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Kia Motors America Victim of Ransomware Attack Demanding $20M in Bitcoin, Report Claims

BleepingComputer claims to have evidence that the ransomware gang DoppelPaymer is demanding 404 BTC from the car firm.

Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Has Started Accepting Bitcoin, Ether for Tax Payments

Local firm Bitcoin Suisse has partnered with the canton of Zug, converting cryptocurrency tax payments into Swiss francs.

Malaysian Bitcoin Mining Gang Stole Over $2M in Electricity, Say Police

Police seized 1,746 bitcoin mining machines across 21 premises in raids this week.

Robinhood to Allow Deposits, Withdrawals for Cryptos Including Dogecoin

Currently, users of the popular trading app can only buy and sell cryptocurrencies within their Robinhood accounts.

US Lawmakers Looking Into China’s Role in GameStop Pump: Report

Some Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee want to look into Reddit’s ties to Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent and Robinhood rival Moomoo.

Why We Should Take Dogecoin Seriously

Dogecoin's rise reflects the power of collective belief and a longing for a more ideal form of crypto.

Russia’s Crypto Tax Bill Passes First Reading at State Duma

The bill proposes to recognise cryptocurrency as property for purposes of taxation.

Mastercard Launches Prepaid Card for World’s First CBDC in Bahamas

The Bahamian Sand Dollar can now be used for payments anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

Mastercard Launches Prepaid Card for World’s First CBDC in Bahamas

The Bahamian Sand Dollar can now be used for payments anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

Coinbase Hires Former Stripe Exec as Chief Compliance Officer

Melissa Strait will take charge of Coinbase's compliance initiatives ahead of its planned public listing.