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New Ransomware Software Shoots Physical Ransom Notes Out of Printers

According to BleepingComputer, the Egregor ransomware includes a script that tells all available printers to print out physical ransom notes. A video of the ransomware attack playing out via receipt printers in a Cencosud store is embedded below: El #ransomware que le pegó a Cencosud es #Egregor. La ransom note empezó a salir en las…

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Deutsche Bank Research Strategist: More Investors Starting to See Bitcoin as Credible Asset

Over at ZeroHedge, a note from Deutsche Bank Research Strategist Jim Reid stated more investors are starting to see bitcoin as a credible asset to buy and hold. “There also seems to be an increasing demand to use Bitcoin where Gold used to be used to hedge Dollar risk, inflation and other things,” added Reid.

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3 More Bitcoin Mining Pools Signal Support for Taproot Upgrade

According to the Taproot Activation web page, three more mining pools are now signalling support for the much-anticipated Bitcoin network improvement. The three pools are F2Pool, AntPool, and Luxor, and they bring the network hashrate’s estimated support for Taproot to roughly 54%, according to data from BTC.com. The Taproot Activation web page was launched by…

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Irish Man Gets 3 Years in Prison for Cryptocurrency Theft

According to The Irish Times, a 21-year old man in Ireland received a three-year sentence for his role in SIM swap attacks that led to the theft of cryptocurrency. Conor Freeman took part in theft of over $2 million worth of cryptocurrency (at current prices), and he handed over what remained of the theft after…

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Irish Man Gets 3 Years in Prison for $2 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

According to The Irish Times, a 21-year old man in Ireland received a three-year sentence for his role in SIM swap attacks that led to the theft of cryptocurrency. Conor Freeman took part in theft of over $2 million worth of cryptocurrency (at current prices), and he handed over what remained of the theft after…

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OKEx Says They’ll Resume Cryptocurrency Withdrawals Next Friday

According to Chinese crypto reporter Wu Blockchain, OKEx plans to enable withdrawals from the cryptocurrency exchange on November 27th, which is next Friday. OKEx withdrawals stopped over a month ago after after founder Star Xu, who holds a necessary private key to enable withdrawals, was taken away by Chinese police to assist with an investigation.

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Large Online Poker Site is Doing Around $100 Million Worth of Bitcoin Payouts Per Month

According to Bloomberg, Winning Poker Network, which operates multiple sites including AmericasCardRoom.eu, has seen a massive increase in demand for payouts via bitcoin. Winning Poker Network CEO Phil Nagy says the company is having to purchase around $100 million worth of bitcoin per month to keep up with demand. Winning Poker Network is a top-10…

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Google Will Roll Out End-to-End Encryption for Messages App

According to a Google company blog post, Android users who use the Messages app for texting will soon have access to end-to-end encryption for one-on-one chats. The new feature will roll out to beta testers starting this month. “We’re continually improving security protections to safeguard your privacy and will be rolling out end-to-end encryption, starting…

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Google Will Roll Out End-to-End Encryption for Messages App

According to a Google company blog post, Android users who use the Messages app for texting will soon have access to end-to-end encryption for one-on-one chats. The new feature will roll out to beta testers starting this month. “We’re continually improving security protections to safeguard your privacy and will be rolling out end-to-end encryption, starting…

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Executive at World’s Largest Asset Manager Says Bitcoin Can Replace Gold

BlackRock CIO Rick Rieder shared some positive remarks about bitcoin with CNBC’s Squawk Box earlier today. BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager with $7.4 trillion of assets under management as of the end of 2019. Here are some of Riedger’s comments about bitcoin made on CNBC earlier today: “I think cryptocurrency is here to…

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