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New York polls crypto firms on security measures after Twitter hack

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has released a lengthy report analyzing the impact of July’s high-profile Twitter hack, which resulted in the theft of over $118,000 worth of Bitcoin (BTC).  Far beyond the immediate material impact, the NYDFS states that the incident exposed the deep cybersecurity weaknesses of a publicly-traded social media company valued …

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YouTube’s sleazy decline into scam promotion

Last weekend, I was watching a sports stream on YouTube. Talented, fearless athletes on the screen, a glass of wine in one hand and a purring cat under the other — you know, those perfect Saturday evenings. If only the stream didn’t keep being interrupted every few minutes by annoying ads. They usually come in …

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Security, regulation, and knowledge gaps: Bad crypto news of the week

Bitcoin ends the week about 6 percent up, still beneath $11,000 but having set a record of 63 days above $10,000. Some traders are starting to find the digital coin’s stability boring. They’re looking for more excitement in altcoins and DeFi tokens. OMG network recently jumped more than 25 percent.  Maybe the decline in mining …

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Crypto hedge funds and mining regulations: Bad crypto news of the week

It’s been a difficult week for Bitcoin this week. The price has fallen about 5 percent over the last seven days to drop beneath $10,400. It could bounce but if it continues downwards, it might drop below $10,000 and get dangerously close to the CME gap. One sign that the price might fall further has …

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DeFi, celebrities charged and Kiss: Bad crypto news of the week

So Bitcoin appears to end this week within tickling distance of $11,000. Experts suggest that the next test of upper level support will be at $11,100 before a move to $12,100. Statistician Willy Woo is optimistic. He thinks there’s little chance of a “catastrophic” dump. Some Bitcoin though, can’t be dumped. More than a billion …

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Another DeFi exit scam just made off with $20M in investor funds

The rapidly expanding DeFi space is becoming riddled with scams as another suspicious project has headed for the exits carrying speculators’ money. “A new liquidity mining pool DeFi project, Yfdexf.Finance has exited the market after defrauding investors of $20 million in total funds locked in its protocol,” media outlet ZyCrypto wrote on Sept. 10. The …

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YouTube pulls the plug on another crypto livestream

Crypto YouTuber Sunny Decree recently saw his livestream cut short by YouTube, with the platform stating the video had violated its ‘harmful and dangerous policy.’ According to a Sept. 5 tweet from Sunny Decree, the video-sharing platform halted his most recent livestream on his English language channel — based in Switzerland, the content creator also …

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The Care Bears, Roger Ver, and Tesla shenanigans: Bad crypto news of the week

While Bitcoin stays under its $12,000 ceiling, you can take your pick of future price predictions. The Winklevoss Brothers say that the coin will reach $500,000 and maybe even $600,000 if governments start to include it in their currency reserves. The twins didn’t put a date on that prediction but Ecoinometrics, a data analysis firm, …

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Chilean Cryptocurrency Exchange Denies Fraud Allegations, Tribunal Set Rule on Complaint

Chilean cryptocurrency exchange, Badu.com has denied allegations that it fraudulently transferred client funds without authorization. The fraud allegations are being reported by Itau bank and both parties are set to appear before the country’s Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition (TDLC), which must rule on the case. The Itau Bank, which initially reported the …

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The Great Reset and accredited investors: Bad crypto news of the week

Bitcoin was down a bit this week, stopping just above $11,000. That increase in volatility is only to be expected, say some experts, as we approach the end of some BTC futures and options contracts. Other contributors to increased volatility include Bitcoin’s long period of consolidation and a key resistance level. But what happens next? …

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