Wikileaks to Accept Additional Cryptocurrencies for Donations

Wikileaks is reportedly set to begin accepting additional cryptocurrencies as a way to serve users who want to contribute to its media and whistleblowing efforts. Announced by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a Tweet earlier this week, the comment follows news the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), an organization that has helped process financial donations for Wikileaks […]

Belarus Government Cuts Taxes For Crypto Businesses

The government of Belarus has passed new statutes aimed in part at encouraging the development of companies around cryptocurrency and blockchain. According to the state-owned media agency BelTA, on Dec. 22 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a digital economy development decree that legally enshrines the use of emerging technologies like blockchain, while also offering significant tax incentives […]

Five Bitcoin Exchanges Hacked With ‘Basic Tools’

South Korean media outlet MBC has hired a security firm to test the security setup of “five Korean Bitcoin exchanges,” including Bithumb. The company has allegedly been able to successfully hack into all five of the targeted platforms, receiving access to user data and funds. As the network reports in an article, it published about […]

Goldman Sachs to Setup Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

Rumors have been swirling for awhile, but according to Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs will be setting up a cryptocurrency trading deskby the end of June 2018. Bloomberg cites unnamed sources from inside the firm. At present, the investment bank is trying to determine how it will maintain custody of the digital assets. According to the report: “The […]

G-Eazy, Mariah Carey and More Selling Albums For Monero

A group of well-known musicians including Mariah Carey, Marilyn Manson and more has begun accepting the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency monero. The list of more than 40 top recording artists – Slayer, Weezer, G-Eazy, Sia and Fallout Boy are among those also included – comes as part of “Project Coral Reef,” which was put together by entrepreneur […]

Microsoft And Other Companies Team Up With IOTA

The Berlin-based IOTA Foundation, which is behind a namesake virtual currency that’s designed specifically for the rising IoT industry, is delving into data monetization and solutions with the Tuesday morning launch of a new micropayment-based data marketplace that’s powered by distributed ledger technology. The new initiative has gathered participation from more than 20 global organizations, […]

Bitcoin Holder Loses $100k Over Public Wireless Network

An unidentified 36-year-old Bitcoin investor has lost more than 100,000 euros ($117,000) worth of Bitcoins while he was logged in on a public wireless network in a restaurant in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian police, however, claimed that they are still investigating whether the victim’s account was already hacked before he opened his account on the […]

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Morocco Outlaws Cryptocurrencies

Morocco has officially instituted a ban on transactions using cryptocurrencies, citing a lack of regulation as a ‘danger’ to users. According to an official press release on its Office des Changes website, the country’s foreign exchange regulator took a firm stance on the use of cryptocurrencies in the country. A translation from French puts it […]

Two-Week Rally Pushes Monero to All Time High

Following a two-month period in the doldrums, the price of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency monero has climbed to a new all-time high of over $155. Having sat in the $80-$100 range since Sep. 18, monero first significantly broke above the $100 mark on Nov. 8 and has since continued to rally. Finally, at around 11:30 UTC […]