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Exploring Hydra, the post-Soviet black market that is dominating the global darknet trade

Exploring Hydra, the post-Soviet black market that is dominating the global darknet trade

Quick Take Recent attention on Russia-based cyberattacks has brought the country’s ecosystem of online crime into the spotlight. Operating throughout the former Soviet Union, Hydra Market has become the largest darknet market in the world.  The Block explored Hydra and interviewed a range of expert investigators to find out what keeps this digital marketplace bustling.  …

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A $150 billion investment unit of Morgan Stanley is exploring bitcoin: report

A $150 billion investment unit of Morgan Stanley is exploring bitcoin: report

Counterpoint Global—a unit of Morgan Stanley Investment Management—is exploring whether it will make a bet on bitcoin, according to a Bloomberg News report.  Citing sources, the report said that the unit, which manages $150 billion, would need approvals from the wider firm and regulators to make such an investment. Still, it represents Wall Street’s broader …

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India's central bank says it is exploring the possibility of digital currency

India’s central bank says it is exploring the possibility of digital currency

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, has said that it is exploring the need for digital currency. In a booklet on payment systems published Monday, the RBI said if there is a need for a digital rupee, it will explore how to operationalize it. “Private digital currencies (PDCs) / virtual currencies …

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