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Eastern Europe Hit by Massive Russia and China-backed Cyberattacks, Including Strong Propaganda on Social Networks, Analysis Suggests Eastern Europe Hit by Massive Russia and China-backed Cyberattacks, Including Strong Propaganda on Social Networks, Analysis Suggests

This spring, an array of European countries faced a massive cyberattack campaign, with nearly 80 critical infrastructure institutions in Eastern and Central Europe affected. The attacks reportedly were in favor of Russia’s and China’s interests in Europe.

Kremlin-Backed Hacking Group Targets Power and Water Sector of Germany, Report Kremlin-Backed Hacking Group Targets Power and Water Sector of Germany, Report

A hacking group linked with the Russian government has reportedly carried out a series of attacks on energy, water, and power sectors of Germany, cybersecurity-focused outlet Cyberscoop reported on May 26.

Monument to Soviet Construction That Feeds Bitcoin Mining Monument to Soviet Construction That Feeds Bitcoin Mining

Like any other high-power computing hardware, Proof-of-Work mining rigs turn lots of electricity into lots of heat, which makes this business very sensitive to geographic location. Large mining farms and data centers tend to congregate around the cheapest electricity providers available, preferably somewhere colder.

Safety Over Freedom: How Governments Introduce Surveillance Under Veil of Coronavirus Control Safety Over Freedom: How Governments Introduce Surveillance Under Veil of Coronavirus Control

“A big battle has been raging in recent years over our privacy. The coronavirus crisis could be the battle’s tipping point.” That’s a warning from a Financial Times’ article by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of “Sapiens,” about the loss of freedom in a time when many are willing to sacrifice everything for the feeling […]

Russian Promises: Norilsk Nickel’s Tokenization Platform May Catalyze the Slowly Developing Russian Crypto Legislation

Russian Central Bank has approved the digital platform of Norilsk Nickel for trading tokens backed by commodities. On February 17, the Central Bank confirmed that the platform’s testing was successfully completed. It took place in the regulator’s own “sandbox.”

Exclusive: CZ Binance on His Wealth, Values, Russia and China

Binance’s founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, 42, made his way from a small town in China to a Forbes cover and became a shy rockstar of the bitcoin-industry. Widely known as CZ, today he runs one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the world which offers a wide range of services from spot trading to […]

Russia to Implement Blockchain in State Governance

Gleb Nikitin, the governor of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in Russia stated that the region’s residents will become the country’s first to test the capabilities of blockchain tech in state governance.

Russia’s Biggest Social Network Could Launch Own Crypto – Report

Vkontakte, the biggest and most popular social media in Russia, might join the ranks of Facebook and Telegram and launch its own cryptocurrency. As reported by local publication RNS on Friday, March 29, Vkontakte is looking into the question.

Crypto Mining Definition Removed From Russian Digital Currency Regulation Draft Bill

The proposed law on digital assets in Russia will fail to clarify tax issues for miners after the lawmakers have removed the definition of crypto mining from the draft bill on digital currency regulation.

Alternative Cryptocurrency Regulation Bills Introduced in Ukraine and Russia

A draft bill that leaves crypto-to-crypto trading outside the state regulation has been filed this week in the Ukrainian parliament. The news was announced during BlockchainUA conference in Kyiv by Ukrainian MP Alexey Mushak.

Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange ‘Expert’ Might Hold the Keys to Russia’s U.S. Election Meddling

Russian citizen Alexander who is being held in a jail in Greece could shed light on the ongoing investigation over Russia’s interference with the U.S. politics. According to a report in Bloomberg, Vinnik, 38, may be aware of how Russians in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs used Bitcoin to obscure their money trail.

Russian Police Confiscates Bitcoin ATMs in a Major Swoop Across the Country

Russian company BBFpro had two dozens of Bitcoin ATMs confiscated by law enforcement with no explanations or advance inquiry from the prosecutors.

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