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February 25, 2022, 11:20 AM

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Reuters:
Sources: Ukraine is asking for volunteers from its hacker community to protect critical infrastructure and conduct cyber spying missions against Russian troops  —  The government of Ukraine is asking for volunteers from the country's hacker underground to help protect critical infrastructure …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Patreon suspends donation page of a nonprofit started in 2014 to provide equipment for the Ukrainian army, for violating policies on funding military activity  —  - Come Back Alive started in 2014 as a nonprofit to provide equipment for the Ukrainian army, and its Patreon page received hundreds …
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Politico:
Russia-backed falsehoods and digital tricks related to its invasion of Ukraine are putting tech giants on the defensive over the spread of online disinformation  —  The world's biggest social media companies are scrambling to combat a global barrage of Kremlin-backed falsehoods …
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
The US DOJ says BitMex co-founders Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo pled guilty to violating the US Bank Secrecy Act and each agree to pay a $10M criminal fine  —  The Department of Justice said Thursday that Arthur Hayes and Benjamin Delo, co-founders of the crypto derivatives exchange BitMEX …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
UK's Online Safety Bill would mandate online platforms to give users tools to verify their IDs, block anonymous users, and filter “legal but harmful” content  —  - The proposals mean online platforms would need to give users a way to verify their identity, and allow them to block any unverified accounts.
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
Block reports Q4 revenue of $4.08B, up 29% YoY, and $1.96B in Cash App bitcoin revenue, up 12% YoY; bitcoin revenue hit $10B in 2021, up 119%; stock is up 15%+  —  Quick Take  — Payments company Block, formerly known as Square, said Thursday that it made $1.96 billion in bitcoin revenue during …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Coinbase beats with $2.5B Q4 revenue, $840M net income, and 11.4M monthly transacting users, up from 7.4M in Q3; 2021 revenue was $7.4B, up from $1.1B in 2020  —  - Coinbase reported fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday.  — The earnings come after major cryptocurrencies saw …

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