Greek Police Uncover Plot to Murder Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month.Greek authorities have reportedly managed to uncover a murder plot targeting Russian national Alexander Vinnik, which was arrested in the country earlier this year, suspected of laundering $4 billion in bitcoin through cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. According to news source Sputnik, Greek police…

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Amazon & Microsoft’s Move to Blockchain: Centralized Companies Into Decentralized Ecosystem

Bitcoin, and the idea of digital cash, has taken hold of the banking sector as banks and financial institutions start to experiment internally with blockchains and cryptocurrencies in order to be at the forefront of these technologies. This, coupled with the fact that government organisations and even global leadership bodies such as the G20 are…

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U.S. Mutual Fund VP Says Blockchain Will Help ‘Drive This Next Industrial Revolution’

Steve Chiavarone, a VP at financial services company Federated Investors, made bullish comments on blockchain technology as an “economic growth driver” in an interview on CNBC Friday, May 11. Responding to whether blockchain will be a driver of economic growth, Chiavarone noted the potential for automatization and increased efficiency blockchain offers, saying: “When you think…

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SEC Commissioner Cautiously “Open” to Regulatory Sandbox for ICOs

Regulation United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner, Hester Peirce, delivered a speech before the Medici Conference earlier this month discussing many issues pertinent to ICOs. Mrs. Peirce indicated that the SEC is open to discussion of developing a regulatory sandbox for ICOs, however, expressed a number of concerns surrounding the legislative model. The…

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Nvidia Reports $289 Million Revenue from the Crypto Sector in Q1

Mining Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has announced its revenues for the first quarter, mentioning separately the amount generated from sales to the crypto market. The total includes $289 million related to GPUs for cryptocurrency mining, according to a corporate report. Demand from crypto miners was stronger than expected, the company noted.   Also read: New…

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Irish University Study Calls For Government Action To Promote Blockchain In The Country

The authors of a study at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway on the adoption of blockchain in Ireland, called on the government to promote the technology more broadly in the country, The Irish Times reported May 11. The study proposes recommendations to increase blockchain awareness and adoption, that can reportedly have a positive…

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India: Supreme Court Denies Interim Injunction Against Reserve Bank Of India Restrictions

The Supreme Court of India declined to grant an interim injunction against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular banning banking services for companies dealing in cryptocurrency, according to a Twitter post by Crypto Kanoon May 11. Crypto Kanoon is a team of Indian lawyers engaged in crypto regulatory analysis and legal awareness. Supreme Court…

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