In the fight against cyber crime, companies now have a new enemy to fear: hackers in pursuit of bitcoin.
Monetisation of the messaging market is in full swing, and many apps are starting to use advertising to keep the lights on.
There is an increasing number of companies using blockchain to see how it can cut costs and speed up transactions.
Ether, the cryptocurrency that runs on the blockchain-based software platform Ethereum, fell sharply last month after it was claimed — via the online message board 4chan — that Ethereum’s co-creator Vitalik Buterin had died in a car crash.
A new global ransomware outbreak, which picked up the name Petya or NotPetya, hit companies across the world in June and the consequences of the attack are still surfacing.
London-based startup Blockchain has raised $40m in funding, the largest amount for a fintech company in the UK since last year.
Ether, the cryptocurrency tokens used on the Ethereum blockchain, flash crashed yesterday afternoon, tumbling as low as 10 cents from over $300 in a matter of seconds due to what’s been described as a “multimillion dollar market sell” order.
The bitcoin price has once again crossed into uncharted territory, reaching over $2,900 dollars per coin according to price site Bitcoinity.
This afternoon the UK’s National Health Service — known as the NHS — fell victim to a cyber attack in the form of malicious software used to ransom computer files.
Ukraine is partnering with the global technology company Bitfury to store its government data on the blockchain.
Bitcoin’s value could reach as high as $2,100 in 2017, according to Saxo Bank’s speculative report titled Outrageous Predictions for 2017.
These three things will have an impact on the wider world.
The cryptocurrency bitcoin’s hit a milestone, and a quite a big one.
As bitcoin nudges its all time high of about $1,140 the good people at Investoo have put together an infographic of the cryptocurrency’s darker times.
The circulation of bitcoin has increased 20 percent since January 2015, with 12.5 bitcoins currently being added to the system every ten minutes.
The application of blockchain to energy systems remains speculative but it fits well with the expected evolution of the entire industry — a shift away from centralisation and one-way flows towards more decentralised and transactional management.
There is a wave of disruption overtaking the financial world.