What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

SBI Holdings, a major financial and banking giant in Japan, has formally announced the launch of SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd., officially entering the bitcoin mining industry. In recent months, the most dominant forces in the global bitcoin mining industry in the likes of Bitmain, Cannan, and Japanese internet conglomerate GMO have struggled to adjust to market conditions. As the bitcoin bear market extended to a 15-month correction, despite the gradual increase in hash power, the demand for bitcoin mining due to the general decline in profitability of mining noticeably dropped. The entrance of SBI Holdings into the mining market

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Japanese Police Arrests 18-Year Old Hacker for Stealing $134,000 in Monacoin

Local prosecutors in Japan have charged an 18-year old male with cryptocurrency theft. Per a report published in a local news outlet, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of Japan are accusing the young adult of stealing 15 million Yen ($ 134,310) worth of stealing MonaCoin (MONA)—a Litecoin hard fork. According to the report, this is the first time local authorities have charged a hacker for crypto theft in Japan. The young hacker is accused of breaching Monappy, an online wallet service used by crypto investors to store their digital assets last year. The teenager reportedly took advantage of the website’s vulnerability,

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