Police in Kazakhstan Arrest Gang Forcing IT Specialists to Run Crypto Farms

Law enforcement in Kazakhstan detained members of a crime group suspected of forcing IT experts into operating underground facilities for cryptocurrency mining with threats and blackmail. The racketeers allegedly made up to half a million U.S. dollars a month from their business. Kazakhstan Busts Illegal Crypto Mining Organization, Detains Dozens Authorities in Kazakhstan have arrested… Read More »

Microsoft Gives Grant To Blockchain-Based Web3 Game StarHeroes As Historic Partnership Gets Underway

press release PRESS RELEASE. In what many would agree is a groundbreaking achievement, StarHeroes recently obtained a Microsoft grant . As a result, the blockchain-based game now has access to Azure PlayFab, joining the legendary collection of games such as Forza Horizon, Sea of Thieves, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. This grant is also… Read More »

Brazil Might Approve Its Cryptocurrency Law This Week

This week, the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil might approve a cryptocurrency bill introduced earlier this year. According to the leader of the Federal Government in the Chamber, Ricardo Barros, the bill is set to be discussed, but there are still no reports on a possible vote as the Chamber is set to also discuss… Read More »

A One-of-a-Kind GameFi Ecosystem Is Set to Blow the Competition out of the Water – Introducing Ryber

press release PRESS RELEASE. It’s not often that you see something truly unique gearing up for an NFT mint. The Ryber ecosystem has us all talking, not just because of its incredible looks and gameplay, but because of the brand’s ethos, the earning potential and the component parts of its ecosystem. The Ryber team currently… Read More »

Regulation of Cryptocurrency in South Africa Should Not Scare Away Investors Experts Say

Two experts have said they welcome South Africa’s planned regulation of cryptocurrency but warned this should not scare away investors. If the regulation is balanced between the need to protect investors and stimulating interest in crypto investment, this “could see funds stream into South Africa while growing the country’s burgeoning crypto ecosystem.” Crypto as a… Read More »

Report: Terror Groups Using South African Financial System to Move Funds

Sympathizers of the terror group, the Islamic State (IS) are allegedly using South Africa’s financial system to channel funds to the group’s affiliates and networks in Africa. The United States government has so far sanctioned four South Africa-based individuals it accused of facilitating the transfer of funds to African terror groups. Millions of Dollars Laundered… Read More »

NFT Market Projected to Reach $200 Billion in 2030

A new report is predicting that the total value of the NFT market will reach $200 billion in 2030. The report, issued by Grand View Research, a multinational market insights company, found that the rising demand for this kind of instrument — due to its growing number of applications — will fuel growth of the… Read More »

Huobi Becomes Latest Crypto Exchange to Receive Provisional Approval From Dubai Regulator

Huobi recently became the latest cryptocurrency exchange platform to be granted provisional approval by the Dubai Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority, a statement from the company has said. The provisional approval allows Huobi to offer virtual asset exchange products and services to “pre-qualified investors and professional financial service providers.” Spot and OTC Services Are Limited to… Read More »

Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Slides 5% Dropping to Levels Not Seen Since March

On July 21, 2022, at 2:14 p.m. (ET) at block height 745,920, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty dropped by 5.01% outpacing the last two epoch changes. The latest downward shift makes it 5% easier to find blocks than it was during the past two weeks, and roughly 8.77% easier since June 22. It’s Now 11.39% Easier to… Read More »

Security Service of Ukraine Shuts Down Crypto Mining Farm Near Front Line in Kharkiv

Ukraine’s main law enforcement agency has busted an illegal facility mining cryptocurrencies in the Kharkiv region. The operators of the crypto farm have been minting coins using large amounts of stolen electricity, threatening energy supply to critical infrastructure, the agency said. Illegal Mining Farm Discovered in War-Torn Kharkiv Region Officers from the Security Service of… Read More »