By CCN Markets: A gang in India’s Madhya Pradesh state which scammed U.S. citizens hundreds of thousands of dollars through Bitcoin and other methods has been busted and its members arrested. The gang which ran its operations out of a call center is estimated to have made around $ 1.7 million. According to the Business Standard, the gang consisted of 78 people who operated out of three call centers. The gang had reportedly obtained the social security numbers of around 100,000 U.S. citizens. They had also obtained cell phone numbers and other identifying information. Per the police, the duties of most
In February, Activision (ATVI) revealed that it has made progress towards the launch of the city-based Call of Duty league, with an expected start date sometime in 2020. According to a recent report by ESPN that cites insiders familiar with the matter, the franchise price for a team within the league is currently set at $ 25 […]
Identifying speculative bubbles or bearish exhaustion may be possible through the use of a fairly new metric known as the Mayer Multiple.
David Vonderhaar, Treyarch’s design director and the architect behind the multiplayer for numerous Call of Duty titles, recently look to Twitter to proclaim that the new battle royale game type Blackout is not competitive multiplayer. In all seriousness, Blackout is not competitive multiplayer. We are going to do things that live somewhere between MP and ZOMBIES. […]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the electric car maker’s long-serving chief financial officer (CFO), Deepak Ahuja, is leaving the company after over a decade of service, CNBC reports. Musk made the announcement towards the end of an earnings conference call. Tesla’s shares fell sharply by nearly 5% in after-hours trading. This is not Ahuja’s first time to resign from the electric car maker. He first departed in 2015 only to rejoin two years later. This was to replace Jason Wheeler, who had abruptly resigned as the CFO. How do you not include the departure of your CFO in
Apple is set to report its first-quarter earnings after Tuesday’s closing bell. As it readies, it’s dealing with the fallout of a bug on its FaceTime app that was allowing people to listen in on others’ conversations. Not only did the bug make Apple look bad on Data Privacy Day, but it could have been discovered by a teen, whose mother tweeted relentlessly about the find as early as Jan. 20. Apple didn’t address the issue on its support site until last night. This bug only aggravates Apple’s efforts to maintain its stellar image as it faces slowing sales of
By CCN.com: Ford gave its fourth-quarter earnings call this afternoon. Despite a serious decline in interest in China and Europe, the company posted a 1% improvement over last year’s Q4 revenues as a whole, and a 2% gain for the whole year. The earnings call was launched as the markets closed with F seeing a
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Blackout mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has become a whole lot more n00b-friendly with the recent release of “Down But Not Out,” which introduces respawning into the battle royale game type. Now live in #Blackout on PS4: Down But Not Out! Drop into this new limited-time mode where players redeploy with each new […]
Last week, two of the largest banking regulators within the European Union released reports calling for uniformity in the regulations of crypto assets and Initial Coin offerings (ICOs) across the continent.
The EBA Calls for Pan-EU Crypto Regulations
On January 9, 2019, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its assessment of crypto laws. The document, which examines the sustainability of EU laws to cryptocurrencies, analyzed the use of digital assets within the EU, as well as some of the pan-EU laws that currently govern them.
Activision Blizzard shares dropped nearly 10% on Friday after the leading video game publisher announced a split with “Destiny” creator Bungie. The “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft” publisher has handed back publishing rights for first-person shooter game “Destiny” to Bungie. The split has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bungie will
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Two top European finance regulators, the EBA and the ESMA, have separately said today that cryptocurrency and ICO rules are needed at the EU level.
Call of Duty League Play, a new numerical system that is used for the first time alongside XP, has long been a staple within the Black Ops series. Starting with Black Ops 2, League Play pitted competitive amateur players up against one another to earn Division badges, ranging from Iron to Master, through two different series: […]
In what is turning out to be a theme of 2018, PayPal (PYPL) has reportedly banned cybersecurity news source, The Hacker News, from using its payment platform — suggesting the seemingly legitimate news source may not be all that it appears. Instead of giving a valid reason, company says "specific reasons for such a decision is proprietary […]
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch has announced the upcoming holiday schedule for its latest double points event in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. Happy holidays! We’ve got some surprises in store this week in #BlackOps4: • Festive Zombies in Blackout • New permanent zombie spawn at Farm in Blackout • Map Pack Moshpit continues for […]
The new season of the Call of Duty World League (CWL) kicked off last weekend in Las Vegas, drawing an audience of between 12,000 to 15,000 people to the Hard Rock Hotel. The event featured roughly 2,000 amateur players and 16 professional teams, facing off in 5v5 battles, matching the traditional Team Deathmatch format found […]
Nigeria’s financial technology startups have called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide legal guidelines for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. A lack of regulation is driving investment out of Africa’s biggest economy to areas like Rwanda and Europe while fomenting uncertainty, according to the Electronic Payment Practitioners Association of Nigeria (E-ppan).
Lack of Regulation Drives Capital Away
Mike Novogratz, the CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, predicts that bitcoin will break out of its 2018 doldrums and soar to $ 20,000 in 2019 — fueled by a spike in institutional investments. The former Goldman Sachs investment banker says institutional “FOMO” (fear of missing out) will drive the market up over the coming
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Activision (ATVI) has announced the launch of the Call of Duty Companion App, which allows gamers to track their performance, receive the latest news and earn squad rewards, for both iOS and Android devices. According to the announcement, the Companion App allows for personalized reports for battles completed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout, Multiplayer and Zombies, as […]
What a difference a few months can make. It seems like a lifetime ago that Arthur Hayes, CEO of cryptocurrency derivatives platform BitMEX, predicted that the bitcoin price could reach $ 50,000 in 2018. In fact, it has been less than six months, though the events that have occurred during that interlude have been sufficient for
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Technology startup accelerator Boost VC has announced that it is accepting applications from crypto startups to join Tribe 12, its latest accelerator program cohort. Since 2012, Boost VC has graduated several cohorts with more than 75 crypto-related projects including prominent blockchain projects like Etherscan, Aragon, and MyCrypto. According to the announcement, which appeared in a Medium post,