Home > North

Bitcoin Halving in 5 Days, North America’s BTC Miners Could Benefit from China’s Collapse

Bitcoin’s PoW miners continue to dominate the cryptocurrency mining industry both in terms of total revenue and total security spending. Bitcoin miners received $5.5bn in total block rewards, $5.2bn (94.8%) of which were newly minted coins, and $284m (5.2%) of which were transaction fees.These days, almost everyone in crypto-space is

Read More

Chainalysis’ Crypto Crime Intelligence Briefs Cast Spotlight on North Korea and Iran

New York-based blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis has launched a new initiative to shed more light on the scope of its latest cryptocurrency crime analyses. Published on May 4, three installments of the firm’s new Crypto Crime Intelligence Briefs provide insights into the mechanisms and routes being used for illicit transactions in

Read More

US Gov’t Issues New Guidance Against North Korea’s Cryptojacking, Ransomware and Hacking

Several United States agencies issued what they call comprehensive guidance on North Korea’s cyber attacks, which have hacked cryptocurrency exchanges and used cryptojacking and ransomware to finance the regime.An international alertIn the April 15 advisory, the U.S. Treasury, Department of State, Department of Defense, and the FBI continue a

Read More

US Treasury Department Blacklists 20 Bitcoin Addresses Tied to Alleged North Korean Hackers

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control has added 20 new bitcoin addresses associated with two individuals to its list of sanctioned individuals.According to an update to OFAC's "Specially Designated Nationals" (SDN) list, Jiadong Li and Yinyin Tian are accused of being linked to the Lazarus Group, a

Read More

North Korean Internet Use Spikes 300% as Regime Turns to Cryptocurrencies

North Korea’s internet use saw a 300% surge over the past three years, as the country’s regime has continued to rely on cryptocurrencies for various activities.Exploitation of crypto and blockchain technology is among the primary tactics for the country to generate revenue as well as transfer and use illicitly

Read More

Childhood Friends Battle Over Ownership of North America’s Largest Bitcoin Mine

Just four years ago, two lifelong friends from New Orleans turned a small initial investment into the largest crypto miner in North America. When their company, Coinmint, bought a former Alcoa plant in upstate New York, they brought hope the new economics of cryptocurrencies would revive a region that suffered

Read More