A Mass Phony Email Sent to U.S. Media

Several U.S media sources received an email  from an individual claiming to be a representative of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)  
08 February 2018   415

According to reports, a mailbox of the People’s Bank of China was hacked. The email which was sent to several U.S media resources contained a fake invitation to a press conference for media, the PBOC, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).

The email claimed that on February 14  the HKMA and PBOC were about to jointly introduce new measures to crack down on all aspects of Bitcoin services between mainland China and Hong Kong.

According to the email, the HKMA and PBOC would have introduced new statutes that would end all businesses and services connected to the cryptocurrency industry.

In addition to this, the email indicated the implementation of new laws which could have made make crypto mining illegal.

Experts believe that this email was a kind of a bogus attempt to manipulate the price of Bitcoin and to cause more panic throughout the cryptocurrency community. The invitation could be a ruse of traders willing to profit from a further decline of cryptocurrencies.

According to the president of the Hong Kong bitcoin association, Leonhard Weese, the purpose of the email was to manipulate the news in order to have some effect on the price in a market. He believes that such kind of manipulation is effective in an immature market with a very low barrier to entry.

Fortunately, that was a mainstream media FUD.

Australia joins the crypto-discussions arena with Bitcoin & Blockchain Fair

The inaugural Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair will be presented at the Sydney Showgrounds on May 12-13 with an all-round program about cryptocurrency and blockchain
21 April 2018   44

A high profile event in cryptocurrency and blockchain is coming to Sydney, Australia on May 12-13 – Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair. The conference will provide a platform to interact and discuss on all areas of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sectors (fintech, investment, venture capital, regulation, ICO, etc.), current opportunities and perspectives in the form of a Forum and an Exhibition Showcases.

The Exhibition Showcase that will allow to exhibit showcases and engage with crypto services providers, government and fintech startups. Forum is the bulk of the conference and is comprised of 2-day sessions to allow international speakers and industry leaders of the crypto and blockchain sectors a chance to share their expertise. May 12 is focusing on cryptocurrency and ICO engagement; May 13 wil cover blockchain technology overview, case studies, solutions and future trends.

The fair is organized by ABF Business and Principal Sponsor Coinspot. Exhibitors and Speakers include attendees from Asia, Europe and USA together with key Australian high profile crypto & blockchain enterprises. The full agenda of the event can be found here.