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Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin ATMs becoming more mainstream, increasing by 4,200% worldwide
Bankless Times has recently carried out research that highlights an increase of 4200% in global Bitcoin ATMs in the past six years. 
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Cryptocurrency
2021 a year to remember for blockchain industry - report
Blockchain application research firm Huobi Research Institute has released its Global Blockchain Industry Overview and Trends 2021-2022 Annual Report.
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Cryptocurrency
Check Point Research reveals how hackers run token scams and 'Rug Pull' money - and how to avoid them
Check Point Research has revealed how scammers are altering smart contracts to create fraudulent tokens. They then use methods to "rug pull" money from people with altered smart contracts, leading to money heists.
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Cybersecurity
Ability to access and share data may drive more cybercrime in 2022 - security firm
Enabling data to move more easily between organisations will undoubtedly lead to more crime, says a cybersecurity firm.
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Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin's in a slump but expert says ignore the crypto deniers to build long term wealth
Bitcoin is likely to record its worst monthly performance since May, but the CEO of a global financial giant says you should 'ignore the crypto deniers' if you want to seriously build your wealth for the long term.
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Blockchain
Blockchain company DigitalX appoints new CEO after extensive search process
DigitalX has announced the appointment of experienced finance industry executive Lisa Wade as CEO.
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Cryptocurrency
90% of crypto enthusiasts expecting inflation to be a real problem
“As an asset in limited supply, fast growing cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin can be a strong inflation hedge against devaluing fiat currencies."
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BitCoin
Bitcoin cyber attacks surge 200%
“Accelerating interest and demand for bitcoin has provided cyber criminals with a payments method that is virtually untraceable, enabling a multi-billion economy of ransomware."
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DDoS
New wave of Fancy Lazarus DDoS extortion campaigns identified by Link11
A new wave of DDoS extortion campaigns by Fancy Lazarus has been identified by Link11.
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Cryptocurrency
New Bitcoin indicator series from State Street
State Street Corporation has launched its new Bitcoin Indicator series, aiming to measure the popularity of Bitcoin and its impact on traditional markets. 
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Cybersecurity
How Bitcoin could impact the cyber-threat landscape
Bitcoin's escalating valuation has made some criminal organisations and malicious individuals very wealthy. The impact of this growth in wealth may have a severe impact on the future threat landscape.
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Dark web
Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
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Cryptocurrency
Price of Bitcoin reaches all-time high in 2020
Bitcoin's epic bull run is backed by strong investor interest, according to new research from analyst firm GlobalData.
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Cybersecurity
Unprecedented Twitter bitcoin scam targets Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple
As part of the attack, the hacked accounts each tweeted a link and implored their millions of followers to send bitcoin to the address, promising to send back double the donated amount back to the sender. 
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Cybersecurity
How an investigation into sextortion led to discovery of a criminal underworld
According to Sophos, the bitcoin extorted from the scams totalled approximately US$500,000, with individual victims on average forced to pay up to $800 into attackers’ coffers.
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Cybercrime
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals. 
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BitCoin
ZCoin launches new crowdfunding system to decentralise funding
"As a privacy project, decentralisation is essential for long term sustainability which includes governance and funding."
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BitCoin
ESET discovers campaign stealing bitcoins from darknet users
ESET researchers have discovered a trojanised Tor Browser that cybercriminals use to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers.
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Blockchain
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
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Cybersecurity
Cybercriminals laundering $200b in ill-gotten gains – here’s how
​A new report from Bromium has landed with a number of startling findings, including the confirmation of a bustling cybercrime laundry market.
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Blockchain
Bitcoin’s not a fad, it’s a waiting game
The Bitcoin's wild price swings have polarised people into evangelists and detractors - but why does the technology matter?
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Cybersecurity
Cryptocurrency exchange says it lost $195m to hackers – but is it a scam?
BitGrail wasn't known to many until last week when it announced it had been hacked, but many experts believe all is not as it seems.
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Cryptocurrency
Crypto regulation will tame the 'wild west' of investment says Melbourne lawyer
With cryptocurrency regulation looming investors should welcome the changes rather than calling it quits, says one Australian tech lawyer.
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Cybersecurity
Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.