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Australian Minister Slams Gov’t for Weak Response to Ransomware ‘Epidemic’

On Feb. 24, Tim Watts, Australia’s Shadow Assistant Minister for Cybersecurity, has published an article in the Financial Review on Feb. 24, criticizing the country’s government for its response to the 2019 “ransomware epidemic.”Watts states that Australia was not immune to last year’s ransomware outbreaks, citing a Victorian government

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Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra and Local Gov’t Launch Blockchain Accelerator

Tech Mahindra, the IT subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, is launching a blockchain accelerator together with the government of the southern state of Telangana. The parties hope the accelerator will become a “torch-bearer” for future accelerators nationwide, the Economic Times reported on Feb. 19.The new “T-Block Accelerator” is aimed

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Singaporean Gov’t Blockchain Platform Facilitates $15.7 Million in Fundraising

The Singaporean government-backed blockchain platform Tribe has helped raise another $15.7 million for participating companies through its ecosystem.In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 2, Tribe Accelerator revealed that a total of $28 million had been raised to date to support start-ups from around the world attempting

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Former US Gov’t Official, Capital One Exec Joins Payments Startup C Labs

Cryptocurrency payment startup C Labs has hired former United States government official Jai Ramaswamy to oversee the company’s compliance strategy.On Nov. 26, Coindesk reported that Ramaswamy had joined C Labs, the company responsible for Celo, which is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a

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US Gov’t Extradites Alleged Fraudster for Selling Fake Securities for $11M in BTC

The United States has extradited a Swedish national from Thailand for allegedly selling fraudulent securities to investors online, garnering over $11 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC).Per a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) published on Nov. 18, Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson is on his way to the

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Deutsche Telekom’s Blockchain Firm Partners With Malta Gov’t Agency

Maltese government agency supporting business development, Malta Enterprise, signed a memorandum of understanding with Blockchain-as-a-Service service firm T-Systems, parent company Deutsche Telekom announced on Oct 30.Deutsche Telekom launched the Blockchain Ecosystem (GBE) at the end of last month, as reported by Cointelegraph Germany. Now, the Maltese agency will become

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