Crypto Ransomware Payment Size Up Almost 5 Times, Finds Report 

Crypto Ransomware Payment Size Up Almost 5 Times, Finds Report 

Ransomware activities have grown exponentially in 2021, with the average ransomware payment size in 2021 being five times the figure in 2019, finds a recent research report by Chainalysis, a blockchain data platform. The data shows that the average ransomware size grew from $25, 000 in 209 to $118,000 in 2021. The report mentions that … Read more

Bitcoin whales: Crypto criminals are now among the biggest holders of cryptocurrencies, says report

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Crypto whales are investors holding $1 million or more in cryptocurrency. Overall, 4,068 criminal whales holding over $25 billion worth of cryptocurrencywere identified. Crypto criminals or criminal entities and individuals holding cryptocurrencies are now among the biggest crypto holders globally. In fact, these crypto criminals accounted for 3.7 per cent of all crypto whales in … Read more

Crypto-assets markets could trigger a global financial crisis: Report

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The fast-evolving crypto markets could gravely threaten global financial stability if regulators fail to take action, according to the Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international watchdog.  In a report published on February 16, the FSB, which monitors financial authorities in 24 nations, reviewed potential vulnerabilities pertaining to unbacked crypto assets such as bitcoins, stablecoins as … Read more

Crypto Miners Face Stricter Oversight in Kazakhstan as President Tokayev Orders Electricity Tax Hike: Report

Crypto Miners Face Stricter Oversight in Kazakhstan as President Tokayev Orders Electricity Tax Hike: Report

Cryptocurrency miners operating in Kazakhstan will reportedly be paying a hiked electricity surcharge. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of the central Asian country has reportedly instructed authorities to increase the tax on electricity for crypto-mining outfits. Identification of all crypto-mining enterprises and facilities has also been ordered to eradicate unlawful crypto-mining activities. Kazakhstan aims to ensure … Read more

Russia set to recognize crypto as a form of currency: report

Russia set to recognize crypto as a form of currency: report

advertisement Authorities in Russia are set to recognize digital assets as a form of currency, according to local news reports. Russian newspaper Kommersant reported this morning, and later tweeted, that the government and the Bank of Russia have reached an agreement on how to regulate cryptocurrencies. They are now preparing a draft law, expected by … Read more

Crypto donations soar to groups backing Ukraine’s government – report

Crypto donations soar to groups backing Ukraine's government - report

A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterNew report looks at funding of various pro-Kyiv groupsReport shows a surge in crypto donations in 2021Crypto “a robust and growing alternative” currencyLONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Bitcoin donations … Read more

Russian Government Agrees on Road Map to Regulate Crypto: Report

Russian Government Agrees on Road Map to Regulate Crypto: Report

The plan was drafted by a working group comprising several government agencies, including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development, General Prosecutor’s Office, Rosfinmonitoring – the federal body responsible for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, Federal Tax Service, Ministry of Digital Development, Bank of Russia, Federal Security Service and Ministry of Interior. Source … Read more

Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto prices fall amid market selloff, Fed digital currency report

Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto prices fall amid market selloff, Fed digital currency report

The price of bitcoin has fallen from its November highs of nearly $70,000 to now around $35,000. On Saturday, bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value, had fallen around 9 percent in just 24 hours. Since the start of the year, it has fallen around 23 percent. Meanwhile, Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency, fared … Read more

North Korean hackers stole $400m in crypto last year: report | Crypto

North Korean hackers stole $400m in crypto last year: report | Crypto

Analysis firm says North Korean-linked hacks jumped from four in 2020 to seven in 2021.North Korea launched at least seven attacks on cryptocurrency platforms that extracted nearly $400m worth of digital assets last year, one of its most successful years on record, blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis said in a new report. “From 2020 to 2021, … Read more

Crypto Sector Could Suffer in Pakistan as Its Central Bank Looks to Ban Cryptocurrencies: Report

Crypto Sector Could Suffer in Pakistan as Its Central Bank Looks to Ban Cryptocurrencies: Report

After El Salvador made Bitcoin a legal tender in September last year, the crypto culture witnessed expansion in several parts of the world. However, the crypto sector could likely encounter obstacles in Pakistan. The central bank of Pakistan is reportedly considering a ban on all cryptocurrencies from operating in the country. As per Chainalysis’ Global … Read more

