Supercomputers across Europe have fallen to cryptomining hacks

Cryptomining hacks aren’t new by any stretch, but a string of recent incidents is raising eyebrows. ZDNet reports that culprits infected multiple European supercomputers with Monero mining malware in the past week, including the University of Edinbur...

Opera now supports in-browser crypto purchases with Apple Pay

Opera has just made it a bit easier to purchase cryptocurrency. The browser -- which was the first to include a built-in crypto wallet -- is now letting users in the US and Scandinavian countries buy Bitcoin and Ethereum using a debit card or Apple P...

New York power plant mines Bitcoin using excess energy

A natural gas power plant can't always send excess energy into the grid, frequently leading to waste as the gas is flared or vented away. However, a plant in Dresden, New York thinks it has a solution: use that surplus to generate some digital cash....

Steven Segal settles with SEC over undisclosed bitcoin promotions

It seems that martial artist and actor Steven Seagal isn't above the law. In 2017, he touted the initial coin offering (ICO) for Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G), a digital currency that sounded shady right from the start. Seagal didn't disclose the fact that he w...

Ohio man charged for laundering $300 million through Bitcoin ‘mixer’

American law enforcement just illustrated how important cryptocurrency has become in the criminal world. Federal agents have charged Ohio resident Larry Harmon for allegedly running a darknet-based Bitcoin "mixer" that laundered the equivalent of ro...

Vodafone is the latest to leave Facebook’s Libra Association

The Facebook-created Libra Association is still bleeding members months after it formalized its council. Telecom giant Vodafone has confirmed to CoinDesk that it left the Association. Unlike past defectors, though, it's not so much about regulatory...

Akon’s Crypto City in Senegal Raises Many Questions

Akon is certainly not lonely when he is in Senegal. The president of that country gifted him 2,000-acres of land to build his own crypto city. Akon City, or as the city shall be known, is reportedly located just 5 minutes away from Dakar International Airport. Curiously, all transactions in the city will take place […]

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