Russia’s central bank says the pandemic has accelerated regulators’ interest in CBDCs

The pandemic-induced crisis is galvanizing new trends across all aspects of the global economy, including digital currencies. The COVID-19 pandemic has served both as an x-ray onto existing vulnerabilities in the global financial system, and as an accelerator for destabilizing tendencies, including higher sovereign and consumer debt in emerging markets. At an online meeting of […]

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Telecoms protocol from 1975 exploited to target 20 crypto executives

At least 20 crypto executives and customers of an Israeli telecommunications company were targeted in a sophisticated SS7 attack last month. Hackers compromised the Telegram messenger and email accounts of multiple cryptocurrency executives last month by exploiting a vulnerability in a decades old protocol.  The fraudsters are believed to have been trying to intercept two-factor […]

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