NYDFS Grants BitLicense to Third Bitcoin ATM Operator

Another bitcoin ATM operator has received one of New York’s coveted BitLicenses. Cottonwood Vending LLC was granted one of the virtual currency licenses Thursday, the New York Department of Financial Services announced on Twitter, joining a select group of fewer than 20 crypto companies to receive regulatory approval to operate within the Empire State. The […]

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Temporary Bounce? Trump Gloats Over Buzzfeed and HuffPo Layoffs as Storm Clouds Gather Over Presidency

US president Donald Trump has gleefully weighed in on the news of mass layoffs at Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post in typically abrasive fashion on his Twitter account. According to Trump, who is facing an unprecedented challenge to his presidency following the arrest of longtime adviser Roger Stone and another impending government shutdown on the […]

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Hackers Just Stole Another $180K in Ether From Cryptopia Exchange

Hackers apparently still have control over New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia. Blockchain data analytics firm Elementus said in a blog post Tuesday that Cryptopia’s hacker, after going quiet for some days, has stolen an additional 1,675 ether from 17,000 wallets – an amount worth about $181,000 at the time of writing. While initially it looked like […]

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Cryptocurrency Thefts and Scams Raked in 300% More Profit Last Year than 2017

Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace released a report this morning showing that roughly $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency was stolen or scammed over the course of 2018. The amount stolen by hackers alone is staggering: over $950 million. The figure represents an increase of more than 300% from 2017. The scams noted in the report don’t even […]

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Swiss Startup to Produce ‘Banknotes’ for Marshall Islands’ Official Cryptocurrency

Switzerland-based crypto hardware wallet maker Tangem says it has been selected by the Republic of the Marshall Islands to produce the “physical blockchain notes” for the nation’s planned national digital currency. Tangem announced the news Monday, saying the blockchain notes will be used to store the republic’s Sovereign (SOV) digital currency, which is being launched as […]

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