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Mar 7, 2022

‘A Bigger Earthquake Than SWIFT’—What The Russia PayPal, Visa And Mastercard Ban Means For Bitcoin And Crypto Amid Extreme Price Swings

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, finance

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been pushed into the spotlight over the last week as global financial sanctions on Russia come into force.

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The bitcoin price had bounced higher on expectations sanctioned Russians could turn to bitcoin and crypto but fell back as following comments from Fed chair Jerome Powell.

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Mar 6, 2022

Crypto Allows Ukraine to ‘Operate Internationally,’ Official Says

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, finance, government, military

Amid ongoing hostilities with advancing Russian forces, Ukraine has been increasingly relying on cryptocurrency donations to solve humanitarian problems and finance its defense efforts. Crypto helps the country to receive and quickly distribute money and operate internationally, a high-ranking government official has indicated.

Ukraine Accepts, Spends Millions in Crypto, Deputy Minister Reveals

Since the Russian military assault started, Ukraine has been actively seeking financial support in the form of crypto donations. “It’s a very rapid way to get a payment — in times like that you can’t just wait for days to get money and then you have to distribute them,” the country’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Oleksandr Bornyakov said in an interview.

Mar 2, 2022

Nvidia hack reportedly leaks six next-gen GeForce GPU names

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode

But no other genuine details have so far made it out of the stolen data folder.


The reported Nvidia hack has allegedly thrown up the codenames of a bunch of next-gen GPUs, which have now been leaked out to the press. The most pertinent ones for us would be the Lovelace GeForce GPUs, of which there are six listed, but here are also listings for the server-based Hopper and Blackwell GPUs. This looks to have come from an initial leak of some of the stolen documents, supplied to Videocardz.

The green team is allegedly being held to ransom over the Ethereum hash rate limiter attached to its most recent graphics card release after hacking group, Lapsus$, made off with around 1TB of sensitive data.

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Feb 28, 2022

Bitcoin and Ether Are Helping Fund Ukraine’s Resistance

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

Nearly $20 million has been raised in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether since Russian forces invaded Ukraine last week.

Feb 27, 2022

How cryptocurrencies could help Russia vitiate the U.S. sanctions

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, economics

Feb 24, 2022

How Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies Could Serve As Workaround For Russians Facing Global Sanctions

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The geopolitical tension surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is intensifying. In retaliation to Russia’s attack on the sovereign nation, Western nations have either imposed or are contemplating sanctions against the country.

Although cryptocurrencies have sunk deep into the red in reaction to the Ukrainian crisis, analysts see the space as a potential beneficiary.

What Happened: The sanctions may not produce the intended effect in Russia, where cryptocurrency ownership is relatively higher, according to Bloomberg. The country is also taking steps to legalize cryptos.

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Feb 23, 2022

Blockchain is silently transforming every industry that you know

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Feb 20, 2022

With Cryptocurrency Law Passed, Ukraine Is Now The Future Of The Global Bitcoin Market

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With Ukraine’s proposed law recognizing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the stage is set for the country to become a leader in the market.

Feb 15, 2022

Mark Cuban Reveals Two of His Largest Altcoin Investments, Says First Viral Crypto App Is Coming

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Billionaire entrepreneur and shark tank star Mark Cuban says he’s heavily invested in two popular altcoins while waiting for the first viral crypto app to emerge.

In a new interview with Crypto Banter, Cuban says that he owns “a lot” of Ethereum (ETH) and Polygon (MATIC) due to their strong use cases.

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Feb 15, 2022

Fraudsters are using bots to drain cryptocurrency accounts

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, robotics/AI

A new type of bot is being sold to criminals who program it to make robocalls that drain cryptocurrency accounts.

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