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LocalBitcoins Receives Finnish FSA Virtual Currency Provider License

The Finnish Financial Services Authority (FIN-FSA) has officially registered LocalBitcoins as a virtual currency provider, starting at the beginning of November 2019. Finland only allows officially registered providers who fulfill the legal requirements to operate in the country.A safe pair of handsIn order to receive the registration, LocalBitcoins had

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Verizon Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Virtual SIM Cards

Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices.A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption technology, wherein a traditional physical SIM card can be replaced with a

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Ex Employee Stole $10M in Virtual Assets from Microsoft; Used Bitcoin to Hide the Theft

News from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington revealed in a press release on July 16 that a former employee of Microsoft is currently awaiting trial after being accused of mail fraud for scheme to steal virtual assets like gift cards worth over $10 million.The accused,

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Goldman Sachs ‘Looking at Potential’ of Creating Virtual Currency, CEO Reveals

Goldman Sachs is performing “extensive research” on tokenization, the group’s chief executive told France’s Les Echos newspaper on June 27.David Solomon said he believes global payment systems are heading in the direction of stablecoins — cryptocurrencies pegged to fiat assets such as the U.S. dollar.Although he stopped short of

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Researchers Uncover Threat of ‘Unusual’ Virtual Machine Crypto Mining

Cybersecurity firm ESET has detected what it describes as an unusual and persistent cryocurrency miner distributed for macOS and Windows since August 2018. The news was revealed in a report from ESET Research published on June 20.According to ESET, the new malware, dubbed “LoudMiner,” uses virtualization software — VirtualBox

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Legislators Endorse Virtual Asset Summit Convened in Response to Coming FATF Crypto Rules

Global legislators have voiced their support for a forthcoming summit in Osaka, Japan, which will be devoted to virtual asset service providers’ (VASPs) response to a new set of recommendations set forward by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Cointelegraph Japan reported the news on June 19.According to the

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