• Letter bomb sent to London Bitcoin firm over password snub

    Letter bomb sent to London Bitcoin firm over password snub0

    By Henry Vaughan, Press Association A Swedish man has been jailed for sending a “potentially lethal” letter bomb to a London bitcoin company after the firm refused to send him a new password. Michael Salonen, 43, was convicted of attempted murder in Stockholm on Friday over posting a package containing two pipe bomb-like devices to

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  • Hassans promotes ‘Blockchain Rock’ in Israel

    Hassans promotes ‘Blockchain Rock’ in Israel0

    Hassans sent a delegation of nine Fintech specialists to Tel Aviv to represent the firm, and Gibraltar as a jurisdiction, at Gibraltar Day held at the Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv on Wednesday October 10. The annual event, organised by Gibraltar Finance, the Gibraltar Government, and strongly supported by Gibrael and other local firms, had a

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  • HTC reveals blockchain phone that can only be bought using cryptocurrency

    HTC reveals blockchain phone that can only be bought using cryptocurrency0

    HTC has launched its first blockchain phone, the Exodus 1, which the smartphone maker says has been built for the “modern user and the new internet age”. The Exodus 1 has been rolled out initially for an early access period, currently only available to users who pay in cryptocurrency – either Bitcoin or Ethereum. The

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  • Gib issues first full blockchain licence

    Gib issues first full blockchain licence0

    The UK’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange, Coinfloor, has been the first to be awarded a full Distributed Ledger Technology Licence in Gibraltar. The awarding of the licence by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission follows the completion of a rigorous “nine principles” application process. This licence authorises Coinfloor to store or transmit value belonging to others using

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  • MPs call for regulation of ‘wild west’ cryptocurrency market

    MPs call for regulation of ‘wild west’ cryptocurrency market0

    By Alys Key, Press Association City Reporter The “wild west” world of cryptocurrencies should be regulated by the City watchdog, MPs have said. In a new report, the influential Treasury Committee has warned that some investors in the blockchain-based assets were not fully aware of the risks and should be prepared to “lose all their

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  • Criminals turn to crypto in latest ‘sextortion’ scam

    Criminals turn to crypto in latest ‘sextortion’ scam0

    A ‘sextortion’ email scam that demands cryptocurrency payments from victims has been detected in Gibraltar, the Royal Gibraltar Police confirmed yesterday. The scam sees fraudsters send victims their passwords as proof that their computer has been hacked. The fraudsters then demand payment in Bitcoins after claiming that the victim has been filmed on their computers

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