Government Report Suggests Tightening Regulations on Crypto ATMs

Government Report Suggests Tightening Regulations on Crypto ATMs

The GAO’s findings that crypto-enabled crime is rising are at odds with a new report from crypto research firm Chainalysis, which found that although crypto crime is increasing by volume, it reached an all-time low as a percentage of all blockchain transactions in 2021. In other words, as cryptocurrencies has become more mainstream, crypto crime … Read more

GameStop jumps after report on NFT trading hub, crypto pact

GameStop jumps after report on NFT trading hub, crypto pact

A GameStop Inc. store is shown in Encinitas, California, U.S., May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike BlakeRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJan 7 (Reuters) – GameStop Corp’s (GME.N)stock rallied on Friday after a report that the videogame retailer plans to expand its non-fungible tokens (NFTs) marketplace and partner with crypto firms.The company’s shares soaredlast year … Read more

Bank NPAs, housing sector momentum, crypto risks: Key takeaways from RBI report

Bank NPAs, housing sector momentum, crypto risks: Key takeaways from RBI report

The Reserve Bank of India, in its Financial Stability Report of December 2021, released on Wednesday, maintained that the Indian economy has been recovering after the destructive second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in April-May 2021, and that consumer confidence and business optimism were both growing. But it also noted that banks’ gross non-performing assets, … Read more

Bank of Russia Wants to Restrict Crypto Investments by Blocking Card Payments, Report Reveals – Finance Bitcoin News

Bank of Russia Wants to Restrict Crypto Investments by Blocking Card Payments, Report Reveals

The Central Bank of Russia is currently reviewing various ways to prevent Russians from investing in cryptocurrency. One the options on the table is to block card payments to certain recipients such as crypto exchanges, a media report has unveiled. A recent meeting at the State Duma has indicated, however, that the authority’s hardline stance … Read more

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor’s Bitcoin Stash Exceeds 17,000 Crypto Coins Worth Around $860 Million: Report

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor’s Bitcoin Stash Exceeds 17,000 Crypto Coins Worth Around $860 Million: Report

In recent years, Micheal Saylor, the CEO of US-based business intelligence firm MicroStrategy has established his reputation as a Bitcoin bull, without really revealing details of his own holdings. The 56-year-old businessman reportedly owns at least 17,732 Bitcoin tokens, presently amounting to around $860 million (roughly Rs. 6,468 crore). This information recently surfaced in a … Read more

Crypto Bill Deferred, No Cabinet Approval Yet: Report

Crypto Bill Deferred, No Cabinet Approval Yet: Report

The Cryptocurrency Bill proposes to ban all private cryptocurrencies in India and facilitate regulation.New Delhi: The much-awaited Cryptocurrency Bill is unlikely to be presented in the ongoing winter session of Parliament as the Centre is yet to finalize details of the legislation, news agency Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the development. Prime Minister Narendra … Read more

Globalization and trade bounce back from COVID-19: report

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Reports of the demise of globalization due to COVID-19 have proved premature, says global connectedness report. World trade of goods has surged to pre-pandemic levels despite supply chain problems. But many countries are facing high inflation rates and developing nations are struggling to recover, with limited access to vaccines. COVID-19 has not undermined globalization as … Read more

Crypto Users in Australia Up By Over 10 Percent, Bitcoin Most Popular: Report

Crypto Users in Australia Up By Over 10 Percent, Bitcoin Most Popular: Report

The number of crypto investors in Australia has risen to 28.8 percent this year – registering a ten percent increase in the 18.4 percent that was recorded last year, according to a recently released report. This report is called the 2021 Independent Reserve’s Cryptocurrency Index (IRCI). The results of this study also reveal that Bitcoin is … Read more

Bitcoin crash puts a dent into crypto fund inflows: Report

Bitcoin saw inflows totalling $145 million last week however, it suffered at the end of the week with outflows of $42 million on Friday and bore the brunt of investor jitters. (REUTERS)

Digital asset investment products or crypto funds saw inflows totalling $184 million last week (till 3 December), although sharp price weakness at the end week did lead to $40 million outflows late Friday, according to digital asset manager CoinShares. However, overall inflows suggest that investors continued to see recent price weakness as a buying opportunity. … Read more

Govt’s ‘rejection’ of AGP report on Covid-19 spending termed unrealistic – Newspaper

