Major Bitcoin Exchanges Become Main Targets of Cyberattacks

bitcoin exchange cyberattack                         Cryptocurrencies are relatively young and fragile, but already they’re under constant threats from cybercriminals. Just during this past week there have been multiple attacks on bitcoin exchanges, rendering their services useless and customers unable to buy, sell, or trade cryptocurrency. Whether by accident or not, these attacks happened at the same time that investors’ interest in digital currencies has also gone through the roof. Cryptocurrencies are being rapidly adopted by multiple countries, institutions, services and agencies. Fundraising through ICOs is also reaching record heights, and people are starting… Read the rest

The Public Sector is Embracing Bitcoin and the Blockchain

embracing bitcoin Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have brought much needed innovation to the private sector. We have seen an entirely new market where fortunes are made and lost, where traders pour over charts, and where businesses can implement new technology previously unfathomable. Though business was not always so quick to accept Bitcoin and the Blockchain. But as we all know that way it goes with any sort of worthwhile innovation: first they ridicule you then they attack you, then when they cannot beat you they copy or accept you. The public sector has been even slower to realize the potential of the Read the rest

Logitech Created a Wireless Charging Mousepad that Makes Wireless Gaming a Reality

logitech logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), one of the biggest gaming industry conferences, is currently undergoing and while companies like Microsoft and Sony have been announcing new games and consoles, Logitech announced a wireless charging mousepad that took them four years of research and development to create, and it’s called Powerplay.

Charging wireless mice on a mouse pad

Wireless mice were never really a thing for gamers, as batteries can be unreliable, and no one wants to lose a game because the mouse ran out of battery. Now, with Logitech’s Powerplay wireless mousepad, gamers can finally adopt wireless mice. The charging… Read the rest

SEC may be Looking for Ways to Regulate the Cryptocurrency ICO Market

TheMerkle SEC Cryptocurrency ICOs It was only a matter of time until regulators caught up with cryptocurrency ICOs. These coin offerings have gone unregulated for quite some time now, while raising millions in funding. Anyone buying into these token sales in the US is – according to the law – buying securities, which require special licenses from the company holding the ICO. With US regulators aiming to venture into the cryptocurrency ICO world, things could get quite interesting moving forward.

US Regulators and Cryptocurrency ICOs Won’t Mix Well

Various aspects of cryptocurrency will never be subject to traditional regulation. Virtually all of these projects Read the rest

Kaspersky Labs’ RakhniDecryptor Can Now Decrypt Jaff Ransomware Free of Charge

TheMerkle Free Jaff Ransomware Decryption Over the past few weeks, we have paid some attention to the Jaxx ransomware strain. It turns out this is not much of a threat anymore, thanks to a new decryptor tool being released by Kaspersky Labs. This is excellent news for anyone who is currently dealing with a Jaff ransomware infection. It is also interesting this decryptor was released without the malware developers releasing the master decryption key.

Jaff Ransomware Meets Its Demise

It is good to see the Jaff ransomware threat come to an end. Over the past few weeks, this particular type of malicious software has made Read the rest

The Peer to Peer World

peer to peer The world seems to be trending toward a more decentralized self, giving more steam to the peer to peer (P2P) movement. Where before most individuals relied on heavily centralized institutions and businesses for services, we now see individuals looking to change the way they consume those goods and services. The market has responded accordingly.

The Peer to Peer World

Whether this trend was before Bitcoin and the blockchain or Bitcoin and the blockchain were the market’s response for greater decentralization, this is the world we are increasingly living in. Since the inception of the internet, people have become more and Read the rest