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Australian IT Employees At Bureau Of Meteorology Suspected Of Illicit Crypto Mining

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) are investigating two employees at the Bureau of Meteorology for allegedly using the bureau’s computers to mine cryptocurrencies, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reports today, March 8. The AFP appeared at the Bureau of Meteorology last week, Feb. 28, with a search warrant and questioned two IT employees, one of…

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Scotiabank Bans Bitcoin Purchases with Payment Cards

Various banks have begun preventing customers from purchasing cryptocurrencies with their payment cards. It seems this trend will not slow down anytime soon. Scotiabank is the latest institution to take this aggressive course of action, even though their reasons for doing so may raise a lot of questions in the end. SCOTIABANK BLOCKS CRYPTOCURRENCY PURCHASES…

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'All Funds Are Safe': Binance Denies Crypto Hack Rumors

UPDATE (7, March 20:10 UTC): Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted that the irregular trades have been identified, and will be reversed. He also warned users to learn how to secure their accounts against future phishing attacks. Binance has reassured customers that their money is still in their accounts following hours of speculation that the cryptocurrency exchange had been hacked.…

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Vienna University of Technology to Launch Multi-Blockchain Transfer System

Bitpanda, an Austrian trading platform for cryptocurrencies is partnering with the Vienna University of Technology to develop an open-source platform called “Pantos” for real-time arbitrage trading between different Blockchain tokens, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported on Wednesday, March 7. In partnership with the Vienna University of Technology, researchers from the Research Institute for Future Cryptoeconomics (RIAT)…

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Telecom Giant Comcast Leads $3 Mln Seed Round For Blockchain Startup Blockdaemon

New York-based Blockchain startup Blockdaemon has just closed a venture capital (VC) seed round led by telecommunications conglomerate Comcast, according to Blockdaemon CEO Konstantin Richter’s Medium post today, March 7. Richter wrote that $3.275 mln was raised in the VC round, which Blockdaemon will use to “enhance infrastructure options, and to help customers run multi-tenant…

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Consortium Of 61 Japanese Banks To Release Instant Mobile Payment App Powered By Ripple

The Japanese Bank Consortium will release an instant domestic payments mobile app, “MoneyTap,” using Ripple’s technology in the fall of 2018, Ripple’s blog reported yesterday, March 6. The 61-bank consortium, led by SBI Ripple Asia, is representative of more than 80 percent of all of Japan’s banking assets, according to Ripple. Takashi Okita, CEO of…

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Wyoming Bill Passes In State Senate, Aims To Exempt Tokens From Security Regulations

Wyoming state legislature has passed House Bill 70 yesterday, March 6, exempting certain Blockchain tokens from securities regulations and money transmission laws. The bill, which already unanimously passed in its third reading Wyoming’s House of Representative on Feb. 19, passed in the Senate 27-3, also after its third reading yesterday. “Open Blockchain tokens” offered through…

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A Fraud: Venezuela’s National Assembly Declares Petro Unconstitutional

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Venezuela’s Assemblea Nacional [National Assembly] recently declared it believes the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR) is unconstitutional. Through a public statement, the lawmakers denounced the cryptocurrency as a fraud, and a threat to those who invest in it. In the public…

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