New Embedded Vault could be a Crypto “Game- Changer

Embedded Downloads, the developers of the BitVault®, the world’s first blockchain smartphone, announced today the launch and roadmap for their new product, Embedded Vault. The company called this new product a “game changer”.     “We believe that this product is going to be a “game changer” as it is the only product that uses inputs from the users own hardware, the user himself/herself and blockchain cryptography to create a secure environment for managing cryptofinance, communication and data management without the need to purchase any new hardware.”     According…

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British Public Fears Bitcoin Security Risks as Market Set to Hit $1 Trillion, Says Coinlist.me Poll

British investors are refusing to invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin over security concerns.  They say a lack of education on the growing cryptocurrency phenomenon is turning them off with half the population (50%) citing perceived security risks as the reason for not investing, according to a new poll published on Coinlist.       And 88 percent of respondents to the You Gov poll said they are unlikely to invest in the cryptocurrency markets this year despite more than a trillion dollars of global assets expected to flood into the sector in 2018.…

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Trump administration is considering nationalizing 5G mobile network

According to a shocking report by (CNN): The US government is considering a federal takeover of portions of the country’s mobile broadband networks. This is according to documents obtained by Axios.     A safeguard against Chinese cybersecurity is cited by a National Security Council official in a presentation to senior members of the President Donald Trump’s administration. The suggestion is that the United States needs to centralize its 5G network. Government control of 5G infrastructure would be unprecedented and highly controversial, as the industry has traditionally been privately controlled…

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Breaking News – Facebook Bans Bitcoin and ICO Ads

Facebook Bans Bitcoin and ICO Ads.   CNBC reported earlier today that Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.”   That means no advertiser will be able to promote bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, or initial coin offerings — ICOs for short — this will also extend to binary options, according to a Facebook blog post.   Facebook further mentioned that ads that violate…

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All your Devices can be Hacked – IOT needs EOT

  In this Ted talk, computer science professor, Avi Rubin takes us on a journey of hacking that will astound you.   Implanted medical devices   The pacemaker was invented in 1926 but the real interest from a computer security perspective started in 2006 when they were given networking capabilities. Now what a research team did was they got their hands on what’s called an ICD. This is a defibrillator, and this is a device that goes into a person to control their heart rhythm, and these have saved many…

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Pay for Language Courses on LinguaTrip.com with Bitcoin

LinguaTrip.com has launched Bitcoin payments – Now you can pay for language courses with a cryptocurrency.   LinguaTrip.com is the first booking company in the world to accept payments via Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency payment became available at Linguatrip.com in January. The first payment was made on January 9th — a client from the United States paid for an English course at a school in London.   LinguaTrip.com — an American technology company with Russian roots. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA. The founders are Marina Mogilko, Dmitry Pistolyako, and Dmitry Kravchuk. Rusbase called…

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How Blockchain could kill Netflix

Video and movie distribution has seen its share of disruption. Videos stores like Blockbuster was disrupted by Netflix and now even Google and Amazon are streaming video content. Blockchain technology, powered by nodes of peer-to-peer computers around the world, is on the rise.   Can we expect decentralized entertainment applications built on blockchain to replace streaming services like Netflix or Amazon?   Blockchain has the power to fundamentally disrupt the entertainment industry because it brings out a completely new, decentralized model for content distribution.   In a decentralized world, no…

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Japanese Electronics Retail Giant Launches Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin adoption in Japan seems to be forging ahead with major Japanese consumer electronics retailer Yamada Denki announcing that it has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer to add a bitcoin payments service in two of its stores.     The company said: “In addition to diversifying [our services], we will implement initiatives to improve bitcoin recognition and usage promotion.” The company indicated that they believe the acceptance of Bitcoin can provide improved service and convenience. This is some good news from a country recently plagued with bad news after the massive…

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Covert Crypto Mining hits YouTube

Youtube users were given a shock with breaking news that YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners.   While users are watching videos, attackers are profiting. Users tool to Social media last week to complain that their antivirus programs were detecting cryptocurrency mining code when they visited YouTube.               Monero mining:  Researchers at Trend Micro said that attackers were abusing the Google DoubleClick ad platform to display them to YouTube visitors.     The ads contain Javascript that mines the digital currency, Monero.   Full…

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Fitness Tracking App reveals secret US Army bases

Fitness tracking company, Strava has been revealing sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world.     The details were released in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to record their exercise and share it with others.   Amazingly this map, released in November 2017, shows every single activity ever uploaded to Strava – more than 3 trillion individual GPS data points, according to the company.   Users can use…

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