South Africa Ransomware Attack: Justice Department Denies Receiving 50 BTC Ransom Demand

South Africa’s Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJCD) has denied claims that it has received a 50 bitcoin ransom demand from hackers that attacked its systems on September 6, 2021. Reports... Read more »

Binance Gets VASP License From the Bank of Spain

Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges worldwide, has secured a license from the Bank of Spain that will let the exchange operate in compliance with the local laws. This certification means... Read more »

Iranian Power Utility Tavanir Vows Severe Measures Against Unlicensed Crypto Miners

Iran’s state-owned power distribution company, Tavanir, has threatened harsher measures to discourage unauthorized crypto mining. These include much higher fines for those minting digital currencies with subsidized electricity and penalties for government... Read more »

Coinbase Reveals Massive Hack of User Accounts: Over 6,000 Customers Lost Funds

The Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has disclosed that at least 6,000 users were victims of a hacking campaign to gain unauthorized access to the accounts of Coinbase customers. The hackers also took... Read more »

Crypto Payments Are Acceptable in Foreign Trade, Russia’s Financial Watchdog Says

Russian financial watchdog Rosfinmonitoring is ready to accept the use of cryptocurrencies in international settlements, the head of the agency, Yuri Chikhanchin, has indicated. The statement adds to growing support for the... Read more »

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Slips Below 200 Exahash, BTC Mining Profits Drop Lower

Bitcoin’s hashrate has declined in recent times after reaching an all-time high on June 8, 2022, at block height 739,928. 30-day statistics show the hashrate has slipped from 243 exahash per second... Read more »

Spider-Man: No Way Home Torrents May Contain Crypto Malware, Cybersecurity Firm Warns

Cryptocurrency malware has been found in a torrent download of the new Marvel movie Spider-Man: No Way Home, a cybersecurity firm has warned. “This [crypto] miner adds exclusions to Windows Defender, creates... Read more »

US and South Korea to Share Data on Crypto Cases, Including LUNA and UST Meltdown: Report

The U.S. and South Korean governments have reportedly agreed to share data on ongoing crypto cases, including the case surrounding Terraform Labs CEO Do Kwon and the collapse of cryptocurrency terra (LUNA)... Read more »

Bitcoin Mining Infrastructure Provider Lancium to Bolster Battery-Powered Demand Response at 25 MW Texas-Based Facility

According to Lancium Inc., a crypto mining infrastructure firm, the company has signed a deal with the Texas battery-storage provider Broad Reach Power LLC. Broad Reach Power plans to supply battery power... Read more »

Crypto Tops Investor Threats for US Securities Regulators

U.S. state securities regulators have revealed that cryptocurrency investments are their top investor threat this year. “Before you jump into the crypto craze, be mindful that cryptocurrencies and related financial products may... Read more »