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Tag Archives: Bitcoin

BoE chief says Cryptocurrencies are failing as money

LONDON: Cryptocurrencies are failing as a form of money and have shown classic signs of being a financial bubble, requiring regulators to protect consumers and stop their use for illegal activities, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said today. Carney did not call for a ban on cryptocurrencies such as ...

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Bill Gates Says Bitcoin has Caused Deaths

NEW YORK: Microsoft founder Bill Gates criticised the anonymity of cryptocurrencies during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Tuesday, even going so far as to suggest that their use in the illicit drugs trade has directly caused death. “The main feature of crypto currencies is their anonymity,” he said. ...

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Hackers used Tesla’s cloud to mine cryptocurrency

LONDON: The electric car maker was hit by hackers recently, something security researchers at cloud security firm RedLock revealed. RedLock said that the unprotected Kubernetes console that Tesla owns saw hackers getting into their systems, and mining cryptocurrency. Kubernetes is something Google designed, and is used to deploy and manage ...

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South Korean cryptocurrency regulator found dead in his home

BUSAN: One of the officials who helped South Korea’s regulatory changes on cryptocurrency, Jung Ki-joon, has been found dead in his home. Ki-joon was the head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination, where he helped the efforts to mold a new legislation that would slow and ...

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Earn Bitcoins for buying juice

SYDNEY: Earning Bitcoin has become easy now, shame all those crypto-miners have to work hard in the past. As you already know, people have to trade or mine to get their hands-on their favorite crypto. Stealing – crypto-jacking is another option, but this is out of the question right now. ...

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Lloyds has banned Bitcoin buys

LONDON: Lloyds bank has stopped credit card customers from buying bitcoin, amid concerns of a credit risk surrounding the cryptocurrency’s rapidly falling value. Coming into effect today, the ban applies to Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA. The currency has grown exponentially in the last year, peaking at ...

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Bitcoin set for worst week since 2013

LONDON: Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with several of the largest falling by more than 20 percent and bitcoin sliding below $8,000 and headed for its worst week since 2013, as worries about a regulatory clampdown globally sent investors scrambling to sell. The slump in prices this week means the total ...

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Facebook bans cryptocurrency adverts

LONDON: Facebook has banned adverts for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on its sites after recent criticism from users about scams and hoaxes being promoted in their newsfeed. The world’s biggest social network said such digital currencies are “frequently associated” with “deceptive promotional practices”. “Two of our core advertising principles outline ...

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Cryptocurrencies fall after hack hits Japan’s Coincheck

TOKYO: Cryptocurrencies fell Friday after Japan-based digital exchange Coincheck suspended client deposits and withdrawals for virtual currencies except bitcoin, saying it had been hacked. Coincheck said it was investigating “unauthorised access” of the exchange that appeared to result in a loss worth half a billion US dollars of NEM, the ...

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European stock markets join global downtrend

LONDON: Europe’s major stock markets churned lower Wednesday as investors took their cue from broadly downbeat moves on Wall Street and in Asia. Virtual currency bitcoin meanwhile dived, with some traders eyeing sub-$10,000 after what one analyst called a “cryptocalypse” that saw digital units take a hammering. London stocks “opened ...

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