Diane Czerwonka

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Bitcoin Transaction Initiated from Fed Offices, for the First Time

Blockchain technology is maturing very quickly<p><i>[This article is adapted from Caitlin Long’s blog]</i><p>Some remarkable things are happening in the …

Skimmers Found at Walmart: A Closer Look

Recent local news stories about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some <b>Walmart</b> locations reminds me of a criminal sales pitch I saw …

Carding Sites Turn to the ‘Dark Cloud’

Crooks who peddle stolen credit cards on the Internet face a constant challenge: Keeping their shops online and reachable in the face of meddling …

Cloud Computing

IBM and Microsoft Will Let You Roll Your Own Blockchain

They call it the Hyperledger. And it can be yours.<p>In late December, several big-name companies from across both the tech and financial …

Bitcoin's nightmare scenario has come to pass

The network's capacity to process transactions has maxed out<p>Over the last year and a half a number of prominent voices in the Bitcoin community have been warning that the system needed to make fundamental changes to its core software code to avoid being overwhelmed by the continued growth of …

From Bitcoin to Big Data, Blockchain is Disrupting the World of Fintech

Bitcoin first hit the market in 2009 as open-source software, introducing consumers everywhere to the concept of a digital currency that transcends …

Blockchain

Visa Empowers IoT Payments

Visa is making a move to ensure Internet of Things offerings, ranging from wearables to cars, can embed secure Visa payments.<p>The global payments …

IBM Backs The Blockchain

Share Email<p>In a move that will potentially come as something of a shock this morning, it seems that International Business Machines (IBM) will soon …

Blockchain

LG Pay Delayed Until After Mobile World Congress

Share Email<p>LG Pay won’t be making its debut at the Mobile World Congress this year, an LG official has confirmed.<p>Speaking to <i>The Korea Times</i>, LG said …

Bitcoin's 'Hard Fork' And Block Size Debate

Share Email<p>The bitcoin community seems to be in between a rock and a hard place. Or, a fork in the road.<p>What’s been happening over the past couple …

Bitcoin

Chip And PIN Impact On UK Card Fraud, Spending

Share Email<p>While it’s too early to tell the impact of the U.S. EMV Chip and PIN migration, in the U.K., the 10-year anniversary report seems to be …

Identity Theft

Seven Trends Affecting CUs' Future

Increased regulation, the rise of cyberthreats, and the seemingly endless flow of cutting-edge technology are changing some of the fundamental ways …