14Nov/19

Iran Offers Bounty for Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

Iranian authorities are offering a bounty to anyone who exposes unauthorized mining operations in the country, Iranian news outlet PressTV reports on Nov. 13. A spokesman of the Energy Ministry announced theRead More…

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01Sep/19

Bitcoin Mining Farms Are Flourishing on the Ruins of Soviet Industry in Siberia

The Takeaway: Russia’s abandoned Soviet-era factories are enjoying a second life as cryptocurrency mining facilities. Siberia’s big hydropower plants (another legacy of the USSR) have lured miners with cheap electricity. The favorableRead More…

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26Aug/19

Brazil Central Bank Adopts IMF Guidelines for Crypto Classification

The Central Bank of Brazil has moved to classify bought or sold cryptocurrency assets per International Monetary Fund (IMF) guidelines. Brazil’s central bank announced its decision on Aug. 26. With the newRead More…

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24Jun/19

Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. The news was revealed in a report from ESETRead More…

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