Bithumb Taps Chainalysis for FATF-Grade Crypto Investigation Tool – CoinDesk

Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is clamping down on suspicious transactions less than a week after South Korea, its home country, moved to enact tough new laws for the virtual asset space. Bithumb announced Tuesday it had deployed Chainalysis’ “Reactor” investigations tool to get ahead of illicit activity. Reactor, used in many cryptocurrency law enforcement actions, will […]

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How ‘Price Gouging’ Face Masks Can Help Fight Coronavirus

Authorities are cracking down on sellers for “price gouging” as people panic-buy face masks. They’re also urging people not to panic-buy face masks as shortages threaten an effective coronavirus response. While companies appear guilty of “profiteering” from the crisis, raising prices could ration vital medical supplies. Authorities, governmental and otherwise, are cracking down on companies […]

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CoinDesk Explains SIM Jacking or “SIM Hacks” – CoinDesk

Today we’re breaking down SIM card attacks in a way even your grandpa can understand, presented in both audio and full-text format. For early access before our regular noon Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica or RSS. In the pantheon of crypto hacks, “SIM jacking” is one of the worst. The hack, which is less a […]

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Korean ICO Project Shuts Down, Says ‘Negative Perceptions’ of Crypto Made Business Impossible – CoinDesk

An $8 million ICO project is shutting down, citing regulatory uncertainty and difficulties in onboarding new users. Content-sharing platform Contents Protocol announced Wednesday that following numerous attempts to turn its business into a success, the firm is closing down and refunding investors as much as $7.5 million-worth of the ether (ETH) raised in its initial […]

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