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South Korea to Crack Down on Phishing Websites Attacking Crypto Users

South Korean authorities are intensifying their monitoring of phishing activity related to cryptocurrencies. The government has identified a record number of websites trying to obtain login details from crypto exchange users. Over 30 sites have been taken down in just three months this year.

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Bitcoin's Smallest Unit: Billionaire Mike Novogratz Wants Crypto Ex…

Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital, wants exchanges to start listing in the smallest unit of bitcoin otherwise known as “satoshis”. On May 8, Novogratz tweeted out to a number of crypto exchange executives and asked “which exchange will be first to quote in SATS?”

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Switzerland's Largest Bank UBS Mulls Over Cryptocurrency Services

Swiss investment bank UBS Group is reportedly exploring offering cryptocurrency services to its wealthy clients. UBS joins a growing list of major investment banks that are either already offering or planning to offer crypto investments to their clients, including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup.

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Ukraine’s Public Radio Launches Podcast With an Episode on Bitcoin

In an attempt to expand and diversify its audience, the public radio of Ukraine has recently entered the world of podcasts. Listeners have been invited to choose among a variety of topics and genres. A podcast devoted to personal finance management and financial literacy kicks off with an episode about Bitcoin.

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Paypal Crypto Shows 'Really Great Results' Amid Strongest Quarter E…

The CEO of Paypal has revealed that the company’s cryptocurrency business is showing “really great results.” The first quarter was Paypal’s best quarter ever overall and the strongest year in the history of the company, the CEO emphasized.

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California Cannabis Chain People's Remedy Starts Accepting Cryptocu…

People’s Remedy, a growing chain of cannabis stores, has started accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method, allowing their customers to use them as a fast, easy way of getting their products while taking advantage of the traits cryptocurrencies bring to the table.

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China's Digital Yuan Smart Card to Feature Biometrics and Fingerpri…

The People’s Bank of China’s upcoming digital yuan card will feature IDEX Biometrics and fingerprint scanning, according to regional reports. China’s “Digital Currency Electronic Payment” or DCEP is getting closer toward launch by the day. Last week, smart card manufacturer Chutian Dragon and IDEX Biometrics announced the companies are working on a digital yuan payments card.

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Bank of Russia Tests Services Related to Cryptocurrencies

Russia’s central bank has examined three platforms offering crypto-related services. The projects have been tested in its regulatory sandbox in the course of 2020. Bank of Russia has received dozens of requests to pilot various financial services since it created the closed regulatory environment around three years ago.

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Privacy-Centric Coins See Fresh Gains, Monero Captures All-Time Pri…

On May 7, the privacy-centric crypto asset monero captured an all-time high at $515 per unit, as demand for confidential transactions has increased in recent times. Monero has gained more than 190% during the last three months, while a number of other privacy coins like zcash, verge, horizen, and grin have seen significant gains as well.

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Bitcoin Mining Operation Bitfarms to be Listed on Nasdaq Following…

The Toronto-based Bitcoin mining operation Bitfarms announced the company has been approved for a common stock listing on Nasdaq Global Market tier. The company is already listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the firm’s Nasdaq listing will be listed under the ticker symbol “BITF.”

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New SEC Chairman Unveils Policies for Cryptocurrencies, Calls Bitco…

The new chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has shared his view on how the SEC plans to regulate cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin. He calls bitcoin “a digital, scarce store of value” and stresses the need to put in place some investor protections for this asset class.

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Elon Musk Sees Dogecoin as 'Stimulus for People Kicked by Pandemic'…

Spacex and Tesla CEO Elon Musk sees dogecoin as his “private stimulus for the people” that represents “legit hope for people” hit by the coronavirus pandemic. While the price of dogecoin has been pumping alongside a number of other cryptocurrencies, Musk cautioned, “Cryptocurrency is promising, but please invest with caution.”

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Ethereum Classic Rose 220% This Week, but Why?

Ethereum Classic, a seemingly forgotten cryptocurrency, reached the attention of many this week when its price skyrocketed out of the blue, but there might be some reasons behind it.

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Visa and Tala Join Forces to Boost Cryptocurrency Adoption for Unde…

Payments giant Visa and financial services provider Tala have partnered to boost cryptocurrency adoption in emerging markets. The collaboration aims to “make it easier for underbanked consumers to convert, store, and use cryptocurrencies.”

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FBI Puts Warning Signs on Bitcoin ATMs in This US County Following…

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is putting up warning signs on bitcoin ATMs in Cuyahoga County of the U.S. state of Ohio to warn residents not to fall for scams asking victims to send money to scammers via bitcoin ATMs.

