Karan Balwani

Karan is a writer who shares an undying passion for technology, books and pets. For the past 7 years, he has worked in Business Development and PR before discovering his love for the written word. He regularly posts on his blog (www.kbthewriter.wordpress.com) and is working on his debut novel.

Crypto Used by Russian Hackers - U.S. Justice Dept.
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Crypto Used by Russian Hackers – U.S. Justice Dept.

The Russia military intelligence (GRU) is backed by Kremlin-based hackers. A new report has uncovered that these hackers are using cryptocurrencies to fund their activities globally. Cryptocurrencies have provided a way to users across the globe to carry out transactions without leaving traces. The United States Department of Justice unveiled …

BitGo Adds Stellar and Dash to Portfolio
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BitGo Adds Stellar and Dash to Portfolio

BitGo the startup hailing from Palo Alto, California allows investors to store their crypto assets. The company recently announced that they are adding support for two new digital coins. As of October 5, 2018, BitGo has added support for Dash and Stellar for their customers.  Dash is a cryptocurrency based …

U.S. Election Committee Requests Crypto Mining
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U.S. Election Committee Requests Crypto Mining

It is expected that by the time the 2020 presidential election surfaces, candidates will be able to accept cryptocurrencies and mining profits as campaign donations. Osia Network, LLC has recently asked the U.S. Federal Election Committee (FEC) to add cryptocurrency mining tools to FEC’s website. They are considering to use …

Donations in Crypto For Charity Organizations
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Donations in Crypto For Charity Organizations

There has been a rise in the number of charities that are accepting cryptocurrencies. Although this method of payment carries its risks, it also holds rewards for these companies. Due to the U.S. tax legislation, an increasing number of users are opting to donate to charitable organizations using cryptocurrencies. As …

Argentina Gets Cryptocurrency ATMs
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Argentina Gets Cryptocurrency ATMs

Athena Bitcoin is a U.S. company specializing in cryptocurrency ATMs. The company launched Argentina’s first Bitcoin ATM in a Buenos Aires shopping mall in September 2018. This news was first published by Reuters. The Odyssey Group is another U.S. based company is also under the process of installing 150 ATMs …

WSJ Creates Own Cryptocurrency
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WSJ Creates Own Cryptocurrency

It has been well-documented that mainstream media and cryptocurrencies do not mix well. There have been numerous instances where these news outlets and TV channels have bashed cryptocurrencies to attract more customers to their outlet. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal is going against the grain by announcing the launch of …

Tiger Global Planning to Invest in Coinbase
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Tiger Global Planning to Invest in Coinbase

A few days back, Tiger Global led a payment round for the Stripe platform, amounting to $245 million. The company is now eyeing Coinbase for its next investment. Coinbase was founded six years ago and is currently in talks with Tiger Global in an effort to raise $500 million at …

Ex Hong Kong Regulator Becomes BitMEX COO
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Ex Hong Kong Regulator Becomes BitMEX COO

One of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world, BitMEX has named their new COO. Angelina Kwan, the former managing director and head of regulatory compliance for Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is the new COO of BitMEX. Kwan will work with worldwide regulators to develop protocols …

Oklahoma Police Arrests Two For $14 Million Crypto Theft
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Oklahoma Police Arrests Two For $14 Million Crypto Theft

Two men were held by the Oklahoma police for stealing millions of dollars from a Californian cryptocurrency company. This news was reported by the local media. Joseph Harris, 21 and Fletcher Robert Childers, 23 are from Missouri. These convicts were arrested on the charges of grand theft, a first-degree felony, …

Federal Reserve VP Talks Crypto on Forbes Event
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Federal Reserve VP Talks Crypto on Forbes Event

Boston’s Federal Reserve is located 10 minutes away from Boston’s City Hall Plaza, the venue for this year’s 30 Under 30 Summit hosted by Forbes. As the event began, the vice president of the Federal Reserve Jim Cunha took the stage to talk about cryptocurrencies. He was joined by crypto …