Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million (600 Bitcoin) ransom — or else they’ll dump all the data on September 15th . Only 802 people paid taxes on BitCoin profits to the IRS . China is shutting down domestic exchanges . International Cherch of Blerk (ICB) uses cryptocurrency to give aid where needed during times of crisis.  Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said his department will regulate the use of cryptocurrencies in the country by the end of 2017 .
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