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Report Finds Mining Activity and Bitcoin Exchange Development in North Korea

News A report by South Korea’s state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB) suggests that North Korea has been mining cryptocurrencies, according to local media. In addition, a technology firm in the country is developing an exchange platform for bitcoin, while average citizens of North Korea have little knowledge of cryptocurrency, the report claims. Also read: Yahoo! Japan

Nicehash Returns 60% of Coins Stolen in the Hack

News Nicehash, the cloud mining service that got hacked in December, has returned 60 percent of the stolen bitcoins, according to local media. After the cyberattack last year, the Slovenian company promised to fully reimburse its customers and has been doing it on a monthly basis. The police investigation into the case is still ongoing.

Crypto-Backed Lending Platform Blockfi Approved to Operate in California

Finance Back in July, reported on the cryptocurrency-backed USD lending platform, Blockfi, which raised $52.5m from investors in an investment round led by Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital. On Monday, Blockfi announced the firm is now servicing residents from California and the latest expansion leads to the crypto-lending service being available in 44 states. Also

DOJ Special Agent Empathizes With Bitcoin Adoption in Venezuela

Regulation In an interview conducted earlier this month at the Chainxchange blockchain convention, Lilia Infante, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) who pioneered the DOJ’s first Cyber Investigative Task Force looking at the use of cryptocurrencies in criminal investigations, recently discussed her views regarding the adoption of virtual currencies. Mrs. Infante