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NZ needs to tackle predicted Libra onslaught - BlockchainNZ
“The disruptive effects of Libra could arrive in New Zealand as early as next year."
Chch crypto exchange Cryptopia facing liquidation
It seems that Christchurch-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has been unable to recover after malicious cyber attackers stole around $20 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Another cryptocurrency exchange breached, but at least investors are safe
It takes patience to steal more than 7000 Bitcoin (approximately US$41 million) from cryptocurrency exchanges, despite global awareness that such attacks are becoming more prolific.
Death by cryptocurrency: Could $190m be lost forever?
Exit scam, or just plain bad luck? Investors in one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges will be pondering that very question.
Police making progress into Cryptopia breach
New Zealand Police say they are making ‘good progress’ into the investigation of an alleged cryptocurrency theft from Christchurch-based crypto exchange Cryptopia.
Updated: Chch crypto-exchange Cryptopia suffers breach
Cryptopia has reportedly experienced a security breach that has taken the entire platform offline – and resulted in ‘significant losses’.
Cryptopia: The Kiwi exchange riding the crypto boom
“As this technology becomes mainstream, businesses need to keep up with users’ demand for user-friendly products and platforms that cater to all levels of technical skill."
Australia rolls out compliance laws for cryptocurrency & digital exchange service providers
Digital currency exchanges in Austalia must now register with AUSTRAC, and comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act.
Cryptocurrency investors reminded of tax obligations
The currency is usually encrypted using Blockchain technology that regulates the generation of new units and verifies fund transfers.
Cryptocurrency exchange says it lost $195m to hackers – but is it a scam?
BitGrail wasn't known to many until last week when it announced it had been hacked, but many experts believe all is not as it seems.
KyberNetwork introduces first decentralised cryptocurrency exchange
Centralised exchanges are also prone to price manipulation, DDoS attacks, internal fraud, which KyberNetworks wants to change.