Month: October 2020

Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik Faces up to Ten Years in Prison

Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik Faces up to Ten Years in Prison

A court in Paris has begun hearing the trial against Alexander Vinnik, russian man alleged to have used ransomware in a 135 million euros ($157 million) bitcoin fraud. Alexander Vinnik faces up to ten years in prison at his Paris trial over charges of extortion, money laundering and criminal association. French prosecutors say Vinnik was […]

PayPal to Add Cryptocurrencies as Payment Options

PayPal to Add Cryptocurrencies as Payment Options

The payment giant PayPal will allow users to buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC), as well as store crypto in the built-in e-wallet. PayPal customers will also be able to use cryptocurrencies to shop at the 26 million merchants starting from early 2021. The company will initially allow […]

FC Zenit St. Petersburg Releases Blockchain Collectible Cards

FC Zenit St. Petersburg Releases Blockchain Collectible Cards

The player cards can be traded with other managers, players can play games moment they have a minimum of 5 cards. The score of each player card is linked to their actual performance in the football league tables. Sorare platform aims to create a global fantasy soccer blockchain game featuring the top 10 leagues in […]

Tesla to Start Exporting Chinese-made Model 3s to Europe

Tesla to Start Exporting Chinese-made Model 3s to Europe

Tesla Inc. will start exporting Model 3 sedans, manufactured at its Shanghai-based factory to Europe from later this month, according to the automaker’s statement made via its official WeChat account. Chinese-built vehicles will be exported to more than 10 countries, including France, Germany, and Switzerland. “The export of China-built Tesla models is a key step […]

Artificial Intelligence is Used to Make Beer

Artificial Intelligence is Used to Make Beer

The first beer created with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) was launched in Switzerland. The MN Brew microbrewery, the University of Lucerne and the Jaywalker Digital company took part in the creation of this drink, dubbed Deeper. To carry out this project, the creators chose the type of Indian Pale Ale beer. The recipe […]

Terror Financing Ring Used Bitcoin Coupons to Cover Their Tracks

Terror Financing Ring Used Bitcoin Coupons to Cover Their Tracks

French police has arrested 29 accomplaces financing a jihadist network in Syria. They have allegedly been supporting the operations of an Al-Qaeda affiliate terror organization, called “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” since 2019. To cover their tracks, the criminals reportedly used cryptocurrency coupons from licensed tobacco shops across France. The members of the network were detained after […]

Singapore to Implement Blockchain-powered Health Passport

Singapore to Implement Blockchain-powered Health Passport

Government-owned investment company SGInnovate in partnership with Singaporean startup Accredify have introduced a blockchain-based digital health passport. For the pilot, the health passport app was introduced as a new feature in the Singapore Manpower Ministry’s FWMOMCARE app. In July, a successful pilot project showed that the app could manage and verify different digitized healthcare documents, […]