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IBM Partnership Uses Blockchain, IoT to Combat Drought in California

A collaborative IBM project using blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) to tackle drought is underway in the United…

IBM Blockchain Assists Groundwater Pilot in Drought-Prone California

IBM and two other organizations will marry blockchain and IoT to help manage groundwater usage in an “at-risk” Californian aquifer.…

US Indicts Two More Men on Fraud and Extortion in SIM-Swapping Investigation

United States law enforcement has indicted two more men over alleged SIM-swapping scams involving cryptocurrency. A press release from the…

Crypto-Stealing SIM Swapper Pleads Guilty, Gets 10 Years in Prison

Joel Ortiz, a college student who allegedly stole cryptocurrency worth over $5 million, has pleaded guilty and accepted a 10-year…

20-Year Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to $5 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

After stealing $5 million in cryptocurrency from 40 victims through SIM swapping, 20-year-old Joel Ortiz, pleaded guilty to theft and…

Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

On Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and…

US Bank That Serves 483 Cryptocurrency Companies Is Seeking an IPO

Silvergate Bank, headquartered in San Diego as a California state-chartered bank, started its cryptocurrency-related business in 2013. Now its parent…

21-Year Old American Purported SIM Swapper Arrested for Alleged Theft of $1 Mln in Crypto

Authorities in the U.S. state of California have arrested a 21-year old New Yorker for the alleged theft of $1…

SIM Swapping Becomes Increasingly Popular in California, Police Make It “High Priority”

On November 7, a security news and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity published an interview with REACT Task Force, a California-based law…

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