Cointelegraph Ban Enforced in Russia: No Explanationby Roskomnadzor

Truth fears no investigation, or at least that’s what we’re fooled into believing. It’s become a very common occurrence for governments to silence platforms that do not parrot their narratives. Earlier today, Russia blocked one of the most well-known and respected crypto outlets, Cointelegraph. The Cointelegraph ban is something which many people expected to happen sooner or later. The website has been blocked in Russia since 2017, but the Cointelegraph ban was implemented on a technical level just yesterday. All such nation-wide bans, are done by the Russian Federal Service…

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18 Millionth Bitcoin to be Mined Today: Implications

Today will most likely be the day when the 18 millionth bitcoin will be mined. The co-founder of the investment company Morgan Creek Digital Assets Anthony Pompliano emphasized that there are only 3 million left. This Friday the 18 millionth Bitcoin will be mined. There are only #3MillionLeft Let’s make this hashtag trend so the world can learn about Bitcoin — Pomp (@APompliano) October 15, 2019 Pompliano is attempting to use this information to spread awareness about bitcoin: “There’s only #3MillionLeft. Let’s make this hashtag trend so the world can…

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Karma Automotive Now Accepting Crypto Payments for Luxury Vehicles

It’s been known for quite some time now that the future is in electric vehicles. Most experts unanimously agree that we have used oil and gas for far too long already. One California-based electric car manufacturer is attempting to synergize the future of automobiles with the future of finance. Karma Automotive has officially begun to accept digital currency as a form of payment in one of its Newport Beach stores. Lance Zhou, Karma Automotive’s CEO stated: “We are very excited to open our platform to serve as testing ground for…

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Ripple Finastra Partnership Announced: Future of Finance

Ripple has entered an official partnership with one of the biggest financial services technology company in the world – Finastra. The Ripple Finastra partnership will see Finastra customers get access to the RippleNet blockchain network. Yesterday, the cooperation became more than rumors and now officially, over 200 of Ripple’s current clients will be able to make use of Finastra’s banking network, which is basically 48 out of 50 of the world’s top banks. Finastra might sound like a new company to many, because it was formed back in 2017. The…

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Chinese Monopoly is a Real Possibility if Libra Fails to Launch

Ever since its announcement, Libra has been accompanied by controversies. It was recently suggested by RBC Capital Markets analysts however, that an eventual stop to Libra’s release, could essentially give a monopoly to China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the emerging economies. Yesterday’s report from the Market Insider, showed that some RBC analysts believe that China is very pleased to see Libra’s current regulatory and inner struggles. As Coinstaker reported earlier this month, the Libra Association has had a mass exodus starting with PayPal’s depature. After PayPal, MasterCard, Visa,…

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CipherTrace Has Now Expanded Its Platform to Over 700 Tokens

The blockchain security company CipherTrace has just expanded its own unique crypto intelligence platform to 700 tokens. The expanded platform became available worldwide yesterday and clients can now trace nearly 90% of the transactional volume of the top 100 cryptocurrencies. Additionally, CipherTrace’s monitoring support includes the option of monitoring several hundred ERC-20 tokens, according to a company spokesman. Many experts are still curious as to which cryptocurrencies will not be supported on the program. The question about Facebook’s Libra has also popped up instantly. Earlier this month, the Federal Advisory…

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Binance Coin is the Biggest Winner From a Week of Slight Gains

Investors are starting the week with a mix between optimism and doubt. Last week, bitcoin started trading at $7905 and managed to climb all the way up to $8470. At press time, bitcoin is trading at $8310. Most cryptocurrencies are reporting very mild gains, mostly within the range of 1-2%. Without a doubt, the biggest surprise for investors was Binance Coin (BNB). BNB is currently ranked 8th by market cap and is the only coin within the top 20 that scored substantial gains by surging more than 7.5%. Binance Coin…

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The G7 has Spoken: Global Stablecoins a Threat to the Financial System

A freshly drafted report by the G7 group of nations, the so-called “global stablecoins” are a serious threat to the global financial system. Last week, according to the BBC the draft report from the G7 nations specifically described the many risks posed by digital currencies to the global financial order. It was also mentioned that if companies, which are members of the Libra Association addressed regulatory concerns, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll get the desired approval from the regulators. It was recently reported that one of the biggest threats to…

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IOCTA Report by Europol Shows Troubling Cyber Attack Data

Europol has recently released its 2019 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. Last week’s IOCTA report focused on the growing number of threats lurking on the virtual landscape. Europol strongly believes that many preemptive measures must be taken to minimalize the damage of this growing threat: “Countering cybercrime in its present form is essential in order to combat the future of it. In the majority of cases, the newest threats aren’t born from some revolutionary new technology. They are in fact, mostly spewing from undiscovered vulnerabilities in the technologies…

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Lazarus APT Developed New Malware Targeting Apple Mac

Yet another malware has been reportedly developed by the North Korean cyber attack group known as Lazarus APT. What’s interesting about this malware is that it specifically targets Apple Macs as it hides behind several fake crypto firms. This development didn’t go unnoticed and Patrick Wardle, the Apple Mac security specialist, published a detailed blogpost describing the nature of the malware last week. The malware was initially reported by the MalwareHunter Team on the previous day. The .dmg for Mac (with the malware in it), and the malware alone are…

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