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Luca Longobardi.

An ex-Wall Street broker who was falsely accused of being ‘the mafia’s banker’ is launching a private members’ club powered by...

Luca Longobardi was working on Wall Street when he was accused of laundering money for the Italian mafia and sent to a maximum-security Brazilian jail.
Bitcoin mining requires a lot of serious processing power, a lot of serious cooling for those processors, and a lot of power to make it all run.

The world’s largest maker of cryptocurrency mining chips will likely lay off more than 50% of its staff, according to reports

Bitmain may start a massive round of layoffs this week that could impact more than 50% of its employees, according to a report by CoinDesk on Tuesday.
A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM in Santa Monica

Ohio will soon be the first state to accept Bitcoin for taxes

Ohio businesses can soon pay certain taxes with Bitcoin, a first in the US.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

An official Google account on Twitter was hacked by cryptocurrency scammers trying to convince people to send them bitcoin

Google (and Target) both fell victim to a common cryptocurrency scam, where hackers impersonated the company and promised free bitcoin.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Twitter is struggling to curb fake Elon Musk accounts promoting cryptocurrency scams

The scams generally involve hacking a verified account, changing the profile to look like it belongs to the Tesla CEO, and promoting crypto scams.
Google's advert for Google Assistant.

Google took a savage swipe at cryptocurrency in an advert for its new Pixel 3 phone

Google made a joke at cryptocurrency's expense during an advert for its new Pixel 3 phone. The ad points out how much energy is used to mine cryptocurrency, and one actor says that online currencies are 'not real' money.
Ripple's Chris Larsen

Ripple’s Chris Larsen makes Forbes 400 as the world’s richest crypto tycoon

Forbes estimates Larsen's current net worth to be $2.1 billion.

Coinbase is an $8 billion company, according to a reported new $500 million funding round

Coinbase is closing a deal that values the six-year-old cryptocurrency trading platform at $8 billion, Recode reports.