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Craig Wright Faces Perjury Investigation Over Claims He Created Bitcoin

A judge in the UK High Court has directed prosecutors to consider bringing criminal charges against computer scientist Craig Wright, after ruling that he lied “extensively and repeatedly” and committed forgery “on a grand scale” in service of his quest to prove he is Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of bitcoin. In a judgment published Tuesday, Justice […]

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A Tiny Texas Village Is About To Annex a Gigantic Bitcoin Mine

Though the annexation would have no immediate, firsthand financial benefit for Riot, it represents an important chance for the company to make inroads with the local community. “It would just be a public relations kind of thing,” says Brewer. Riot is, he says, “desperate for some positive PR.” Since February 2022, the company has sought

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Spyware Users Exposed in Major Data Breach

But that’s not all. Each week, we round up the security news we didn’t cover in depth ourselves. Click on the headlines to read the full stories. And stay safe out there. For the third time since 2010, spyware vendor mSpy has suffered a substantial data breach, this time exposing millions of customers and prospective

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Pressure Grows in Congress to Treat Crypto Investigator Tigran Gambaryan, Jailed in Nigeria, as a Hostage

When Tigran Gambaryan was first invited in February to meet with the Nigerian government in order to settle a dispute with his employer, the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Nigerian officials detained him against his will, stripped him of his passport, and told him he was a “guest” of the state. He’s since been charged with financial

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Silicon Valley Hasn’t Embraced Trump. But It’s Wavering on Biden

The June fundraiser set off alarm bells suggesting that a new political movement needed to be accounted for, but little in the records of its organizers suggests deep fealty to MAGA doctrine. Palihapitiya has supported Democrats in the past and is currently CEO of Hustle, a peer-to-peer texting platform for progressives. Sacks has spent most

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The $11 Billion Marketplace Enabling the Crypto Scam Economy

That public nature of the criminal transactions is all the more shocking given that Huione Guarantee is operated by Huione Group, a Cambodian financial conglomerate that includes a company linked to the family of Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Manet. One of the companies’ directors, in fact, is Hun To, the prime minister’s cousin, who has

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After a 10 Year Wait, Mt. Gox Bitcoin Is Finally Being Returned

In late February 2014, Daniel was at his computer trading bitcoin on Tokyo-based crypto exchange Mt. Gox. Suddenly, the website flashed white and became unresponsive. In a panic, Daniel turned for answers to internet forum Bitcoin Talk, where speculation had already begun: Mt. Gox was in trouble. Daniel, who lives in Europe, was a university

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Inside a Violent Gang’s Ruthless Crypto-Stealing Home Invasion Spree

She refused to give up her password, and was, according to the prosecutors’ description, so demoralized by the earlier hacking theft of the majority of her funds that she told the men to simply shoot her. Instead, they stole her engagement ring, two iPhones, a laptop, the charger for the neurostimulator used by the other

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