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Network of Fake Bitcoin QR Code Generators Stole $45,000 in March

A network of malicious QR code generators has stolen more than $40,000 from Bitcoin (BTC) users in one month. At least nine fake Bitcoin-to-QR code generators have been spotted in recent weeks, with security researcher, Harry Denley, first tweeting that he had identified two domains hosting fake QR code applications on March 22. Denley later…

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Taylor Swift Photo Hides Malicious Crypto-Mining Code

Concealed crypto mining – using infected computers to produce hashes for specific types of coins – is using more ingenious methods to hide from operating systems. The latest exploit involves an infected image of Taylor Swift. Sophos Labs Discovers Botnet in Taylor Swift JPEG Analysis by Sophos Labs, a digital security firm, shows hackers are…

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Brazil IRS Creates Penalty Code For Dishonest Crypto Taxpayers

The IRS in Brazil has turned the spotlight on crypto deals and transfers, creating a special penalty code to fine for misreporting. Brazil Requires Monthly Filings for Crypto Activity Failing to file a monthly report of crypto asset movements triggers “Revenue code 5720 – Default for Default / Incorrect / Delay in Reporting on Transactions…

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Bitcoin Code to be Kept in Arctic Vault Facility

Bitcoin’s open-source code, at least its latest committed version, may be kept in a Svalbard vault, joining other projects in the GitHub Arctic Vault project. Satoshi’s Protocol Delivered to Svalbard Vault Bitcoin’s protocol, being an open-source project, is eligible to join thousands of other GitHub repositories in deep storage. The encoded repositories will be filed…

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With Code of Conduct, Trade Group ADAM Seeks Legitimacy for Crypto

One year after its formation, the Association of Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) has drafted a code of conduct for the cryptocurrency market. The trade group has also recruited five more companies, bringing its total membership to 15. The new members are: custodians BitGo and Anchorage, trading firm and VC investor CMT Digital, lender BlockFi, and prime…

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This Startup’s Upgrade Code Can Be Used by Any Bitcoin-Based Blockchain

A small blockchain company out of Arizona has built open-source software that it says any bitcoin-based blockchain could use to improve its functionality. Nexus announced Monday what it called its seventh “activation” – a protocol upgrade that brings smart-contract functionality to the Nexus blockchain, which launched as a fork of the original bitcoin protocol in…

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Cryptocurrency Might Be Treated as Treasure Under Russia’s Tax Code

Russia might implement an interesting tax method. Local media reported that the Association of Banks of Russia proposes a tax on cryptocurrency mining that is equivalent to the tax on found properties or treasures. In Russia, Bitcoin Regarded as Treasure While it has been often associated with speculators and criminals, the king of cryptocurrency might…

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Digital Asset Is Writing Code to Help ISDA Standardize Derivatives Data

Enterprise blockchain company Digital Asset is working with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) to develop software meant to ease adoption of the trade group’s potentially cost-slashing data standards. Announced Tuesday night in New York, the reference code library is intended to help developers implement ISDA’s Common Domain Model (CDM) in solutions for trading…

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