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US Holding Firm Halted Mining Business After Bitcoin Crashed Below $4K

Although the cryptocurrency markets have slightly recovered following massive sell-offs in mid-March, Bitcoin’s (BTC) faltering price has led to notable miner instability and closures.Soon after Bitcoin dropped below the $4,000 threshold on March 13, DPW Holdings, a Nasdaq-listed holding company, announced that it is temporarily shutting down its cryptocurrency

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Using Ransomware, Hackers Steal and Publish Medical Data of Firm Researching Coronavirus

Black hat hacker group Maze has infected the infrastructure of a firm researching the coronavirus with ransomware, managing to steal and publish sensitive data.The hack of medical informationCybersecurity firm Emsisoft told Cointelegraph on March 23 that Maze group’s hackers compromised United Kingdom medical firm Hammersmith Medicines Research. The published

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IT Firm Helps Healthcare Providers Fight Crypto Ransomware Amid Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus crisis continues, a cybersecurity firm has started offering free help to healthcare providers that fall victim to cryptocurrency-demanding ransomware.According to an announcement on March 18, cybersecurity firm Emsisoft partnered with incident response company Coveware to allow free access to ransomware-related services at no cost to

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US Firm Plans $100 Million ICO to Fund Electric Vehicle Production in Africa

Alternet Systems Inc (ALYI), an energy storage, military application, and electric motorcycle firm, has entered into a new partnership to launch a cryptocurrency dedicated to funding electric vehicle projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a March 11 announcement.While Alternet did not name the company it has partnered with, Alternet

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Crypto Lending Firm Blockfi Adds Support For Buying Cryptos With Cash

Cryptocurrency-backed lending startup Blockfi added support for buying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin with cash on the platform. The purchase can be made by sending cash through wire transfer.Blockfi said the customer can send US Dollar wires to the platform to purchase stablecoin in the form of Gemini Dollars (GUSD), and

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