A US Election Phishing Attack, Quitting Vaping, and More News

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Iranian Hackers Targeted a US Presidential Candidate

A revelation from Microsoft offers a chilling reminder that Russia is not the only country interested in swaying the 2020 election.

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Data Shows Institutional Interest in Bitcoin Has Diminished
Oct05

Data Shows Institutional Interest in Bitcoin Has Diminished

Last spring and the beginning of summer 2019 saw digital asset markets spike considerably in value, and many speculators assumed the rise was due to institutional investors. However, BTC and a variety of other popular digital asset prices started plummeting in August. Reports now detail that institutional interest is waning and new data that analyzed the collaboration between institutions and cryptocurrency headlines has dropped...

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Russia Regulates Digital Rights, Advances Other Crypto-Related Bills
Oct05

Russia Regulates Digital Rights, Advances Other Crypto-Related Bills

After much deliberation in the past months and years, Moscow has recently taken important steps toward regulating the crypto space. These are part of the efforts to open the way for the development of the Russian digital economy. The country, heavily dependent on energy exports and hurt by Western sanctions, needs alternative sources of revenue and cannot afford to turn a blind eye to bitcoin for too long. Also read: German Bank...

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200,000 People Have Signed Ross Ulbricht’s Clemency Petition
Oct05

200,000 People Have Signed Ross Ulbricht’s Clemency Petition

Ross Ulbricht is forced to spend the rest of his life in prison, and October 1 marked the beginning of his seventh year behind bars. Ulbricht has recently authored a letter explaining that he’s “forgotten what freedom actually feels like” and he’s also realized that he lost some of the “best years of his life.” Meanwhile, Ulbricht’s clemency petition has been gaining significant traction and...

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