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Bitcoin news roundup January 15, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: New court filing shows Coinbase is ready to fight the IRS The IRS’ attempt to obtain Coinbase’s user records was contested by Jeffrey Berns Esq. The IRS and DOJ wanted to stop Mr. Berns from interfering in the summons, arguing he had no legal basis as reported by Deep ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Analysis For January 8th, 2017

Bitcoin price continued rising during the past week to score a high of around $1139.89 on bitstamp last Wednesday. Just after the week’s high was recorded, a downwards price correction wave pulled price down to a low of $812, before rising again to $903 at the time of writing of this article. So, the bullish wave, that has been fueling ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup January 8, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitstamp has raised over $1.8 million in ongoing funding campaign Luxembourg-based bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has an ongoing funding campaign on the BnKToTheFuture platform, where it has already raised over €1.7 million ($1.8 million), out of a planned $1.2 million and the campaign isn’t over yet, as it will last ... Read More »

Nigeria Lacks a 2017 Cybersecurity Strategy but Faces the Most Cybercrime Ever Seen

According to the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN), the Nigerian government is ill-prepared for cybercrime in 2017. Cybercrime changed drastically during 2016; threat actors grew in number and capability. The Nigerian government lacked a cybersecurity budget and overlooked the creation of a realistic strategy. For these reasons alone, CSEAN announced a fearfulness for the cybersecurity landscape in 2017. ... Read More »

German Police Expect Fewer Counterfeit Euros in 2017

The State Criminal Police Office (Landeskriminalamt or LKA in German), issued a statement that dually functioned as a warning. According to Nevin Ayyildiz, a spokesperson for the LKA, counterfeit €20-notes and €50-notes accounted for 60 percent of Hanover’s cashflow. However, the LKA spokesperson announced that the Police expect to see a “moderate decline” in counterfeit currency—compared to last year. In ... Read More »

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The Best Altcoins To Mine Using a Laptop or a PC in 2017

Even though I am a fond of huge in-house bitcoin mining rigs, I also love to experiment on PC altcoins’ mining, in an attempt to find the best altcoins one can mine using his/her PC. Accordingly, I decided to look through the altcoins one can mine with his PC and GPU. After researching through a considerable number of coins, which ... Read More »

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Global Drug Survey 2017 Will Highlight Darknet Drug Users Worldwide

The leader in worldwide drug studies, Global Drug Survey (GDS), announced a media partnership with Australia’s Fairfax Media. Additionally, the 2017 survey will pay special attention to how drug users across the globe make use of the darknet and what role the darknet has on drug use. The London-based organization was founded to collect information on global drug use, specifically ... Read More »

Canada To Push For Marijuana Legalization In 2017

Canada will introduce legislation next in 2017 to legalize and regulate marijuana, following through with one of Justin Trudeau’s campaign promises made last fall. The announcement came Wednesday, April 20 from Health Minister Jane Philpott in her address to the United Nations session on drug policy. “We know it is impossible to arrest our way out of this problem,” said ... Read More »