February 9, 2022

Samsung launches new Galaxy S22 smartphones and Tab S8 tablets to take on Apple

Samsung launches new Galaxy S22 smartphones and Tab S8 tablets to take on Apple

KEY POINTS Samsung launched three new smartphones Wednesday: the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. With its new handsets, Samsung opted for subtle updates over flashy features like folding displays. The company also unveiled its new Galaxy Tab S8 series of Android tablets. Samsung launched a slew of new smartphones and tablets at its Galaxy Unpacked …

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DoJ Seizes .6B In Bitcoin From Bitfinex Hack

DoJ Seizes $3.6B In Bitcoin From Bitfinex Hack

The US Department of Justice has arrested two individuals that were allegedly connected to the Bitfinex hack and seized a record sum of over 94,000 BTC.   Lisa Monaco strikes again Ilya Lichtenstein and his wife Heather Morgan were arrested on Tuesday morning and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to defraud …

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Russian government and central bank agree to treat Bitcoin as currency

Russian government and central bank agree to treat Bitcoin as currency

Cryptocurrency transactions of more than 600,000 rubles (roughly $8,000) will have to be declared; otherwise, it could be considered a criminal act. The government and central bank in Russia have reached an agreement on how to regulate cryptocurrencies, according to a Tuesday announcement. Russia’s government and central bank are now working on a draft law that …

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PayPal Forms Crypto Advisory Council

PayPal Forms Crypto Advisory Council

The six members will help the company create a digital financial system. PayPal has formed an advisory council to support crypto-related products and help guide the company on creating a digital financial system, Jose Fernandez da Ponte, a senior vice president for blockchain, crypto and digital currencies at PayPal, said. The six members include the following: …

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LINE to Offer BTC, ETH for Payment Options and Introduce token in March

LINE to Offer BTC, ETH for Payment Options and Introduce token in March

Messenger app LINE is considering adding cryptocurrencies to its payment options and officially launching its native LINK token (LN) in March. Per its announcement, users can use “the LINK at some LINE Pay online merchants during a trial period from March to December 2022 in Japan.” Although users can choose both LN for payment on the Line …

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FIAT FUNDRAISING FIASCO SPARKS BITCOIN DONATION DRIVE FOR FREEDOM TRUCKERS

FIAT FUNDRAISING FIASCO SPARKS BITCOIN DONATION DRIVE FOR FREEDOM TRUCKERS

Bitcoiners raised more than twelve bitcoin, worth over $543,000 for Canadian freedom truckers since GoFundMe suspended their campaign. It’s been almost two weeks since the first trucks arrived in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, setting off what has turned into a global celebration, a freedom rally, nonviolent resistance or a “nationwide insurrection,” depending on your point …

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