Bitcoin 

UpBit Exchange Phishing Email Scam Came From North Korea, Source Claims

Hackers from North Korea were behind a phishing scam targeting users of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange UpBit, Korean-language cryptocurrency news outlet CoinDesk Korea reported on May 29. According to findings by local cybersecurity firm East Security, the scam came in the form of an email sent to UpBit users requesting account information. The pretence was a fake giveaway, with the emails also containing a file called “Event Winner Personal Information Collection and Usage Agreement.hwp,” which would run malicious code when opened. UpBit had alerted traders a day before, warning anyone…

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Blockchain 

Upbit Exchange Operator Plies $46 Million Into Blockchain in First Year of Investment

The parent company of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has invested almost $50 million in blockchain startups since March 2018, English-language Korean business news outlet The Investor reported on May 15. Dunamu, which created a dedicated investment subsidiary, Dunamu & Partners, at the same time last year, has given cash to a total of 26 businesses. In total — under plans it announced previously — the company aims to invest 100 billion won ($84 million) into the industry. “Our goal is to contribute to the healthy growth of the blockchain…

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Bitcoin 

South Korea Regulators Indict Three Upbit Employees for Alleged Trade Volume Manipulation

South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Upbit has denied accusations it had manipulated its order book after regulators indicted three of its staff, local English-language news outlet The Korea Times reported 21. Upbit, which is owned by developer Dunamu, is accused of falsely inflating its volume figures on three occasions between October 2017 and December 2018. Citing reports from the Seoul District Prosecutors Office Friday, The Korea Times says two senior executives from Dunamu and one Upbit employee have been indicted, but not detained, as part of an investigation into the…

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