International Investment Company Advances Cryptocurrency Adoption Across Africa JOHANNESBURG, June 13, 2019- Today Apollo Currency announces a historic partnership with African Development Funding Group (ADF Group) to encourage the use and adoption of cryptocurrency at a national level across the continent of Africa. The ADF Group works directly with 54 African Nations at the presidential and ministerial level to provide funding and sustainable development on a range of commercial and non-profit ventures. In addition, the ADF Group offers a comprehensive suite of financial consulting services to governments, specializing in wealth management, infrastructure projects, and more. The ADF Group originated as an investment company focused on Africa,
Several major cryptocurrency traders have reportedly begun discussing plans to enact an industry-wide blacklist of suspicious actors, to stem the tide of scams, theft and fraud in the crypto space.
Bloomberg reported on this development on May 8, 2019, claiming that major companies such as Ripple, Cumberland DRW and Galaxy Digital Holdings gathered to discuss some of the practical applications of such a blacklist. Similarly, alternate plans were also discussed to form a sort of “whitelist” by introducing formal industry standards to accredit firms in good standing.
The Blockchain Game Alliance, a coalition of gaming and blockchain companies set on bringing blockchain technology to the gaming industry, announced Friday that it has launched its first technical working group. The Blockchain Game Alliance launches its first technical working group on asset metadata standardization! Registration is now open for all BGA members. More info […]
The Chinese security service provider 360 Security has issued a warning that a large number of crypto exchanges have been targeted by the North Korean hacker group Lazarus and that the number is still rising after the recent hacks of crypto exchanges DragonEx, Etbox and BiKi.
360 Core Security found that Lazarus, also known as the ATP-C-26 group, used software called “Worldbit-bot” to carry out its active attacks. The crypto exchange DragonEx fell victim to it on March 24, 2019, leading to a loss of $ 7.09 million, according to the 360 Security report.
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In a particularly interesting case study for the consequence of Bitcoin’s global impact, the internationally recognized terrorist group Hamas has announced that it will accept bitcoin to fund itself.
The de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip since the reconciliation agreement with rival group Fatah, Hamas holds a majority of seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council and attempts to act as a government. As Palestine is not internationally recognized as a country, Hamas’ militant arm frequently clashes with Israeli forces.
Just recently, spokesmen for the group made an appeal on Telegram, requesting for bitcoin and publishing a Coinbase address.
Even with the declining price of Bitcoin, the “9/11 papers hacker group” has received a significant sum of the flagship cryptocurrency. At current prices, their address has received more than $ 42,000. In case you missed it, the hackers claim to have acquired a treasure trove of damning documents. Documents related to the most notable foreign terrorist attack on US soil ever (those of September 11, 2001, for our younger and non-US readers) are only one part of the library. 9/11 Papers Hacker Group is Financially Motivated The hackers first requested that insurance companies and others they claim are incriminated in
New charges have emerged from a 2015 case of hacking and insider trading, the SEC announced today. In the previous case, Ivan Turchynov and Oleksandr Ieremenko hacked newswire services and provided information to traders before anyone else could get it. The scheme was very profitable. In one incident, a trader using the information made over … Continued
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Bitcoin tanked in 2018, but the future of cryptocurrencies remains bright because you can’t stop progress. That’s the assessment of Travis Scher, a vice president at crypto investment firm Digital Currency Group. “2019 will be volatile, entertaining, and full of surprises,” Scher wrote in a Medium post. “But I am confident that the stress caused by the 2018 crash
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A group going by the name “thedarkoverlord” has been threatening to release 9/11 papers in lieu of a Bitcoin ransom. They demand a huge sum of money in Bitcoin. $ 2 million, to be exact, to either release or withhold the documents. They claim to have hacked several insurance companies with confidential information crucial to the … Continued
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TheDarkOverlord, the hacking group that got popular for releasing episodes of the hit TV series Orange is the New Black, has surfaced again, this time they claim to have stolen information related to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center back in 2001, per reports on Motherboard. According to an update posted on Twitter on
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Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan to launch a crypto exchange in the U.S. next quarter. The company has also shared its expansion plans for Coincheck in Japan.
Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Monex Group (8698.T) held a business strategy briefing session on Wednesday to outline its U.S. expansion plan through its subsidiary Tradestation.
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A Pakistani-American woman who bought bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies using fraudulently obtained credit cards before wiring the funds to ISIS has pled guilty to charges of offering financial support to a terrorist organization. According to court filings, Zoobia Shahnaz made a couple of wire transactions last year to fronts for the Islamic terror outfit ISIS
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Barry Silbert, the founder of Grayscale Investments, a digital asset management firm owned by Digital Currency Group, believes the initial coin offering (ICO) party has come to an end. During a recent interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Silbert touched on current crypto market correction and its ramifications on the once thriving token sales. “The ICO market is dead… […]
On Tuesday, Canadian company Birks Group, a fine jewelry operation since 1879, announced its plan to accept bitcoin for products and services at eight select locations. Birks Group and its retail stores will accept cryptocurrencies through a partnership with Bitpay. The collaboration marks the first major implementation of Bitpay’s point-of-sale solution for brick-and-mortar locations within the Canadian region.
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Malaysian banking group CIMB has joined Ripple’s blockchain-based payments network, RippleNet, seeking faster cross-border payments.
Bitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $ 40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs.
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Twitch, the live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon (AMZN), is currently hosting TwitchCon 2018, a weekend-long event highlighting the company’s upcoming updates, events and more. Go live on Twitch with up to three other streamers, all in a single view. Squad Stream rolls out in 2019. pic.twitter.com/UIkbSmNIBI — Twitch (@Twitch) […]