Blockstream Introduces Satellite Systems to Access the Blockchain

Sending money via GPS satellite sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but soon it could become a real service for people to use all over the world. Blockchain specialist company Blockstream has introduced satellites that can help people that don’t have internet access the Bitcoin network.

Beaming Blocks Via Satellite

Blockstream, a leading company in blockchain technologies, has introduced a brand-new way to interact with the Bitcoin blockchain. Marketed towards people without easy access to reliable internet, they have leased out bandwidth on three satellites that are currently in orbit around the planet. These satellites will allow… Read the rest

The Bitcoin Network is Now in Outer Space

The Merkle Internet In Space SpaceX Elon Musk With Bitcoin’s price skyrocketing recently, many traders have their eyes and minds on the moon. Blockstream, the blockchain technology company, quite literally wants to put Bitcoin in outer space with the use of satellites. It is offering access to the Bitcoin network for everyone on earth, projected from space!

Bitcoin in Space

Those of us familiar with Bitcoin know that decentralization is a key feature of the network. However, those of us living in Western nations often take our ease of access to the network for granted. There are scores of people on this planet that do not have reliable Read the rest

Play the World’s Biggest Lotteries with Bitcoin at LottoPark

MegaMillions, Powerball, EuroMillions, SuperEnlatto… Every year people spend billions on these and other lottery games around the world. Now Bitcoin users can get in on the action and try their luck at
In 2015 global lottery sales totaled just under $280 billion and that figure rose by another 4% in 2016 to just over $291 billion. Some of the most popular lottery games worldwide include:
  • SuperEnlatto
  • Eurojackpot
  • Euro Millions
  • UK Lottery
  • Powerball
  • Mega Millions
While it has been possible to buy lottery tickets online for some time now, Bitcoin users have been left out in the cold. Until now.… Read the rest

ShieldFS Stops Ransomware In Its Tracks

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We have been witnessing some important breakthroughs in the fight against cybercrime. Ransomware attacks have been one of the biggest threats of the past few years, even though some reports might claim otherwise. A new Windows tool has been developed to stop ransomware infection and even revert the damage it has caused up to that moment. This constitutes a major breakthrough, courtesy of Italian researchers.

ShieldFS Is a Major Anti-Ransomware Tool

Most malicious software attacks are executed on the Windows operating system. That should not come as a surprise, since Windows is the most commonly used computer operating system in Read the rest

PDQ’s Smart Car Wash Vulnerabilities Can Injure Humans and Cars Alike

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Making electronics “smarter” does not necessarily mean they are protected from external threats. In fact, smart devices are often even more prone to cyber attacks due to their constant connection to the Internet. A recent experiment involving smart car wash equipment revealed how several key flaws could be used to cause physical injuries to both cars and people. It appears the smart car wash solutions from U.S.-based PDQ are the main culprit.

Smart Car Wash Security Flaws are Problematic

Most people look at the car wash in the same way they have done for decades now. The entire process has Read the rest

Poloniex Owners Making a Bank Run, Says 4Chaner

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There have been a few fake posts in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency recently. Things need to be taken with many grains of salt, especially when it comes to news originating from 4Chan. One recent post on the site claimed that the Poloniex exchange was on the brink of insolvency. There is no real evidence to back up such a claim, but it is still worth looking into regardless.

The Poloniex Insolvency Hoax Is Fake, We Hope

Many people have a gut feeling the Poloniex altcoin exchange will run into serious problems sooner or later. The company has been Read the rest