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TikTok Owner Reportedly Working With Chinese State Media on Blockchain

Owner of major social media app TikTok, ByteDance, has launched a joint venture with state-owned Chinese media group and ThePaper.cn operator Shanghai Dongfang Newspaper to develop business models that include blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), Bloomberg reported on Dec. 14. TikTok may use blockchain and AI to fight DeepfakesThe joint

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South African Central Bank to Reportedly Introduce New Crypto Regulations

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) — the country’s central bank — is purportedly going to impose new regulations for the use of digital currencies in a bid to deter users from evading currency controls.As local business-focused publication Business Report reported on Dec. 2, SARB’s deputy governor, Kuben Naidoo,

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Canadian Regulators Seize Crypto Exchange Reportedly Owing $16M to Clients

Regulators in the Canadian province of British Columbia have shut down the Vancouver-based Einstein cryptocurrency exchange.In a press release on Nov. 4, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) reported that it had taken action against the Einstein cryptocurrency exchange, which apparently owes more than $16 million to its customers,

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Hackers Take Over BitMEX Twitter, but Customer Funds Reportedly Safe

Hackers took over the Twitter account of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX after the previously reported leak of customer email details on Nov. 1. The exchange claims that, although its Twitter account was hacked, all user funds are safe.“Hackers” tease individual IDs and take over BitMEX TwitterSince the update was published,

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Tron Price Up 25% as China Reportedly ‘Bans’ Anti-Blockchain Sentiment

China is rapidly adopting a pro-blockchain stance following news it would bring in a so-called “crypto law” in January next year. China: Blockchain must be legitimateIn a sign of China’s abrupt official about-turn on blockchain, officials are deleting posts that claim the technology is a scam, Twitter-based crypto news resource

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Fraudulent TON Investment Ads Reportedly Circulating Facebook

Fraudulent advertisements have reportedly begun circulating Facebook offering to join the Telegram Open Network (TON) investment platform.As Russian news outlet Kommersant reported on Sept. 20, ads promoting the so called “Successful Investor” account appeared on Facebook. Once clicked, the ad leads to a website disguised as Russian economics and

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