Month: August 2020

Tesla Foils Ransomware Attack After Employee Rejects Bitcoin Bribe Worth $1 Million | News Bitcoin News

Tesla’s Elon Musk has said the company recently foiled attempts to infect its computer network with malicious software, after an employee cooperated with the FBI in an investigation. The malicious software would create an opportunity for criminals to extort money Read More

Major Swiss health insurance company now accepts crypto payments


A major health insurance provider in Switzerland has made Bitcoin and Ether payments available to its policyholders. According to an Aug. 31 announcement, Atupri Health Insurance is partnering with crypto financial services company Bitcoin Suisse for its 200,000 customers to Read More

Tor Project Launches Membership Program to Boost Agility, Funds – CoinDesk


The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies Read More

The Biggest Issues for Marvel’s Avengers Won’t Be Microtransactions

The Avengers release date is imminent, and the content poses some cause for concern. Microtransactions, however, are not something to worry about. If anything, Avengers has one of the fairest microtransaction policies we’ve seen. Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers title releases Read More

Defi Platform Uniswap Outpaces Coinbase Pro in Global Trade Volume | Bitcoin News

The decentralized exchange (dex) Uniswap has seen a massive amount of trade volume during the last seven days. Following Uniswap’s rapid increase in global trade volumes, the platform’s founder Hayden Adams celebrated the dex outpacing the centralized exchange Coinbase’s volumes Read More

Here’s why the Head of the Chechen Republic has such a strong disdain for cryptocurrencies


The Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov shared some harsh comments about cryptocurrencies amid growing interest in the technology amongst Chechnya’s citizens. According to Pravda, Kadyrov claimed that the media is presenting crypto “as the new gold,” provoking what he calls a Read More

Ciphertrace Allegedly Builds Monero-Tracing Tools, XMR Proponents Disagree | Bitcoin News

The blockchain surveillance firm Ciphertrace claims to have created the “world’s first” monero tracing tools for law enforcement. According to the company announcement, Ciphertrace developed forensic tools for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to track illicit Read More