Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto

As controversial figures on the right find themselves deplatformed, they increasingly turn to crypto for fundraising. Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that informed the Bitcoin creator’s vision […]

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Cryptopia Alleged Hack: Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked on Jan. 15. In what seems to be one of the first major security breaches of 2019, New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked this week. The platform reported the incident via Twitter on Jan. 15, mentioning “significant losses.” While the incident has been […]

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New Zealand Police Confirm Investigation Into Alleged $3.6 Million Hack of Cryptopia

After suspicious transactions worth around $3.6 million, Cryptopia has shut down, with local police confirming they are investigating. Police in New Zealand confirmed they are investigating what appears to be a major hack of local cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia worth at least $3.6 million, a press release stated on Jan. 16. Cryptopia, which abruptly shut down […]

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DBS-owned Indian Bank to Close Account Over Crypto-Related Activity: Report

India’s first digital bank, the DBS-owned Digibank, is allegedly closing accounts involved in crypto-related activity. India’s first digital bank, Digibank, is allegedly closing accounts involved in cryptocurrency-related activity. The claim was made by Twitter user “Indian CryptoGirl” (@Desicryptohodlr) in a tweet posted Jan. 14. As previously reported, the same Twitter user had just recently posted […]

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What We Know About Google Ads Allegedly Blacklisting ‘Ethereum’ as a Keyword

Crypto startup claims that Google Ads has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum.   On Jan. 10, Serbia-based smart contract auditing startup Decenter reported that Google has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform, Google Ads. Google Ads: We can’t confirm that Ethereum is eligible to trigger ads, see our policy Specifically, the startup tweeted […]

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NZ Exchange Cryptopia Reports Hack With ‘Significant Losses’

New Zealand digital assets exchange Cryptopia has suspended services after reportedly detecting a major hack that has allegedly resulted in significant losses. New Zealand digital assets exchange Cryptopia has suspended services after detecting a major hack that has reportedly “resulted in significant losses,” according to a tweet posted today, Jan. 15. The exchange revealed in […]

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