Tag Archives: Canada

Canada’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Closing

CAVirtex

Some of bitcoin’s biggest news surrounds the announced closure of Canada’s biggest bitcoin exchange, CAVIRTEX.  Their main reason for closing is a security issue; their database, holding 2FA secrets and hashed passwords was hacked, although no identity information was stolen.  They’ve had issues with security in the past and are closing before a more serious breach and important information or ... Read More »

Bitcoin Demanded in Bomb Threats to Schools

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Last week in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bomb threats were made to multiple schools. The threats, which were received via email, demanded the Bitcoin alternate currency or else explosives would be detonated at various schools. Schools targeted with this threat included public, private, and Catholic so this was not a channeled threat because of religion or personal agenda. The police have ... Read More »