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Indian Government Inaugurates National Crypto Forensic Lab

Indian Government Inaugurates National Cryptocurrency Forensic LabThe government of India has inaugurated a national cyber forensics lab which includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analyses. Alongside this is the inauguration of the Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit which will deal with fraud involving cryptocurrencies. It is the first cybercrime awareness and detection center in the country, according to a commissioner. Also […]

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February 19, 2019 0

Sony Develops ‘Contactless’ Hardware Wallet for Digital Assets

Sony Develops 'Contactless' Hardware Wallet for Digital AssetsSony has announced the development of a new type of cryptocurrency hardware wallet that uses its IC card technology. The Japanese conglomerate also said that it firmly believes in the potential for the commercialization and widespread adoption of blockchain technology. Also read: Blockchain Launches Hardware Wallet Secure Digital Assets Tokyo-based Sony, a household name for decades, […]

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October 26, 2018 0

Blockchain Launches Hardware Wallet

Blockchain Launches Hardware WalletThe popular cryptocurrency software provider Blockchain has announced the launch of a custom hardware wallet that is exclusively tethered to the company’s flagship wallet. According to the development team behind the new hardware wallet called Lockbox, the firm collaborated with the wallet manufacturer Ledger in order to create the design.  Also read: SEC Suspends Trading in […]

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October 25, 2018 0

Chrome Extensions Will Soon Protect Against Miners and Hackers

Chrome Extensions to Ensure Protection Against Miners and HackersGoogle has announced a number of upcoming changes concerning the development of new extensions for Chrome. Users of the web browser will soon benefit from improved security and better protection against malware including hidden miners and tools used to steal cryptocurrency. Also read: A Guide to Building Your Own Crypto Mining Rig Google Introduces Changes […]

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October 2, 2018 0

54% of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Have Security Holes

Traders hope and expect the exchange they’re trading on takes security seriously. But while all crypto platforms pay lip service to good cybersecurity practices, many fail at even the most basic measures such as enforcing strong passwords. New research has found 54% of all cryptocurrency exchanges have poor security in at least one area, leaving […]

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October 2, 2018 0

Google Security Expert Warns Against Bitcoin Bragging Online

Google Security Expert Warns Against Bitcoin Bragging OnlineMark Risher, Google’s director of product management, Google Identity, account security, and spam & abuse, recently urged cryptocurrency investors not to brag about their virtual currency holdings online. Also Read: Netherlands’ Largest Bank ING Group Fined $900M for Money Laundering Google Security Expert Cautions Traders Against Boasting Online In a recent interview with CNBC, Google security […]

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September 17, 2018 0

Ripple Believes Its Cryptocurrency is More Decentralized Than Bitcoin

Ripple Believes its Cryptocurrency is More Decentralized Than BitcoinRipple Labs, Inc is big on decentralization right now. Stung by criticism that XRP is a centralized currency, and the very real risk that an ongoing lawsuit could see it ruled a security, Ripple has been on the offensive. Its latest effort to disambiguate Ripple the company and ripple the coin has seen Chief Technology […]

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August 23, 2018 0

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security Measures

Korean Government: 11 out of 21 Crypto Exchanges Complete Security MeasuresThe South Korean government has announced the outcome of its inspection of 21 cryptocurrency exchanges. While a number of exchanges have completed implementing both short-term and wallet management measures, many security vulnerabilities remain at most exchanges. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 21 Exchanges Inspected South Korea’s government has announced the result […]

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August 18, 2018 0

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Attacks When Using Cryptocurrency

How to Protect Yourself Against DNS Attacks When Using CryptocurrencyDNS attacks can manifest themselves in many ways, all targeted against the Domain Name System that connects the internet. At best they’re an inconvenience, knocking websites offline or preventing access, and at worst they’re costly, as this week’s $150,000 Myetherwallet hijack demonstrated. When you’re interacting in the crypto space, here are a few ways to […]

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April 26, 2018 0

Centralized Ripple Is Probably a Security Token

Centralized Ripple Is Probably a Security TokenA primary attraction of decentralized cryptocurrencies is that they’re censorship-resistant. The more centralized a coin is, the easier it is for its supply to be controlled. But there’s another problem with overly-centralized cryptocurrencies such as ripple: they risk being classified as a security, which brings all kinds of problems. Also read: Emin Gün Sirer Discusses Cryptocurrency […]

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April 6, 2018 0