UN Panel Says North Korea Obtained $670 Million in Crypto and Fiat via Hacking: Report

A U.N. Security Council report states that North Korean hackers obtained $670 million in crypto and foreign fiat from 2015 to 2018 North Korea has reportedly amassed $670 million in fiat and cryptocurrencies by conducting hacking attacks, Asia-focused financial newspaper Nikkei Asian Review reports on Friday, March 8. The publication cites a U.N. Security Council […]

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Local Media: Iran Reportedly in Talks With 8 Countries to Use Crypto Transactions

Iran is reportedly in negotiations with eight countries to use cryptocurrencies for international transactions. Iran is reportedly negotiating with eight countries to carry out financial transactions in cryptocurrency, local daily newspaper Tehran Times reports on Monday, Jan. 28. According to the article, Iran has already entered negotiations with Switzerland, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom, […]

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Blockchain is Boosting the Health Sector by Unifying Patient Data and Increasing Funding for Medical Research

Blockchain will boost the health industry by integrating patient data and widening medical research. People are living longer in the 21st Century, but what’s less recognized is that, despite our increasing longevity, we’re also getting sicker. According to research, the number of people over 65 afflicted with at least four medical conditions is on course […]

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Crypto Trailblazer Nick Szabo: Central Banks Could Turn to Crypto to Support Reserves

Cryptocurrency pioneer Nick Szabo has argued that amidst rising geopolitical uncertainty, central banks could soon turn to cryptocurrency reserves. Cryptocurrency pioneer Nick Szabo has argued that central banks could soon turn to cryptocurrencies to shore up their reserves, Finance Magnates reports Jan. 9. Szabo is a veteran cryptographer, having developed the concept of “BitGold” — […]

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British Regulators Ruminate on Crypto Rules While Standing Firm on Crypto Taxation

British regulators are taking more time over crypto, but this won’t make U.K. legislation more permissive. A significant crypto market slump has brought concern and alarm, but also some unexpected side benefits. One such benefit comes from how financial regulators in the United Kingdom now appear sufficiently relaxed about crypto and its growth that they can […]

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Austrian Blockchain Center for Multidisciplinary Research Established in Vienna

The Austrian Blockchain Center has been established in the city of Vienna, where it will collaborate with local academics in multidisciplinary research. The COMET Centers, which are coordinated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), have approved the Austrian Blockchain Center (ABC) in Vienna, according to a Nov. 29 press release. ABC involves 21 scientific […]

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Austrian Government Supports Blockchain Cancer Research, Screening Tool

Austria says it wishes to “highlight” blockchain during its upcoming E.U. presidency after announcing support for blockchain-based cancer research. The government of Austria is supporting a U.K. cancer research company using blockchain to detect the disease as part of its drive to promote the technology, a press release shared with Cointelegraph confirms Nov. 10. Lancor […]

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