No, a Border Wall Won't Stop Coronavirus

Donald Trump’s latest pitch for the wall ignores basic science—and might only make things...

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Crypto Embraces VR as Virtual Conferences Replace Physical Events
Mar12

Crypto Embraces VR as Virtual Conferences Replace Physical Events

Remote bitcoin events have been boosted by the postponement or cancellation of real world crypto conferences due to the coronavirus outbreak. With many employees now working from home where possible, firms have begun switching to virtual meetings, prompting renewed interest in VR equipment and hinting at the decentralized future of crypto meetings and events. Also read: Judge Gives Craig Wright New Deadline – Citing Forgery,...

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Tax Office to Contact 350,000 Australians and Remind Them to Report All Crypto Profits
Mar12

Tax Office to Contact 350,000 Australians and Remind Them to Report All Crypto Profits

Australian tax agents have set out to close a gap they say costs the state several billion dollars. Taxpayers who file various work-related claims and investment property deductions or declare income from sharing economy platforms such as Uber and Airbnb may be asked for explanations and receipts. Investors and traders earning income from cryptocurrencies are also among the targeted. Also read: Australia Crypto Merchant Trade Sets...

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Tokyo Police Arrest 2 Men for Buying Cryptocurrency Tied to $530M Coincheck Hack
Mar12

Tokyo Police Arrest 2 Men for Buying Cryptocurrency Tied to $530M Coincheck Hack

Tokyo police arrested two individuals on Wednesday for acquiring stolen NEM from the 2018 Coincheck hack. On Jan. 26, 2018, the Japanese trading platform Coincheck noticed an “illicit transfer” of 523,000,000 NEM and it was the largest cryptocurrency exchange hack since Mt Gox. According to Tokyo investigators, the two men who obtained the purloined stash of NEM knew they collected coins derived from a crime. Also read:...

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Lightning-Fast New Bitcoin.com Wallet Proves Popular With Over 10 Million Wallets Created
Mar12

Lightning-Fast New Bitcoin.com Wallet Proves Popular With Over 10 Million Wallets Created

The Bitcoin.com Wallet app has reached almost 10.5 million wallets created across several million app downloads. This milestone follows last month’s release of the new app, which most notably included a redesigned, user-friendly interface along with the lightning-fast Instant Pay feature for bitcoin cash payments and support for SLP tokens. Also Read: Bitcoin.Com Releases Fastest Ever Wallet App, With Built-In Support for...

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