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Millions of Online Retailers Can Now Accept DAI on Coinbase Commerce

[ad_1] Coinbase Commerce, a platform that supports cryptocurrency payments for internet retailers, has added MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin as a supported payment method this week. This integration will let merchants around the world accept the USD-pegged stablecoin as payment for goods and services without Coinbase Commerce taking any extra fees.Merchants can add a “pay with crypto” button to their checkout process, or choose to accept DAI only. Shop owners can also currently
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$10K Bitcoin Prompts Influencers to Call a Bull Market

[ad_1] Cryptocurrencies have gained significant value over the last few weeks and it’s causing exuberance among digital currency proponents. Now a number of traders and influencers believe bitcoin and other coins are in bullish territory. Despite the surge to $13K last July and the deep pullback that followed, BTC investors and influencers have no issue believing that crypto is on the threshold of another bull market. Also read: XRP Still
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South Korea Commits $16M to Training Future Digital Finance Experts

[ad_1] The Korean financial services commission and the Seoul metropolitan government have announced plans to invest $16 million in training digital finance experts for four years on Feb. 12. The application period to win the associated glands is March 4-6.Details of the new programThe FSC explained that the demand for specialists in financial technology is increasing. The program aims to ensure educational opportunities for the next generation of fintech professionals. The
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Authorities Arrest Ohio Man for Laundering $300M in Crypto on the Dark Web

[ad_1] Authorities recently took an Ohio local into custody recently for accusations of running an unlawful money laundering outfit on the Dark Web. The alleged operator of an illegal business called Helix, Larry Harmon faces accusations of money laundering and running a money transference venture without proper licensing, the Department of Justice, or DoJ, detailed on Feb. 13. Harmon ran Helix for yearsThe 36-year old Ohio native reportedly started up Helix in
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Coinbase CEO Gets Payment Blocked By US Bank, Crypto Fixes This

[ad_1] Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took to Twitter to complain about his recent user experience with two popular legacy fiat payment apps. Armstrong reportedly tried to send a payment to a colleague and was denied twice, highlighting the need for crypto alternatives. Brian Armstrong gets caught up with AML/KYC issues Brian Armstrong was not able to make a peer to peer payment to his friend using two different but extremely
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Poloniex Platform Masters Russian Language After Leaving US Market

[ad_1] Russia is apparently becoming a more attractive market for cryptocurrency firms as another major crypto platform is adding Russian language support.Poloniex, a popular crypto exchange originally based in the United States, has begun adding the Russian language on its platform just three months after leaving the U.S. market.Announcing the news in a Feb. 13 blog post, Poloniex said that it had started introducing a “partially localized” version of Poloniex
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‘Send Nudes’ Demand Crypto Ransomware Attackers

[ad_1] A new ransomware malware called ‘Ransomwared’ has been employed in a number of new attacks. This particular variation of malware demands explicit nude pictures from its victims, instead of the more common demands for crypto payments. Crypto is out, nudity is in Security researchers have uncovered a new variety of ransomware known as Ransomwared, which demands nude photos, instead of crypto assets like Bitcoin and Monero from its victims.
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Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano Suspended From Twitter

[ad_1] As of press time on Feb. 13, the Twitter account of the co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital and noted crypto personality Anthony Pompliano has been suspended.Pompliano, known to the crypto community as “Pomp,” is a noted supporter of cryptocurrency assets in general and Bitcoin in particular. Earlier this week, he predicted that BTC’s price was already en route to $100,000. No explanation has been provided at this time. However, this
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Crypto Lending Firm BlockFi Secures $30M to Facilitate Mainstream Adoption

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency-lending startup BlockFi has secured $30 million from an array of investors, including Morgan Creek Digital, Winklevoss Capital and Arrington XRP Capital.The Series B funding round was led by United States-based capital fund Valar Ventures, with participation of Akuna Capital, CMT Digital, Avon Ventures, Castle Island Ventures, Purple Arch Ventures, Kenetic Capital, and Hong Kong-based HashKey Capital, among others, according to a Feb. 13 announcement shared with Cointelegraph.With a
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IOTA Trinity Wallet Vulnerability Reported, $1.6 Million Stolen

[ad_1] The IOTA team has halted the coordinator and are currently investigating reports of a possible vulnerability in its Trinity wallet. The team has recommended that nobody open Trinity until further notice while they investigate the incident. Trinity wallet App, may have been compromised IOTA, a blockchain project aimed at solving integration with the Internet of Things (IOT), has been either attacked or a vulnerability has been exploited in the