Student Faces Charges for Stealing $5 Million in Crypto via “SIM Jacking”

Motherboard has reportedly obtained court documents pertaining to the arrest of Joel Ortiz, a 20-year-old from Boston, who is accused of stealing $5 million USD in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Mr. Ortiz and his currently unidentified accomplices stole crypto from roughly 40 victims through a hacking technique known as “SIM jacking.” Also Read: Archaeologists Argue Micronesian… Continue reading Student Faces Charges for Stealing $5 Million in Crypto via “SIM Jacking”

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Where OmiseGo Founder Sees Massive Ethereum Scaling and Adoption by 2020

Jun Hasegawa, the founder and CEO at OmiseGo, a billion dollar blockchain network launched on top of the Ethereum protocol, has outlined the future of Ethereum and the roadmap of its growth over the next two years. Massive Scaling and Adoption by 2020 2017 was a year of speculation for both Ethereum and projects launched… Continue reading Where OmiseGo Founder Sees Massive Ethereum Scaling and Adoption by 2020

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Former President Bill Clinton Set to Keynote Ripple Conference

The annual Swell by Ripple conference invites global leaders from the policy, payments, and technology fields to come together and discuss how blockchain can be used to benefit society at large. According to a tweet from Ripple, former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to keynote this year’s edition. Ripple noted in a news release… Continue reading Former President Bill Clinton Set to Keynote Ripple Conference

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Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

Paul Krugman, the famed economist who’s made a career out of being wrong about things, is wrong again. That in itself is no more surprising than the fact that his latest op-ed takes aim at his favorite bête noire – bitcoin. The surprising part is that Krugman has resorted to the same hackneyed arguments he… Continue reading Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

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Coinbase Taps BNY Mellon Vet to Head Global Compliance Efforts

Cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant Coinbase has poached a BNY Mellon veteran to head the firm’s global compliance efforts as it seeks to ramp up its international operations and expand the range of assets supported on its platforms. The San Francisco-based Coinbase on Tuesday announced that it had appointed Jeff Horowitz as its chief compliance… Continue reading Coinbase Taps BNY Mellon Vet to Head Global Compliance Efforts

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Bitcoin Cash Fans Celebrate Independence Day One Year Later

Today is the one-year anniversary of the ‘Bitcoin Independence Day’ that took place on August 1 2017. Since that day the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network and community have had a very productive year as the decentralized cryptocurrency has celebrated a ton of milestones including successful network upgrades, massive merchant adoption, and a wide variety of… Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Fans Celebrate Independence Day One Year Later

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