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80 Firms Including MasterCard, Coinbase Spent $42 Mln Lobbying Crypto, Fintech Issues in Q1

Around 40 entities lobbied for bitcoin (BTC) and blockchain-related causes in the United States in Q1 2019, political news site Roll Call reported on April 30.Citing data from the Federal Electoral Commission, the publication stated that around half of the 80 lobbying entities included cryptocurrency-related items, with total quarterly

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US Justice Dept. Convicts Two Romanians of Cybercrimes Including Cryptojacking

A federal jury has convicted two Romanian alleged cybercriminals of spreading malware to steal credit card credentials and illicitly mine cryptocurrency, an announcement from the official website of the United States Department of Justice revealed on April 11.The malware allegedly spread by the suspects was reportedly used for cryptojacking

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Coda Leads $15 Mln Funding Round for O(1) Labs Including Coinbase and Paradigm

Blockchain scalability project Coda has completed a new $15 million funding round for O(1) Labs, Coda announced on April 2.According to Coda, the new funding round involved major technology investors such as Accomplice, Coinbase Ventures, Paradigm, and General Catalyst.As specified on its website, Coda is a cryptocurrency protocol with

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Chinese Regulator Approves First 197 Blockchain Firms, Including Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu

China’s cyberspace administration has released the first list — 197 companies long — of registered blockchain service providers, according to their March 30 notice.Chinese initiatives by internet giants such as Baidu Blockchain Engine, Alibaba Cloud Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), Tencent BaaS (TBaaS) and the BaaS platform owned by e-commerce giant JD.com

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