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A cache of documents shared with Motherboard show much broader interest from the U.S. government in using malware in criminal investigations. | 0 comments
The U.S. National Security Agency is rebuffing efforts by a leading Congressional critic to determine whether it is continuing to place so-called back doors into commercial technology products, in a controversial practice that critics say damages both U.S. industry and national security. | 0 comments
Some have asked how much #BTC I own. I personally #hodl 17,732 BTC which I bought at $9,882 each on average. I informed MicroStrategy of these holdings before the company decided to buy #bitcoin for itself. | 0 comments

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cointelegraph: unconfirmed transactions on bitcoin network at highest level since 2017

Hash rate has also tumbled on the Bitcoin network. | 0 comments

Twitter: Fees Increase as a Percentage of Overall Bitcoin Miner Revenue

The percentage of #Bitcoin miner revenue from fees increased to 22.25% in the past hour (24h MA). It is the highest observed value since January 2018. | 0 comments

techcrunch: coinbase to launch debit card in the us with rewards program

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a debit card in the U.S. this winter. Customers can join the waitlist and get the Coinbase Card whenever it is available. Coinbase already launched the Coinbase Card in the U.K. and Europe. The Coinbase Card is a Visa debit card that works with any Visa… | 0 comments

coindesk: putting pressure on bitcoin’s lightning network vulnerabilities will strengthen it

These vulnerabilities are reminders that improvements come with tradeoffs – and that security and useability are two sides of the same coin. | 0 comments

coindesk: ethereum, dark forests and the limits of transparency

The crypto world eschewed trust in favor of transparency. But transparency doesn’t solve the problem of untrustworthiness in financial markets. | 0 comments

zerohedge: turkish bloodbath: lira plunges to record low after cbrt hikes inflation target

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coinmarketcap blog: the diverging paths of bitcoin & defi: a data perspective by intotheblock

Bitcoin is taking off, and DeFi sees a big hack, in this week's on-chain analysis by IntoTheBlock for CoinMarketCap. | 0 comments

Interfax: Three ex-police in Smolensk region were given 5 years of colony for appropriation of cryptocurr . . .

The court passed a sentence on three former policemen of Vyazemsky district of Smolensk region, having found them guilty of abuse of power, reports SU SCR of the region on Wednesday. | 0 comments

zerohedge: robinhood ceo admits business boomed this year because of the fed's stimulus checks

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coindesk: avanti financial joins kraken as a wyoming-approved crypto bank

Blockchain pioneer Caitlin Long is now the CEO of her own special purpose depository institution (SPDI) in Wyoming. | 0 comments

the block: makerdao issues warning after a flash loan is used to pass a governance vote

MakerDAO has issued a warning after a flash loan was used to pass a governance vote on its stablecoin platform. | 0 comments

torrentfreak: alleged kickasstorrents operator is now officially a fugitive

There is no description available for this article. | 0 comments

wsj: apple faces antitrust complaint in france over iphone privacy changes

Apple’s operating software starting early next year will require apps to get opt-in permission from users to collect their advertising identifier, a number used to deliver targeted ads and check how ad campaigns performed. | 0 comments

the block: bitcoin stolen during kucoin exchange hack is being moved through transaction mixer: elliptic

Bitcoin connected to September's hack of crypto exchange Kucoin is moving through transaction mixing service ChipMixer, according to Elliptic.  | 0 comments

coindesk: online lender sofi’s application to create a national bank conditionally approved by us

The approval, if made final, opens the door for the new bank to custody cryptocurrencies. | 0 comments

techcrunch: microsoft says iranian hackers targeted ‘high profile’ conference attendees

The group, known as APT 35, sent malicious emails to "high profile" targets. | 0 comments

techcrunch: trump’s campaign website hacked by cryptocurrency scammers

President Trump’s campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the “About” page and replaced it with what appeared to be a scam to collect cryptocurrency. There is no indication, despite the hackers’ claims, that “… | 0 comments

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bloomberg: paypal in talks to buy crypto firms including bitgo

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the block: singapore’s biggest bank dbs is launching a crypto exchange

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CNBC: Iran trying to meddle in U.S. election, Russia has obtained American voter info, national secur . . .

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/r/privacytoolsio: palantir helps govt and law enforcement decipher vast amount of data to mysterious and dangerou . . .

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vice us: the network: how a secretive phone company helped the crime world go dark

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coindesk: spanish police arrest head of billion-dollar crypto arbitrage platform on fraud allegations

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coindesk: us moves to cast a wider net for catching money launderers, crypto or otherwise

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zerohedge: bofa: fed will use digital dollars to unleash inflation, universal basic income and debt forgiveness

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tftc: issue #853: a statechain implementation in the wild

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vice us: ice, irs explored using hacking tools, new documents show

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Reuters: NSA ducks questions about back doors in tech products

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cointelegraph: anonymous devs behind a defi yield farm could steal $1b in 12 hours

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forbes: cyberattacks targeting louisiana local governments, texas supreme court reported days before el . . .

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business insider: bitcoin has 'considerable' upside as it better competes with gold as alternative currency, jpmo . . .

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casa blog: the custodian menace

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/r/buttcoin: billionaire ben delo’s £5m gift stirs up trouble for oxford - the times asking about the mon . . .

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