Monero and Litecoin can be used to purchase a domain name

Popular domain name registration service with privacy feature now supports LTC and XMR as a purchase options 
25 July 2017   2319
Monero

Open-source cryptocurrency created in April 2014 that focuses on privacy, decentralisation and scalability

Njalla, domain name registration service, now accepts Monero and Litecoin as a payment option.

The main feature of Njalla is privacy. As developers assure, "We care about your right to privacy. We believe it's an important piece of democracy that we have the right to be anonymous."

Litecoin

Features faster transaction confirmation times and improved storage efficiency than the leading math-based currency

Njalla was started because it's developers couldn't find a domain name service that they wanted to use. Their goals are to be caring about privacy, simple and flexible.

Njalla " sit in between" the domain name registration service and a client. They buy a domain for themself. The agreement between Njalla grants client full usage rights to the domain

Njalla is run by 1337 LLC based in Nevis.

Billionare's Wife Kidnappers to Demand €9M Worth XMR

Anna-Elizabeth Falkievik Hagen was allegedly abducted from her home, although the law enforcement agencies found no sign of hacking
10 January 2019   151

In late October, the wife of one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in Norway, Tom Hagen, was kidnapped. The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of € 9 million in Monero, according to Norway Today.

Anna-Elizabeth Falkievik Hagen, 68, was allegedly abducted from her home, although the law enforcement agencies found no sign of hacking. A note with a ransom request was also found there.

Note that Interpol and Europol are involved in the investigation of the case of Falkievik, and the fact of the abduction was kept secret for a long time for security reasons.

Today, January 9, the police confirmed that Falkievik was abducted, and communication with the criminals takes place exclusively through some kind of "electronic platform". In addition, in December, the kidnappers could not provide evidence that she was still alive.

Probably the Falkievik case is the first time in Norway when a ransom is demanded in a cryptocurrency equivalent. Nevertheless, the police recommended that the criminals be denied their claims.

Tom Hagen is the founder of Elkraft AS, a power supply company. His fortune is estimated at 1.7 billion NOK (€ 170 million).

Earlier, employees of the local prosecutor’s office in Kiev and the National Police of Ukraine detained two suspects accused of stealing a miner in March of this year and stealing $ 50,000.

Now they face up to 15 years of imprisonment for robbery committed by a group of individuals in a preliminary conspiracy, infiltration and theft in a particularly large scale.