Industry Watch 11 February, 2018

Nami | Daily Crypto News 11.02.2018

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CNN: IMF chief: Cryptocurrency regulation is ‘inevitable’

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says it’s only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies come under government regulation.

Fortune: Russia Arrests Nuclear Scientists Who Used a Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin

According to the BBC, Russian officials have arrested an unknown number of scientists for the security infraction at the Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov, a restricted area in the western part of the country. “There has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining,” the center’s press service told the BBC.

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Forbes: Here’s The Only Place At The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Where You Can Pay With Crypto

Yongpyong Ski Zone, which sells top-line ski apparel and Olympic souvenirs, accepts Ethereum, one of the most popular cryptocurrencies in trade-frenzied South Korea. Store manager Jaewon Choi says she hopes the digital token, as a universal currency, will be easier for foreign tourists to use than exchanging cash in rural Pyeongchang.

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Coin Telegraph: Wallet Wars? MyEtherWallet Developer Goes Solo To Launch MyCrypto

MyEtherWallet developer Taylor Monahan has unexpectedly and controversially announced a new competitor project, MyCrypto.

Nikkei Asian Review: Police question Japanese man over Coincheck cryptocurrency theft

Police have questioned a Japanese man in connection with last month’s massive theft of cryptocurrency from digital currency exchange operator Coincheck Inc., a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

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Nikkei Asian Review: Japan regulator to warn unregistered cryptocurrency operator

Japan’s Financial Service Agency will issue its first warning under the revised payment services law to an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange operator. The warning will be issued to Blockchain Laboratory, based in Macau.

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The Guardian: UK Government websites hit by cryptocurrency mining malware

Thousands of websites, including those belonging to NHS services, the Student Loans Company and several English councils, have been infected by malware that forces visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency while using the site.

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