Valve Squashes Decade-Old Steam Security Bug, and More Security News This Week

A Ticketfly hack, the Kaspersky ban stays, and more security news this...

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Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency
Jun03

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

An established Japanese corporation has begun offering loans secured by cryptocurrency. The company says this is the first service in Japan where loans in Japanese yen can be obtained with cryptocurrency as collateral. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Loan Program Abic Corporation announced Friday the launch of its bitcoin loan service. “From June 1, we offer loans with virtual currency...

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Bitcoin’s Chance at the $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market
Jun03

Bitcoin’s Chance at the $20 Trillion Offshore Tax Haven Market

In polite pockets of society, acceptable and positive crypto talk revolves around its amazing tech and what the future might hold. At least one bitcoiner has tossed aside such niceties, and examined the world’s most popular cryptocurrency as a potential offshore tax avoidance haven. Depending on the study, as much as $20 trillion is hidden away from government tax farmers. However, loopholes are closing as lawmakers discover...

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BCH Powered Charity ‘Eat BCH’ Starts Feeding People in South Sudan
Jun03

BCH Powered Charity ‘Eat BCH’ Starts Feeding People in South Sudan

Back in April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a charity called Eat BCH that’s been feeding the hungry in Venezuela with food purchased with bitcoin cash (BCH) donations. Since then the group has also started feeding people in South Sudan where citizens in the East-African region are suffering from economic turmoil and a lack of daily nourishment. With the help of bitcoin cash donations from the community, Eat BCH has truly become...

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Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrency Round Up: IMF, BoE, Hong Kong
Jun03

Central Bank-Issued Cryptocurrency Round Up: IMF, BoE, Hong Kong

In recent days, central banks from the around the world have been actively exploring the prospect of issuing digital currencies. The Bank of England (BOE) has continued to press forward with research into models for central bank-issued currencies, with BOE governor Mark Carney expressing his openness to the idea of issuing a digital currency in future. In other news, a report published by a International Monetary Fund (IMF) official...

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