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Swiss watchdog to treat some coin offerings as securities

Swiss watchdog to treat some coin offerings as securities

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

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

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

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

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 ...
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Several countries investigating Japanese virtual coin heist: cryptocurrency council member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...
Buffett says he will never invest in cryptocurrencies

Buffett says he will never invest in cryptocurrencies

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 ...
How Blockchain has Unexpectedly Improved Big Data Integrity

How Blockchain has Unexpectedly Improved Big Data Integrity

Big Data Integrity Blockchain technology was developed to improve the integrity of bitcoin. However, as bitcoin became more popular, its underlying technology is gaining more attention as well. Perhaps the most significant development in IT ...
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Is blockchain a solution for credit security?

Blockchain Credit Security In the last 30 years, FICO scores were considered a reliable solution to measure creditworthiness and attach a risk score to each applicant. As the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008 proved it, ...
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Is Retail Ready For Blockchain?

This is the final blog in a 2-part series on blockchain technology.  Blockchain technology has the potential to do for businesses and governments what the internet has done for individuals: define a new way of doing things ...
Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures contract in 2018: source

Nasdaq to launch bitcoin futures contract in 2018: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) plans to launch a futures contract based on bitcoin in 2018, making it the third U.S.-based exchange operator to plan derivatives contracts off of the notoriously volatile digital ...
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Blockchain Companies Seek and Find Funding Outside the U.S.

Blockchain Companies Seek Funding Outside the U.S. Blockchain companies are actively seeking funding deals outside of traditional tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, according to a report by CB Insights and other analysts. Bitcoin is ...
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How to Spot Fake Digital Currency

Fake Digital Currency With the Bitcoin currency skyrocketing to levels above $8,000 per bitcoin and initial coin offerings emerging on a daily basis, a growing number of individuals and institutional investor look at cryptocurrencies as ...
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Connecting With Customers In The Cloud

Connecting With Customers In The Cloud

Customers in the Cloud Global enterprises in every industry are increasingly turning to cloud-based innovators like Salesforce, ServiceNow, WorkDay and ...
Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware: How VDI Can Help Defend Against the Next Ransomware Attack

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware: How VDI Can Help Defend Against the Next Ransomware Attack

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware The WannaCry ransomware made headlines back in May when it crippled hospitals across the UK and put ...
6 Blockchain Applications That Any Small Business Owner Can Use

6 Blockchain Applications That Any Small Business Owner Can Use

6 Blockchain Applications Although associated with the virtual currency bitcoin, blockchain technology can be applied across multiple industries, and it ...
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 Blockchain has Unexpectedly Improved Big Data Integrity

How Blockchain has Unexpectedly Improved Big Data Integrity

Big Data Integrity Blockchain technology was developed to improve the integrity of bitcoin. However, as bitcoin became more popular, its ...