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Crypto Extortion on the Rise, Says Academic Study – CoinDesk

Crypto Extortion on the Rise, Says Academic Study - CoinDesk

Crypto-based extortion –  basically the process of using spam-flinging botnet armies to “ransom” dirty pictures and compromising information in exchange for bitcoin  –  has turned virtual crime into child’s play. Speaking this week at the Advances in Financial Technology conference in Zurich, an international team comprised of researchers from the Austrian Technology Institute and security…

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TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain

TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain

Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution. New cross-carrier system Per the release, the partnership aims to allow carriers to use blockchain through the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium — founded by TBCASoft and SoftBank. TBCASoft reportedly…

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How to Start a Crypto Podcast – Bitcoin News

How to Start a Crypto Podcast - Bitcoin News

The idea of starting your own podcast is undeniably appealing. Not only do you get to sound off about a topic that’s close to your heart, but if you opt for the host-and-guest format, you get to engage in stimulating debates with interesting people. But before you rush off to order a USB mic and…

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Crypto Markets Turn Red, With BTC Price Stuck Below $8,100

Crypto Markets Turn Red, With BTC Price Stuck Below $8,100

Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress with a sudden drop below the $8,100 price point. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin was trading above the $8,200 price mark for the better part of the day, but has dipped below $8,100 in recent hours.…

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US Congress Considers A Draft Bill Claiming Stablecoins Are Securities

US Congress Considers A Draft Bill Claiming Stablecoins Are Securities

United States Congress is considering a draft bill that claims all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities. Libra in the United States The U.S. Representative for Texas’s 29th congressional district, Sylvia Garcia, introduced a draft bill to the House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 18. The draft bill, called…

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Pension Funds Put $50 Million Into Morgan Creek's New Blockchain Fund – CoinDesk

Pension Funds Put $50 Million Into Morgan Creek's New Blockchain Fund - CoinDesk

Morgan Creek Digital has raised the first $60.9 million tranche of its $250 million target for its second venture capital fund. Morgan Creek revealed exclusively to CoinDesk that the same institutions from the first fund, including two public pension funds, have increased their investments in the second by more than twofold. Together, Fairfax County’s Virginia’s…

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How Cryptocurrency Developers Can Earn Bitcoin Cash With REST APIs – Bitcoin News

How Cryptocurrency Developers Can Earn Bitcoin Cash With REST APIs - Bitcoin News

A recent video by Chris Troutner, Senior Javascript Developer at Bitcoin.com, points out a problem with anti-profit seeking approaches to crypto development, and how devs can incentivize growth and attract business using REST APIs to earn BHC. Without incentives, Troutner notes, many promising services and applications run the risk of succumbing to an economic tragedy…

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Zuckerberg to Tell Congress: Libra Can Fix 'Failing' Financial System – CoinDesk

Zuckerberg to Tell Congress: Libra Can Fix 'Failing' Financial System - CoinDesk

Mark Zuckerberg will tell Congress that Libra can bring financial services to the world’s 1.7 billion unbanked. And if Libra doesn’t do it, he said, China’s new central-bank crypto will. Facebook’s CEO released his written testimony a day before his scheduled appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, stating that Libra is envisioned as…

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