Indian Doctors Warn of Illegal Covid-19 Vaccine Sales for Bitcoin: Citizens Urged to Wait for Government Approved Vaccine

Indian doctors have warned that the sale of unauthorized Covid-19 vaccines on the black market, where vendors ask for bitcoin as payment, is illegal. According to the doctors, the unsanctioned marketing of the vaccine to the elite is prevalent in the state of Karnataka. Some doctors say the Indian government must intervene by tracking down these vendors. Vaccine for VIPs As media reports from that country confirm, doctors “have been getting calls from VIP patients, wanting to know whether these Covid-19 vaccines offered by certain dealers are genuine and can…

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T-Systems and Validation Capital Partner With Flow Blockchain

PRESS RELEASE. January 13, 2021 – T-Systems MMS, a subsidiary of the largest telecommunications provider in Europe, Deutsche Telekom, announces today a partnership with Flow blockchain developed by Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot. T-Systems’ flagship deployment on Flow will be the operation of an Execution Node. Validation Capital was involved in this partnership as strategic advisor. As part of the partnership, T-Systems MMS will run an Execution Node, significantly contributing to the Flow blockchain’s computational resources as a result. This is because Execution Nodes are…

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Bitfinex Executives Deny Allegations of Issuing USDT to Pump BTC – “Tether Backed by Cash Assets and a Loan”

Bitfinex general counsel Stuart Hoegner has dismissed the notion that only 74% of the tether stablecoin in circulation is fully backed. Hoegner insists the stablecoin is fully backed by assets that include cash, cash equivalents as well as bitcoin. However, both Hoegner and the company’s CTO Paolo Ardoino, are pushing back against the narrative that Bitfinex is engaged in a conspiracy to pump the price of bitcoin. The Loan to Bitfinex In an interview with Peter McCormack, the Bitfinex general counsel claims the misconception that USDT is not fully backed…

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Publicly-Listed Lottery Company to Buy $14.4M Worth of Bitcoin Mining Machines

A U.S. listed Chinese sports lottery firm announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire bitcoin (BTC) mining machines. The deal involves the issuing of $14.4 million worth of 500.com Class A ordinary shares. Models Include S17, T17, M20s and S9 According to the announcement, 500.com Ltd reached an initial agreement to acquire the mining machines from the unnamed non-U.S. seller. The firm looks forward to issuing 11,882,860 Class A shares valued at $1.21 per share to cover the purchase. The full amount of the transaction will…

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SV-Based Taraxa Revolutionizes Legacy Data Auditing With Mathematically Provable Audit Trails

PRESS RELEASE. Santa-Clara, CA – Taraxa’s newly released testnet was just put to use for a process auditing platform that minimizes operational friction in multi-party business processes. The Silicon Valley-based blockchain startup is building auditing solutions that infuse database-integrated systems with transparency and credibility by using data anchoring and cryptographic proofs to mathematically verify the origin and integrity of operational transactions. Cryptographically secured infrastructure and the flagship application Taraxa takes operational auditing to the next level with its cryptographically-secured audit log, finally solving the problem of capturing unstructured operational data…

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Bitcoiner Loses Password to 7,002 Bitcoins Worth $240 Million

A bitcoiner has shared his story of how he lost access to his 7,002 bitcoins, worth about $240 million at the current price. He has lost the piece of paper on which he wrote his password and now has two guesses left before his device seizes up and encrypts its contents forever. 7,002 Bitcoins Worth $240 Million at Stake Stefan Thomas, a German-born programmer living in San Francisco, has been unable to access his 7,002 bitcoins, which is worth almost $240 million at the current price, the New York Times…

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Mastermind of $147 Million Crypto ‘Scam of Epic Proportions’ Sentenced to 10 Years in US Prison

The mastermind of what the U.S. Department of Justice calls a scam of “epic proportions” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. His crypto scheme collected over $147 million, duping 72,000 investors. He is also ordered to pay the U.S. Internal Revenue Service more than $1.8 million for tax evasion. Scam Involving Fake Cryptocurrency The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday that a California man, Steve Chen, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his “leading role” in a major crypto fraud case. Judge John…

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Darknet Giant Darkmarket Shut Down, Alleged Operator Arrested

The authorities in seven countries and Europol have jointly taken down Darkmarket, one of the largest darknet marketplaces. The action was taken after the marketplace’s alleged operator was arrested in Germany. Authorities Shut Down Darkmarket Europol announced Tuesday that darknet marketplace Darkmarket has been taken down. The announcement details: Darkmarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web, has been taken offline in an international operation involving Germany, Australia, Denmark, Moldova, Ukraine, the United Kingdom (the National Crime Agency), and the USA (DEA, FBI, and IRS). According to Europol,…

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IOST in the First Batch of Blockchains to Support HUSD Stablecoin

PRESS RELEASE. IOST, an enterprise-grade, decentralized, and ultra-fast network oiled with the Proof-of Believability consensus algorithm, is integrating the HUSD stablecoin, according to an announcement on 13 Jan 2021. HUSD is a safe and secure dollar-pegged stablecoin issued by Stable Universal Limited. Notably, IOST is the first batch of Public Blockchains to support HUSD. To celebrate this milestone, the two companies are giving away 35k HUSD exclusively for IOST users. The announcement highlights HUSD’s integration as a significant milestone for IOST to build its growing influence in the DeFi scene.…

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop a Global Cryptocurrency Scam Spreading in India

A class-action lawsuit has reportedly been filed against a cryptocurrency scam that has duped many Indian investors. The scam, promoted in three Indian languages, lures investors by promising up to 900% return on investments. The Delhi court has directed a notice to be placed in major newspapers, seeking victims of this scam to come forward. Class-Action Lawsuit to Stop a Crypto Scam in India A representative lawsuit has reportedly been filed in order to stop a cryptocurrency scam from continuing to dupe Indian investors. The Delhi court last week directed…

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