Apple's T2 Security Chip Makes It Harder to Tap MacBook Mics

By cutting off the microphone at the hardware level, recent MacBook devices minimize the chance that someone can...

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South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Funds
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South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Funds

South Korean financial regulators are cracking down on unauthorized cryptocurrency funds. In particular, one crypto fund launched by a local exchange is reportedly being investigated. The exchange claims no wrongdoing as its token activities were carried out overseas, but has promptly canceled its plan to launch a second fund. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Unauthorized Crypto Funds South...

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UK Government Moots Ban on Cryptocurrency Derivatives
Oct31

UK Government Moots Ban on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

The U.K. government is considering a ban on cryptocurrency-linked derivative products. The Financial Conduct Authority said in a report on Oct. 29 that it will begin consultations on whether to ban the sale of derivatives based on digital coins like BTC as well as to restrict crypto-based contracts of difference to the public. Virtual currency futures and options will also be looked into, in discussions slated for the first quarter of...

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Coinbase Raises $300 Million, Reaching $8 Billion Valuation
Oct31

Coinbase Raises $300 Million, Reaching $8 Billion Valuation

The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage service Coinbase announced on Tuesday that it had raised $300 million in series E equity funding. This latest round confirms Coinbase’s status as the largest cryptocurrency organization of its kind, bringing its market valuation up to $8 billion. Also read: Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company Coinbase Raises More Funds in Order to Expand Global...

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Russia’s Financial Watchdog to Oversee the Cryptocurrency Industry
Oct31

Russia’s Financial Watchdog to Oversee the Cryptocurrency Industry

Russia’s Federal Financial Monitoring Service has revealed that it will regulate cryptocurrency-related transactions in the country, with a senior official saying that the agency will also oversee the broader cryptocurrency industry, in accordance with recommendations issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Also read: Ukraine Plans to Fully Legalize Cryptocurrencies Within Three Years Rosfinmonitoring to License...

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