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Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies – Security Bitcoin News

Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Cybercriminals allegedly exploited some security flaws that could have been exploited to mine cryptos illicitly. Attacks Exploit ‘Github Actions’ According to The Record, a Dutch security engineer, Justin Perdok, detected a cyberattacker … Read more

Argentinean Central Bank Asks Local Banks for Information on Customers Who Deal With Cryptocurrencies – Regulation Bitcoin News

As cryptocurrencies keep gaining adoption in Argentina, there are discussions on how the national regulatory bodies should regulate the industry. The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) seems to have taken a step forward in making the picture clearer. Banks Should Provide Data Such as National Identification Numbers and Home Addresses According to Infobae, the BCRA … Read more

Study Finds South Koreans Aged 20-39 Mainly Invest up to $100 in Cryptocurrencies – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

South Korea’s “crypto boom” is a term that the local media has widely adopted to refer to the current hype seen across the Asian nation. In fact, a recent study unveiled a rising trend in the number of South Koreans making small-scale crypto investments. New Crypto Investors Seem Unafraid of Strict Regulations According to the … Read more

Major Venezuelan Satellite TV Provider Enables Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Payments – Emerging Markets Bitcoin News

Venezuelan customers from the biggest satellite TV provider in the country are now able to pay their monthly bills via cryptocurrencies. Simple TV announced it had enabled the feature to its over four million users, whose company was the replacement of Directv. Company Expects to Cut Dependency on Fiat Dollar According to the announcement, the … Read more

Covid-19 Caused 50% of Adults Aged Between 35 and 44 to Embrace Cryptocurrencies – Fintech Bitcoin News

A new study, which was undertaken by the Slovakian internet security company Eset, finds 50% of 35 to 44-year-olds have become involved in cryptocurrencies since the pandemic. The figure, the highest for any age group, underscores the role Covid-19 restrictions had in forcing citizens from six countries into embracing crypto assets. Changed Habits and Preferences … Read more

Russian Bill to Recognize Cryptocurrencies as Property Advances in Parliament – Regulation Bitcoin News

Russia’s parliament has advanced the bill that proposes to recognize cryptocurrencies as property. The proposed law will provide legal protection for cryptocurrencies but income from their activities will also be subject to taxation. Cryptocurrencies to Be Considered Property in Russia Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of Parliament, adopted a bill that recognizes cryptocurrencies as … Read more

IMF Representative of Nigeria Calls for Caution Over the Use of Cryptocurrencies – Economics Bitcoin News

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for Nigeria, Ari Aisen recently discussed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive that targets crypto entities. In remarks made during a special virtual press briefing, Aisen repeats some of the CBN’s claims that cryptocurrencies were being used “for illegal transactions such as money laundering and drug trafficking.” … Read more

Spanish Treasury Secretary Says Cryptocurrencies Carry a ‘Risk of Default’, Repeats Bank of Spain’s Lack of Regulation Rhetoric – Economics Bitcoin News

The government of Spain continues to harden its stance against widely adopting cryptocurrencies. The Spanish Secretary of State for the Economy recently expressed her concerns on risks that she thinks cryptos possess for the national economy. Secretary Doesn’t Like Bitcoin as It Cannot Be ‘Supervised or Sanctioned’ During the Online Fintech Summit 2021, Ana de … Read more

Cryptocurrencies Here to Stay as Serious Asset Class, Bitcoin Making Progress to Replace Dollar – Bitcoin News

Morgan Stanley’s chief global strategist says that “regardless of where the price of bitcoin goes next, cryptocurrencies are here to stay as a serious asset class.” He added that bitcoin is making progress towards replacing the dollar as a medium of exchange. Morgan Stanley Bullish on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Morgan Stanley’s head of emerging markets … Read more

Darknet Market Joker’s Stash Retires After Raking in $1 Billion in Cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin News

One of the largest darknet marketplaces for selling identity data and stolen credit card information, Joker’s Stash retired last month after making off with a cool $1 billion in cryptocurrencies. Weeks ago, U.S. and European officials seized some of the web portal’s servers tied to Joker’s Stash site, but were unable to completely shut operations … Read more

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