A trial conducted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the Data61 unit of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has proven that blockchain-powered smart money possesses immense social and economic benefits for Australia’s insurance scheme for persons living with disabilities. In the proof of concept, it was demonstrated that participants in Australia’s…

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The obfuscation capabilities of cryptocurrency mining malware creators are increasingly getting more and more sophisticated, according to cybersecurity researchers at Trend Micro. This is evidenced by a new cryptocurrency mining malware that the researchers came across which employs multiple evasion techniques in order to evade detection. Identified as Coinminer.Win32.MALXMR.TIAOODAM, the malicious crypto mining software poses…

Gavin Newsom is considered to be “pro-bitcoin.” Certainly, he’s willing to accept BTC for campaign contributions. He also has a record of being pro-technology in general, believing the government should be “performance-based” and that “government information and services at every level should be thoroughly ‘digitized,’ enabling citizens to conduct business with public agencies online.” California’s New…

A prominent bitcoin cash startup has launched a mining pool designed to attack altcoins and BCH forks that it does not believe fulfill Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision for the cryptocurrency. SharkPool: Supporting Bitcoin Cash by Attacking other Networks Dubbed “SharkPool,” the service aims to conduct a two-pronged attack on other cryptocurrency networks, exclusively mining empty…

Bitcoin on Tuesday confirmed another bull flag formation after reversing from its downside correction action. The BTC/USD pair has almost negated the losses made during yesterday’s trading session, bringing the 24-hour gains to 0.46 percent. The pair found a strong intraday support level at 6372-fiat, just ahead of testing the lower trendline of the parallel…

Cybersecurity researchers working for a subsidiary of Japan’s largest bank believe that they have found the hackers who stole $60 million from Japanese crypto exchange Zaif in an attack earlier this year. MUFG Investigates Zaif Hack According to a press release published on Monday, Japan Digital Design Co. (JDD) — a subsidiary of banking giant…

Recent times have seen banks hedging their bets or even fully integrating cryptocurrencies. The acquisition and filing of patents is how large organizations truly express their interest in a given field, and Bank of America continues to lead the way, now having secured its latest patent in the blockchain and crypto space, one for “tamper-responsive”…

Authorities in Bulgaria have clamped down on the shady sale of international passports to foreigners from some parts of Eastern Europe in exchange for bitcoin. Erring citizens of Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova, and Macedonia have been allegedly involved in the perpetration of such illegal activities. Officials Arrested The citizenship issuance which was authorized by Bulgarian officials…

In an official statement, the Ukranian government confirmed its plans to establish regulatory frameworks to legalize crypto in the region. As a part of an initiative to consider and acknowledge cryptocurrency as an emerging technology, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry in Ukraine released a new state policy to oversee various cryptocurrency-related sectors which will…

There is a rapidly growing interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies among institutional investors while there seems to be lethargy in the number of retail buyers operating within the space. As such, bitcoin and altcoins now constitute a new institutional investment class since 2017, according to new research from major US bank Morgan Stanley. In…