Happy Bull’s Year, North Korean Hackers!

In this episode, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson discuss North Korea reportedly stealing your crypto to create nuclear weapons, Tesla rattling markets at an opportune time and Nigeria trying to ban crypto. Starting Feb. 12, in the Chinese calendar, we are in the year of the ox, or bull; at least for now, things are […]

ConsenSys Grants Help Iranian Women Learn Solidity

Seven female coders from Iran got scholarships and graduated from a bootcamp of ConsenSys Academy, Ethereum startup incubator’s educational branch.  The scholarships, a part of ConsenSys’ global program to help developers start coding on the Ethereum blockchain, might provide additional opportunities for people in the country largely cut off from the international tech community.  Women […]

Hackers Are Trying to Mine Crypto Using Russian Government Servers, Expert Says

Hackers are increasingly attacking Russia’s government IT infrastructure to mine crypto, a law enforcement-affiliated expert said in a conference on Thursday. According to Nikolai Murashov, deputy director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents, hackers have been actively exploiting the IT infrastructure of Russia’s government bodies, defense contractors, medical entities and research institutes to […]

Facial Recognition Tech May Be Being Used Against Russian Protestors

As massive protests sweep across the nation, activists fear Russia has been deploying facial recognition technology to clamp down on dissent.  Following nationwide protest rallies on Jan. 31, several people reported on social media they were detained by the police after subway and street surveillance cameras recognized them as protesters. Countries all over the world […]

Inside Iran’s Onslaught on Bitcoin Mining

Iran is trying to make crypto mining a source of income for the state, while cracking down on miners. Iran, hit hard by international sanctions, lost revenue supplied by oil exports. Crypto might be a way to get some extra cash, so Iran has been toughening its grip on miners at home in an effort […]

Bitcoin Donations to Navalny Surge After Russian Opposition Leader Is Jailed

The standoff between Russia President Vladimir Putin and his main opponent, Alexey Navalny, rose to a new level last week – and so did bitcoin donations to the dissident. Navalny, a Russian politician and vocal critic of Putin, is also a successful bitcoin fundraiser in Russia, receiving 657 BTC in donations over the past five […]

New Regulators in Town: What’s Next for Crypto in DC

In this episode, Anna Baydakova, Tanzeel Akhtar and Nik De discuss what to expect from U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration regarding crypto, how QuadrigaCX users are doing and trying to predict the future for Ripple. President Joe Biden has named Gary Gensler as his pick for chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and […]

Russia’s Sber Bank Files to Launch Its Own Stablecoin

Sber, Russia’s largest retail bank, has applied for a license with the country’s central bank to issue its own digital token for corporate clients. The digital asset will be available for the companies banking with Sber, which have been expressing interest for blockchain-based deals for some time, a spokesperson from the bank told CoinDesk via […]

Russian Court Takes Crypto Exchange Binance off Website Blacklist

Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has persuaded a Russian court take its website off a regulator’s blacklist. The site has been blocked since June, when a court in the Arkhangelsk region ruled in favor of local prosecutors, saying the company was helping distribute information about bitcoin and that the cryptocurrency is unregulated. […]

Russian Court Takes Crypto Exchange Binance off Website Blacklist

Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has persuaded a Russian court take its website off a regulator’s blacklist. The site has been blocked since June, when a court in the Arkhangelsk region ruled in favor of local prosecutors, saying the company was helping distribute information about bitcoin and that the cryptocurrency is unregulated. […]

Russian Court Takes Crypto Exchange Binance off Website Blacklist

Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, has persuaded a Russian court take its website off a regulator’s blacklist. The site has been blocked since June, when a court in the Arkhangelsk region ruled in favor of local prosecutors, saying the company was helping distribute information about bitcoin and that the cryptocurrency is unregulated. […]