Windows Has a New, Wormable Vulnerability

The flaw has the potential to unleash the kind of attacks that allowed WannaCry and NotPetya to cripple business networks around the...

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50 Companies Back New Cryptocurrency Project Competing With Facebook’s Libra
Mar13

50 Companies Back New Cryptocurrency Project Competing With Facebook’s Libra

Some members of the Libra Association are now backing a rival project called Celo, which has its own blockchain and cryptocurrency. Over 50 major companies have pledged their support, each pursuing a diverse set of use cases. The project claims that the combined reach of all members exceeds 400 million people. Also read: Bitcoin Legal in India – Exchanges Resume INR Banking Service After Supreme Court Verdict Allows...

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Darknet Markets Keep Shipping as Shoppers Shun the Streets
Mar13

Darknet Markets Keep Shipping as Shoppers Shun the Streets

These are strange times for crypto. While it’s blood in the markets, it’s business as usual on the darknet, where marketplaces are seeing a steady inflow of cryptocurrency. They’re also seeing an inflow of new users as the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic make online commerce the safest way to shop. Also read: Darknet Markets Flourish as White House and Empire Toast Milestones Retail Downturn Leaves the High...

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Gold and Bitcoin Markets Tested, While Central Banks Try to Quell Stock Market Rout
Mar13

Gold and Bitcoin Markets Tested, While Central Banks Try to Quell Stock Market Rout

Central banks worldwide have been bracing for the worst, as the global economy has shuddered over the last seven days. On March 11, the Bank of England slashed rates by 50 bps bringing the base rate down to 0.25%. Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers and U.S. President Donald Trump want the Federal Reserve to slash rates even more and a few speculators expect a 100 bps rate drop by next week. As central banks are being accused of depleting...

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Crypto Exchanges Overwhelmed on Bitcoin’s Most Volatile Day of the Year
Mar13

Crypto Exchanges Overwhelmed on Bitcoin’s Most Volatile Day of the Year

Binance chief Changpeng Zhao referred to it as “Bloodbath day,” and many in the cryptosphere will echo those sentiments, as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic reverberates through global markets. As crypto exchanges were thronged by frantic traders looking to capitalize on – or seek refuge from – the unprecedented market dump, several platforms buckled under the pressure. Also read: Market Update: Global...

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