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    Bitcoin

    We interview the Bitcoin YouTuber who scammed a scammer

    A con artist pitching ‘double your bitcoin every 24 hours’ was herself taken in by her would-be sucker

    A Canadian Bitcoin YouTuber turned the tables on a scammer this week, convincing a con artist—who promised to double bitcoin investments in 24 hours—to send him $50 worth of the cryptocurrency. He promptly passed it along to Bitcoin Venezuela, a charity providing food in the suffering country.

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    Libra

    From privacy regulators to Walmart, Facebook’s Libra faces growing threats

    The US, EU, Canada, and Australia demand data protection guarantees; Walmart patents its own cryptocurrency

    In a joint statement on August 6, data protection regulators from the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, and Australia came head-on, issuing a joint statement slamming the Libra project and Facebook for failing to address the fledgling cryptocurrency’s privacy risks.

  • Blockchain
    Technology

    Deloitte survey finds blockchain vital, overhyped

    Executives are seeing more business cases, but asking more questions

    While business executives around the world are growing more certain that blockchain will be a game changer, a new survey also reveals that skepticism remains. According to Deloitte, it’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey finds the technology is entering a new phase, in which the question is no longer, “Will blockchain work?” but, “How can we make blockchain work for us?”

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    Alt coins,  Bitcoin,  Canada,  Innovators

    Canadian crypto exchange hacked, all assets stolen, internet cries ‘Scam!’

    MapleChange shutters website and social accounts after security breach cleans out user wallets

    A hack at a small Canadian crypto exchange left its users holding the bag Sunday, as MapleChange announced it had lost all its assets and would not be able to immediately refund its users. On Sunday afternoon, the exchange, which has Edmonton, Alberta listed as its location on Twitter, announced that a security breach allowed someone to steal all the assets it held. MapleChange added that it would not be able to refund the cryptocurrency until it investigates what happened. The hack followed MapleChange’s announcement Saturday on Twitter that it had upgraded its server and launched a version 2.0.0. https://twitter.com/MapleChangeEx/status/1056582662435954688 It’s unclear how MapleChange’s investigation is going, as the exchange…