The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far

Ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, escalating tensions with Iran—the first six months of 2019 have been anything but...

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‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP
Jul06

‘Don’t Worry, We Can Just Print More Money’ – Swedish Central Bank Ponders Even Lower NIRP

At a press conference on Wednesday, the head of the Swedish Central Bank admitted that interest rates could potentially go as low as -1.5%, and quipped that Swedes likely wouldn’t even protest. Other countries implementing negative interest rate policies are producing lukewarm results that don’t address the root causes of currency devaluation. Nor do they change the bleak overall trajectory of fiat financial systems across...

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Competing Stablecoins Can’t Topple Tether
Jul06

Competing Stablecoins Can’t Topple Tether

Love, hate or fear it, there’s no avoiding tether (USDT). Its shadow looms over the cryptoconomy, supplying sanctuary in times of volatility, providing fiat capital inflow and acting as a lightning rod for crypto critics who believe it’s propping up the price of bitcoin. Over the past year, a flurry of new stablecoins have entered the market, each vying to topple tether and provide a more transparent and fully audited...

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Three Bank Failures Open New Chapter in Never-Ending Financial Crisis
Jul06

Three Bank Failures Open New Chapter in Never-Ending Financial Crisis

The collapse of three banks on three different continents indicates a new global crisis is brewing. But it may also show that the last one never really ended and the tools used to manage the global economy simply don’t work. Also read: Side Effects of Economic Growth: Is Snowden Right to Say Bitcoiners Shouldn’t Be Bankers? US Bank Fails for the First Time Since 2017 More than 10 years have passed since the collapse of...

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“Stranger Things” Leaks Suggest Netflix 4K May Have Been Breached
Jul06

“Stranger Things” Leaks Suggest Netflix 4K May Have Been Breached

Pirated copies of movies appear online every day in a variety of formats, such as CAM, DVDRip, WEBRip, and Web-DL. The latter, which usually come from streaming and download services such as Netflix, Amazon, or iTunes, have proven to be a reliable source for pirates over the years. In general, that doesn’t apply to 4K releases. These are protected by the highest encryption standards. In the case of Netflix, this is...

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