TLDR Capital Launches Security Division Led by Veteran FBI Special Agents and Navy SEAL

    Leading crypto investment and advisory firm brings specialized cyber and physical security to at-risk market participants   New York, NY— July 12, 2018 — TLDR, a global investment and advisory firm for tokenization projects, has announced a new security-focused practice, TLDR Security, that will provide unparalleled cyber and physical security services to the global blockchain market. The team of experts includes veteran cyber FBI Special Agents Andre McGregor and Jason Truppi and Navy SEAL Chuck McGraw. With their respective, decades-long experience in cyber, operational, and personnel security, TLDR…

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Bithumb hack emphasizes need for Security in Crypto Industry

Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb lost more than $30 million in the most recent crypto hack, further emphasizing the need for security in the industry. With blockchain technologies, the repercussions of a hack are much greater than in traditional technology.  Bloomberg reported that Exchanges are a juicy target for hackers, with more than a billion dollars worth of cryptocurrency being stolen.     In response to the latest hack, industry leaders highlight the importance to build confidence in the industry, follow best practice, implement a regulatory framework as well as decentralise…

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Joon Ian Wong Joins CoinDesk as Managing Director for Europe and Asia

  Wong returns to CoinDesk to lead its international expansion   New York, NY – June 12, 2018 – CoinDesk, Inc, the leading digital media, events, and information services company for the crypto and blockchain community has announced that Joon Ian Wong will be rejoining the company as its Managing Director for Europe and Asia. Wong joins CoinDesk from Quartz, where he specialized in covering cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.     CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth said “It’s been incredible to see Joon’s ascent since he first helped launch the Consensus…

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Global Blockchain Services Firm WACHSMAN Recruits Key Executives from Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to Lead New Strategy Division

  Wachsman amplifies service offerings beyond public relations and events management with first major agency expansion   NEW YORK, NY — June 12, 2018 — Wachsman, one of the world’s leading blockchain professional services firms, has hired senior bankers from investment banks Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to lead a new blockchain strategy and advisory division. Formerly Senior Vice President, Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies, Michael Chang joins Wachsman as Managing Director and will lead the firm’s new Strategic Advisory Group in New York.     Chang will be supported…

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How your printer snitches on you

  Printers and privacy are in a complicated relationship – When you print, scan, or copy a document at home or in the office, it might look like any other document to your eyes. But, unbelievably, data on the page make it possible to track almost every document you’ve ever scanned, printed, or photocopied back to you. 1.Printer logs   All modern printers keep some form of log. Depending on the make and model, the logs can be highly intrusive and even go as far as indefinitely retaining full copies of…

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Tug-of-War: Will Blockchain Bring Data Ownership Back to Users?

    ConnecTechAsia Summit speaker, Nicole Nguyen, Head of APAC, Infinity Blockchain Ventures, shares about data ownership and how blockchain could tilt the balance in favour of the end user.   Since the advent of the internet, users have marvelled at the ability to create a persona of themselves online – be it in the first virtual communities, social networks, retail sites and multi-player games. Increasingly, a greater proportion of our personal lives and information can now be found on digital platforms.   Coupled with a plethora of emerging technologies…

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Top Executives from CNN, Casper, Refinery29, Columbia Records UK, eBay, and more join ‘Digital Future Council’ Launching June 18

    Industry think tank connecting innovators across advertising, marketing, and emerging technology bolsters esteemed group of founding members, unveils preliminary events schedule for inaugural gathering in Cannes   LONDON, June 5, 2018 – The Digital Future Council, a first-of-its-kind think tank formed with the mission of bridging the gap between the creative and technology industries, has announced a distinguished selection of founding members ahead of its official launch during Cannes Lions Festival June 18-21. Key executives on board include: Kate Ward, Senior Vice President & Head of International at…

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Why an EOT HODL might be a great idea…

  Staking or holding a coin is one of the ways for a crypto investor to grow his portfolio while waiting for prices to move.   The first 6 months of 2018 has been slow for growth in crypto prices so what does the crypto investor do in times like these. This is where staking can be a valuable addition to any portfolio.   Why hold EOT? There are a few reasons why we think this could be a viable strategy and we list them below…   What is EOT?…

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How to trade Altcoins for Bitcoin and Vice Versa

  We have received many questions from readers regarding the trading of Altcoins and specifically how to trade Altcoins for Bitcoins. Our best suggestion here is an exchange called Changelly.     What is Changelly?   Changelly is an instant cryptocurrency exchange providing instant crypto-to-crypto rates and exchange platform.   How does Changelly work?   Changelly’s robot is integrated into the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, including Poloniex and Bittrex. In the span of milliseconds, the robot makes bids and asks on the trading platforms, then selects and suggests the best available…

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Former Apollo Group CIO Bob Carroll Joins Dash Core Group as New Chief Technology Officer

  Carroll brings more than 20 years of CTO/CIO experience to the Dash Core Group team New York, NY — June 4, 2018 — Dash, the top digital currency for payments, announced that IT industry veteran Bob Carroll has joined as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Dash Core Group. As CTO, Carroll will be in charge of leading the continued development of the Dash network and its products, including the development and launch of Dash’s Evolution payments platform.   CEO of Dash Core Group Ryan Taylor said “I…

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