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Russian Crypto Plot, China Mining U-Turn, Lottery Winner’s BTC Gamble: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 4–10

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Russia: New law would let police confiscate Bitcoin from 2021 …

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Scale of OneCoin Scam Unravels Amid Ongoing Court Hearings

With each passing day, the financial nitty-gritty associated with the cryptocurrency-related OneCoin Ponzi scheme continues to become of increasing interest to members of the global crypto community.  The U.S. government’s previous estimate of the scam that raked in a total of $4 billion seems to be well off the mark, as the figure could be …

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Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

Russian authorities are seeking legal means to confiscate virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies as they already can with more traditional forms of property. In an effort to fight cybercrime, the Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to develop legislation allowing law agencies to force criminals to hand over ill-gotten digital gains and wants proposals on the …

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Russia’s Fancy Bear hackers conduct “significant cyberattacks” on anti-doping agencies

Enlarge Alan Vernon Fancy Bear, the Russian-sponsored hacker group, recently conducted “significant cyberattacks” on 16 national and international sports and anti-doping organizations, and at least some of the offensives were successful, Microsoft said on Monday. The attacks began on September 16, just days ahead of news reports that the World Anti-Doping Agency, often known as …

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The Demand for Permissionless Freedom Is Just Getting Started

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Every year the world seems to be getting crazier and more people are starting to realize that it stems from oppressive government transgressions against a peaceful society. The world has noticed millions of people from France, Hong Kong, Venezuela, Indonesia and more are rising up because citizens are sick and tired of …

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Report: Telegram’s TON Investors Vote Against a Refund Amid SEC Probe

Investors in the Telegram Open Network (TON) and $1.7 billion Gram token sale have voted against the return of their funds, Forbes Russia reported on Oct. 23. Two sources close to the Telegram team told reporters that a majority vote — with the inclusion of investors in both rounds of the offering — had agreed …

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Cointelegraph Blocked in Russia

Cointelegraph’s website has become widely inaccessible in Russia as authorities added the domain to a registry of blacklisted sites. The blacklist Although Cointelegraph has been publicly on a list of blocked sites since 2017, it was only yesterday, October 16, that the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, more …

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Turkey Throws Another Wrench Into the USD’s Works and Joins Russian Swift

</header> <strong>The dominance of the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency is being robustly challenged on all fronts. Other geopolitical powers and smaller but important players are unwilling to accept the political influence Washington exerts through its fiat money. And in times of trade wars, sanctions, and even tensions between allies, the push to …

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Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Banks: Major Credit Card Breach Exposes 60M Accounts

</header> <strong>Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia with a regional and global presence, has suffered a major data breach. Personal information belonging to millions of clients is now being sold on the black market. Initial analyses suggest the trove of data for sale is real, highlighting the risks associated with traditional banking. </strong> Also read: …

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Here’s How Belarus Pressures Russia to Legalize Cryptocurrencies

</header> <strong>Relations between Belarus and Russia have always been quite complicated. The union the two close allies created has faced all kinds of challenges over its 20 plus years of existence. Now cryptocurrency is becoming a new apple of discord, as Minsk has taken a relatively friendly approach to regulating decentralized assets, while some in …

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