Kaspersky's Alleged Russia Ties Highlight the Risks of Antivirus

Reports that Russia used Kaspersky antivirus to probe US targets highlight the inherent risks of software that millions rely on for...

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'Crypto Anchors' Might Stop the Next Equifax-Style Megabreach

There’s no foolproof system to keep hackers out. Instead, this increasingly popular security design keeps them in.

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SEC Unprepared for Bitcoin, Applications Denied and Withdrawn as a Result
Oct12

SEC Unprepared for Bitcoin, Applications Denied and Withdrawn as a Result

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the U.S.’s independent exchange gatekeeper: without its blessing mainstream trading is not possible. It continues to frustrate would-be bitcoin exchange applicants who are now withdrawing. Even its former head has doubts about the SEC’s competence when it comes to bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Core Developer Appeals to SEC Regarding BIT SEC Pushes Bitcoin Listings Back to...

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Bitcoin.org Publishes List Against Businesses and Miners Supporting the 2X Fork
Oct12

Bitcoin.org Publishes List Against Businesses and Miners Supporting the 2X Fork

On October 11, the web portal Bitcoin.org published its controversial hard fork warning update that contains a list of companies and services that have pledged to support the Segwit2x hard fork this November. The website operators believe the 2MB fork is not supported by the majority of users and developers within the bitcoin ecosystem, and therefore consider the Segwit2x project a shift towards an incompatible “altcoin.”...

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South Korean Payment App Toss to Add Bitcoin Transactions
Oct12

South Korean Payment App Toss to Add Bitcoin Transactions

Former South Korean dentist hoped to smooth payment transactions. He stopped pulling teeth, and began working on a solution. His eighth iteration became Toss, a way to send and receive money peer-to-peer (P2P). Its next step includes bitcoin and even real estate transactions.  Also read: South Korean Crypto Community to Push Back Against ICO Ban South Korea’s 500 Billion USD Consumer Market Known as the most wired...

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