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North Korea Needs Its Own National Crypto, CBDC Fever Spreads in Asia

It seems that a movement to create a national cryptocurrency is gaining momentum in Asia. Following China, the North Korean authorities announced their readiness to issue digital money and even indicated the availability of all required resources — both technical and human — to implement this task. Will the government

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Altcoins Soar, Zuckerberg Turns on Charm, North Korea’s Coin: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 16–22

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekAltcoins continue explosive bull run while

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North Korea to Develop Own Cryptocurrency to Battle Sanctions

According to a recent report, North Korea has started working on creating its own cryptocurrency in an attempt to emerge out of the setbacks imposed on the dictatorial state by international sanctions.Previously, Pyongyang had shown curiosity over digital transactions and has now assembled a team of national professionals joining global

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North Korea Expected to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Similar to Bitcoin

North Korea has set plans in motion to create its own cryptocurrency that will be similar to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The crypto will help the country avoid international sanctions and evade the global US-dominated financial system. North Korea to Introduce Own Crypto A representative of the regime has indicated that

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US Treasury Targets Three Notorious North Korean Hacking Groups

According to a press release published on September 13th, the U.S. Department Of The Treasury is sanctioning three North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups, known by the names of Andariel, the Lazarus Group and Bluenoroff. All have targeted and employed cryptocurrency for their nefarious purposes.In a statement released by the

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US Treasury Sanctions North Korean Hacker Groups for Cyber Attacks

The United States Treasury Department announced further sanctions against three North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups, responsible for “North Korea’s malicious cyber activity on critical infrastructure.”Continue to enforce existing U.S. and U.N. sanctions against North KoreaOn Sept. 13, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced sanctions against North Korean hacking groups,

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North Korea to Hold Second Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in February 2020

North Korea to hold its 2nd Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference in February 2020 as part of a week-long tour, event organizers from the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) have said.After the first Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference organized last year (and ultimately occurred in April 2019), this might be the

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