/USD – Ethereum Stalls At Price Channel Upper Border Key Support Levels: $456, $438, $430. Key Resistance Levels: $475, $490, $500. Yesterday, Ethereum managed to create a fresh high for November (and a new 2-month high) as it spiked into the $475 resistance (September high-day closing price). Before this, it was struggling to close above $456 for the past five days of...

BitMEX To Enhance Its Trade Surveillance and AML Capabilities Following CFTC Fiasco

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The popular Bitcoin derivatives exchange BitMEX has taken a step towards improving its trade surveillance and AML efficiency endeavors by collaborating with Eventus Systems. Founded in 2013, Eventus is a global provider of multi-asset trade surveillance and market risk solutions.  BitMEX will integrate the cloud-based version of the Eventus Validus platform with its already existing processes in the upcoming weeks. As...