Hamster buys Bitcoin, TikTok bans crypto, REvil goes dark

Listen to the most important stories in Bitcoin and crypto covered by our newsroom in the past week.

Mr. Goxx is a crypto trading hamster — and he’s only slightly underwater

Looking for a ridiculously cute but totally random way of investing your cash? Meet Mr. Goxx, the world's first Twitch streaming, crypto trading hamster.

Mr. Goxx is currently slightly down on his trades but his audience of thousands can’t get enough of the pouch-faced Pomp.

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TikTok bans crypto ads but some fear it won’t stop shitcoin shilling

TikTok bubbles and Bitcoin signs

Despite TikTok’s policy change, it’s likely that determined influencers will still be able to shill their coins under the guise of ‘analysis’.

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UK ad watchdog gets ‘proactive’ in crypto scam crackdown

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has called crypto marketing a “red alert priority” as it prepares to get tough on “misleading” and “irresponsible” ads, reports the Financial Times (FT).

The ASA is taking up the fight because cryptocurrencies fall largely outside the remit of the Financial Conduct Authority.

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REvil goes dark as Biden pressures Putin over ransomware attacks

Suspected Russian ransomware group REvil mysteriously went dark this week as cybercrime discussions between the US and the Kremlin reached boiling point.

Discussions between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin have been heating up after several large-scale ransomware attacks linked to the group.

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