BBC: New Files Allegedly Connect $450M in Lost Bitcoin to Russian Intelligence

The lost $450 million worth cryptocurrency from now-defunct crypto exchange WEX could allegedly be transferred to a fund belonging to Russian intelligence. $450 million worth of lost cryptocurrency from the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange WEX may have been transferred to a fund belonging to Russian intelligence agency the Federal Security Bureau (FSB), according to an investigation […]

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China Walks Back Hardline Media Rhetoric Toward Crypto and Blockchain

With Chinese President Xi Jinping recently showcasing support for blockchain, local media is seemingly changing its sentiment toward crypto. Earlier this week, a story published by Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua featured some pro-Bitcoin comments that referred to the flagship digital currency as being the world’s “first successful application of blockchain technology.” This latest endorsement […]

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Russian Crypto Plot, China Mining U-Turn, Lottery Winner’s BTC Gamble: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 4–10

Russia plans new law that would allow police to confiscate BTC, and China scraps plan to ban cryptocurrency mining. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week […]

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Ethereum Co-Founder: Hopefully We Can Interoperate With China’s Crypto

Consensys founder Joseph Lubin said that he hopes China’s digital currency will be interoperable with Ethereum and other public and open-access blockchains. Ethereum co-founder and founder of Consensys, Joseph Lubin, said that he hopes China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) will allow for interoperability with public permissionless blockchains, including Ethereum. Ethereum is “a very positive […]

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Weaponizing Blockchain — Vast Potential, but Projects Are Kept Secret

“Emerging technologies such as blockchain have the potential to define the war industry over the coming decades,” former NATO Secretary General Rasmussen tells Cointelegraph. When Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that blockchain and artificial intelligence would “revolutionize war,” as Cointelegraph reported on Nov. 4, did he take things a bit too far? Jet engines […]

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