South Africa Ransomware Attack: Justice Department Denies Receiving 50 BTC Ransom Demand – Security Bitcoin News

South Africa’s Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJCD) has denied claims that it has received a 50 bitcoin ransom demand from hackers that attacked its systems on September 6, 2021. Reports of Ransom Demand Deemed ‘Completely Untrue’ Instead,...

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Riccardo ‘Fluffypony’ Spagni Released by US Court, ‘Actively Working’ on Return to South Africa

A regional court in Cape Town oversaw charges against Spagni that included fraud but did not hear his testimony as he failed to appear in court, despite previously pleading not guilty. It was alleged Spagni had stolen roughly $100,000...

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CFTC commissioner: agency doesn’t have enforcement resources without Congress

Dan Berkovitz, one of three commissioners currently serving at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said while the agency is suited to futures contracts, swaps, and options trading, it would need additional resources to handle the cash market for...

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Smart contract upgrade on Hedera brings high-speed programmability to tokenization » CryptoNinjas

Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade public network for the decentralized economy, today announced an upgrade to its smart contract service, which will soon allow developers to harness the speed and scalability of the Hedera Token Service (HTS) for fungible and...

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Russian Court Confirms Arrest Warrants for 3 Finiko Founders – Bitcoin News

Tatarstan’s highest court has rejected appeals against arrest warrants issued for three co-founders of the notorious Finiko crypto pyramid. The top representatives of the Ponzi scheme, accused of large-scale fraud in Russia, are still hiding abroad, media reports reveal....

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