Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at His Home in South Korea (news.bitcoin.com)

South Korea has been a leading market for bitcoin over the last year or so in terms of adoption, trading volumes, and regulatory response. Now one of the top figures in the government associated with regulating cryptocurrency has passed away, with stress suspected to be a contributing cause.
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Montana is Home to New 53 Acre, $75 Million Bitcoin Mining Facility (news.bitcoin.com)

This week, the cities of Butte and Anaconda, Montana, learned bitcoin mining company Crypto Watt LLC secured 53 acres on which they plan to invest at least 75 million USD to facilitate the process of how the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s transactions are authenticated and confirmed.  
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Bitcoin price rise could lead to smart home attacks that cause electricity bills to rise, cyber security …

People's homes could come under attack as a consequence of bitcoin's price surge, a cyber security expert has warned. “Cryptojacking” incidents, in which people's devices are quietly hijacked and forced to mine digital currencies for other people, are on the rise. However, it's not just regular computers …
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To Russia, with love: Greek court now says Bitcoin fraud suspect could be tried at home (theregister.co.uk)

US and Moscow both want to extradite Alexander Vinnik, 38, but minister of justice will decide
A judicial appeals court in Thessaloniki, Greece, has backed Moscow’s extradition request for Russian citizen and suspected Bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, The Greek Observer reports.

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