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Kodak’s Crypto Experiment Dies Before a Single Imaginary Coin Was Mined

Kodak, or the people Kodak ill-advisedly allowed to use the Kodak brand in order to sell a weird cryptocurrency mining scheme, has given up before ever really getting started. Read More >>

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Coinbase Reportedly Shuts Down Wikileaks Store, Assange Calls for Boycott in Response

Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing organisation which is now almost solely run by founder and fugitive Julian Assange from a small room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he is claiming asylum from the police, claims that its official store has been taken down by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Read More >>

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Google Is Banning All Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions From Chrome Store

A post on Google’s Chromium blog today makes it clear: The search giant won’t allow any new cryptocurrency mining extensions on its browser’s web store, and those already on it will soon get the boot. Read More >>

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MailChimp to Cryptocurrency Promoters: Your Fake Money’s No Good Here

Mass-email service MailChimp has updated their acceptable use policy, putting a moratorium on newsletters promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. As you can imagine, everyone’s taking it well. Read More >>

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At Least Two Flaws in Monero Could Make Some Transactions Partially Traceable

A flaw in ostensibly untraceable cryptocurrency Monero, which has picked up steam as market leader Bitcoin has stumbled in value, may make it possible to trace transactions—and since the entire history of Monero is encoded in its blockchain in what is now known to be a semi-vulnerable method, transactions that happened years ago could potentially be analysed for information on the parties involved. Read More >>

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Twitter May Soon Be the Latest Tech Giant to Ban Many Cryptocurrency Ads

Those looking to run advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related products may soon have to steer clear of Twitter, which Sky News reported on Sunday is “preparing to prohibit a range of cryptocurrency advertisements amid looming regulatory intervention in the sector.” Read More >>

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John McAfee Is Back, This Time at a ‘Hackproof’ Crypto Security Firm

John McAfee, the creator of the security software that bears his name, has gotten pretty weird over the many years of his ongoing “lunacy binge.” Just a handful of the times McAfee’s name has popped up in the news in the past few years include allegations of rape, torture, and assassinations during his time as an expat in Belize, blatant lies to the media about his supposed encryption-breaking abilities, and an ill-advised and confusing run for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. Read More >>

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Bill Gates Thinks Cryptocurrency Is Killing People ‘In a Fairly Direct Way’

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose recent takes have included that Apple should just build a backdoor into the iPhone because the government might demand it anyway, is now warning that cryptocurrency is killing people. Read More >>

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Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Per Cent of 2017’s ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed

Hey, remember initial coin offerings, the almost totally unregulated form of investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash or assets in exchange for virtual “tokens” in cryptocurrency-backed startups? You know, that hot new crypto market that the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, warned everyone was rife with scams? Those very ICOs that the Securities and Exchange Commission told everyone to be very careful about because of the “greater opportunities for fraud and manipulation”? Read More >>

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Cryptojackers Strike Again, Hitting Thousands of Sites Including US and UK Government Pages

Thousands of websites including ones run by the U.S. and U.K. governments secretly hijacked browsers to mine cryptocurrency thanks to a compromised plugin, the Register reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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As Bitcoin Crashes, US Regulators Still Have No Clue What They’re Doing

The heads of the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission sat before a congressional committee this morning to restate their intent to regulate—but not stifle—cryptocurrency and its related offerings. During questioning, however, it became clear that foundational issues are stalling progress in cracking down on fraudsters. Read More >>

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Facebook Bans All Cryptocurrency Ads for Being ‘Frequently Associated’ With Financial Grifts

In a sweeping change to site policy, Facebook yesterday opted to ban all advertising on its platform pertaining to cryptocurrency. Read More >>

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BitConnect, Anonymously-Run Crypto Exchange, Crashes After States Issue Cease and Desists

BitConnect, an anonymously-run cryptocurrency lending and exchange platform long suspected of being a well-marketed Ponzi scheme, abruptly ceased operations on Tuesday after receiving cease-and-desist orders from authorities in Texas and North Carolina. Read More >>

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Wait, It Turns Out KodakCoin Is Not the Only Crypto Trick Kodak Has Up Its Sleeve

Yesterday, camera manufacturer Kodak—whose stock was previously hovering around $3.10 a share—announced that it was forming its own cryptocurrency, an ambiguously blockchain-based project called “KodakCoin.” As has happened with a number of smaller stocks, Kodak’s stock immediately skyrocketed as soon as the words “blockchain” left its lips. Read More >>

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The Founder of Litecoin Says He No Longer Owns Any Litecoin

Currently the fifth most valuable cryptocurrency, Litecoin has enjoyed a massive surge of late: While a single Litecoin traded for approximately $4 in March, they're now listed at over $300 a piece. But in a surprise move, the coin’s founder Charlie Lee announced in a Reddit post early this morning that he had divested his entire stake in Litecoin (except for a few physical Litecoin collectibles), citing an effective conflict of interest. Read More >>