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Cryptocurrency

Safeguard Eyes US$12M ICO For AI System And Blockchain-Based Safety Data Marketplace

Safeguard, a safety-tech startup from the Netherlands, is looking to raise 30,000 ETH (US$12 million) in an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund the development of an artificial intelligence (AI) system and the so-called Safety Data Marketplace. Safeguard currently offers a crisis communication platform for small and large organizations to manage safety practices. The startup […]

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Cryptocurrency

Havas Group Launches Havas Blockchain

Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications companies, is one of the latest companies to become involved in blockchain technology. Recently, the French company announced they are launching Havas Blockchain. Havas Blockchain is a fully integrated communications offering that is designed to support the entrepreneurs and businesses involved in blockchain and will officially launch […]

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Cryptocurrency

Can Minds Capitalize on Facebook’s Failures ?

With the ongoing Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Facebook is in the worst position than they have been in a long time. The social media company has always struggled with privacy questions, but this scandal seems to have a lasting power not often seen in today’s hyper active media. There are dozens, if not hundreds of social […]

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Cryptocurrency

Two More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Shut Down as Regulations Tighten

Two Japanese digital currency exchanges, Mr. Exchange and Tokyo GateWay, will be closing operations and returning customers’ cash and cryptocurrency holdings.  These two exchanges are following the lead of three other Japanese exchanges, Raimu, bitExpress and Bit Station, which have also announced that they will be halting operations in Japan. In 2017, Japan became the […]

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Anti-malware

AutoHotKey Malware Is Now a Thing

March 30th 2018, By Catalin Cimpanu     AutoHotKey has now become one of the most trendy technologies for building malware, according to several reports put out by cyber-security firms and insights Bleeping Computer received from malware experts.   AutoHotKey, or AHK, is an open-source scripting language developed for the Microsoft Windows operating system back […]

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Cryptocurrency

London Block Exchange Adds Ripple, More Coins to Follow

London Block Exchange (LBX), the U.K.’s only multi-cryptocurrency over-the-counter exchange, has announced that it has added Ripple’s digital asset, XRP to its list of coins available to customers. As a registered Electronic Money Services Directive (EMD) for e-wallet functionality by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), this means that LBX is not only the sole […]

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Cryptocurrency

8base Launches “No-Code” Software Development Platform Powered By Blockchain

Miami-based startup 8base has launched an application development platform that’s using technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to allow developers and businesses to easily and rapidly build and deploy software applications without the need to write any code. The company said the newly launched platform “significantly reduces the amount of effort and technical […]

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Anti-malware

Mole66 Cryptomix Ransomware Variant Released

March 29th 2018, By Lawrence Abrams   Today MalwareHunterTeam discovered a new variant of the Cryptomix Ransomware that appends the .MOLE66 extension to encrypted files, changes the contact email, and slightly changes the ransom note’s name. In the past, we used to see new Cryptomix variants a few times a month, but this time it has been almost 2 months […]

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Cryptocurrency

Uphold Adds XRP Following US$57.5M Investment From Ripple Investor And Former Exec

San Francisco digital wallet provider Uphold has announced the launch of Ripple’s digital asset XRP, which joins 30+ national currencies and cryptocurrencies on the Uphold platform. Uphold raised US$57.5 million in January from Ripple investor and former executive Greg Kidd and his investment vehicle Hard Yaka. Part of the investment has been used to add […]

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Cryptocurrency

Nonprofit GiveDirectly Receives $1 Million Donation from OmiseGo and Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin

A charity that sends money directly to the world’s ‘extreme poor’ has revealed that it has received a $1 million donation from cryptocurrency startup OmiseGo and Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin. GiveDirectly, a nonprofit charity that is aiming to help refugees living in extreme poverty, will put those funds towards its campaign in Uganda. It is […]