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Cryptocurrency

SEC “Striving For a Balanced Approach” to ICOs

In a hearing held Thursday by the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, William Hinman, the Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance, said, “[My] division has also been focusing attention on digital assets and on Initial Coin Offerings.  As this area continues […]

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Anti-malware

An inconvenient truth – DevSecOps operate in silos, separated from security

27th April, 2018, By Davey Winder   Some 35 percent of developers receive no formalised training on secure coding practices and many organisations bolt security on to the end of the development lifecycle from a team in another silo. An inconvenient truth – DevSecOps operate in silos, separated from security Newly published research reveals that […]

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Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Price Update: Bitcoin Futures Increase While $10,000 Resistance Holds

Despite the Mt Gox trustee seemingly ready to sell a significant amount of Bitcoin the cryptocurrency markets are showing Bullish signs. A reassuring portent for investors is the volume of Wall Street purchases via CME Group Bitcoin futures trading, say eToro. Bitcoin reached $9,740 USD this week, the closest it has been to the $10,000 […]

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Cryptocurrency

Jewelers, Diamond Dealers Turn To Blockchain For Increased Transparency, Traceability

A consortium of gold and diamond industry leaders and IBM are launching the TrustChain initiative to trace the provenance and authenticate diamonds, precious metals and jewelry at all stages of the global supply chain, from the mine to the retailer. In addition to IBM, the firms involved in the initiative include Asahi Refining, a precious […]

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Cryptocurrency

Pantera Capital CEO: $40 Trillion Cryptocurrency Market Cap Is ‘Definitely Possible’

The CEO of blockchain investment fund Pantera Capital Management has made the bullish claim that the cryptocurrency market could one day balloon to $40 trillion. Speaking during a panel interview on Bloomberg Television yesterday, Dan Morehead, the chief executive and founder of Pantera Capital, said that bitcoin ‘is a screaming buy right now.’ Last December, […]

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Anti-malware

KCW Ransomware Encrypting Web Sites in Pakistan

27th April, 2018, By Lawrence Abrams   Team Kerala Cyber Warriors, a hacking group based out of India, have begun to install ransomware on web sites based out of Pakistan. This ransomware, called KCW Ransomware, encrypts the files on a web site and then demands a ransom payment in order to get the files back. […]

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Cryptocurrency

Cent Is like ‘HotorNot’ For Brains

Cent is a new project that attempts to blend the gig economy, social media and crypto. Can such a volatile mix work? Founders Max Brody and Cameron Hejazi think so, and judging from my own experience there, I think they are onto something. If Sci-Fi movies, futurists and political scientists agree on anything, its that […]

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Cryptocurrency

Japan Online Brokerage Monex Plans New Blockchain Platform And ICO

Monex Group Inc., Japan’s third largest online brokerage, is looking to build its own blockchain platform and conduct an initial coin offering (ICO), according to a financial filing dated April 26, 2018. Monex’s Japanese division will be in charge of building the blockchain platform which will be used “for the aim of executing all the […]

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Cryptocurrency

Winklevoss’ Exchange Gemini Introducing Nasdaq SMARTS market surveillance

In a blog post on the 25th April, cryptocurrency exchange Gemini have announced plans to implement Nasdaq SMARTS market surveillance in a step towards “building a rules-based marketplace” and increasing trading oversight. The Nasdaq inc. technology provides a suite of visual tools for monitoring complex market data in order to rapidly detect manipulation and malpractice. […]

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Cryptocurrency

Binance Founder Denies Allegations It Breached Sequoia Capital’s Exclusivity Agreement

The founder of Binance, one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has denied an allegation that he breached an exclusivity agreement with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. In a company post published today, Zhao Changpeng issued a statement in response to a report that Zhao is being sued by Sequoia Capital after it filed a […]