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Fake Tor Browser Has Been Spying, Stealing Bitcoin ‘For Years’ – CoinDesk

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Hackers have been distributing a compromised version of the official Tor Browser that’s packed with malicious tools used to both spy on users and steal their bitcoin. Discovered by researchers at IT security firm ESET, the trojanized Tor has apparently resulted in a Read More

What Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Said in His Defense of ‘Free Expression’ – CoinDesk

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended free expression in a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday. “[The internet] allows people to share things that wouldn’t have been possible to share before,” he said. However, “we’re seeing people across the spectrum try Read More

Libra Shows Central Banks’ Failure on Cross-Border Payments: Riksbank – CoinDesk

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Facebook’s Libra has been a wake-up call for central bankers. Now one such official – Gabriel Soderberg of Sweden’s Riksbank – says cross-border payments are where policymakers need to play catch-up. “Libra showed there is a demand for something that Read More

Fed Governor Brainard Identifies Libra Threat, Says Regulatory Hurdles Abound – CoinDesk

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Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard delivered a sharp critique of Libra on Wednesday, stating the Facebook-led project would need to resolve a number of regulatory hurdles before going live. In a transcript of speech delivered on Wednesday at The Future of Read More

Fearing USD Decline, Ex-CFTC Heads Propose a Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar – CoinDesk

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Two former heads of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are offering up a plan for a government-sanctioned, blockchain-based digital dollar. In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal published Oct. 15, J. Christopher Giancarlo, former CFTC chair, and Daniel Gorfine, Read More

EY Launches Blockchain Tool to Help Bring Accountability to Public Finances – CoinDesk

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Professional services giant EY (Ernst & Young) is using blockchain tech to assist governments in improving transparency and accountability in the management of public funds. The firm, one of the Big Four accounting firms, announced the news Wednesday, saying its Read More

Foxconn Founder: Libra Can ‘Converge’ With China’s Digital Currency in Taiwan – CoinDesk

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Terry Gou, Taiwan’s richest man and the founder of manufacturing giant Foxconn, wants the island to roll out the red carpet for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project. In a recent, little-noticed speech, the billionaire and one-time presidential candidate said Taiwan could boost Read More

SEC Restarts Clock on Proposed ‘Bitcoin and T-Bills’ ETF – CoinDesk

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is again soliciting comments on a proposed exchange-traded fund (ETF) based around bitcoin and Treasury bonds. According to a public filing published Tuesday, investment management firm Wilshire Phoenix and NYSE Arca filed an Read More

WATCH: MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan on Crypto Adoption and Ethereum – CoinDesk

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At Devcon 5 last week, CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen sat down with MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan to chat about user adoption and the state of ethereum. [embedded content] Founded in 2015, MyCrypto makes the blockchain more accessible through customer-first products for Read More

Libra is ‘Catalytic Event’ for Central Banks, Says Head of Sweden’s Riksbank – CoinDesk

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The Libra cryptocurrency payments project is shaking up central banking, according to the head of Sweden’s central bank. Speaking on CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe,” Riksbank governor Stefan Ingves said the Facebook-led project has been an “incredibly important catalytic event” forcing Read More

CoinShares, Blockchain Launch Gold Token Network on a Bitcoin Sidechain – CoinDesk

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Digital asset manager CoinShares is putting gold on the bitcoin blockchain. Working with wallet provider Blockchain and precious medal trader MKS (Switzerland) SA, the U.K.-based firm announced Tuesday a gold-backed network for trading tokens representing digitized physical gold, a project Read More