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Ohio will soon be the first state to accept Bitcoin for taxes

Ohio businesses can soon pay certain taxes with Bitcoin, a first in the US.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

An official Google account on Twitter was hacked by cryptocurrency scammers trying to convince people to send them bitcoin

Google (and Target) both fell victim to a common cryptocurrency scam, where hackers impersonated the company and promised free bitcoin.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Twitter is struggling to curb fake Elon Musk accounts promoting cryptocurrency scams

The scams generally involve hacking a verified account, changing the profile to look like it belongs to the Tesla CEO, and promoting crypto scams.
Google's advert for Google Assistant.

Google took a savage swipe at cryptocurrency in an advert for its new Pixel 3 phone

Google made a joke at cryptocurrency's expense during an advert for its new Pixel 3 phone. The ad points out how much energy is used to mine cryptocurrency, and one actor says that online currencies are 'not real' money.
Ripple's Chris Larsen

Ripple’s Chris Larsen makes Forbes 400 as the world’s richest crypto tycoon

Forbes estimates Larsen's current net worth to be $2.1 billion.

Coinbase is an $8 billion company, according to a reported new $500 million funding round

Coinbase is closing a deal that values the six-year-old cryptocurrency trading platform at $8 billion, Recode reports.
'Stablecoins' are hot.

The crypto world is going wild for ‘stablecoins’ — here’s everything you need to know about them

'Stablecoins' are the hottest thing in crypto right now, with over 50 projects in development. A 'stablecoin' is a cryptocurrency that's price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar. Here's a guide to what they're used for, how they work, and why people are excited about them.
Benjamin Dives, London Block Exchange CEO.

A UK startup is planning to develop a ‘crypto pound’ as the sector goes crazy for ‘stablecoins’

The London Block Exchange plans to launch a new cryptocurrency pegged to the pound: LBXPeg. One-for-one sterling reserves will be held in a segregated bank account.