A Ukrainian hacker group dubbed Coinhoarder has stolen more than $50 million in cryptocurrency from users of Blockchain.info, one of the most popular providers of digital currency wallets, according to a report published Wednesday by Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity team.
Bitcoin exchange EXMO has released an official statement on the abduction of Pavel Lerner, the platform’s leading analyst. According to EXMO representatives, at the moment Pavel Lerner is safe.
Pavel Lerner, leading analyst at cryptocurrency exchange Exmo, was kidnapped in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, December 26.
Scare Tactics and Unlawful Seizure: Ukraine’s Security Service Cracks Down on Popular Crypto Media
At 8 a.m., December 15, agents of Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU) along with two civilian witnesses to the search entered Anatoly Kaplan’s, founder and CEO of ForkLog online magazine, rented apartment in Odessa and conducted a search of the premises.
Ukraine’s National Bank, the National Commission for Securities and Stock Market, and the National Commission on Finance Services Market Regulation have supported the initiative to legalize cryptocurrencies in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s finance minister Oleksandr Danyliuk insists cryptocurrencies will not be banned in the country even though its legal status is yet to be determined.
Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, will review an alternative cryptocurrency bill. It’s the second bill focused on cryptocurrencies in the last few days, this time registered by Sergey Rybalka, a parliament member from the Radical Party.
Ukraine’s parliament, Verkhovna Rada, will review a bill on cryptocurrency regulation. The paper has been published at the parliament’s official website.