Nordic bitcoin broker to take a lead in Europe

Finnish bitcoin broker Prasos is looking to get a leading position in Europe and reach €16m revenue in the next three years
24 November 2017   873

The first stage of the public round started on the 9 November. In seven days the company raised 35% of the minimum target. Now the round has been launched to public participation.

We also want to further develop our investment services to regular investors that want to diversify their investment portfolios into cryptocurrencies.

 

Henry Brade

CEO and co-founder, Prasos

According to company, cryptocurrency-based investment products have been created, but the market is still at an early stage and the current exchange and investment services are not sufficiently mature.

The news comes with CME group plans to launch Bitcoin futures during the fourth quarter of 2017, what could make it easier for stock trades to invest in the decentralized cryptocurrency.

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   90

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.