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07 August 2023 - 20:33 By Ott Tammik and Aaron Eglitis

In late July, a programmer at Estonia’s CoinsPaid, the world’s biggest crypto payment provider, met over video link with a recruiter who had reached out on LinkedIn with a lucrative job offer. During the 40-minute job interview, the engineer was asked to download a file to take a technical test, which he did on his work computer. ..

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