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By concealing identities, cryptocurrencies fuel cybercrime

When hackers hold their victims’ data for ransom, as happened in the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks that spread across the globe in mid-2017, a key to the criminals’ success is...

Crypto Debit Cards Are Paving the Way for Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption

Cryptocurrencies are on the rise, both in terms of overall value and popularity. While we may still be far from mass adoption, certain tools like crypto credit cards are giving people...

Blockchain Is Ready to Completely Transform the Healthcare Industry

Digital record keeping is becoming the norm for medical institutions. Blockchain technology could ensure that this information is kept up-to-date between different facilities, and guarantee that only approved parties can gain...

Illinois Is Experimenting with Blockchains to Replace Physical Birth Certificates

llinois will soon test a blockchain-like ledger that hopes to give people better control and access to their birth certificate and other identifying documents. While a ledger would be more secure,...

The CDC Wants to Use Blockchain as a Weapon Against Deadly Epidemics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating how they might use the blockchain to share medical data between organizations across the United States. This could have a profound...

Get Ready for the First Smartphone Designed for the Blockchain Generation

Sirin Labs, the makers of the "luxury" Solarin smartphone, are turning their sights toward the growing blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Today, they announced plans for a series of decidedly more affordable...

Y Combinator is Helping People Invest in Startups Using Blockchain

Y Combinator is a startup incubator that helps fledgling companies get off the ground. Now, it's looking into ways of using cryptocurrency to give more people the opportunity to invest in...

Finance Exec: Government-Backed Cryptos Would Speed up Blockchain Adoption

Blockchain has the potential to completely transform the way transactions are carried out. To get the most of this potential, states should back their own cryptocurrencies, according to Morgan McKenney, Citi's...

Cryptocurrency Market Just Reached Total Value of $160 Billion

The global cryptocurrency market has exceeded a value of $160 billion for the first time. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash are leading the charge, but this number reflects the enduring strength...

Blockchains: Focusing on bitcoin misses the real revolution in digital trust

In 2008, short of sending a suitcase full of cash, there was essentially just one way for an individual to send money between, say, the United States and Europe. You had...

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Economists Assert There Is No Need to Regulate Bitcoin

A report written by researchers from the Bank of Finland has concluded that Bitcoin is "revolutionary." They suggest that Bitcoin cannot be regulated. Bitcoin Revolution In...

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