Listen to the most important stories in Bitcoin and crypto covered by our newsroom in the past week.
Chinese state media brags about killing 11 companies caught using crypto
Eleven companies suspected of illegal crypto-related shenanigans in China have come under fire from the country’s central bank, reports state media Global Times.
Tether personally issued TRON’s Justin Sun at least $200M in USDT
Justin Sun, the flagrant marketeer behind crypto TRON (TRX), has acquired at least $200 million in Tether (USDT) directly from the enigmatic stablecoin issuer — making him one of its most prolific individual buyers, Protos can reveal.
Italian feds say Mafia pays cartels for cocaine with Bitcoin and Monero
The Italian Mafia is using Bitcoin and Monero to conceal its crimes, including big-money deals with South American cocaine runners, according to the country’s anti-organized crime squad.
DeviantArt enlists AI to police NFT markets for stolen art
Increasing numbers of artists have relayed seeing their work tokenized and sold — often for big bucks — without their permission.
So, Los Angeles-based DeviantArt is hitting back with its image recognition software. DeviantArt Protect was launched in July and flags when a copyrighted piece of work is resubmitted to the platform.