IT Analyst Admits He Blackmailed Apple for Bitcoin

Source: iStock/pressureUA 22-year old Kerem Albayrak, a London-based IT analyst, has admitted to blackmailing tech giant Apple in March 2017 after releasing a YouTube video of himself hacking into iCloud accounts, the Daily Mail reported. By paying the ransom, Apple was to prevent Albayrak from selling the personal data of the service’s 319 million users. […]

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Nordea Employees Banned From Buying Bitcoin + More News

Source: iStock/Reimphoto Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Regulation news Nordea Bank is free to prevent its employees from investing in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in their own time, Bloomberg reported, citing a verdict by a […]

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‘The Best and Cleanest Bitcoin is From the Silk Road’

Source: iStock/skodonnell ‘The best’ bitcoins are the ones from the Silk Road, the first modern darknet market, because they’ve got through the U.S. Marshalls and have been ‘blessed’ by the U.S. government – ‘those are very clean,’ Matt Walsh, Partner at Castle Island Ventures, a U.S.-based venture capital firm, joked while discussing so-called “virgin bitcoins” […]

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Why Has Binance Just Bought a Chinese Dapps Analytics Platform?

Source: Instagram, Binance Major crypto exchange Binance has continued its seemingly relentless acquisitions drive with the purchase of analytics service DappReview, an information resource for blockchain-powered decentralized applications (dapps). In a Binance blog post, the company said that it intends to “support DappReview to further develop the dapps ecosystem and foster greater blockchain adoption.” After […]

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Ethereum Developer Facing up to 20 Years in Prison Gets Top Lawyer

Source: iStock/jsmith 36-year old Ethereum (ETH) developer Virgil Griffith, who’s facing up to 20 years in prison for allegedly helping North Korea avoid sanctions, is now represented by Brian Klein, high-stakes trial attorney and partner at Los Angeles-Based law firm Baker Marquart. Brian Klein. Source: bakermarquart.com “I now represent Virgil Griffith and am very pleased […]

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