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Italy Watched the Italian Darknet Community Since 2016

On Friday, April 28, the Central Operational Service and Lecco Police conducted a series of arrests as part of an international drug investigation. Lecco News reported the event live as law enforcement in Lecco held a press conference that explained the unfolding events. In the Police Headquarters Meeting Room, the Lecco chief prosecutor, Antonio Chapman, told reporters that the “operation ... Read More »

UK Identity Fraud Hit Record Levels in 2016

Cifas, a not-for-profit organization working to fight fraud in the UK, warned the public that identity fraud numbers hit record levels in 2016. In addition to the warning, the fraud prevention group noted that 88 percent of all recorded identity fraud occurred online. Fraudsters used several methods of obtaining personal information last year; methods ranged from the classic mail theft ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis January 16, 2016

Beijing Now Controls the Price of Bitcoin Bitcoin kicked off the new year at lofty levels of $1139, inches away from gold parity – depending on which exchange you looked at. The digital currency surprised critics last year, scooping pole position for best performing currency and commodity class of 2016. Bitcoin investors took home 125% returns at close of December ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 31, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: The IRS and DOJ want to stop Coinbase customer from interfering in its summons After the IRS filed a “John Doe” summons targeting Coinbase in an attempt to access its user records on November 17, a battle ensued in which Coinbase is attempting to defend the privacy of its ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 24 December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin is a trending top as we close in on the end of the year Bitcoin’s price has been booming, and that made it a trending topic all over the world as news outlets report on the increase. Google and Baidu show us that Venezuela, Brazil, Nigeria and India ... Read More »

Bitcoin price analysis for December 23rd 2016

Bitcoin’s $ 1000 Gifts for Christmas As I am writing this, I am overwhelmed by the performance of Bitcoin, mostly over the past 48 hours. Bitcoin has spun up a surprise for the world, and there is more to come over Christmas. Few assets would go up more than 50% within a year, after a 3 year bear market that ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 18th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Digital exchange Kraken has acquired a bitcoin buying service One of the most well-known digital currency exchanges, Kraken, has acquired a bitcoin buying service called Glidera. According to CoinDesk, this is one of a few acquisitions Kraken has been making in the last few years. Glidera’s services, which enable ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 10th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New Developments: Circle has decided to give up on the bitcoin side of its business According to The Wall Street Journal, Circle Internet Financial Ltd, a social payments app that has in the past been backed by Goldman Sachs, has given up on allowing its customers to buy and sell bitcoin ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 3, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Unioin launches mobile wallet app for iOS and Android The famed Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has launched a mobile wallet app for iOS and Android. According to a statement from the co-founder published by CoinDesk, there are more than 300 million people accessing the internet through their mobile devices ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price analysis 30th November 2016

Bitcoin Price Hits a New $1000 high on Indian Exchanges Bitcoin was back on the headlines this week, reasserting itself as the asset of choice for Indians seeking a safe haven asset class. While on most days it’s China, this week demand peaked in India, where an official ban on 500 and 1000 rupee paper notes by Prime Minister Modi ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 26th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Two major banks leave R3 Blockchain Consortium This week, Goldman Sachs and major Spanish banking giant Banco Santander left the R3 Blockchain Consortium, without offering any clear motives to do so. According to CoinDesk, this may mean these banks want to pursue blockchain project development on their own, bypassing ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 20th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: The IRS is seeking records on Coinbase’s customers, who transacted between 2013 and 2015 In a surprise tax probe, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is attempting to obtain records help by Coinbase, a prominent company in the cryptocurrency world. The targets of the investigation are not directly named, but ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup 13th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: DOJ looking to hire virtual currency legal experts Earlier this week CoinDesk reported the DOJ had a job posting going that was looking to hire virtual currency legal experts, The posting doesn’t specify digital currency knowledge is necessary, but it does involve ““knowledge of anti-money laundering and asset forfeiture ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup 6th of November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New Developments New York faces licensing backlog while trying to become a bitcoin hub Since June 2015 virtual currency firms need a “BitLicense” to do business in New York City, in order for them to be able to legally hold and exchange virtual coins for fiat currencies. The license was a ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis 3 November, 2016

This week, the price of bitcoin traded 19% higher month on month, after consolidating at $650, before an exponential rise to $740. Traders are acutely aware the infamous digital currency is closing in on its 2016 pre-halving high. Media coverage of bitcoin’s phenomenal rise continues to fueled excitement. Meanwhile, core developers will officially activate SegWit 0.13.1 soft fork option on ... Read More »