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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

By CloudBuzz | February 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters. Bipartisan momentum

Swiss watchdog to treat some coin offerings as securities

By CloudBuzz | February 16, 2018

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland’s financial watchdog will regulate some digital currency fundraisers, known as initial coin offerings (ICOs), either under anti-money laundering laws or as securities, it said on Friday. The guidelines provide more clarity on the country’s stance toward

REPORT: Barclays in U.S. set to join cryptocurrency credit card ban

By CloudBuzz | February 9, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays (BARC.L) is likely to follow other major lenders in the United States in stopping customers from buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with its credit cards, according to an interview with a senior executive at its credit

Bitcoin skids to lowest since November after worst month in three years

By CloudBuzz | February 1, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, skidded 9 percent on Thursday to its lowest level since late November, as a Facebook ban on cryptocurrency adverts and a growing regulatory backlash against the nascent market rattled investors. On the

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Several countries investigating Japanese virtual coin heist: cryptocurrency council member

By CloudBuzz | February 1, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Authorities in several countries are investigating last week’s $530 million heist involving the NEM cryptocurrency, a member of the foundation behind the digital coin said on Thursday. Takao Asayama, who is a member of the Singapore-based NEM

Japan raps Coincheck, orders broader checks after $530 million cryptocurrency theft

By CloudBuzz | January 29, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s financial regulator said on Monday it would inspect all cryptocurrency exchanges and ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers stole $530 million worth of digital money from its exchange in one of the biggest

Why Bitcoin Shouldn’t Be a Part of the Futures Exchange Yet

By Daniel Matthews | January 25, 2018

Bitcoin Futures Exchange Recently, cryptocurrencies “crashed,” particularly Bitcoin, which spiraled from a high of $19,783 to a current price of $11212.00 (01/25/2018). There are two prevailing sentiments regarding the crash of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: Alarm and a kind of

More than 10 percent of $3.7 billion raised in ICOs has been stolen: Ernst & Young

By CloudBuzz | January 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 10 percent of funds raised through “initial coin offerings” are lost or stolen in hacker attacks, according to new research by Ernst & Young that delves into the risks of investing in cryptocurrency projects

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How Can Blockchain-as-a-Service Help Your Business?

By Mike Chan | January 17, 2018

Blockchain-as-a-Service “Have you seen the price of Bitcoin?”, “You gotta get in on Ripple, it’s going through the roof!”, “Are we in a crypto bubble? Is it all going to crash?” You may have heard all the hype about cryptocurrencies over the

Buffett says he will never invest in cryptocurrencies

By CloudBuzz | January 10, 2018

Buffett will never invest in cryptocurrencies Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett said on Wednesday he will never invest in cryptocurrencies. “I can say almost with certainty that cryptocurrencies will come to a bad end,” Buffett told CNBC in an interview. Buffett’s

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My Fascination with Amazon Go

By Ken Tsai

Amazon Go Recently, Amazon unveiled the world’s first completely self-service, no checkout, grocery store — and it’s really captured the public’s imagination. Lines have stretched around the block to try the new, “no-line” experience. It’s the new topic of water cooler, coffee shop,

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

By David Eisner

Managing Extreme Data Companies are familiar with the concept of “big data”; every piece of information they generate from day-to-day business processes or when interacting with customers is considered valuable, so long as these pieces are quickly analyzed and converted

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

By Rajesh Raman

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations,

Imminent IoT Eye-Tracking Technologies To Transform The Connected World

By CloudTweaks

IoT Eye Tracking Smelling may be the first of the perceptible senses, but the eye is the fastest moving organ in the human body. While the first, second, and third screens have historically exercised the potential of this organ to

Everyone Has Data, but the Ones Who Can Optimize It Will Be the Winners

By Robb Heineman

Big Data Strategies Data is ubiquitous, but success apparently isn’t. Companies using big data strategies are running headlong into an 85 percent failure rate as a result of resistance from management, a lack of adequate training, and an inability to integrate the

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Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World

By Stijn Hendrikse

Keeping Your Business Data Secure If you’re a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you might be hoping keeping your head down and staying off the Cloud will keep your data safe from interlopers — hackers and government agencies alike. Yet

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

By Suda Srinivasan

Security and Compliance  With technology at the heart of businesses today, IT systems and data are being targeted by criminals, competitors and even foreign governments. Every day, we hear about how another retailer, bank or Internet company has been hacked

Built to Last: Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner for Your Game

By Robert Van der Meulen

Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner There are millions of gamers around the globe, and according to gaming market research firm Newzoo, they’ll drive roughly $108.9 billion in revenue for the industry by the end of this year. As video games

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Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

By Minna Wang

Student Collaboration Arguably one of society’s most important functions, teaching can still seem antiquated at times. Many schools still function similarly to how they did five or 10 years ago, which is surprising considering the amount of technical innovation we’ve

Why NSA Revelations Will Be Good For Cloud Security

By CloudTweaks

NSA Security Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures, including concerns about the NSA’s ability to break certain types of encryption, and the extent of surveillance on cloud service providers, put the entire cloud industry into an uproar. The bad news is that

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, ...
Staying on Top of Your Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security Responsibilities

Staying on Top of Your Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security Responsibilities

Infrastructure-as-a-Service It’s no secret many organizations rely on popular cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft for access to computing infrastructure ...
Open APIs Alone Won’t Change Banking

Open APIs Alone Won’t Change Banking

Open Banking API's Most people think of banks as one monolithic entity, but they are actually made up of hundreds ...
How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise Software In 2017

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise Software In 2017

Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence ...
Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 Adds 5G, Edge Computing For First Time

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 Adds 5G, Edge Computing For First Time

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Gartner added eight new technologies to the Hype Cycle this year including 5G, Artificial ...
MarTech’s Fragmented Landscape is Failing Brand Marketers

MarTech’s Fragmented Landscape is Failing Brand Marketers

MarTech’s Fragmented Landscape Mapping the customer journey is one of the biggest strategic shifts currently underway in the marketing industry ...