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Prominent cryptocurrency trader hit by 'perfect storm'
A leading local crypto currency trading platform, BitPrime, says a "perfect storm" has hit its finances, forcing it to put a halt on operations.
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Norton finds deepfakes and crypto scams rising in Australia
Norton says between January and March of this year, it thwarted more than 37,098,261 threats, the equivalent of around 403,241 threats per day.
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Workday helps Swyftx make the right people decisions
Australian-owned and operated cryptocurrency exchange, Swyftx, uses Workday's Voice of the Employee platform to properly listen to employees.
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Check Point discovers security flaw in major NFT marketplace
Check Point Research has identified a security flaw in Rarible, an NFT marketplace with over two million active users.
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CryptoRom Bitcoin swindlers – what to look out for
Since the pandemic began, there has been a concerning surge in crypto and investment related scams in Australia, in particular, a spike in dating and romance scams.
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Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
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Three eCommerce trends set to dominate in 2022
Digital commerce sales in Australia have jumped significantly due to pandemic business conditions. Regionally, digital commerce in APAC is expected to nearly double in size by 2025.
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Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
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Bitcoin ATMs becoming more mainstream, increasing by 4,200% worldwide
Bankless Times has recently carried out research that highlights an increase of 4200% in global Bitcoin ATMs in the past six years. 
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When implementing eCommerce cryptocurrency payments, think safety first
More and more, consumers are looking for tangible utilisation of crypto in their everyday lives, and eCommerce companies are seeing this as an opportunity for new growth.
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Study shows Australians prioritise protection over convenience
A recent study by McAfee has identified the shifts in needs, attitudes, and actions that will impact Australia in 2022.
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The wild west of cryptocurrency fraud & How Kiwis are getting stung
Cryptopia went from launch to managing funds for 1.4 million investors to a significant data breach and its inevitable death - all in just five years.
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ESET Research releases T3 2021 Threat Report summarising key cybersecurity research
ESET's Threat Report sheds light on the most frequent external attack vectors, the reason behind the rise of email threats, and fluctuating threats due to cryptocurrencies.   
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Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021 - report
Chainalysis is releasing its latest money laundering report analysing money laundering activity from the previous year. 
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2021 a year to remember for blockchain industry - report
Blockchain application research firm Huobi Research Institute has released its Global Blockchain Industry Overview and Trends 2021-2022 Annual Report.
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Check Point Research reveals how hackers run token scams and 'Rug Pull' money - and how to avoid them
Check Point Research has revealed how scammers are altering smart contracts to create fraudulent tokens. They then use methods to "rug pull" money from people with altered smart contracts, leading to money heists.
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Cryptocurrency trading in NZ below world average, but signs show increased awareness
A recent study has revealed that although cryptocurrency is still a growing market in New Zealand, the country's usage rate is still well below those of our overseas counterparts.
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Major cryptocurrency losses for SMBs from BlueNoroff threat actor
Kaspersky has uncovered a series of attacks by advanced persistent threat actor BlueNoroff against small and medium-sized business, resulting in major cryptocurrency losses for the victims.
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Kaspersky lists 5 cyber threats to watch for in 2022
Global privacy company Kaspersky has highlighted some of the most significant cyber threats New Zealand consumers and businesses should be prepared for in 2022.  
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More countries to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender in 2022 - expert
“By adopting cryptocurrency as legal tender these countries then immediately have a currency that isn’t influenced by market conditions within their own economy, nor directly from just one other country’s economy."
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Bitcoin's in a slump but expert says ignore the crypto deniers to build long term wealth
Bitcoin is likely to record its worst monthly performance since May, but the CEO of a global financial giant says you should 'ignore the crypto deniers' if you want to seriously build your wealth for the long term.
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Gaming company Polemos to enable the monetisation of NFT gaming assets from blockchain games.
The esports-focused company Polemos has released a white paper laying out a strategy to build the world's first GameFi platform enabling the monetisation of idle NFT gaming assets from integrated blockchain games.
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Cryptocurrrency: The next big thing Australia's banks need to keep an eye on
Banks should keep a finger on the pulse of the growing demand for cryptocurrency services, according to a global study by Visa.
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Scammers using Google Ads to steal $500k of cryptocurrency
"What’s most alarming is that multiple scammer groups are bidding for keywords on Google Ads, which is likely a signal of the success."