Govt’s ‘rejection’ of AGP report on Covid-19 spending termed unrealistic - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: The PTI-led government is possibly the first in history to have openly rejected a report of the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) – a constitutional body established for the public oversight of government expenditures. However, despite strong rhetoric from Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry that the government had rejected the audit report related to the … Read more

Trump rails against Meadows for revealing Covid test cover-up – report | Trump administration

In a blurb on the cover of Mark Meadows’ new book, Donald Trump calls the former congressman a “great chief of staff – as good as it gets” and predicts “a great future together”. The former president has also promoted the book to his followers.Now the book is in the public domain, however, the former … Read more

Tennis Australia annual report shows $100 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, player quarantine for Australian Open

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Tennis Australia sustained a net loss of more than $100 million in the 15 months around this year’s delayed — and COVID-19-affected — Australian Open, the body’s 2020-21 annual report showed.Key points:Tennis Australia emptied its cash reserves of $80 million and took a loan of $40 million due to the impact of COVID-19 on the … Read more

Private Banks Alert Customers About Crypto Risks: Report

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Top Indian private sector banks are informing their customers about the risks in crypto asset investments. Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank have sent out emails to customers in this regard, reported The Economic Times.The banks cited the aggressive advertising campaigns of cryptocurrency exchanges that seek to lure new customers with promises of extravagant returns … Read more

‘Urgent issues’: Report reveals how weaknesses in Covid-19 response were exposed by Delta variant

'Urgent issues': Report reveals how weaknesses in Covid-19 response were exposed by Delta variant

A raft of “urgent issues” and shortcomings in the Covid-19 response have been exposed by the Delta outbreak, according to a Government report which warns the country is not prepared to re-open. The Government-appointed independent review group – headed by public sector fix-it man Sir Brian Roche – provided Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins with a … Read more

Anand Mahindra Denies Investing In Crypto, Slams ‘Fake’ Report

Anand Mahindra Denies Investing In Crypto, Slams ‘Fake’ Report

According to the report, Mahindra had urged to invest in crypto before banks ban it On November 14, PM Modi chaired a meeting, wherein concerns were raised on “over promising” and “non-transparent” advertising of crypto The Cryptocurrency Bill is likely to be tabled in the parliament in the upcoming winter session or the budget session. … Read more

Crypto Exchange Kraken’s Latest Report Analyzes Price Action of $BTC, $ETH, and $SOL

Crypto Exchange Kraken’s Latest Report Analyzes Price Action of $BTC, $ETH, and $SOL

A recently released research report (titled: “Up, Up and Away: October 2021 Market Recap & Outlook”) from U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken offer a recap of the most significant events that took place in the crypto market last month as well as price analysis for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Solana. Here are a few highlights from Kraken’s … Read more

Covid-19 drove deaths up 16% in OECD countries, hit mental health, too, report finds

Covid-19 drove deaths up 16% in OECD countries, hit mental health, too, report finds

Life expectancy fell the most in Spain and the United States, the group said, with the United States losing 1.6 years of life per capita on average over the year and a half of the pandemic so far, and Spain losing 1.5 years, the OECD said.The report found little change in which countries enjoy the … Read more

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, November 7

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, November 7

Here’s a quick round-up of the biggest updates from November 7 on the Covid-19 Delta outbreak, including the latest case and location of interest details. Cases There are 113 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Sunday. Of the new cases, there are 109 in Auckland, three in Waikato and one is in Northland. … Read more

Moscow Confirms Arrest of Russian Crypto Entrepreneur in Amsterdam, Report Mentions FBI – Bitcoin News

Moscow Confirms Arrest of Russian Crypto Entrepreneur in Amsterdam, Report Mentions FBI

Authorities in the Netherlands have arrested a Russian national with a cryptocurrency business, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow has confirmed. The man involved in the establishment of two crypto exchange platforms was apprehended earlier this month, reportedly on a request from U.S. law enforcement. Russian Founder of Cryptocurrency Exchangers Detained in Holland Denis Dubnikov, co-founder … Read more

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

S&P 500 hits record on strong jobs report, Pfizer COVID-19 pill cheer

U.S. job growth regains momentumPfizer jumps after positive COVID-19 antiviral pill dataTravel stocks lead market gainsPfizer news hits competitors, vaccine stocksIndexes: Dow up 0.25%, S&P up 0.12%, Nasdaq down 0.09%Nov 5 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow rose modestly to record highs on Friday following a strong U.S. jobs report and positive data for … Read more

