Bitcoin



Indian police begin probe into alleged $270K cryptocurrency exchange scam

The operator of Delhi-based cryptocurrency platform Pluto Exchange is accused of duping 43 investors of more than $272,000. A local news outlet Millennium Post reported that the Economic Offence Win… [+1563 chars]... read more (Cointelegraph)

British Hacker Sentenced to 5 Years for Blackmailing U.S. Companies

A UK man who threatened to publicly release stolen confidential information unless the victims agreed to fulfill his digital extortion demands has finally pleaded guilty on Monday at U.S. federal dis… [+3347 chars]... read more (Internet)

Equity Markets Turmoil Could Push Bitcoin Below $10K, Say Analysts

Bitcoin (BTC) is once again taking cues from the stock markets and prices may fall below $10,000 if equities see further sell-off, according to analysts.

Using Usenet in 2020? Here are our favorite providers

If you're searching for the best Usenet provider to serve as your gateway into the world of newsgroups and binary downloads, look no further than Newshosting. With 12 years of retention, over 99.99% … [+35817 chars]... read more (Android Central)

Beware of These Faulty “Inflation Protected” Investments

by: Stefan Gleason The Federal Reserve last week reiterated its commitment to an unprecedented inflation-raising campaign. Specifically, the Fed aims to push the inflation rate above 2% for an exte… [+5156 chars]... read more (Investmentwatchblog.com)

Bermuda Stock Exchange launches Bitcoin ETF: What it means for the cryptocurrency market

  • Brazillian fund manager Hashdex got the approval for Bitcoin's ETF.
  • The fund will be launched on the Bermuda Stock Exchange in collaboration with Nasdaq.
  • The launch may fail t… [+4829 chars]... read more (FXStreet)

Stablecoin Adoption Revisited

I saw that the SEC and the OCC issued guidance on fiat backed stablecoins yesterday. Better late than never. Because fiat backed stablecoins are seeing significant adoption this year. I wrote a post… [+759 chars]... read more (Avc.com)

Yearn.finance Price Forecast: YFI flight to the moon was the beginning of a downfall

  • Yearn.finance ‘Coinbase effect’ was short-lived, leaving the token helpless and in the hands of the bears.
  • YFI is sitting above an area with immense support, while the upside remains … [+3690 chars]... read more (FXStreet)

A member The Dark Overlord group sentenced to 5 years in prison

The United Kingdom national Nathan Wyatt (39), a member of The Dark Overlord hacking group, was extradited to the United States in December 2019. The man was charged by U.S. authorities on six counts… [+3132 chars]... read more (Securityaffairs.co)

Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected - 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Set to Expire on Friday | Markets and Prices - Bitcoin News

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.... read more (Slashdot.org)


Blockchain



ARFL, Space Force to Develop New Cybersecurity Architecture for Satellites - GovConWire

The Air Force Research Lab and the U.S. Space Force have initiated the development of new cybersecurity architecture for satellites , FedScoop reported Monday. The Space Force will work with Xag… [+1498 chars]... read more (Govconwire.com)

Israel's innovative technology company SURE Universal Ltd partners with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Firm HBK Department of Projects to launch healthcare solution, HBKiCare

DUBAI, UAE and TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SURE Universal Ltd, a pioneering developer of IoT (Internet of Things) software for home healthcare, announced today it has partnered w… [+4407 chars]... read more (PRNewswire)

Austrian gin makers to use blockchain to guarantee bottles' rarity

The Stin, an Austrian-based gin distiller, is set to use ICON (ICX), South Koreas largest public blockchain project, to transparently track its supply chain. An Austrian blockchain firm, block42, wi… [+1795 chars]... read more (Cointelegraph)

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age

January 2030. Looking back a decade, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020-2022 did more than take five million lives and devastate the global economy. It revealed with searing clarity, weakness not just in … [+11020 chars]... read more (CoinDesk)

The CIO has a new set of priorities and problems: Here's what's on their to-do list

The last few months has put CIOs and their teams under huge strain, as they made great efforts to keep businesses connected as staff shifted to home working. But tech chiefs will face a new series of… [+6744 chars]... read more (ZDNet)

Iris Scans, Hydroponics And Blockchain: How Innovation Is Helping Fight Global Hunger

A Syrian woman pays for groceries using an iris scan at Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Mohammed Batah/World Food Programme Almost 700 million people in the world dont have enough food to eat. Clim… [+10072 chars]... read more (Forbes)

DeFiner Becomes Newest DeFi Addition to Alphabit's Investment Portfolio

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DeFiner , the decentralized finance network for crypto savings, loans, and payments, has announced a new investment from Alphabit , a fund specialising i… [+3246 chars]... read more (PRNewswire)

US Space Force Enlists Blockchain Firm to Deploy Hack-Proof Data Defenses

The service branch protecting U.S. interests outside the stratosphere may use blockchain to render its computer systems, on earth and in space, unhackable.


Business



We must put our greenbacks behind our green rhetoric

The writer is an author and environmentalist Pity the poor banking chief executive, or large-scale asset manager, beset by whiny activists going on and on about record fires and record floods and re… [+4542 chars]... read more (Financial Times)

Green Monday Holdings, the business arm of Hong Kong's vegetarian advocacy group, raises $70 million from TPG, Swire Pacific

Green Monday Holdings, a manufacturer of plant-based pork substitute products and frozen meals and an operator of a chain of vegetarian-focused retail outlets and cafes, said it has raised $70 millio… [+2619 chars]... read more (TechCrunch)

Jay Powell says US small businesses may need ‘direct fiscal support’

Jay Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, will tell Congress that struggling small and medium-sized US businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic may need “direct fiscal support”, rather than … [+3342 chars]... read more (Financial Times)

Michigan tourism businesses worry about cold weather and COVID spikes

CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of Americans in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. In early July, Heidi Gesiakowski, a restaurant owner in the popular tourist destination of … [+6088 chars]... read more (CBS News)

Arm cofounder: Licensees 'not happy' about $40bn Nvidia sale - Business Insider

Arm cofounder Hermann Hauser claims that licensees of the firm's chip technology are "not happy" about its $40 billion acquisition by Nvidia. SoftBank—which purchased Arm in 2016 for $32 billion— re… [+1899 chars]... read more (Business Insider)

Turning point: Systemic racism exists in Canada and the business community needs to do more to effect change

As told to Alex Mlynek Kyle Scott/The Globe and Mail "I grew up in Philadelphia, in an all-Black neighbourhood. There were generally good people on the block, but there was a fair amount of jobless… [+3639 chars]... read more (The Globe And Mail)

TikTok removes nearly 105 million videos in H1 2020 - Business Insider

TikTok removed nearly 105 million videos for violating its rules in the first half of 2020, the company's latest transparency report reveals. The number is double what the app removed in the final s… [+6121 chars]... read more (Business Insider)

Coronavirus: UK government tells people to work from home - Business Insider

Boris Johnson will today urge people to work from home if they can in order to stop a spike in coronavirus infections, just weeks after launching a back to work drive. The UK prime minister will add… [+3120 chars]... read more (Business Insider)