Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, is the next disruptor in payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers want places to spend their bitcoin.

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Cryptocurrency wills 101

Cryptocurrency wills 101

When preparing your will, you should make special preparations to ensure your loved ones can access your cryptocurrency.

Blockchain is a game changer in supply chain

Blockchain is a game changer in supply chain

Supply chains can be a pain to manage. Blockchain technology can help reduce the risk of fraud and boost efficiency in the supply chain.

Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

Top 5 blockchain stories of Q1

The winter of 2018 is behind us and spring has arrived. Readers of Blockchain Tech News weren't napping through Q1, though. They devoured stories on quantum computing, the role of blockchain in financial services and digital signage, and a KYC-AML use case.

The importance of dual blockchain in the equity market

The importance of dual blockchain in the equity market

By enabling public access and transparency, blockchain benefits both businesses and investors. But as most financial services data is private and confidential, it's not easy to move beyond the issues and retain the benefits. Here is how it can be done.

How quantum computing will break blockchain — and what to do about it

How quantum computing will break blockchain — and what to do about it

On the eve of the inevitable arrival of full-power, blockchain-busting quantum computing, the blockchain industry must learn to manage the strategic uncertainty associated with the threat timeline and the investment required to migrate to quantum-resistant cryptosystems.

Blockchain's authentication dilemma

Blockchain's authentication dilemma

Large corporations such as IBM and Walmart are developing blockchain solutions that solve many issues with fraud. But, the blockchain is not a perfect tool, and without multifactor authentication, it is vulnerable to attacks.

Security: The secret sauce in a blockchain-based economy

Security: The secret sauce in a blockchain-based economy

As governments and businesses move more activities online, blockchain can give senior officials a clear and accurate understanding of transactions that involve many people and departments.

How blockchain could have stopped WannaCry ransomware

How blockchain could have stopped WannaCry ransomware

For governments and security agencies around the world, the WannaCry attack should serve as a wake-up call regarding the need to take a different approach to securing weapons in cyberspace.

The whys and hows of banks and the blockchain

The whys and hows of banks and the blockchain

The blockchain technology at the heart of the cryptocurrency bitcoin has opened up a number of possibilities for the banking industry. Here's what's in it for financial institutions.

Blockchain technology can make voting systems more secure

Blockchain technology can make voting systems more secure

Blockchain technology provides a new level of transparency and immutability to all types of transactions, including voting. Hardware wallets can provide additional security.

Bitfinex hack reveals centralization weakness

Bitfinex hack reveals centralization weakness

The bitcoin world has been rocked by another exchange hack, this time on the major Hong Kong exchange, Bitfinex. More than $70 million was snatched from user's wallets. Exchange hacking is a fairly common occurrence, but the increasing centralization of bitcoin makes it even more damaging.

Virtual currency top 5 stories for halftime 2016

Virtual currency top 5 stories for halftime 2016

We have now passed the halfway mark on 2016; over the past six months, we've seen general guides on bitcoin and the blockchain as well as discussions of bitcoin crime and how to battle it with the blockchain.

The kiosk solution to cyber attacks

The kiosk solution to cyber attacks

Hackers are gradually becoming more successful, especially with ransomware, which has forced several hospitals to pay bitcoin ransoms. One way to help solve this security dilemma is to use cyber security kiosks.

Navigating FinCEN regulations

Navigating FinCEN regulations

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network regulates a variety of issues related to virtual currency such as oversees transactions and financial criminal activity. Failure to turn in the right reports to FinCEN can lead to big financial losses, so exchanges must understand their legal options and obligations.

How to avoid beginner's mistakes with bitcoin

How to avoid beginner's mistakes with bitcoin

With bitcoin, it's easy to make mistakes — and some can be costly. Before you begin to use bitcoin, you should learn about its common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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Users of virtual currencies must secure their wallets – via backups, encryption, offline devices (aka "cold storage"), hardware wallets, and other methods and technologies.

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