Turkey Arrests 24 Accused of Robbing Cryptocurrencies

A “nationwide simultaneous operation” executed in 8 Turkish provinces has netted 24 individuals accused of conspiring to rob 13 million Turkish liras ($2.47 million) from “a cryptocurrency company” in Istanbul, The Daily Sabah reports. After receiving a complaint from the targeted business, law enforcement officers at… Read More

Israeli NGO Threatens to Sue Coinbase for Hosting Hamas Crypto Account

A civil rights organization in Israel has reportedly written to American crypto exchange Coinbase to advise them that, “…knowingly providing material support or resources to Hamas is a violation of US federal criminal law…” The Jerusalem Post reports. The Israeli newspaper Globes reported last week that an Isreali… Read More

Hackers Inexplicably Destroy Confidential VFEmail Service- No Ransom Demanded

In a “complex ‘hack and destroy’ assault,” hackers have dealt a catastrophic blow “privacy-focused” email provider VFEmail. According to Bleeping Computer: “The hackers did not leave a ransom note and, given the extent of the destruction, the service will most likely go offline to never… Read More

NASDAQ Partners with Brave New Coin on Bitcoin and Ethereum Index

Nasdaq is moving up the crypto ladder with a new “data dissemination relationship” with Brave New Coin (BNC). The partnership will send real-time Bitcoin and Ethereum index level information on the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM (GIDS) starting on Monday, February 25th. The Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX)… Read More

CME Ranked Top Exchange Brand Helped by Bitcoin, HKEX Second with NYSE Third

Valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance has published its annual report on the top brands for the world’s most valuable exchange brands. According to their numbers, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is the top regulated exchange in the world. CME held the top spot last… Read More

Tron Crypto Project Inherits 3300 Lawsuits After Buying Filesharing Service BitTorrent Last Year

Many fans of the “free Internet” bemoaned the sale of “filesharing” (commercial content producers prefer to call it “piracy”) site BitTorrent to the cryptocurrency project Tron last year. The “quiet” $140 million USD sale prompted a reported exodus from BitTorrent of particularly hardcore “file sharing”… Read More

Hacktopia: Report Indicates Cryptopia May Re-Open as High Tech Crime Group Gives Permission

Hacked cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopioa has been given a green light to re-open its platform, according to a report in The New Zealand Herald. Authorities of the local Police’s High Tech Crime Group are quoted on the permission. Detective Inspector Greg Murton stated: “We have finished the… Read More

Globex Signs Agreement with First Growth Funds to Power Compliant Security Tokens in Australia and New Zealand

GlobexUS Holdings, parent of Horizon Globex US, has inked an agreement with First Growth Funds Limited (ASX:FGF) to power regulatory compliant security tokens in both Australia and New Zealand. First Growth Funds trades on the Australian Stock Exchange and is a micro-cap with a market… Read More

5th Crypto Trading: Gibraltar Digital Asset Exchange Lists Crypto Investment Ecosystem Asset Iconiq Token ICNQ

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) has listed the Iconiq token “ICNQ” to its Digital Asset Exchange (GBX-DAX). Since the beginning of 2019, GBX-DAX has listed XRP, EOS, TRON, XLM, and now ICNQ. In 2018, GBX-DAX received a full “Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Licence” from the Gibraltar… Read More

Two Years In, Mongo Databases Still Being Ransomed for Bitcoin, Though Less Successfully

Unsecured databases hosted on the free and open-source cross-platform database MongoDB are still being attacked by hackers demanding Bitcoin ransoms, says Zero Day, albeit less effectively than before. Reports of hack exploitation of MongoDB data first surfaced in December 2016, “when hackers realized they could extort… Read More

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