Iran Grants Bitcoin Miners Exclusive Access To Electricity at Three Power Plants

Iran has granted bitcoin miners exclusive access to electricity generated from three power plants for their mining activities, according to state power utility Thermal Power Plant Holding Company (TPPH). Mohsen Tarztalab, managing director of TPPH, told a local news agency on Monday that the “necessary equipment has been installed in three power plants of Ramin, Neka and Shahid Montazeri.” The government firm, which is responsible for the development and operation of thermal-based electric power plants, will now proceed to issue out tenders for the three projects, whose “documents will be…

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Leaked Data Outs Bitcoin Investment Company as Scam: Founders Deny the Allegations

A South African group calling itself “Anonymous ZA” has published fresh information that seemingly supports long-standing allegations that Mirror Trading International (MTI), an ostensible bitcoin investment company, is running a multi-level marketing scam. The new information, which was reportedly obtained after a breach of MTI internal systems, shows that the investment company is “entirely structured around a tree/pyramid scheme.” According to a report, the leaked data suggests that MTI has a practice of distinguishing between “normal members and founder members.” Assessing the data, Anonymous ZA says it would appear that…

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Iran Grants Bitcoin Miners Exclusive Access To Electricity From Three Power Plants

Iran has granted bitcoin miners exclusive access to electricity generated from three power plants for their mining activities, according to state power utility Thermal Power Plant Holding Company (TPPH). Mohsen Tarztalab, managing director of TPPH, told a local news agency on Monday that the “necessary equipment has been installed in three power plants of Ramin, Neka and Shahid Montazeri.” The government firm, which is responsible for the development and operation of thermal-based electric power plants, will now proceed to issue out tenders for the three projects, whose “documents will be…

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Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected – 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Set to Expire on Friday

Markets are expected to be volatile this week, as a great number of bitcoin and ethereum options are set to expire this Friday. Data shows more than 87,000 bitcoin options will expire and 77% of the action is held on the Deribit exchange. U.S. stocks dropped hard on Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 700 points during the stock market’s afternoon trading sessions. Meanwhile, bitcoin (BTC) took a hit on spot markets dropping over 4% in value. A number of other cryptocurrencies like ethereum (ETH -8%)…

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US Indicts Hackers Stealing $17M in Bitcoin and Ether From Binance, Poloniex, Gemini Users

Two people have been charged in the U.S. for allegedly using “a sophisticated market manipulation scheme” to defraud and steal $17 million in bitcoin and ether from users of three cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide. The targeted exchanges were Binance, Poloniex, and Gemini. Binance, Poloniex, Gemini Users Targeted Globally The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that two Russian nationals have been charged with crimes in connection with “an alleged conspiracy to defraud three cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers of cryptocurrency valued … at a minimum of $16.8 million in cryptocurrency.”…

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Uquid Launch the Defi Shopping Stake (DSS) and Defito Finance (DTO)

The trouble with many current DeFi projects is that while they eliminate traditional institutions from the mix, they instead transfer ultimate control over to a select group of insiders who have their financial motives and agendas. It’s an arrangement that’s ripe for abuse, and something that should be anathema to anyone who believes in the real promise of DeFi. But now, there’s a DeFi solution that’s on a mission to deliver where so many others have failed. It’s called the Defito (DTO), and Defi Shopping Stake (DSS) is designed to…

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Unchained Capital Unveils New Ways For Businesses To Custody BTC

Unchained Capital, an Austin-based financial services firm, has announced its new enterprise-grade self-custody offering, aptly named “Business Accounts for Bitcoin.” The underlying principle of this new offering is “collaborative custody,” for which Unchained’s goal is to focus on simple workflows for funds, businesses and B2B2C providers to manage private keys. Common alternative solutions for managing multiple private keys might be splitting up the keys into multiple pieces and using Shamir’s Secret Sharing or relying only on multisig key security.  Neither of those alternatives take into consideration any actual business logic…

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5 Major Banks Exposed for Moving Trillions for Mobsters, Onecoin, and Drug Cartels

According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), five major global banks have been exposed funneling trillions of dollars in criminal funds in the recently leaked FinCEN Files. The massive leak is 2,100 documents spanning from 2000 to 2017 which shows fraudulent funds flowed almost effortlessly through JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of New York Mellon. The world’s regulators are supposed to be regulating the ‘tainted’ dollars that flow through the financial system and the United States has a number of financial regulation entities. However,…

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US Indicts 2 People Stealing $17M in Bitcoin and Ether From Binance, Poloniex, Gemini Users

Two people have been charged in the U.S. for allegedly using “a sophisticated market manipulation scheme” to defraud and steal $17 million in bitcoin and ether from users of three cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide. The targeted exchanges were Binance, Poloniex, and Gemini. Binance, Poloniex, Gemini Users Targeted Globally The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that two Russian nationals have been charged with crimes in connection with “an alleged conspiracy to defraud three cryptocurrency exchanges and their customers of cryptocurrency valued … at a minimum of $16.8 million in cryptocurrency.”…

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XSwap Started Yield Farming, The Highest APY Reaches 70,000%

XSwap, a main products of Xfinance ecosystem, has launched Uniswap LP token liquidity mining. This is a fair version, 100% distributed to the community, with No team shares, No Pre-mine. Governed by the Xfinance community. In just a few hours, the funds in the pool are above to 5000ETH. The highest APY reaches 70,000%! XSwap dapp link: https://xswap.app How to participate in XSwap Uniswap liquidity mining? Choose your favorite pair and add liquidity on Uniswap, then approve and deposit UNI-LP token on XSwap. In the first 100,000 blocks, each block…

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