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The Growing Use of Blockchain Law Enforcement Strategies

The Growing Use of Blockchain Law Enforcement Strategies

Blockchain technology poses unique threats to law enforcement organizations. This new technology allows anyone to transfer funds internationally, and in many cases anonymously. Criminals also recognize this ability and continue finding new ways to integrate these features into their illegal activities. While the news often sheds light on the nefarious […]

NSA Tools Used to Unleash Crypto Mining Malware by Hackers

NSA Tools Used to Unleash Crypto Mining Malware by Hackers

Hackers are now using software developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) to illicitly mine cryptocurrencies. According to a recent report released by the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), compiled by a collective of cyber-security experts from McAfee, Cisco Talos, NTT Security, Rapid7 and Sophos, among others, crypto mining malware detections have […]

The Rise and Rise of Cryptojacking: What You Need to Know

The Rise and Rise of Cryptojacking: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of cryptojacking by now, otherwise known as illicit cryptocurrency mining. But oftentimes, we think that cybercrime affects large companies or that hackers only target important or affluent people. But here’s the thing about cryptojacking: it doesn’t discriminate on social or economic grounds. According to a study by Switchfast Technologies, […]

How Blockchain Is Being Applied to Human Rights

How Blockchain Is Being Applied to Human Rights

By CHRISTINA COMBEN Blockchain may not be a panacea to the all the world’s problems but there are many areas where it shows potential. Perhaps one of the most important is human rights. According to a 2014 report by Freedom House, only 40 percent of the world live in “free” countries. These are […]

BITPESA: ONE OF 6 BLOCKCHAIN PIONEERS SELECTED BY WEF

BITPESA: ONE OF 6 BLOCKCHAIN PIONEERS SELECTED BY WEF

In June 2018, the World Economic Forum released its much-awaited global list of Technology Pioneers for this year. The list contains 61 startups that have proven their innovative ability and the capability to solve problems in different parts of the world. The pioneer list is packed with an array of […]

11 Questions About Blockchain You May Feel Too Dumb to Ask

11 Questions About Blockchain You May Feel Too Dumb to Ask

 Unless you dedicate your working week to crypto (and even then, new concepts develop at lightning speed), you probably still have a few questions about blockchain. And maybe you feel too dumb to ask them in your circle of knowledgeable peers. Well, there’s no judgment here. We’re all on a […]

Facebook Lifts Ban On Cryptocurrency, But Still Blocks ICOS

Facebook Lifts Ban On Cryptocurrency, But Still Blocks ICOS

Anyone who has tried to use Facebook advertising is familiar with the many terms and regulations, from the copy to the visuals to the URL. So it was hardly surprising when Facebook drew another line this past January and this time with cryptocurrency. Now, in June, it has reversed much […]