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  1. In 2018, Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million this year, the firm said on December 14. The increase in cryptomining attacks in META comes at a time when digital threats and cybercriminal activities in the […]

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  2. The Swiss government has advised regulators not to create new legislations but instead make adjustments to existing laws to accommodate companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. The amendments should focus on enhancing Switzerland’s position as a blockchain-friendly country, the Swiss Federal Council said last week. Switzerland’s Federal Council released on December 14 a report […]

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  3. Catalina Norena (@VIXGold) from Belgium is an eToro Popular Investor who likes to take advantage of extremely volatile markets by investing in ETF’s that are likely to show a profit when markets are down. Therefore, as her username suggests, she invests in ETF’s that track the VIX index or gold prices. She took the time […]

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  4. A peer-to-peer marketplace for rare digital items and crypto collectables has acquired Atomic Bazaar, an Ethereum digital asset platform focused on trading mixed sets of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). OpenSea, which enables users to buy, sell, and discover rare digital items, is adding Atomic Bazaar to its marketplace. Founded in November 2017, OpenSea has over 50 […]

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  5. Stablecoins have increased in popularity over the past few months, and one of the many reasons for this surge has been the volatility of the crypto market. This summer, some of the largest crypto exchanges provided listings of the most popular stablecoins on their platform, with the Gemini Dollar, Paxos, and True USD among some […]

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  6. Global multi-asset investment platform eToro has launched eToro FC, a community for football fans interested in learning about cryptoassets and investing, as part of its new #WelcomeToTheClub Premier League campaign. In August, eToro partnered with seven Premier League clubs in deals that were paid for using bitcoin. From today, eToro will work with those seven […]

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  7. Decentralized encyclopedia startup Everipedia is working on improving user experience and expanding its blockchain ecosystem, with a new user interface, more languages to be added to the platform, and new decentralized apps (DApps) under development, the startup said on Thursday. Everipedia launched its blockchain network in August 2018, allowing users to begin staking IQ tokens. […]

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  8. Orbs, an Israeli startup developing a hybrid blockchain complementing and scaling base-layer protocols such as Ethereum, has raised a “seven-figure” US dollar investment from Kakao Investment, the venture arm of the leading South Korean Internet conglomerate Kakao. Orbs said on Thursday that the new capital will be used to further the protocol’s development and growth. […]

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  9. A digital gifting platform has unveiled its blockchain-powered global gifting and shopping marketplace that is designed to provide high performance and instant settlements. The company is Swych, a mobile gifting platform that enables consumers and businesses to send “swychable” gifts from their mobile device, which can be redeemed for electronic gift cards from over 600 popular […]

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  10. Though blockchain use is still in its infancy in the automotive industry, a handful of companies are pioneering its adoption, believing that the technology will radically transform the sector. According to a new study by IBM, 62% of automotive executives are convinced that blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021, […]

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