Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen (68) has been missing since October 31st last year according to the Norwegian Police. Her husband, Tom Hagen, is Norway’s 172 richest person according to Kapital. Serious threats have been made by what appears to be the kidnappers, which is why the police has kept a low profile since they started investigating
On Nov. 4, a Norwegian startup announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer marketplace called Bitruption. Similar to Localbitcoins, the Bitruption exchange plans to offer a format under which users around the world will be able to advertise, buy and sell digital currencies for local fiat.
Exchange to Offer BCH and BTC
The Bitruption trading platform is a peer-to-peer exchange that was recently announced by Ole André Knutli, the company’s project manager. According to Knutli, the Oslo-based team soon plans to launch a trading platform that will allow traders to form their own micro-exchanges on a local level, much like Localbitcoins. However, in contrast to Localbitcoins, Bitruption will allow users to trade multiple cryptocurrencies. Initially, the platform will only support bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC), alongside bank transfers.
An unfortunate man in Norway was murdered over what appears to be a Bitcoin trade gone wrong.
P2P Gone Wrong?
What appears to be a trade gone wrong has resulted in the tragic loss of a life in Oslo, Norway. Local Norwegian media outlet TV 2 reported news of the murder on Monday morning. The grizzly stabbing occurred in the 24-year-old’s apartment in the upmarket Oslo neighborhood of Majorstuen.
A Norwegian man was brutally stabbed to death shortly after completing an in-person cash-for-bitcoin exchange, and investigators believe that the two events may be linked. According to Norwegian news organization TV 2, the stabbing occurred on Monday morning at the 24-year-old victim’s apartment in Majorstuen, an affluent neighborhood in Oslo, likely between 7:50 am and
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Norwegian bitcoin miner Kryptovault is facing a shutdown of its operations due to extensive noise complaints from locals and a lack of proper paperwork. The company, which is headquartered in a former paper mill in Norway’s capital of Oslo, uses more than 40MW of power to drive an arsenal of nearly 10,000 computers. The staff could mine several million Norwegian kroners’ worth of bitcoin per week, but financial promise isn’t enough to keep residents interested.
“The sound of the factory comes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” explains Trond Gulesto, one of the facility’s closest neighbors. “Our summer has been ruined.”
Barely a week after receiving bomb threats, Kryptovault now has to contend with another threat — forced closure by local authorities. According to the Norwegian edition of The Local, one of the bitcoin mining facilities that Kryptovault runs in Norway is at risk of being shut down by the local municipality following noise pollution complaints
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