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Swiss region to take cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2021

Sep. 3, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss region that has billed itself as a hub for high-tech finance said Thursday that it plans to accept cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether for tax payments starting next year. Switzerland's Zug canton joins its eponymous main city and several Swiss towns in agreeing to take tax payments...

FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington.  The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant organization abroad, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, relied on to raise money for their operations, officials announced Thursday.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

Aug. 13, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday that it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State, relied on to finance their organizations and violent plots. Law enforcement officials said the groups used the accounts...

FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter says the hackers responsible for a recent high-profile breach used the phone to fool the social media company's employees into giving them access. The company revealed a few more details late Thursday, July 30, 2020 about the hack earlier this month, which it said targeted “a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

Aug. 1, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, right, gestures beside his wife Janet Hill during a media conference on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Burlingame, Calif. Wozniak is launching a legal attack against Google's YouTube video site for allowing con artists to use him as a pawn in a Bitcoin scam believed to have heisted millions of dollars from people around the world. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak slams YouTube for scam videos

Jul. 23, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is launching a legal attack against Google's YouTube video site for allowing con artists to use him as a pawn in a Bitcoin scam believed to have heisted millions of dollars from people around the world. The personal computer pioneer vented his...