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Central Bank of Swaziland: It’s Not Wise to Dismiss Cryptocurrencies

The Central Bank of Swaziland (CBS) is exploring the use of cryptocurrencies in the country even though it remains cautious of them. Speaking at the...

Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Eye Friendlier Asian Countries As Crypto/CNY Trading Ban...

A ban on cryptocurrency trading against the yuan has officially come into effect in China, forcing mainland bitcoin trading platform operators to turn to...

South Korea’s Largest Travel Agency Breached, Hacker Demands Bitcoin Payment

Last month, Hanatour, South Korea’s largest travel agency suffered a major security breach, as hackers stole the personal information of over one million users....

Modern Wi-Fi Networks are Vulnerable, Impact on Mobile Bitcoin Wallet Security

Earlier this week, Mathy Vanhoef of the Imec-DistriNet research group, discovered serious weaknesses and vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol which is used to secure all...

Australia’s Regulation Bill Includes Bitcoin for the First Time

Australian authorities are updating their AML/CTF regulations which would regulate bitcoin exchanges for the first time. Last month, the Australian government announced the first stage...

PC Malware Steals Funds by Modifying Ethereum Addresses

Earlier this week, a user posting on the Ethereum subreddit (/r/Ethereum), the largest Ethereum community with over 131,000 members, revealed that malware installed on...

France’s AMF is Working on Formulating Its Position on ICOs

France is currently determining a legal framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to its financial market regulator. Robert Ophele, president of the Autorite des...

Putin: Cryptocurrencies Pose ‘Significant Risks,’ Regulation Needed

Russia’s president has come out and called for the regulation of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin as they bear ‘significant risks.’ On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin was...

Japan Solidifies its Position as Bitcoin Powerhouse, Processes 61% of Global...

Over the past month, following The PBOC's crackdown on Chinese Bitcoin exchanges, Japan has successfully evolved into the largest Bitcoin exchange market by trading volume,...

Chief Indian Economist: Bitcoin Won’t become a ‘Legal Currency’ in India...

A prominent Indian economist believes that bitcoin needs to be regulated in India before it will become a legal currency. In a Q&A interview with...

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