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NOvid 2020: American Scientist Pushes for Blockchain to Secure Mobile Citizen Data and Build Payment Platform For Addressing Pandemic And Economic Crisis

Sharing is caring!by John Henry Clippinger, It takes a blunt existential crisis to redress systemic societal and economic failings. We are at such a moment with the epic storm of global health and economic crisis compounded by inept and regressive leadership. These failures will not be redressed by traditional means.  These challenges

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Monero Hacker Group ‘Outlaw’ Is Back and Targeting American Business: Report

A group specializing in hijacking victims' computer power to mine for monero has returned with new tools to attack businesses based in the U.S. and Europe. Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro reported Monday the group, known as Outlaw, had begun infiltrating Linux-based enterprise systems in order to hijack computer power

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Former JPMorgan Exec Joins Binance as Latin American, European Director

Former Huobi counsel and regional director Josh Goodbody is shifting to a similar role at Binance, one of the world's largest crypto exchanges by trading volume.Goodbody comes aboard as the exchange's new director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business, Binance announced Thursday. He was most recently head

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American Cancer Society Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations Through BitPay

The American Cancer Society (ACS), a non-profit organization committed to funding cancer research, is now accepting bitcoin donations through BitPay.“Cancer affects people from all walks of life, so it’s not surprising that we draw support from a broad cross-section of donors,” ACS exec Brant Woodward told CoinDesk. “Our mission is

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American Citizen Arrested For Educating North Korea On Blockchain And Crypto

Today United States prosecutors announced the arrest of Virgil Griffith, who allegedly traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to deliver a presentation on how to use cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to circumvent sanctions.According to the November 29 announcement, the 36-year-old Griffith was arrested at the Los

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Major Latin American Development Bank Pilots Blockchain for Land Registry

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is implementing three different blockchain pilot projects to test if blockchain technology is able to solve some of the problems of land titling and registries.On Oct. 28, blockchain startup ChromaWay reported that it is collaborating with IADB on a two-year project in Bolivia, Peru

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Largest American Food Coop to Pilot Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech

Topco Associates, the largest American retail food group purchasing organization, will pilot Mastercard’s blockchain tech in its operations. According to a press release on Oct. 27, Topco will test a traceability platform developed by logistics firm Envisible. The Wholechain platform is based on Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance Solution. Topco will use the

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ESET Flags New Latin American Banking Trojan That Targets Crypto

Major Slovakia-based antivirus software provider ESET has discovered a banking trojan that can steal cryptocurrencies and is especially widespread in Latin America.Primary targetsKnown as “Casbaneiro” or “Metamorfo,” the newly found malware family targets banks and cryptocurrency services located in Brazil and Mexico, ESET’s editorial arm WeLiveSecurity reports Oct. 3.According

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