With $9.7 trillion of untradeable coal, North Korea turns to bitcoin

With $9.7 trillion of untradeable coal, North Korea turns to bitcoin

With an abundance of coal it can’t sell and a strong appetite for bitcoin, could Kim Jong-Un be experimenting with a new form of mining?

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Could Bitcoin help Venezuela in crisis?

Could Bitcoin help Venezuela in crisis?

As the bolivar plunges to unimaginable lows, Venezuelans are turning to cryptocurrencies to keep their heads above the water

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Dennis Rodman, WannaCry, PotCoin – North Korea’s mysterious foray into cyberspace

Dennis Rodman, WannaCry, PotCoin – North Korea’s mysterious foray into cyberspace

In 2016, North Korea made cybersecurity news again with an $81-million heist from the Bangladesh central bank. On May 17th, North Korea’s bitcoin mining operation saw a huge spike in activity. This piece discusses North Korean ventures into crypto, and its links to ransomware outbreaks and cyberheists.

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