How to Protect Yourself After the Next Big Corporate Hack

The next megabreach is coming. Here’s how you can cope if and when your info gets swept...

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Danish Woman Arrested After Allegedly Paying for a Fake Darknet Hitman With Bitcoin
Dec09

Danish Woman Arrested After Allegedly Paying for a Fake Darknet Hitman With Bitcoin

A woman has appeared in court after trying to pay a darknet assassin in bitcoin to kill her partner. Her attempt failed, not due to high transaction fees or a mempool backlog, but because the hitman was fake. Now, the 58-year-old is facing a possible life sentence for attempted murder. Also read: Deep Web Roundup: Aero Sinks and the Ghost of Trade Route Rises On The Deep Web, Trust No One As the adage goes, every teenage girl on the...

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Chinese Real-Estate Merchants Are Tapping Into the Cryptocurrency Market
Dec09

Chinese Real-Estate Merchants Are Tapping Into the Cryptocurrency Market

Property Investors from Wenzhou, Zhejing Province, which has a reputation as the home of China’s savviest businessmen, are dabbling in the cryptocurrency market for new investment opportunities. Instead of holding Bitcoin, their focus is on forked coins.  Also Read:Bitfinex Experiences Withdrawal Difficulties “Bitcoin Will Evolve into a Capital Game” In 2008, a Wenzhou merchant surnamed Chen set up a...

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It’s Time to Change the Way We Measure Bitcoin
Dec09

It’s Time to Change the Way We Measure Bitcoin

With BTC/USD now running into five figures – seven if you include decimal points – bitcoin has become unwieldy. It’s time to consider alternative ways of measuring the cryptocurrency, especially when dealing with fractions of a coin. The average layperson can quote the price of 1 BTC, give or take. Ask them to calculate the value of .001 of a bitcoin however and their eyes glaze over. It’s time that was put...

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Bulgarian Official Denies Country Possessing $3.2 Billion in Bitcoin
Dec09

Bulgarian Official Denies Country Possessing $3.2 Billion in Bitcoin

In May, a series of raids by Bulgarian law enforcement were reported to have resulted in the seizure of over 213,000 BTC, at the time valued at more than $500 million and now worth $3.2 billion USD. Yesterday, however, the head of Bulgaria’s Special Prosecutor’s Office, Ivan Geshev, stated that the Prosecutor’s Office and the Interior Ministry did not seize the bitcoins. Also Read: Bankers Have Shut Down All of...

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