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More countries to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender in 2022 - expert
“By adopting cryptocurrency as legal tender these countries then immediately have a currency that isn’t influenced by market conditions within their own economy, nor directly from just one other country’s economy."
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Bitcoin's in a slump but expert says ignore the crypto deniers to build long term wealth
Bitcoin is likely to record its worst monthly performance since May, but the CEO of a global financial giant says you should 'ignore the crypto deniers' if you want to seriously build your wealth for the long term.
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Gaming company Polemos to enable the monetisation of NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
The esports-focused company Polemos has released a white paper laying out a strategy to build the world's first GameFi platform enabling the monetisation of idle NFT gaming assets from integrated blockchain games.
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Cryptocurrrency: The next big thing Australia's banks need to keep an eye on
Banks should keep a finger on the pulse of the growing demand for cryptocurrency services, according to a global study by Visa.
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Scammers using Google Ads to steal $500k of cryptocurrency
"What’s most alarming is that multiple scammer groups are bidding for keywords on Google Ads, which is likely a signal of the success."
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Chainalysis opens new office in Canberra, extends presence in Asia and Oceania
The new office is part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the Pacific region, supporting the local cryptocurrency market, public sector agencies and financial institutions.
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Ransomware, crypto scams & brute-forced passwords: Highlights from CERT NZ's Q2 report
The number of cybersecurity incidents in the second quarter of 2021 has risen to more than 1,350, accounting for $3.9 million in direct financial losses.
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Swarm Markets and Yoti make crypto more accessible
"People are looking for safe ways to make their money work for them and blockchain products like yield farming can earn them double digit returns.”
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Cryptocurrency users to benefit from increased range of currencies
Around 800,000 Kiwis are planning to use or hold some form of cryptocurrency by the end of 2021.
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Blockchain
NZ artists and celebs join new crypto marketplace
A clutch of well known artists and entertainers are joining a new tech company's digital marketplace to sell ownership tokens for their works or their time.
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Malware
'Trash Panda as a Service' has been upgraded to steal cryptocurrency
Raccoon Stealer, a malware platform that rents out its services for $75 a week, has upgraded its services, according to a new report from Sophos.
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90% of crypto enthusiasts expecting inflation to be a real problem
“As an asset in limited supply, fast growing cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin can be a strong inflation hedge against devaluing fiat currencies."
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Mastercard’s new Start Path program supports digital assets, blockchain and cryptocurrency startups
Mastercard has announced its latest Start Path global start-up engagement program supporting digital assets, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies. 
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Bybit?
Bybit is a cryptocurrency exchange company established in 2018 with more than 2 million registered users.
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Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers with cryptomining malware
Avast finds cybercriminals are targeting gamers using cracked games with cryptomining malware Crackonosh.
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Cybersecurity
Rise in cyberattacks targeting container infrastructure and supply chains, 50% attacks happen with one hour
Aqua Security has found a rise in cyberattacks targeting container infrastructure and supply chains, with 50% of vulnerable targets attacked within one hour. 
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Ransomware
New ransomware Epsilon Red discovered - how it works
New ransomware Epsilon Red has been found by Sophos researchers who detail the tools, techniques, procedures, and behaviour of the attackers behind it.
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Healthcare, manufacturing and finance sectors accounted for 62% of all cyber-attacks in 2020
The healthcare industry was the hardest hit, with 97% of all hostile activity targeted at the industry being web application or application-specific attacks.
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New Bitcoin indicator series from State Street
State Street Corporation has launched its new Bitcoin Indicator series, aiming to measure the popularity of Bitcoin and its impact on traditional markets. 
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Malware
Avast identifies new cryptocurrency malware Hackboss
Researchers from Avast, the global digital security and privacy company, say they have identified new cryptocurrency-stealing malware.
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How Bitcoin could impact the cyber-threat landscape
Bitcoin's escalating valuation has made some criminal organisations and malicious individuals very wealthy. The impact of this growth in wealth may have a severe impact on the future threat landscape.
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Price of Bitcoin reaches all-time high in 2020
Bitcoin's epic bull run is backed by strong investor interest, according to new research from analyst firm GlobalData.
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Crypto winter & pandemic slice $2.8b from blockchain revenues
ABI Research says that the revenue drop will not last long, with revenues expected to return to normal by 2023.
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Sektor to distribute CipherTrace crypto-intelligence solutions in APAC
Sektor will now distribute CipherTrace’s Investigate Suite and the CipherTrace Armada risk-scoring service.