Russians Found One Use for Bitcoin: Hacking the 2016 US Election

The 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the DNC allegedly used $95,000 worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fund their...

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Robert Mueller's Indictment Today of 12 Russian Hackers Could Be His Biggest Move Yet

The special counsel has unleashed an international, geopolitical bombshell.

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How the US Government Planted 'Spy Phones' on Suspects

In at least one instance, DEA agents sold an encrypted BlackBerry to a suspected drug smuggler—and kept the encryption key.

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Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation
Jul14

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation

One of Australia’s oldest financial institutions, Bank of Queensland, has prohibited the use of home equity loans for virtual currency speculation. The move has been attributed to concerns pertaining to the growing regulatory oversight of the cryptocurrency sector in Australia. Also Read: Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer Bank of Queensland Cracks Down on Customers Using Mortgage Funds to Trade...

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What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?
Jul14

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

Following great delays and great fanfare, Augur’s decentralized prediction market has launched. One week on, an examination of the sort of wagers it’s attracted shows the ways in which the Ethereum-based project can be harnessed as well as the potential hazards. How decentralized is Augur and, if push came to shove, could the platform prove that it is truly censorship resistant? The fate of Augur may hinge on the...

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