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US unites 30 countries to disrupt global ransomware attacks

"This month, the United States will bring together 30 countries to accelerate our cooperation in combatting cybercrime, improving law enforcement collaboration, stemming the illicit use of cryptocurrency, and engaging on these issues diplomatically," President Biden said today.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-unites-30-countries-to-disrupt-global-ransomware-attacks/
archive: https://archive.ph/Bq7ba
Hackers rob thousands of Coinbase customers using SMS 2FA flaw

- 6000 users compromised
- funds and personal info stolen
- full name, email address, home address, date of birth, IP addresses for account activity, transaction history, account holdings, and balances

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-rob-thousands-of-coinbase-customers-using-mfa-flaw/
archive: https://archive.ph/Chmqx
Darknet Market 'White House Market' is Retiring

- user registration and ordering have been disabled
- site will be kept online until open orders are finalized, disputes handled and coins withdrawn

https://darknetlive.com/post/psa-white-house-market-is-retiring/
archive: https://archive.ph/zz65j
Human Rights Foundation Bitcoin Academy Livestream

https://youtu.be/m0F08kko_l0
Human Rights Foundation Bitcoin Academy Livestream Day Two

https://youtu.be/0NnYuvG1mms
Liquid Hard Fork Diagnostic Report

- the hard fork is now activated, and block signing has resumed

https://blog.liquid.net/liquid-hard-fork-diagnostic-report/
archive: https://archive.ph/CL0I7
[Lightning-dev] Full Disclosure: CVE-2021-41591/ CVE-2021-41592 / CVE-2021-41593 "Dust HTLC Exposure Considered Harmful"

https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2021-October/003257.html
archive: https://archive.ph/gHSdP
Bitcoin Optech #169

- proposal to add transaction heritage identifiers to Bitcoin
- 'how to prepare for taproot' series: output linking

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/10/06/
archive: https://archive.ph/FRUt4
J.P. Morgan: Institutional Investors Are Favoring Bitcoin Over Gold

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/jpmorgan-bitcoin-better-inflation-hedge-than-gold
archive: https://archive.ph/VZIZQ
This Month in Bitcoin Privacy: September 2021

- Wasabi Wallet 2.0 Update, Continued
- El Salvador’s Chivo Privacy Concerns
- Mastercard Acquires CipherTrace
- HRF Grants to Chaincase, Umbrel Bounty
- Coinbase on ICE
- Bisq Transitions to Tor V3
- Chainalysis Behind Block Explorer
- Samourai Like-Type Change Outputs
- Moral Landscape of Monetary Design

https://enegnei.github.io/This-Month-In-Bitcoin-Privacy/September_2021
archive: https://archive.ph/v0YmL
Chipmakers resist US bid for client data

- TSMC said it absolutely would not hand client information to the US, while South Korea has expressed concern with the scope of the request

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2021/10/08/2003765704
archive: https://archive.ph/0OlBD
Surveillance Firm Elliptic Raises $60m Series C Funding Round

- Evolution and Softbank join existing investors including Wells Fargo, Santander, Octopus, and AlbionVC

https://archive.ph/FeYEl
Bitcoin Optech #170

- LN implementations vulnerabilities
- LN protocol using taproot
- Extract RBF logic into policy/rbf PR

https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2021/10/13/
archive: https://archive.ph/Iryj1
The United States is now the epicenter for Bitcoin Mining, accounting for 35.4% of the global hash rate at the end of July 2021, according to a Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance study published on Wednesday.

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/u-s-becomes-worlds-biggest-bitcoin-miner-beating-china
archive: https://archive.ph/gb239
How Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin project married the concepts of digital cash and digital gold and how pioneering cryptographer Adam Back continues the work of making it a better tool for freedom.

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-adam-back-and-digital-cash
archive: https://archive.ph/lJwQ2
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US Treasury publishes new sanctions guidance for the "virtual currency industry"

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/virtual_currency_guidance_brochure.pdf
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