IoT Security Is a Mess. Privacy 'Nutrition' Labels Could Help

Just like with foods that display health information the package, researchers are exploring a tool that details how connected devices manage...

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London’s ETC Group to List Centrally Cleared Bitcoin ETP on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra
Jun10

London’s ETC Group to List Centrally Cleared Bitcoin ETP on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra

A UK-based financial services company will list a centrally cleared bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra electronic trading market later this month. In a statement released on June 9, Etc Group said the contract, known as Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE), tracks the price of BTC and is 100% physically backed by the cryptocurrency. One BTCE is equivalent to 0.001 bitcoin, less fees, it said,...

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Data Shows Bitcoin Options Markets Are Maturing Much Faster Than Futures
Jun10

Data Shows Bitcoin Options Markets Are Maturing Much Faster Than Futures

Data from the crypto analytical firm Skew.com shows that bitcoin options are maturing much faster than the futures markets launched in December 2017. Skew’s data shows that the open interest in bitcoin options has risen significantly in the last few months. Bitcoin options “are starting to play catch up with the more mature futures market,” according to Skew.com stats. “Options open interest [is] growing fast...

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Not So Private: 99% of Zcash and Dash Transactions Traceable, Says Chainalysis
Jun10

Not So Private: 99% of Zcash and Dash Transactions Traceable, Says Chainalysis

Chainalysis says it can track 99% of transactions involving Zcash, and almost all of Dash’s – coins that both fancy themselves as private and untraceable. Now, that’s because the majority of users do not utilize the optional privacy-enhancing features available on the two blockchains, it said in a June 8 blog, announcing support for the two cryptocurrencies. By tracking the privacy coins – digital assets whose...

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Chinese Authority Freezes Thousands of Cryptocurrency Traders’ Bank Accounts
Jun10

Chinese Authority Freezes Thousands of Cryptocurrency Traders’ Bank Accounts

Several thousands of bank accounts belonging to cryptocurrency traders have reportedly been frozen by Chinese police as a result of an extensive crackdown on illicit activities. Frozen accounts are not necessarily involved in wrongdoing and supposedly can be unfrozen if the authority finds no evidence of illicit activities. Police Freeze Bank Accounts of Crypto Traders The police in China’s Guangdong province have been freezing...

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