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Breach at Indian exchange BuyUCoin reportedly exposes the personal data of 325K users

Indian BuyUCoin crypto exchange users have reportedly affected by a breach involving more than 325,000 individuals’ personal data. A hacking group named ShinyHunters leaked a database containing the names, phone numbers, email addresses, tax identification numbers and bank account details of more than 325,000 users of BuyUCoin, according to a report from the Indian news […]

Cryptocurrency forms the Davos Agenda of the World Economic Forum

Cryptocurrency forms the Davos Agenda of the World Economic Forum

The upcoming Davos Agenda of the World Economic Forum will feature two separate cryptocurrency sessions. Offering another compelling sign that digital assets have penetrated mainstream awareness. Moreover, on Monday and Thursday, the sessions, titled Resetting Digital Currencies, will be held. Five public speakers included in the first session, including Governor Andrew Bailey of the Bank […]

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In Bitcoin, former Ripple CTO may have lost much more than $220M

Ripple’s current Chief Technical Officer, David Schwartz, is responding to reports. That his predecessor had lost access to hundreds of millions of Bitcoin dollars. In a Quora post on Thursday, Schwartz said that recent reports about former Ripple CTO Stefan Thomas. Forgetting the password for an encrypted hard drive containing thousands of Bitcoins (BTC) were […]

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Canada’s former prime minister names Bitcoin as a possible reserve currency

Stephen Harper, who served for nine years as Canada’s prime minister. Says that as part of a basket of reserve currencies to replace the dollar. There may be a place for Bitcoin and central bank digital currencies. In an interview with Jay Martin of Cambridge House’s investment service at today’s Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. Harper […]

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SBF leads the $50M funding round to bring DeFi to 140M users of Maps.me

A $50 million seed funding round was conducted by Maps.me, the leading offline mapping application. To integrate decentralised finance tools into its platform. Sam Bankman-Fried of Alameda Research led the funding round for “Maps.me 2.0” and featured participation from crypto venture heavyweights CMS Holdings and Genesis Capital as well. In addition to exchange features and […]

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Daniel Larimer, CTO of EOSIO developers block.one, resigns

In a brief blog post today, Daniel Larimer, CTO of EOSIO developers block.one. And founder of early crypto exchange Bitshares and blockchain-based social media platform Steem, announced his resignation. “[I] am proud of the EOSIO software I was able to create and launch with the help of an extremely talented group of engineers. Alas, all […]

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Crypto user recovers long-lost private keys in Bitcoin to access $4M

A student has claimed to have accidentally discovered HODLed private keys starting in 2011, which will unlock more than $4 million in Bitcoin. The Reddit user was able to cash out roughly $4.2 million in Bitcoin (BTC) after discovering the lost keys to 127 BTC on Dec. 22, when the crypto asset price was in […]

Blockstream Debuts Open-source Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

Blockstream, a major blockchain company based in Vancouver, Canada, said it had launched an open source, battery-powered bitcoin storage hardware wallet (BTC) and digital assets issued on the Liquid Network, including tokens such as the stablecoin tether (USDT). The wallet is called the Blockstream Jade. The company currently runs the Blockstream Green crypto wallet, fronted […]

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The NY Times report alleges Coinbase’s history of pay discrimination

Coinbase, a crypto exchange based in San Francisco, may have had a problem with paying its staff fairly based on gender and race. Coinbase paid salaried Black employees about 7 percent less than people in similar positions, according to a report by The New York Times journalist Nathaniel Popper, based on payroll information from 2018. […]

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Production to Begin at USD 540m Crypto-themed TV drama ‘Pumping Time’

A South Korean TV drama manufacturing company is set to launch a major series focusing on issues related to crypto and blockchain – with a bumper budget of over USD 2.7 m per episode. As per Financial News, South Korea, China, and the United States’ major A-list celebrity actors are already in talks to star […]