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Coinbase Announces San Francisco HQ Shutdown by 2022

Coinbase, the most prolific U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced it will close the doors of its former San Francisco HQ by 2022, in its push to go 100% remote. Earlier the company had announced its intention of ditching the traditional office-based model to decentralize its operations and instead impulse work from home politics as part of its response to Covid-19.

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Hundreds of Banks in US to Allow Customers to Buy, Sell, Hold Bitco…

Hundreds of banks in the U.S. will reportedly start offering access to bitcoin to their customers this year, thanks to a partnership between Fidelity National Information Services and the New York Digital Investment Group. Hundreds of banks have enrolled to participate in the program as they see funds moving from bank accounts to crypto exchanges.

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South Korean Police Raid Crypto Exchange Allegedly Involved in a $2…

Authorities in South Korea have launched a major raid against a domestic crypto exchange allegedly involved in a millionaire multi-level marketing (MLM) fraud. The police accuse V Global platform of running an illicit operation that reportedly stole hundreds of millions of dollars from investors.

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Bitcoin Cash Slated for May 15- Upgrade to Bring Improvements for U…

On May 15, 2021, the Bitcoin Cash network will undergo the process of an upgrade that will bring a handful of improvements. These updates include the removal of the unconfirmed transaction limit, enabling multiple OP_RETURNS, the implementation of double-spend proofs,…

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Climate Change Targets Bitcoin Mining: NY Lawmaker Proposes 3-Year…

U.S. bureaucrats, particularly Democrats, are concerned about climate change and have introduced lots of legislation in order to address these concerns. Now a lawmaker from New York wants to establish a moratorium for bitcoin mining facilities located in the state, which means cryptocurrency miners in New York would have to halt operations.

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How Did Satoshi Nakamoto Remain Anonymous? A Detailed Look at the B…

The creator of the world’s first successful blockchain network has been an enigma ever since the mysterious inventor released the white paper over 12 years ago. Interestingly, Satoshi Nakamoto worked on the Bitcoin project publicly for 25 months and 13 days, all while being able to remain completely anonymous.

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Southeast Asia's Largest Bank DBS Says Trading Volumes on Its Crypt…

DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, says that cryptocurrency trading volumes on its exchange have grown 10 times to around $30 million to $40 million. The bank is also collaborating with JPMorgan on a blockchain settlement platform and plans to launch its first security token offering in the second quarter, its CEO has revealed.

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Mogo Adds 146 ETH to Firm's Balance Sheet, Plans to Turn 5% of Its…

On Tuesday, the Nasdaq-listed Canadian company Mogo revealed the firm has purchased 146 ether at an average price of $2,780. The move follows the firm’s corporate investment in bitcoin, as well as offering bitcoin rewards for the company’s mortgage and card clients. The company plans to keep 5% of its balance sheet assets in digital currencies.

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OVR: The Eiffel Tower Non-Fungible Token Has Been Sold for 38 ETH

OVR.ai has sold the Eiffel Tower, putting it for sale as Non Fungible Token on OpenSea for about $106.9K USD. In fact, the auction ended a few days ago, reaching a value of 38.6159 ETH.

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Bitcoin Depot Deploys Over 350 ATMs in the US, Global Number Exceed…

Cryptocurrency ATM operator Bitcoin Depot has launched 355 new teller machines across the United States. The announcement comes as the number of ATM locations supporting crypto-fiat exchange now exceeds 19,000 globally.

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Star Wars Collectibles Go Digital as Collections Embrace NFTs

More than 800 limited edition collectibles, some from shooting scenes, are set to go to auction on the Starcoll NFT marketplace, as a large collector leverages blockchain technology for one of the most storied movie franchises in history.

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Digital Yuan Launch Draws Near: JD.com Employees Paid in e-CNY, Ten…

China, the world’s most populous country, has jumped leaps and bounds in comparison to a great number of other countries when it comes to the creation of a central bank digital currency.

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Thailand’s New Cryptocurrency Regulation Requires Users to Be Physi…

The Thai government has reportedly imposed a new cryptocurrency requirement. Crypto exchanges will be required to verify users’ identities using a machine that requires the customers to be physically present.

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No. 1 NFL Draft Pick Trevor Lawrence Puts His Signing Bonus in Cryp…

No. 1 NFL Draft Pick Trevor Lawrence has reportedly converted his entire signing bonus to cryptocurrencies via crypto firm Blockfolio. Lawrence is the top overall pick in the 2021 National Football League. His signing bonus is estimated to be around $24 million.

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E-Commerce Giant Ebay Looking at Accepting Cryptocurrency for 187 M…

Ebay is looking at cryptocurrency as a payment option for its 187 million buyers on the platform, the company’s CEO has revealed. The e-commerce giant is also exploring opportunities in the non-fungible token (NFT) business.

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