How an Elaborate North Korean Crypto Heist Fell Apart

Two Chinese citizens have been accused of running an intricate money-laundering scheme—involving more than $100 million in...

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How Popular Is the Dark Web in India? A Look at Increasing Tech Use and Free Market Potential
Mar07

How Popular Is the Dark Web in India? A Look at Increasing Tech Use and Free Market Potential

Now that the Reserve Bank of India’s banking ban on cryptocurrencies has been lifted by a recent Supreme Court decision, there is reinvigorated interest in bitcoin within the South Asian nation. Exchanges can reconnect to banking institutions and offer the support they formerly did to their customers. But what about those who prefer to continue doing business their own way, and privately? This post takes a look at the state of...

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Crypto, Encryption, and the Quest for a Secure Messaging App
Mar07

Crypto, Encryption, and the Quest for a Secure Messaging App

How confidential is our conversation? This question has come to the fore in recent months, driven by a flurry of news stories detailing the weakening of encrypted messenger apps at the behest of law enforcement. A concerted effort on the part of the state to backdoor messaging apps and spy on our most private conversations is something that should concern every member of the cryptocurrency community, many of whom are desperate for an...

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Bitcoin History: When DDoS Attacks Made BTC’s Price Drop
Mar07

Bitcoin History: When DDoS Attacks Made BTC’s Price Drop

As anyone who has read the Bitcoin History series (or lived through the period in question) will know, the Bitcointalk forum was the crucible of debate in the early days. What’s less known is that – to quote one poster – “DDoSing this forum coincided with dumps on the then dominant Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.” That’s right, when the market was in its infancy, bringing a simple message board to its...

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Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturer Canaan Sued – Accused of Misleading IPO Investors
Mar07

Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturer Canaan Sued – Accused of Misleading IPO Investors

Bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Canaan Inc. is being sued for allegedly breaking U.S. securities laws before its initial public offering (IPO). Phillippe Lemieux, a Canaan investor, filed a class-action lawsuit that claims the company violated the Securities Act of 1933. Lemieux believes Canaan misled investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in regards to the company’s financial wellbeing. Also Read: Bitcoin...

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