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EU Seeks Agreement on Ground-Breaking Regulations for Crypto Assets

The European Union on Thursday will seek agreement on ground-breaking rules for regulating crypto assets as the rout in bitcoin piles pressure on authorities to rein in the sector. Globally, crypto assets are largely unregulated, with national operators in the …

Cops Struggle to Keep Up With ‘Staggering’ Levels of Crypto Seizures

One spring day in a village just west of London, residents saw a man being muscled into a car in front of a nearby house. He reappeared with cuts and bruises 13 hours later, but the cops had already discovered …

Cryptocurrency Crime Hit Record $14 Billion in 2021: Research

Crime involving cryptocurrencies hit an all-time high of $14 billion last year, blockchain researcher Chainalysis said on Thursday, a record that comes as regulators call for more powers over the fast-growing sector. Crypto received by digital wallet addresses linked to …

Biz Interruption, Recovery Costs Drive Financial Losses From Cyber Attacks: Report

During the COVID-19 crisis, global cyber attacks skyrocketed in a digital pandemic driven by ransomware, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Further, the report noted, business interruption and restoration costs are the main causes …

Cryptocurrency Crash ‘Plausible Scenario’, Regulations Needed: BoE’s Cunliffe

A collapse in cryptocurrencies is a “plausible scenario” and rules are needed to regulate the fast-growing sector as a “matter of urgency,” Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Wednesday. Risks to financial stability from the application of …

Coordinated Twitter Hacking Raises Concerns About Platform’s Security

The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter on Wednesday, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions about the platform’s security and resilience in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election. Twitter said …

Coinbase Must Face Buyers’ Negligence Claims Over ‘Hasty’ Launch of Its Bitcoin Cash

Coinbase Inc. must face a negligence lawsuit for allegedly botching the launch of its digital currency bitcoin cash, or BCH, through an apparent “incompetence born of haste,” a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco threw out …

Canada Eyes Regulation of Crypto-Trading Platforms Amid Ongoing Quadriga Scandal

Canada is moving to overhaul its securities regulations to cover crypto trading platforms such as Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., a digital exchange that lost access to C$260 million ($195 million) of investor assets after the death of its founder. The …

Mystery of Quadriga’s Missing Cryptocurrencies Deepens as `Cold Wallets’ Found Empty

When Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp. founder Gerald Cotten died, account holders feared the encrypted access keys needed to recover C$190 million ($143 million) of cryptocurrencies held by the exchange in offline storage could be lost forever. It looks now like …

Crypto Startup BitGo Offers Insurance Against Quadriga Cold-Wallet Debacle

While users of the troubled Quadriga CX cryptocurrency exchange remain unable to retrieve millions in funds, a startup backed by mainstream companies such as Goldman Sachs says they’re able to offer some protection. BitGo Inc., which provides custodian services on …