IBM Blockchain World Wire Launches in 72 Countries

Today, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the launch of IBM Blockchain World Wire in a large selection of markets.  IBM Blockchain World Wire is “a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions” from the American multinational information technology company. It has been created with the purpose of optimizing and quickening foreign exchange, cross-border […]

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IBM: Cybercriminals Are Moving On From Ransomware to Cryptojacking

IBM researchers have found that cryptojacking dominated the cryptocurrency cybercrime scene in 2018, overtaking ransomware attacks. Experts say the comparatively less intrusive and stealthy nature of malicious crypto-mining is the primary reason why it is fast becoming the attack vector of choice for cybercriminals. Cybercriminals Pivot to Cryptojacking In a report published by the IBM X-Force Research […]

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Australian Gov’t Agency Unimpressed, Says Blockchain ‘At the Top of the Hype Cycle’

Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) doesn’t appear to be impressed with the current state of blockchain technology. According to its chief digital officer, the technology is being pushed not by governments or users, but by vendors. Blockchain at the “Top of a Hype Cycle” Earlier this year, Bitcoinist reported that the Australian Government provided AUD […]

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Blockchain Is Paving the Way Towards Reduced Carbon Emissions

Debate continues to rage about the best practices and strategies needed to collectively curb carbon emissions. Blockchain tech can help. As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity, so does the debate about their energy usage. Research has purported energy consumption habits by miners could be leading to carbon emission levels that could be interfering with national climate […]

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Warren Buffett: Buying Bitcoin ‘Is Not Investing’

Adam James · April 29, 2018 · 1:00 pm Warren Buffett continues to remain notoriously bearish on Bitcoin, claiming those who participate in the market are not investing. ‘That Is Not Investing’ In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Finance in Omaha, Nebraska, leading up to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting, Buffett revealed that his thinking […]

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