The Worst Hacks of 2018: Marriott, Atlanta, Quora, and More

From the Marriott and Facebook meltdowns to state-sponsored assaults, 2018 was an eventful year for...

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Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Cryptocurrency Regulation
Jan01

Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Cryptocurrency Regulation

The Indian government has reportedly provided an update on its progress toward the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The government provided its latest stance in areas such as the national cryptocurrency and licensing of crypto businesses. It is pursuing crypto regulations “with due caution,” according to reports. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for...

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Rick Falkvinge: Imminent Financial Crisis Perfect Opportunity to Convert the Masses to Crypto
Jan01

Rick Falkvinge: Imminent Financial Crisis Perfect Opportunity to Convert the Masses to Crypto

Warnings of an imminent financial crisis are in the media more than ever before. But could such an event be the tipping point that puts Bitcoin and cryptocurrency firmly into the mainstream? Politician and tech entrepreneur Rick Falkvinge says it would be the perfect time to finally convert people to crypto.  Also read: Billions Living Under Authoritarian Regimes Need Bitcoin Says Human Rights Activist “Storm...

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Embracing Utility in 2019: Unreliable Crypto Networks Will Lose to Hyperbitcoinization
Jan01

Embracing Utility in 2019: Unreliable Crypto Networks Will Lose to Hyperbitcoinization

Cryptocurrencies started gaining significant mainstream attention in 2017 and speculation brought coin values to unseen levels, before quickly deflating. Now, after a decade, it seems this technology is entering a new era that can actually move past speculation to embrace real-world utility. The only way this feat will be accomplished, however, is by offering a complete mixture of accessibility, sensible transaction fees, and...

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Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack
Jan01

Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet for thieves to offload stolen coins, which they proceeded to do by the thousands. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 6: The...

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