A Dunkin' Donuts Hack, a Fake FedEx Site, and More Security News This Week

Scam centers, exposed massage company data, and more of the week’s top security...

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SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are Securities
Dec02

SEC Fails to Show Court Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

A U.S. district judge has denied the motion filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against cryptocurrency company Blockvest and its founder. The SEC failed to show the court that Blockvest’s tokens are securities. The company has set up a fictitious regulatory agency and claimed its ICO is endorsed by three different U.S. regulators. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls...

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Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesn’t Fuel Climate Change, It Benefits the Global Economy
Dec02

Report: Bitcoin Mining Doesn’t Fuel Climate Change, It Benefits the Global Economy

The majority of bitcoin miners — about 78 percent — use renewable energy to power their mining operations, while preventing surplus electricity from going to waste in countries such as China, a new study by Coinshares has revealed. The U.K.-based digital asset management company argues that “bitcoin mining may in fact be acting as an electricity buyer of last resort,” contrary to the mainstream media construct...

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A Look at the Multi-Currency Encrypted Messaging App ‘Chat.Chat’
Dec02

A Look at the Multi-Currency Encrypted Messaging App ‘Chat.Chat’

Over the past few weeks, cryptocurrency proponents have been discussing a new messaging and collaboration platform called Chat.Chat. The application offers an all-in-one system with secure messaging, a multi-currency wallet and native communication with decentralized apps like Memo. Also read: Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric ‘Finney’ Smartphone The Chat.Chat Messaging Platform There have been a lot of attempts...

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Four Ways to Commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary
Dec02

Four Ways to Commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th Anniversary

On Jan. 3, 2019, cryptocurrency proponents the world over will commemorate Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary. While some will raise a glass to Satoshi’s decade-old accomplishment, others may choose to mark the occasion by acquiring a piece of memorabilia. Predictably, there is no shortage of companies lining up to hawk commemorative bitcoin baubles. Also read: Sirin Labs Launches Blockchain-Centric ‘Finney’...

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