[BREAKING] Russian hackers indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller used Bitcoin for payments

Russian intelligence officers indicted by US special counsel Robert Mueller “principally used bitcoin when purchasing servers, registering domains, and otherwise making payments in furtherance of hacking activity.

Days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces new indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The indictments have been levied against 12 Russian intelligence officers (GRU) for hacking the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign during the 2016 election and leaking through DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0. This comes after 13 Russian entities were indicted earlier this year for their propaganda campaign. Read the actual document here.

UPDATE: DCLeaks was paid for with Bitcoin. The 11 Russian intelligence agents indicted today bought Bitcoin — and mined it themselves — to pay for the infrastructure they needed to hack into the DNC and release the documents.


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New York Crypto Miners to get Power at Higher Rate?

As per new electricity rate scheme in New York, crypto miners need to pay more than other consumers. New York State Department of Public Service Chair John Rhodes said in a statement:

We must ensure that business customers pay a fair price for the electricity that they consume. However, given the abundance of low-cost electricity in Upstate New York, there is an opportunity to serve the needs of existing customers and to encourage economic development in the region.

On the other hand in Quebec, Canada provincial utility Hydro-Quebec proposed a new regime under which blockchain companies will be required to bid for electricity and quantify expected job creation and investment.

Read more at Cointelegraph


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Look who is investing in Crypto Hedge Fund – Billionaire Steven Cohen

Cohen has reportedly made the decision to invest in Autonomous Ventures, a hedge fund focusing on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.Autonomous Partners, led by early cryptocurrency believer and venture capitalist Arianna Simpson, launched in December and includes funding in the low eight digits from investors such as Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, Union Square Ventures, and Craft Ventures.

“I’ve only brought on partners that I think can be very much value-add beyond their capital,” Simpson told Fortune.

Read more at Fortune


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FIFA Gambling – Police Seize $1.5 Million in Crypto

$1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies were seized by Local police officials in China as part of a crackdown on gambling during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As  Xinhua reported the unnamed gambling platform in May following advertisements that claimed it would “accept international recognized cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ether, and litecoin” to draw in users. Over the course of eight months, some 333,000 users used the site, which reportedly saw an estimated transaction volume of at least $1.5 billion.

Read more at Coindesk


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Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash Are Latest Crypto Additions to Robinhood Investing App

Robinhood, a U.S.-based mobile stock trading app, has added two new cryptocurrencies to its no-fee trading service. In an announcement made on Thursday, the business said that litecoin and bitcoin cash had been added for Robinhood Crypto users following strong demand from customers for crypto assets beyond the current options of bitcoin and ethereum. A report published in May states that the company raised $363 million in a Series D funding round that would assist firm to offer more crypto trading pairs in more markets in the U.S.

Read more at Coindesk


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Stronghold, a crypto exchange platform, secured $3.3m in seed funding.

The company aims to utilize the funds to enhance the trading experience, endure the growth and development of its platform. The firm also plans to add more assets and liquidity onto Stellar’s network through its platform and develop its cryptocurrency asset management platform further. Stronghold offers a trading platform built on the Stellar network, it connects banks, payments systems and people, enabling them to move money quickly, reliably, and at almost no cost.

Read more at Finsmes


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Nuo Lend now supports BNB backed ETH loans

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We are delighted to announce that Nuo Lend now supports Binance Coin (BNB) as a collateral token. You can now get instant liquidity in ETH against your BNB tokens without selling them. This will enable users to keep the upside of BNB tokens which has outperformed the market consistently over the last few months. The Nuo Lending platform is completely decentalized and runs on smart contracts on the ethereum mainnet. Most loans get funded in few hours and the ideal loan amount to borrow is over $100. We are giving $10 crypto-back for first 50 loans on the platform.

To get started, please go to lend.getnuo.com and click on apply for loan. Select BNB token as the collateral and create a repayment structure best suited for you. Once you create the smart contract, transfer your BNB tokens and voila.. you application is live 🙂

India may not ban cryptocurrency, treat them as commodities instead

After months of uncertainty, there are indications that India may not ban cryptocurrencies. A finance ministry panel set up to study them may even suggest that they be treated as commodities.

I don’t think anyone is really thinking of banning it (cryptocurrencies) altogether. The issue here is about regulating the trade and we need to know where the money is coming from. Allowing it as (a) commodity may let us better regulate trade and so that is being looked at

a senior government official privy to the panel’s discussions told Quartz, requesting anonymity. Read more at Quartz


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Bitcoin mining costs hit the skies despite the fall in coin’s value

Bitcoin mining costs to outpace Bitcoin price
Bitcoin mining costs hit the skies

Bitcoin mining community is in a state of panic as the Bitcoin hash rate is shooting up rapidly irrespective of the coin’s price. In fact, the difficulty of adding a block has increased significantly over the past one year. While the Bitcoin price [as of today $6,410] has been fluctuating, the hash rate hasn’t reduced, in the last four months, it has increased by 100 %. If the trend continues, the cost of mining one Bitcoin could very well cross the value of one Bitcoin itself.

Read more at bcfocus


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