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ChronoPay Looks to Kickstart Bitcoin Adoption in Russia

Posted on May 29th, 2017.

ChronoPay, one of Russia’s oldest online payments providers, is including bitcoin to its payment gateway, enabling all of its clients to accept the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. “I have publicly criticized bitcoin in the past,” stated ChronoPay founder and chief executive Pavel Vrublevsky, in a phone call with CCN & Hacked...

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Could Digital Currencies Become a Target in the Fight Against Ransomware?

Posted on September 23rd, 2016.

According to a former assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, tackling the rise in ransomware attacks could see action taken against hard-to-trace digital currencies such as bitcoin. In the last year, there has been an increase in the number of ransomware attacks. Earlier this year, a...

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Crypto-Crooks Steal Monero Using Compromised FTP Server Swarm

Posted on September 12th, 2016.

Cyber-thieves are making away with the cryptocurrency Monero after compromising file transfer protocol servers with a malware that exploits its target’s CPU and power resources.

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As Central Banks Sell off Record US Debt, Blockchain Offers Cost Cutting for Financial Industry

Posted on September 2nd, 2016.

Central banks are playing hot potato with America’s debt.

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Banks Still Losing Money through SWIFT Attacks

Posted on August 31st, 2016.

It has been half a year since the now infamous bank heist that saw the Bangladesh Central Bank lose over $80 million from its New York Federal Reserve account. Hackers were able to exploit the bank’s lax security framework with SWIFT transfers, at the time. Things haven’t changed much, SWIFT privately disclosed to its client banks....

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Financial Market Infrastructures Cite Progress, Concerns with Blockchain Technology

Posted on August 30th, 2016.

Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs), which include exchanges, central clearing houses and central securities depositories, are focusing on blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications that create cost savings and efficiencies primarily, but some are also pursuing new opportunities, according to a World Federation of...

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Blanket Bitcoin Ban Isn’t Right, Says Russian Finance Ministry Chief

Posted on August 29th, 2016.

According to a new report, the Ministry of Finance in Russia is now questioning its own ‘bitcoin ban bill’, which is currently a draft. Alexei Moiseev, the Russian Deputy Minister of Finance has now claimed that the Ministry won’t be pressing for a direct ban of bitcoin, contrary to the agenda previously set by the regulatory authority....

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PayPal Ropes in Bitcoin Entrepreneur to Board of Directors

Posted on January 14th, 2016.

Payments giant PayPal has announced the appointment of founder and CEO of bitcoin startup Xapo, Wences Casares, to its board of directors.

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Another Bitcoin Bubble? Think Again.

Posted on January 13th, 2016.

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Bitcoin Wallet App Promoted by Mike Tyson Gets Coverage

Posted on January 5th, 2016.

A new bitcoin wallet app with the theme and endorsement of former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson was launched in Las Vegas with some fanfare yesterday.

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Nigerian Banks to Ban Credit and Debit Card Use Abroad

Posted on December 25th, 2015.

Starting on 1 January 2016, credit and debit cards denominated in the Nigerian naira will no longer be enabled for international use. The decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria to ban credit and debit card purchases abroad comes amid declining foreign exchange liquidity and aims to slow the flow of foreign exchange out of the country.

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JPMorgan Memo: $9 Billion Slated For Studying Blockchain And Robotics

Posted on December 23rd, 2015.

An internal JPMorgan memo reveals that the lender plans to invest $9 billion in technology like robotics and the blockchain, according to Business Insider, which claims to have seen the memo. Daniel Pinto, the head of JPMorgan’s corporate and investment bank, sent the memo, which claims a major priority is to pursue innovative...

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Factom Price Soars after Integration with Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain

Posted on December 22nd, 2015.

Banks are spending billions to battle cyber attacks, according to the Wall Street Journal. Much of the efforts focus on employees who unintentionally expose information to hackers. Many banks are now banning workers from using USB drives, warning them to be careful about what they post on social media, and telling them not to put “out of...

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Russian Information Minister Is Keen to Explore Blockchain Technology

Posted on December 21st, 2015.

Nikolai Nikiforov, the Russian Minister for Communications and Mass Media spoke about Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain. The Minister notes the distributed ledger technology as “very interesting” and intends to monitor its development going forward.

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Warning: If You Choose A Career In Bitcoin You Might Die Poor And Alone

Posted on December 19th, 2015.

As I walked by a podcast interview at a recent Bitcoin conference, I was made to laugh. “People say Bitcoin mining isn’t profitable. Well, if you mine Bitcoin now, and if the price goes up, doesn’t that mean Bitcoin was profitable?” 

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Blockchain Cybersecurity Solutions Will Be Used to Secure UK Nuclear Plants

Posted on December 17th, 2015.

A new UK infrastructure deal will see Guardtime, a cybersecurity solutions collective, to be tasked with the duty of developing blockchain cybersecurity solutions for critical infrastructure installations in the United Kingdom.

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Bitcoin Developers Are Creating a New Digital Currency Called Decred

Posted on December 16th, 2015.

A group of Bitcoin developers along with the makers of btcsuite have, in an announcement today, revealed that they are building Decred, an alternative digital currency. The project, according to the press release, is seen as one to address “the issues of project governance and development funding” that is seen as prevalent in Bitcoin...

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Department of Homeland Security Wants Blockchain Applications

Posted on December 15th, 2015.

Through a predominant public-private partnership program called Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking to understand bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain.

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Eugene Kaspersky: Cryptocurrencies Will Be Banned When They Unsettle National Currencies

Posted on December 14th, 2015.

Kaspersky Lab CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky says that cryptocurrencies are a brilliant invention while noting their viability in a single world government. He adds that if and when they start supplanting national currencies, governments will move in to ban them.

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Reports: An Australian Entrepreneur Might Be Satoshi Nakamoto

Posted on December 9th, 2015.

If newly revealing reports from online publications Wired and Gizmodo are to be believed, a 44-year old Australian entrepreneur called Craig Wright may be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous inventor of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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Dmitriy Lavrov
Analyst
Dmitriy Lavrov is a professional trader, technical analyst and money manager with 10 years of trading experience. He covers Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. He is among the top 10 most Read More
Jonas Borchgrevink
Founder
Jonas Borchgrevink is the founder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews.com. He is a serial entrepreneur, trader and investor. He shares his own personal journey on Hacked.com.
P.H. Madore
ICO Analyst
P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked’s sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as Read More
Mate Csar
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Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive Read More
Justin O’Connell
Journalist
Justin O’Connell is a cryptocurrency journalist who works have appeared in the U.S.’s third largest weekly, the San Diego Reader & VICE.
Mati Greenspan
Analyst
Senior Market Analyst at Etoro.com.
Rakesh Upadhyay
Analyst
Rakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use Read More
Pamela Meropiali
Account Manager
Pamela Meropiali is responsible for users on Hacked.com.
Joseph Young
Journalist
Joseph Young is a finance and tech journalist & analyst based in Hong Kong. He has worked with leading media and news agencies in the technology and finance industries, offering Read More