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New York Is the First State to Propose Bitcoin Regulations

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On Thursday, Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent for New York’s Department of Financial Services, proposednew rules for virtual currency businesses. The “BitLicense” plan, which if approved would apply to all companies that store, control, buy, sell, transfer, or exchange Bitcoins (or other cryptocurrency), makes New York the first state to attempt virtual currency regulation.






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Bitcointhemed malware rising sharply

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Experts are warning users to expect a steep rise in Bitcointhemed malware attacks following discovery of a new virus called Bitcoin Alarm

 

The latest virus is based on spam emails that take users to a website called bitcoin-alarm.net. This promises them a Windows app that will send them the latest Bitcoin prices via SMS. But the download contains a Trojan which Arbor research analyst Kenny MacDermid, who discovered the malware, said is designed for stealing login information, and is likely in this case being used to steal Bitcoins.

 


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