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Bitcoin Energy Use In Iceland Set To Overtake Homes, Says Local Firm

Pic: Getty Images (Nearly 100% of energy in Iceland comes from renewable sources)Iceland is facing an "exponential" rise in Bitcoin mining that is gobbling up power resources, a spokesman for Icelandic energy firm HS Orka has said.

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Criminals Hide 'Billions' In Crypto-Cash - Europol

Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol.

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UAE, France Sign Deal To Cooperate On Space Exploration

DUBAI -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France on Sunday signed a deal on cooperation in space exploration, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

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Computer Game Could Help Schizophrenia Patients Control Voices In Their Heads

Schizophrenia patients could soon be treated using an MRI scanner and computer game.

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Indonesia's Astra Joins In Fund Raising For Go-Jek

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA - Indonesian conglomerate Astra International said on Monday it will invest $150 million in Go-Jek, joining the likes of Alphabet Inc’s Google in the ride-hailing start-up’s latest fundraising round.

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Coincheck Heist Sheds Light On Japan's Rush To Create Cryptocurrency Rules

Pic: ReutersTOKYO - After the Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange was stung by a half-billion dollar theft in 2014, Japanese regulators swung into action.

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Games Organizers Confirm Cyber Attack, Won't Reveal Source

Pic: ReutersPYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source.

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U.S., UK Government Websites Infected With Crypto-Mining Malware: Report

Pic: ReutersThousands of websites, including ones run by U.S. and UK government agencies, were infected for several hours on Sunday with code that causes web browsers to secretly mine digital currencies, technology news site The Register reported.

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Is Social Media Causing Childhood Depression?

Rangan Chatterjee is a GP and says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in youngsters and their use of social media.

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Facebook Runs Into Lawsuit Over Cambodian Politics

Pic: ReutersPHNOM PENH: Former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has filed a legal case in the United States to get Facebook to release information on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s use of the social media platform, his legal team said.

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