Spain’s Central Bank Requesting Financial Institutions to Outline Crypto Plans Until 2024: Report

Spain’s Central Bank Requesting Financial Institutions to Outline Crypto Plans Until 2024: Report

Banco Santander, Spain’s largest bank, will be offering crypto exchange-traded funds (ETF), Santander’s Executive President Ana Botin said on Oct. 14 in a Bloomberg TV interview. “We have been quite slow in adopting that, because of compliance and regulatory and risk appetite,” Botin said. “But we are now getting into it.” When asked if Santander’s … Read more

Crypto funds AUM surges 46% to all-time high of $74.7 billion: Report

In October, bitcoin and ethereum rose by 42.0% and 35.4%, respectively. (REUTERS)

Digital asset investment products or crypto funds were in demand as assets under management grew across the board in October, with total AUM reaching $74.7 billion (till 21 October, surpassing the previous all-time high of $58.7 billion in March, according to a report by digital asset data provider CryptoCompare. The AUM included all-time highs for … Read more

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Indian Crypto Regulation Is Planned for February: Report

The Indian government is reportedly planning to introduce cryptocurrency regulation by the time of the next general Budget, which is in February next year. Instead of banning cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, the government is likely to regulate crypto assets as commodities, according to reports. Indian Crypto Law Could Comes as Early as February The Indian government … Read more

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, October 27

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, October 27

Here’s a quick round up of the biggest updates from October 27 on the Covid-19 Delta outbreak, including the latest case and location of interest details. Cases There are 74 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, in Auckland and Waikato. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield … Read more

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, October 25

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, October 25

Here’s a quick round up of the biggest updates from October 25 on the Covid-19 Delta outbreak, including latest case and locations of interest details. Cases There were 109 new community cases to report on Monday – 103 in Auckland, four in Waikato and two in Northland.Tom Lee/StuffResidents line up for Covid-19 testing at the … Read more

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, October 24

Covid-19 outbreak situation report: What happened today, October 24

Here’s a quick round up of the biggest updates from October 24 on the Covid-19 Delta outbreak, including latest case and locations of interest details. Cases There were 80 new community cases reported on Sunday – 77 in Auckland, two in Waikato and one in Northland, a family member of the four cases announced Saturday. … Read more

US crypto framework begins to evolve: A Special Report update

US crypto framework begins to evolve: A Special Report update

The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we continue to test and develop in beta. We welcome feedback, which you can provide using the feedback tab on the right of the page.In June, the Thomson Reuters Institute and … Read more

Crypto scammers target iPhone users via dating apps, report says

Crypto scammers target iPhone users via dating apps, report says

The attackers post fake profiles on legitimate dating sites. They connect with their targets through these sites and convince them to continue the conversation on a messaging platform. An international cryptocurrency trading scam is targeting iPhone users through popular dating apps, such as Bumble and Tinder, cybersecurity firm Sophos said.(Sign up to our Technology newsletter, … Read more

Novavax tumbles after report on COVID-19 vaccine production delay

Novavax tumbles after report on COVID-19 vaccine production delay

A vial and sryinge are seen in front of a displayed Novavax logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationOct 20 (Reuters) – Shares of Novavax Inc (NVAX.O) fell 16% after a report from Politico said the company faces significant hurdles in proving it can manufacture its experimental COVID-19 vaccine that meets regulators’ … Read more

Tuberculosis, Like Covid, Spreads in Aerosols, Scientists Report

Tuberculosis, Like Covid, Spreads in Aerosols, Scientists Report

Upending centuries of medical dogma, a team of South African researchers has found that breathing may be a bigger contributor to the spread of tuberculosis than coughing, the signature symptom.As much as 90 percent of TB bacteria released from an infected person may be carried in tiny droplets, called aerosols, that are expelled when a … Read more

Covid-19 outbreak report: What happened on Sunday, October 17

Covid-19 outbreak report: What happened on Sunday, October 17

Here’s a quick round-up of the biggest updates from Sunday on the Covid-19 Delta outbreak, including the latest case numbers and location of interest details. Cases There are 51 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Sunday afternoon. Of the new cases, … Read more

Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 cases

Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 cases

A healthcare worker administering the coronavirus test on a patient. Photo: fileISLAMABAD: The coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan remained below 5% for the second consecutive day on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in the country continue to decline. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC), Pakistan has recorded 2,580 new … Read more