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Threat Actors Turn to Blockchain Infrastructure to Host Hide Malicious Activity

.bit domains are increasingly being used to hide payloads, stolen data, and command and control servers, FireEye says.<p>In a troubling trend for …

Information Security

New templates let AWS users quickly and easily deploy blockchain networks

Users can launch either Ethereum or Hyperledger Fabric networks in just a few clicks.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big …

Blockchain

Early investor in Tesla, Skype and Hotmail says bitcoin will be bigger than all those combined

Not only does venture capitalist Tim Draper think bitcoin is here to stay, he says it could be bigger than the internet.<p>When asked during a debate …

Cryptocurrency

All About Amazon's New Blockchain Service | Investopedia

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the secure cloud services platform from Amazon.com, Inc (AMZN) that offers computational power, data storage, content …

Blockchain

The Blockchain For Real Estate, Explained

There is a lot being written about blockchains, bitcoin and related technologies, and for many real estate professionals, this is part of a brave, new, confusing world of technology. Like the original internet, the blockchain is a revolution in technology that will touch all people and all …

Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies Soared This Weekend -- Here's Why

Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash were among the biggest winners.<p>It's been a strong few days in the cryptocurrency markets, with most major cryptocurrencies …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon was just granted a patent for tracking Bitcoin transactions and selling the data to the government

Back in 2014, Amazon filed a patent for a Streaming Data Marketplace which would allow them to gather online data streams, analyze and combine them …

Big Data

A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain

SAN FRANCISCO — Gary Gensler was one of the top financial regulators in the Obama administration, the finance chief for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and, before both of those jobs, a partner at Goldman Sachs.<p>Now, like many other big names from business and government, he is plunging …

Cryptocurrency

Iran bans banks from trading cryptocurrencies

Iran is borrowing a page from China when it comes to regulating money: if your real-world currency is in trouble, crack down on the virtual kind. The country's central bank has banned other banks and financial institutions from buying, selling or promoting cryptocurrencies in the wake of reforms …

Cryptocurrency

Proxeus wants to be the WordPress of blockchain

Can blockchain technology fix the soul sucking tedium and cost of back-and-forth bureaucracy? The Swiss team behind a blockchain-based platform, called Proxeus, believes it can — and that that will be just the tip of what decentralization brings down the pipe, once components such as crypto …

Blockchain

Absolute Bitcoin Price Record Reaches $300

During last few weeks bitcoin prices have been increasing but the biggest jump was made just in twenty-four hours. The previous market cap peak of …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon’s new blockchain service competes with similar products from Oracle and IBM

Amazon Web Services announced Blockchain Templates late last week, a “blockchain-as-a-service” offering that competes with similar products from Oracle and IBM. The launch shows how eager the biggest enterprise players are to get ahead in the blockchain game, even if their customers are still …

Blockchain

All About Verge: The $1 Billion Cryptocurrency That's Pumping On Porn

"The future has cum."<p>Clad in balaclavas and carrying sacks of plastic coins redeemable for real cryptocurrency, porn stars stormed Wall Street last …

Cryptography

Winklevoss Brothers Hold 1% Of All Bitcoins

On 10th of April bitcoin price made the first record of this year of $266, the announcement about Winklevoss brothers venture hit the. But as we …

Cryptocurrency

Someone transferred $99 million in litecoin — and it only cost them $0.40 in fees - SFGate

Screenshot via YouTube<p><b>$99 million worth of litecoin was sent in a single trade on Thursday.</b>• <b><br>The transaction took just two-and-a-half minutes to clear and cost only $0.40 in fees.</b>• <b><br>Crypto bulls are pointing to the trade as evidence that cryptocurrency is better for sending money than traditional</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

The Wikileaks Shop says that Coinbase has suspended its account

The website has called for a boycott of the exchange<p>San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reportedly closed an account opened by whistleblowing site Wikileaks for its online store, citing violations of its Terms of Service.<p>The Wikileaks Shop is the whistleblower site’s …

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WikiLeaks loses access to a key cryptocurrency account

This hasn't been the best week for WikiLeaks, to put it mildly. Coinbase has shut off the WikiLeaks Shop's account for allegedly violating the cryptocurrency exchange's terms of service. In other words, the leak site just lost its existing means of converting payments like bitcoin into conventional …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin on the Bitcoin Bubble and Running a $125bn Blockchain

The coder on the highs and lows of being at the helm of one of the most successful cryptocurrencies<p><i>By Chloe Cornish</i><p>Up in San Francisco’s Monterey …

San Francisco

What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery

It took two economists one three-course meal and two bottles of wine to calculate the fair value of one Bitcoin: $200.<p>It took an extra day for them …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple Surges Amid Coinbase Discussions and Bank Trials

The XRP token has jumped in value.<p>Ripple is surging. The third-largest cryptocurrency, with a market cap of $33.4 billion, jumped 17.6 percent in the …

Cryptocurrency

Why the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork On May 15 is Big News for Real-World Use

The fourth-largest cryptocurrency has big plans.<p>Bitcoin Cash is about to split. The fourth-largest cryptocurrency, itself “forked” from Bitcoin from …

Bitcoin

Blockchain and VR lead a new conversation in tech

We live in a world today where the pace and scale of change is faster than ever before. And it is totally unlike anything we have ever known. Not only in the world around us rapidly shifting to a truly digital economy, but one that will become economically borderless. Existing technology plays a …

Virtual Reality

Alexa disses Bitcoin Cash: ‘Everyone knows Bitcoin is the real Bitcoin’

Bitcoin Cash fans are known to hound anyone who would challenge their claim of being the real Bitcoin – and the latest one to take a dig at the BCH gang is none other than Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa.<p>Twitter user Kunani has shared a video where he asks Alexa about the essence of Bitcoin Cash; …

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AWS Blockchain Templates

Quickly deploy blockchain networks on AWS<p>Get started with AWS Blockchain Templates<p>AWS Blockchain Templates provide a fast and easy way to create and …

Blockchain

Austin test uses blockchain to improve ID for the homeless

Many people take identification for granted, but it's a serious challenge if you're homeless. If you lose what's on your back, you might lose everything -- and recovering that ID is much harder when you have no fixed address or easy transportation to government offices. Austin might have a …

Blockchain

How Will SEC Regulations Change Cryptocurrency Markets?

A major reason for the phenomenal growth of cryptocurrency markets in recent years has been the absence of regulation. That might change soon. …

Cryptocurrency

Company Aims To Become ‘Amazon Of Sharing Economy’ With Blockchain App

A company is building a Blockchain-based system to eliminate fragmentation in the sharing economy – and creating a single app that gives users access …

Blockchain

Ethereum Under Attack: Will Bitmain Take Over?

Ethereum Under Attack: Will Bitmain Take Over?<p>The recent decision to keep the Ethereum (ETH) mining protocol without a change has sparked some anger …

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