BTC-e’s Vinnik Case Drags on as New Accusations Continue Emerging

Vinnik appears to be a “strategic intellectual resource” following extradition requests from multiple countries and alleged ties to an elite Russian cyber-espionage unit. On July 25, 2019, United States prosecutors filed a complaint against the defunct cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e and its alleged former operator, Alexander Vinnik. The indictment was filed nearly 24 months after Vinnik […]

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Etihad Airways Integrates Travel-Focused Blockchain Platform Winding Tree

Etihad Airways has partnered with blockchain-based platform Winding Tree to explore how blockchain can aid in products distribution excluding third parties. The national carrier of the United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways has partnered with blockchain-based platform for the travel industry Winding Tree to explore how blockchain can aid in distribution. Logistics see greater adoption of […]

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Chinese Gov’t Hackers Are Targeting Crypto Companies: Report

Chinese state hackers attack cryptocurrency and video game enterprises, cybersecurity company FireEye claims. Chinese state hackers are performing attacks against cryptocurrency and video game enterprises, cybersecurity company FireEye claims in a report published on Aug. 2. Chinese government facilitating hacking operations Per the report, Chinese state espionage cyber unit APT41 “targets industries in a manner […]

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US Senate Crypto Hearing Key Takeaways: Blockchain Is ‘Inevitable’

A recap of U.S. Senate’s crypto hearing: discussions about financial inclusivity, potential benefits of crypto and more criticism of Facebook’s Libra… On July 30, the United States Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hosted a hearing on cryptocurrencies in a regulatory context. Lawmakers are showing renewed interest in digital currencies against the backdrop of […]

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Crypto Exchange Launches Switzerland’s First Integrated Trading and Custody Platform

Smart Valor debuts with two cryptocurrencies and four fiat currencies, with further expansion planned. Swiss integrated cryptocurrency exchange Smart Valor has launched trading of four fiat currencies with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).  Switzerland sees another crypto first As a blog post issued July 30 confirmed, Smart Valor, which combines exchange with custody and brokerage […]

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