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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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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

How to improve bitcoin's PR

With hackers stealing from exchanges and criminals demanding bitcoin ransoms, it's obvious that bitcoin has a bit of a PR problem. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Top 5 virtual currency stories of 2016 so far

So far in 2016, we have seen a variety of stories on smart contracts, bitcoin crime and prices. It's time to take a look back at the top five most-read blogs and articles for 2016 so far.

Can the blockchain fight criminal activity?

It's no secret that bitcoin is a go-to tool for criminals and hackers. Can the blockchain be used to fight these criminals? We spoke with Feedzai CTO Paulo Marques to get his take on how the blockchain can be used to analyze criminal behavior.

Bitcoin for beginners 101

Bitcoin can be a challenge for first timers. Thankfully it can be less intimidating if they keep the facts of wallets, security and the blockchain in mind.

Bitcoin crime update: Current trends

Since bitcoin's creation, criminals have taken advantage of the new technology for their own benefit. Let's take a look at the most common crimes and some efforts to stop or lessen their effects.

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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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