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Copyright Registrations Do Not Recognize Craig Wright as Satoshi Nakamoto

Copyright registrations for the Bitcoin white paper and the bitcoin (BTC) source code by the United States Copyright Office do not mean that Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is recognized as Satoshi Nakamoto by the government, the Financial Times reported on May 22. The development follows news that Wright filed copyright registrations for the Bitcoin white paper authored under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. A news release from May […]

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ETH Stolen From Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Moved, Portion Deposited on Exchange

A portion of the ether (ETH) stolen from hacked New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has been moved and deposited to a different crypto exchange, according to an analysis. Crypto Anti-Money Laundering startup Coinfirm tweeted about their findings on May 20. According to Coinfirm, 30,790 (over $7.778 million) of the stolen ether has been reportedly moved to a new address, and 10 ETH (over $2,500) moved to […]

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Australian Securities and Investments Commission Warns Public Against New Crypto Scam

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued another warning on May 21 against an alleged crypto-related scam project. According to the report, the Australian financial regulator has today published a warning against an alleged scam entity dealing under two names, Dartalon Ltd and GFC Investments. The ASIC has red flagged the entity, reportedly claiming that the business “has […]

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SEC Shuts Down Ponzi Scheme Which Duped 300 Into ‘Diamond-Backed’ Cryptocurrency

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a confirmed cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme after it took funds worth $30 million, the regulator confirmed in a press release on May 21. The principal behind Argyle Coin, Jose Angel Aman, is now subject to legal action for running a Ponzi scheme using funds he gained from investors in his alleged diamond resale […]

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Report: Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com Has Applied for Over 200 Blockchain Patents

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has applied for over 200 blockchain patents, according to a report by Securities Daily News on May 20. The report also notes that major e-commerce competitor Alibaba has applied for 262 blockchain patents, and Chinese internet titans Tencent and Baidu have applied for 80 and 50 such patents, respectively, as recorded by the Intellectual Property Center of China Information and Communication. According to interpretation of the […]

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New Zealand Blockchain Group to Request Government Blockchain Strategy

New Zealand-based blockchain industry group BlockchainNZ announced that it will request a national blockchain strategy from the government next Thursday, according to a press release on May 21. The executive director of Blockchain NZ, Mark Pascall, will give a presentation to the New Zealand parliament’s economic development, science and innovation select committee hearing on the potential economic advantages of implementing blockchain […]

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Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Craig Wright Files US Copyright Registrations for BTC White Paper

Craig Wright has filed United States copyright registrations for the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto. Court documents show that the U.S. Copyright Office has registrations with Wright as the author of the white paper, as well as most of the original code used to build Bitcoin. The Australian entrepreneur has long claimed to have written the cryptocurrency blueprint under the pseudonym. A news release from May […]

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Tether Says It Invested Some of Its Reserves Into Bitcoin and Other Assets

Stablecoin issuer Tether said that it had invested some of its reserves in bitcoin (BTC), according to a court filing obtained by tech-focused media outlet the Block on May 21. Per the document dated May 16, David Miller, an attorney for Tether’s associated firm Bitfinex, said that Tether invested “a small amount” of Tether’s reserves into bitcoin, specifying that “prior […]

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Bitfinex and Tether Move for Case Dismissal Over Lack of Jurisdiction

Bitfinex and Tether lawyers are moving to dismiss their ongoing case versus the New YorkAttorney General (NYAG), according to court filings on May 21. Law firms representing the two companies argue that the New York Supreme Court (NYSC) does not have jurisdiction over the alleged misconduct being considered. The lawyers argue that the NYSC has neither personal nor subject matter jurisdiction and that the NYSC cannot be […]