Consumer Cybersecurity Study Shows Different Consumer Concerns

Consumer Cybersecurity Study Shows Different Consumer Concerns Cybersecurity habits across generations of consumers reported by latest First Data  2017 Consumer Cybersecurity Study Baby Boomers are Better with Password Protection 82% of millennials reuse passwords on websites and apps 42% will only change their passwords when forced Millennials Trust Social Media more than Online Banking One in…

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Are bankers in denial OR is everyone else wrong?

Are bankers in denial OR is everyone else wrong? “God Bless Bitcoin”…..or Not. Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase CEO) is betting big on the technology behind ‘fraud’ bitcoin JPMorgan Chase said Monday it is launching a blockchain-based system with two other banks to reduce global payment transaction speeds “from weeks to hours.” On Friday, JPMorgan Chairman and…

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Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey assess the unorthodox role that multilateral organizations can play in developing…

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Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery

Cautiously Bullish? $6,000 in Play as Bitcoin Price Stages Sharp Recovery Having witnessed a solid recovery from the low of $5,100 in the last 24 hours, bitcoin is once again trading on the front foot and looking northwards. At press time, the bitcoin-US dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate was roughly $5,700. As per CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency…

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Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax

Australia Officially Ends Double Bitcoin Tax From next year, Australians will no longer have to pay goods and services tax (GST) on cryptocurrency purchases. Following the passing of new legislation in the country’s parliament today, the long controversial “double taxation” of cryptocurrencies – first when buying it, then later when buying items subject to the…

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Tezos Team Spat Sends Futures Price Diving 75% as Investors Panic

Tezos Team Spat Sends Futures Price Diving 75% as Investors Panic Infighting at Tezos has led to futures of its $232 mln token dropping 75 percent in hours, before it has even officially launched. As Reuters reports Thursday, a squabble between Tezos’ twin founders and head of the custodial Tezos Foundation, Johann Gevers, has put…

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Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto

Blockchain of the Vanities? Sibos, Swell and Stellar Troll in Toronto So much for collaboration… In the latest sign that the blockchain sector has reached peak hubris, two much-anticipated conferences devolved this week into what can only be described as elaborate trolling. But for those following the run-up to the events, the result is unlikely…

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Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Will They Ever Be Safe?

Blockchain Forks Are All the Rage, But Will They Ever Be Safe? Hard forks have earned a bit of a bad name. Long portrayed as dangerous (or at least disruptive), the mechanism is also one of the more intuitive for upgrading blockchains. Quite simply, since blockchains are built on common rules, it can seem like the…

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Virtual Currency Primer Released by CFTC’s LabCFTC

Virtual Currency Primer Released by CFTC’s LabCFTC First of a Series of Readers to Help Market Participants and Innovators Navigate the FinTech Landscape Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC today released, “A CFTC Primer on Virtual Currencies.” This primer is the first of a series that LabCFTC will release to provide fundamental, and…

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Chase to acquire WePay

Chase to acquire WePay Chase and WePay will ease payment friction for both software providers and merchants: Software providers will be able to provide instant onboarding to small business clients no matter how they take payments – in store, online, or on-the-go, with the backing and fraud protection of Chase. Chase and WePay will allow…

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