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Hack of Joe Biden, Barack Obama's Twitter accounts revealed an election system teeming with risks
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Hack of Joe Biden, Barack Obama's Twitter accounts revealed an election system teeming with risks

Investigators are still trying to determine exactly how the hackers got inside Twitter’s systems and took such command of the platform that, when Twitter employees took the Bitcoin-seeking messages down, the disinformation popped right back up

Twitter hacking of celebrities, politicians, brands' accounts alarms experts about the platform's security
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Twitter hacking of celebrities, politicians, brands' accounts alarms experts about the platform's security

Posing as celebrities and the wealthy, the hackers asked followers to send the digital currency bitcoin to a series of addresses.

Hackers who targeted some of Twitter's top users reap bitcoin worth $120,000
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Hackers who targeted some of Twitter's top users reap bitcoin worth $120,000

The unidentified attackers hijacked the accounts of politicians, celebrities, and billionaires, using them to solicit bitcoin transfers to a string of digital wallets.

Twitter locks down multiple profiles after Obama, Biden, Musk have accounts hacked in bitcoin scam
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Twitter locks down multiple profiles after Obama, Biden, Musk have accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

Some experts said it seemed probable that hackers had access to Twitter’s internal infrastructure

G20 sets out a rulebook for a common, international approach to regulating digital currencies like Facebook's Libra
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G20 sets out a rulebook for a common, international approach to regulating digital currencies like Facebook's Libra

The recommendations propose flexible, cross-border cooperation to avoid a stablecoin playing off one jurisdiction against another.

Supreme Court lifts RBI's ban on cryptocurrency transactions in India
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Supreme Court lifts RBI's ban on cryptocurrency transactions in India

The government though is yet to act on these recommendations and is yet to finalse regulations around cryptocurrencies.

Is it a currency? A commodity? Bitcoin has an identity crisis, major implications for future of cryptocurrencies
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Is it a currency? A commodity? Bitcoin has an identity crisis, major implications for future of cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin lending offers lines of credit to crypto firms earning money in cryptocurrencies, such as payment processors or miners, looking to secure traditional money for covering expenses.

Cryptocurrency transactions opposed to protect integrity of banking system; no formal ban issued: RBI tells SC
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Cryptocurrency transactions opposed to protect integrity of banking system; no formal ban issued: RBI tells SC

The RBI said it had not banned cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin in India, but only ringfenced regulated entities like banks from risks involved in the trading of virtual instruments.

China's digital currency will not seek full control of individuals' transaction details, says central bank official
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China's digital currency will not seek full control of individuals' transaction details, says central bank official

China is preparing to be the first country to roll out a digitised domestic currency, a development that is being closely watched by the world's financial services industries

Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon
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Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon

The men downloaded 57 million Uber user records from Amazon.com Inc's cloud platform.

Chinese daily cautions investors to stay rational after blockchain and bitcoin stocks soared
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Chinese daily cautions investors to stay rational after blockchain and bitcoin stocks soared

Xi Jinping said last week that China should accelerate the development of blockchain technology

Largest child pornography dark web network busted, hundreds of people arrested worldwide
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Largest child pornography dark web network busted, hundreds of people arrested worldwide

Welcome To Video relied on bitcoin to sell access to 250,000 videos depicting child sexual abuse.

With the launch of a new Cryptocurrency fund, UNICEF now accepts donations in bitcoin, ether
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With the launch of a new Cryptocurrency fund, UNICEF now accepts donations in bitcoin, ether

The UN Children’s Fund is now the first UN organization to hold and make transactions in cryptocurrency.

Facebook's Libra is largely untested and has a tough regulatory approach: Report
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Facebook's Libra is largely untested and has a tough regulatory approach: Report

Facebook Libra has a destabilising effect on the global financial system, say critics.

Blockchains vs Traditional databases: Understanding the difference between the two
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Blockchains vs Traditional databases: Understanding the difference between the two

Blockchain technology uses decentralised data storage to sidestep this issue, thereby building security into its very structure.

SIT on black money tells govt: Criminal gangs switch to cryptocurrency for money laundering, drug smuggling
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SIT on black money tells govt: Criminal gangs switch to cryptocurrency for money laundering, drug smuggling

Although there is no blanket ban on trading in cryptocurrency, the government has directed all the departments concerned and law enforcement agencies to take action under the existing laws.

Bitcoin drops 8 percent in value, analysts attribute loss to 'technical trading in thin liquidity'
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Bitcoin drops 8 percent in value, analysts attribute loss to 'technical trading in thin liquidity'

The biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation was last down 7.6 percent at $9,936.

IBM and Tata join governing council of US blockchain platform Hedera Hashgraph
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IBM and Tata join governing council of US blockchain platform Hedera Hashgraph

All members of the Hedera governing council have equal say in approving updates to the platform codebase.

How blockchain technology can help in real-world supply chain management
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How blockchain technology can help in real-world supply chain management

Supply chain professionals can use blockchain technology to gather and use tracking data in new ways.

Govt panel recommends cryptocurrency ban in India, jail term of up to 10 years, heavy fines
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Govt panel recommends cryptocurrency ban in India, jail term of up to 10 years, heavy fines

The panel was set up in 2017 by Arun Jaitley following reports of money laundering via the currencies