Netherlands Plans to Punish Crypto Scammers With Up to 6 Years in Jail – CoinDesk

The Netherlands is planning on bringing in harsher penalties for scams involving banking apps and cryptocurrencies. Proposed new legislation from the country’s Ministry of Justice and Security is aimed to align penalties for fraud utilizing these newer payment methods with those for crimes involving more traditional payments such as credit cards. Card crime already has […]

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Square Crypto Bankrolls Star Lightning Developer Known as ‘ZmnSCPxj’ – CoinDesk

Square Crypto, the payment startup’s bitcoin development group, has funded a pseudonymous researcher to let him work on the space full-time. Announced Wednesday via Square Crypto’s Twitter account, freelance Lightning and bitcoin contributor ZmnSCPxj received a grant from the company to further development of the bitcoin network. The grant’s total was not disclosed. The pseudonymous […]

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D-Wave and NEC Partner to Create ‘Hybrid’ Quantum Applications – CoinDesk

British Columbia-based quantum computing company D-Wave Systems is teaming with NEC, the storied maker of massive supercomputers. The partnership, announced Wednesday, would merge D-Wave’s quantum offering with NEC’s classical computing environments. NEC will also invest $10 million in the company and sell the D-Wave Leap quantum computing service alongside its traditional services. “Japan is the […]

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