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Blockchain Fuel Register in Development

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a partnership established by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and BLOC, has announced that its first demonstrator project, a fuel provenance register for the maritime sector, is set to enter a phase of further development. MBL, which explores the applications of blockchain for the assurance and safety of …

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Cryptocurrency-crafting creeps crept crafty code into Google App Store • The Register

Android apps secretly harboring cryptocurrency-mining code have managed to make their way onto the shelves in the official Google Play Store. Researchers at Trend Micro found three programs available for download in the application souk that were surreptitiously using the spare CPU cycles on people’s smartphones to mine Monero, using …

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Vietnam bans Bitcoin as payment for anything • The Register

Won’t say why, doesn’t explicitly ban mining or blockchain The State Bank of Vietman has issued “Information related to the use of virtual currency” that bans use of the cryptocurrency for payments. The Bank lists conventional payment mechanisms like cheques, payment orders and credit cards as permitted, but then adds …

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Who stands to gain the most from bitcoin? – Orange County Register

One of the most important economic and financial changes of the past century may happen so fast that millions of Americans won’t be able to understand it, much less participate, until after the fact. The questions at the heart of the potential transformation are simple and momentous. Who, if anyone, …

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Putin Will Require Cryptocurrency Miners to Register With the Government in 2018

On Saturday—just two weeks after a top Russian banking authority hinted that Bitcoin exchanges would be banned in the country—Russian President Vladmir Putin released five Presidential orders related to the regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. According to a Google translation of orders, Putin has tasked the Russian government with …

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Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension • The Register

Another Chrome extension has been found secretly harboring a cryptocurrency miner – and it appears this issue is going to get worse before it gets better. Reg reader Alessandro Polidori, a Node.js software engineer, spotted the use of Coin Hive’s Monero-crafting code in the “Short URL (goo.gl)” extension for Chrome. …

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Another banking trojan is trying to loot your cryptocurrency wallets • The Register

Researchers have discovered a new variant of banking trojan that targets cryptocurrency wallets instead of traditional accounts. Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange site targeted in part by the latest Trickbot variant, manages multiple currencies thus offering crooks a wider platform for abuse once they succeed in harvesting the account credentials. Coinbase …

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Best Korea fingered for hacks against Bitcoin exchanges in South • The Register

North Korea has emerged as the prime suspect in recent Bitcoin exchange hacks in South Korea, with threat intel experts warning that more attacks on digital currency services and even mainstream banks are likely to follow. South Korea’s Cyber Warfare Research Center reportedly believes that at least one Bitcoin exchange …

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Bitcoin-accepting shops leave cookie trail that crumbles anonymity • The Register

Bitcoin transactions might be anonymous, but on the Internet, its users aren’t – and according to research out of Princeton University, linking the two together is trivial on the modern, much-tracked Internet. In fact, linking a user’s cookies to their Bitcoin transactions is so straightforward, it’s almost surprising it took …

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