November 28, 2018 10:31 PM Malware is increasingly crypto-oriented and easy to produce, says a new report from Kaspersky Lab. What’s worse, cryptojacking programs are going undetected on home and company PCs. The latest Security Bulletin 2018 from Kaspersky Lab analyzes threats across the year and finds that "cybercriminals are investing...
November 28, 2018 11:23 PM Break out your no. 2 pencils and graphing calculators, kiddos. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is here to guide you through the history of blockchains and EDCCs (aka smart contracts). On November 27, the CFTC announced the release of a primer as part...
Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years, but there is still one milestone which is yet to be achieved: passing the Turing test. The premise is simple: an interrogator asks questions to a machine and to a human while sitting in a separate location, and receive the...
South Korea is all in for blockchain voting, SEC chair holds out a warning flag for bitcoin ETFs, and Coinbase adds Ethereum Classic support. Plus, what’s going on with crypto and the US dollar? South Korea to Develop Blockchain-Enabled Voting System ZDNet is reporting that South Korea is planning to create...
November 27, 2018 6:23 PM Buterin sees some blockchain appropriation as 'wasted time,' UK has doubled crypto investigations in the last six months, and Nasdaq is all in for bitcoin futures. UK's FCA Doubles Unlicensed Crypto Investigations The Telegraph is reporting that the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has doubled the number...
The Hash War is over, Germany takes on tax fraud, Hong Kong and Gibraltar welcome new regulatory-compliant crypto businesses, and Overstock gets out of the retail business. Here is some of the news, for Monday, November 26, 2018: Bitcoin Cash Hash War Ends, Leaving Battlefield of Collateral Damage Bitcoin SV – one...
Crypto lawsuits are on the rise, UK may snub crypto derivatives business, and India set to clarify stance on crypto. Here is some of what's happening, for Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Crypto Lawsuits on the Rise The digital currency industry magazine Diar is reporting that crypto-related lawsuits in the United States have...
November 21, 2018 1:01 AM One town decided to pay a ransom, after another town in the state decided not to encourage this kind of behavior. Earlier this year, two small towns in Alaska were victims of cyber attacks. In each attack, the town's servers and computers were locked and held...
November 20, 2018 7:44 PM Chainlink has partnered up with a team of Cornell researchers to create a more decentralized, secure oracle solution. MIT Technology Review is reporting that blockchain startup Chainlink has engineered a potential solution to blockchain's oracle problem using a trusted hardware system, called Town Crier, developed by...
DOJ refocuses bitcoin price pumping investigation, university offers digital diplomas, Make-A-Wish hit by hackers, and North Dakota goes after fraudulent ICO. Here is some of what's happening, for Tuesday, November 20, 2018: DOJ Focuses Bitcoin Price-Rigging Investigation of Tether Bloomberg is reporting that the US Justice Department is investigating whether the 2017...