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  • 2017-06-28 16:08:20

Director of CNNIC: 99 of 100 Blockchain Startups Will Die

27 Jun, Dalian-Li Daokui, Tsinghua University professor and former member of PBOC Monetary Committee, said Bitcoin would not replace fiats and Alipay couldn’t issue digital currency at the Davos Forum 2017. In a session themed “The Global Impact of China’s Financial Reform” , Li commented on virtual c...

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Operator of Coin.mx Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Gets Five Years’ Prison

A New York court today handed a 5 1/2 year prison sentence to the operator of bitcoin exchange Coin.mx. The unlicensed exchange was linked to a data breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and also allegedly laundered money for hackers. Also read: Billionaire Novogratz Says Cryptocurrency Will Be Worth $5 Trillion – If It ...

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New Wave of Cyber Attacks Triggered as Ransom Prices Climb

Just weeks after the WannaCry ransomware virus made headlines around the world, another cyber attack known as Petya has sprung up, surprisingly using the same backdoor exploit as the attack previously mentioned despite a fix for the problem being released weeks ago. Move Over WannaCry – There’s a New Cyber...

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Billionaire Novogratz Says Cryptocurrency Will Be Worth $5 Trillion – If It Cleans up Reputation

Michael Novogratz, investor and former principal at Fortress Investment Group, has said cryptocurrencies could be worth a total $5 trillion USD in five years. However Bitcoin still faced regulatory hurdles and is still perceived as an unregulated, black market money. Also read: Big Banks and IBM Expect New Blockchain P...

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A 2017 Collection of the Past Six Month’s Dank Crypto-Memes

Bitcoin’s first six months of 2017 has been very exciting as the decentralized currency has seen all-time highs in both price and popularity. Alongside the year’s record-breaking achievements, the cryptocurrency community has also seen the production of a vast array of dank memes giving us some humor during...

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CrypViser: Secure Communications and the New State-Sponsored Hacking Law

Last Thursday, the German parliament voted into law a bill that would allow the police and other government entities to hack into encrypted messaging services like Signal and WhatsApp during certain criminal investigations. The new law gives authorities broad access to users’ private communications, prompting inc...

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New Ransomware ‘NotPetya’ Spreading Rapidly Around the World

Ukraine, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, and the United States have all reported attacks from a new ransomware named “NotPetya” by Kaspersky Labs. Also read: New Report Finds That Ransomware Attacks Have Sharply Increased in 2017 Whats Going On? Throughout the day, reports have come in from around the word of ...

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Surveys Suggest Bitcoin Still Has Enormous Growth Potential

A recent survey conducted by HSBC polling 13 developed nations indicates that the majority of citizens still have not heard of blockchain technology, with only 41% of respondents indicating familiarity with the technology underpinning bitcoin. Also Read: Malaysian Bitcoin Users Divest Carefully Into LTC and ETH HSBC...

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Big Banks and IBM Expect New Blockchain Platform to Boost Trade for SMEs

A consortium of seven of Europe’s largest banks has chosen IBM to build a blockchain-based trade finance platform for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The platform, which will run on IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric technology, is intended to boost domestic and cross-border trade. Also read: Top 5 Reasons ...

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New Report Finds That Ransomware Attacks Have Sharply Increased in 2017

Mobile ransomware is on the rise as a report released yesterday has noted a dramatic increase in 2017 compared to years past. Also read: More Fintech Opportunities if US and UK Cooperate on Regulation Kaspersky Lab Report: Mobile Ransomware on the Rise According to a report by Kaspersky Lab, mobile ransomware has incre...

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