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US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails

US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, announced Thursday that it is …

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Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total

Suspect Crypto Transactions Rise in Japan But Still Just 1.7% of Total Japan’s cryptocurrency exchanges reported 5,944 suspicious transactions in the first 10 months of 2018. According to a report from Jiji Press on Thursday, the data was released by the country’s National Police Agency (NPA), which indicated the cases …

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US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000. The DHS, through its unit Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), announced the non-dilutive funding, to be spread over four …

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Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement

Treasury Official: Global Regulators Must Follow US Lead in Crypto Enforcement A senior U.S. official has called on the crypto industry and the wide global financial sphere to take steps to prevent malicious actors from using the tech for illicit purposes. Speaking at the American Bankers Association/American Bar Association Financial …

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Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent Mohammad Ghorbaniyan says he’s been wrongfully blacklisted. An Iranian bitcoin trader, Ghorbaniyan was among the wallet holders whose names and blockchain addresses were added to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions list last week. But in …

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New Crypto Mining Malware Seen to ‘Evolve,’ Say Researchers

New Crypto Mining Malware Seen to ‘Evolve,’ Say Researchers Researchers at Israel-based cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies say that a relatively new form of crypto mining malware, dubbed KingMiner, is “evolving.” In a research note on Thursday, the firm’s Ido Solomon and Adi Ikan said that KingMiner, a monero mining …

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Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions

Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions On Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that two bitcoin addresses tied to Iran residents Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan were being added to its Specially Designated Nationals sanctions list, a first for the office. …

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Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator

Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator The Colorado Division of Securities has issued another batch of cease-and-desist orders against allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs). The watchdog announced on Tuesday that the U.S. state’s securities commissioner, Gerald Rome, has signed four new orders against Global Pay …

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