Month: May 2018

Don’t get fooled by Facebook scam

The social media swindle finds con artists contacting victims via Facebook and its photo-sharing platform Instagram, using profiles masquerading as Zuckerberg and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, telling them they’ve won $US750,000 ($AU995,400) on the “Fac…

Japan pushes exchanges to drop support for cryptos favored by cybercriminals

In what could be a workable, repeatable idea to stifle online crime, Japan is reported to be pressuring local exchanges to drop support for cryptocurrencies favored by cybercriminals. Forbes reports that Japan’s Financial Services Agency is “quietly pressurin…

Blog: How Aadhaar can work

Well-meaning activists opposing private Aadhaar use are trying to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Inflammatory articles notwithstanding, there are genuine concerns with privacy which should be constraints on the use of Aadhaar and…

Japan Finance Giant SBI Holdings To Launch Crypto Exchange In Summer 2018

The launch of SBI Virtual Currencies is expected this summer, SBI Holdings president Yoshitaka Kitao says it will use Bitcoin Cash as a settlement currency. Japan`s financial services giant SBI Holdings plans to launch its crypto exchange this summer, local m…

Why Invest in NEO?

NEO is the first Chinese cryptocurrency to gain global acceptance, and as a result, has generated huge amounts of interest – both in terms of investment and media coverage. Created by Da Hongfei and his company Onchain, it was originally launched in 2014 as A…

How Algorithms Can Assist with Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come a long way in a short span of time. The value of bitcoin in 2011 was just $0.06 and had virtually no takers. Fast forward to the present day and the very cryptocurrency now enjoys five-figure values as industries a…