Bitmain, the world’s largest bitcoin mining firm, has reportedly undergone a major board reshuffle ahead of its initial public offering (IPO), which should set a record for the nascent cryptocurrency industry.
This week, the U.S. officially removed Iran from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) network, disallowing the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran from working with financial institutions worldwide. Iran could eye a switch to crypto as a response, as it hinted in early 2018.
Ransomware creators have attacked Malaysian media giant Media Prima Bhd and are demanding bitcoins before they can allow access to the company’s compromised computer systems.
Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Shuffles Board Ahead of IPO: Report
Sanctions Remove Iran from SWIFT, Will it Switch to Crypto as Planned?
Hackers Demand $6.3 Million in Bitcoin From Malaysian Media Giant