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Blockchain and Crypto Business Reps Protest Nevada Bill

“The Nevada Technology Association (NTA) said that the bill was premature and would put Nevada at a competitive disadvantage as blockchain was still in its nascent stages” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. Following an initial explanation of the bill before the committee, representatives from the crypto industry protested the legislation.Representatives from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries voiced their concerns about a bill in the Nevada State Senate in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, March 12.Early this year, the Associated Press found that some counties in Nevada were issuing marriage…

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Businesses Increasingly See Crypto Mining Attacks in Cloud Infrastructures

“The cybersecurity wing of United States telecoms firm AT&T stated that organizations of all sizes continue to face major crypto mining attacks despite the ongoing bear market” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. After providing a detailed description of hackers’ strategies to mine crypto through cloud structures, AT&T provided a number of recommendations for detecting mining attacks on cloud systems.In the new report, AT&T examined the most significant forms of cryptojacking associated with mining attacks on organizations’ cloud infrastructure.Recently, crypto mining service Coinhive announced its closure, as the platform has reportedly…

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Crypto Markets News 

Interest in OTC Trading May Become the Springboard for the New Cryptocurrency Market Boom

“According to data collected by Digital Asset Research, the global daily bitcoin OTC trading value is about $250 million” writes Guest User for livebitcoinnews.com. And the first thing that interests them is OTC trading as an instrument of quick and secure cryptocurrency trading.” He sees a lot of similarities between today’s keen interest in OTC cryptocurrency trading and the industry landscape in late 2017 – early 2018, when the market was burning with fever about Initial Coin Offerings.Over-the-counter trading in digital assets is rapidly gaining popularity with the crypto market…

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Google Deletes Crypto Malware Targeting Blockchain.com, MyEtherWallet Users

“As Cointelegraph reported last month, users of cryptocurrency wallets Electrum and MEW were also facing phishing attacks, according to posts published on Reddit and Twitter” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. As Cointelegraph continues to report, bad actors targeting cryptocurrency users have sought increasingly nefarious methods of tricking novices into handing over access to funds.A Google Chrome browser extension tricking users into participating in a fake airdrop from cryptocurrency exchange Huobi claimed over 200 victims, a security researcher reported in a blog post on March 14. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Crypto Exchange Bittrex Cancels Its First ‘Initial Exchange Offering’

“United States crypto exchange Bittrex has cancelled its first token sale, dubbed an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO), which it had been planning to host on its Malta-based counterpart, Bittrex International” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. Bittrex is currently ranked 49th largest crypto exchange globally by adjusted daily trade volume, seeing about $62.8 million in trades on the day to press time.The exchange’s token sale platform Launchpad hosted the high-profile token sale for the Tron-based BitTorrent token (BTT) this January, followed by another public token sale for AI and smart contract…

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Japan: Hacker Involved in 15 Mln Yen Crypto Theft Referred to Prosecutors

“An 18-year-old hacker was referred to prosecutors in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya for stealing cryptocurrency, local news outlet Japan Today reported on March 14” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. In 2018, over 7,000 cases of suspected money laundering tied to crypto were reported to Japanese police. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Japan Court Sentences Suspended Jail Term to Ex-Mt. Gox CEO

“Gox, Mark Karpeles, guilty on charges of data manipulation” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. Though Karpeles was found guilty of tampering trading data on the exchange, he was acquitted from the charges of embezzling millions from client accounts.Gox was one of the first well-received Bitcoin exchange which reportedly once handled 70 percent of the world’s Bitcoin transactions. Source: financemagnates.com

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Crypto Futures News 

CBOE Will Not List Bitcoin Futures in March, Cites Need to Assess Crypto Derivatives

“In the case of the CBOE Bitcoin futures market, the difference is then settled in U.S. dollars” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. In December 2017, CBOE launched Bitcoin futures trading, followed closely by its competitor, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).CBOE said: “CFE is not adding a Cboe Bitcoin (USD) (“XBT”) futures contract for trading in March 2019.Futures contracts give investors exposure to an underlying asset — in this case Bitcoin — without the need to actually own any.Earlier this week, a report from Bloomberg stated that the Bitcoin price could…

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Crypto News Platforms 

Report: Over 40 Bugs in Blockchain and Crypto Platforms Detected Over Past 30 Days

“In the blockchain field, e-sports gambling platform Unikrn reportedly got the most vulnerability reports, amounting to 12 bugs” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. White hat hackers have detected over 40 bugs in blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms over the past 30 days, tech news outlet The Next Web (TNW) reported on March 14.Major American crypto exchange Coinbase and the developer of blockchain browser Brave, Brave Software, reportedly received one vulnerability report each.According to an investigation conducted by TNW, 13 blockchain- and cryptocurrency-related companies were hit with a total of 43 vulnerability…

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Previously Hacked Gatecoin Exchange Receives Liquidation Order Following Banking Problems

“Gatecoin, a crypto exchange that was hacked in May 2016, has announced on March 13 that it has received a winding up (compulsory liquidation) order from an unspecified court” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The company wrote that Gatecoin will have to cease operation with immediate effect, noting that the exchange will assist in the liquidation process in order to distribute assets to the creditors. Another recently hacked crypto exchange, Cryptopia, has since partly relaunched its website, also announcing that it will be using customers’ balances held from the date…

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