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Researchers have developed a prototype of an app that may potentially prescribe the optimal dose of medicine for the individual patient, as well as prevent counterfeit products.
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Bitcoin Pizza and Our Decentralized Future

ReadWrite - 23 Aug 2019 00:59
Bitcoin Pizza and OurBlockchain, digital currencies, and DLTs have been at the forefront of conversations this past year. During 2019 we've seen consistent growth throughout the entire industry landscape driven by new... enterprise implementations & business models, increased venture funding, and decentralized application (DApps). These trends show no signs of slowing down if anything will continue to speed […] The post Bitcoin Pizza and Our Decentralized Future appeared first on ReadWrite.
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Facebook's CalibraZenGo's wallet will support Libra, a cryptocurrency Facebook plans to launch in 2020.
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Mastercard is assembling itsBig payment companies face revolutionary pressures from the development of digital money. Mastercard, which is partnered with Facebook on its Libra cryptocurrency announced in June, is now putting... together its own cryptocurrency team. "Do you have the desire to work at the cutting-edge intersection of payments and cryptocurrencies?," Mastercard asks in a recruitment listing. Those...
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Meanwhile, SEC takes on Kik on similar charges Two Canadian lovers have tentatively agreed to pay $7m to the SEC, America's financial watchdog, to settle a long-standing lawsuit....
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How Facebook's Libra could be stopped in its tracks
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North Korea reportedly stealsA confidential U.N. report obtained by Reuters reveals that North Korea has been employing a range of sophisticated cyberattacks in an effort to bankroll its development of weapons of mass... destruction. According to the report, which was compiled by experts over the past few months, North Korea thus far has made upwards of $2 billion via a number of schemes designed to "steal funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges." Though specifics remain a bit murky at the moment, North Korean's malicious cyber activities reportedly encompass more than 30 independent attacks across 17 countries. Specifically, the report -- an excerpt of which can be seen below -- notes that North Korea has been using money generated from such activities to bolster its nuclear missile program....
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Made money on bitcoin? IRS wants a bite!

New York Post - 6 Aug 2019 04:06
Made money on bitcoin? IRSThe IRS is coming after cryptocurrency traders. And the government isn't being nice about it. I'm tight on space today, but let me give you a taste of this very important story. At the end of July,... the IRS started sending letters to people who trade cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, reminding them that they owed taxes...
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Facebook's history of mishandling data has come back to haunt it as the privacy and regulatory community team up to probe the social media giant on Libra.
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Libra Is Nothing More Than AThere are reasons to think we could once again see some fiat currencies disappear. If so, what "something else" will be money in the future? Facebook's recently announced Libra project may eventually... be one. But at this point, it's really just an idea, and I'm not convinced it's ready for primetime.
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Beyond Meat Beats Bitcoin

Forbes - 4 Aug 2019 15:10
Beyond Meat Beats BitcoinEven after the recent correction, Beyond Meat's shares have gained 168% in the last three months, beating Bitcoin, which has gained 66% over the same period.
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Apple Card customer agreementYou won't be able to buy Bitcoin with your Apple Card, and you'd better not hack the iPhone associated with your account.
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Bitcoin Is Here To Stay -- TheThe U.K's regulator pusblished a more friendly report on crytp assets and there isn't any thing which is sticking like a soar thump
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A Stark Prediction For TheBitcoin, ETH, XRP, And LTC will either die on their own or be killed by the 'Establishment'
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Bitcoin Scammers Try and FailAll 86-year-old Arlene Kaganove wanted was a free bagel from Panera on her birthday. Instead, after signing up for the My Panera rewards program, Kaganove was sent threatening emails demanding she pay... $1,400 worth of bitcoin--in exchange for a supposed recording of her watching porn.
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Why We Should Like Facebook's Cryptocurrency

Wall Street Journal - 26 Jul 2019 16:33
Libra could be the start of an alternative financial system, beyond the reach of government--and a boon to prosperity.
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Cryptocurrency loan siteA cryptocurrency loan startup exposed reams of customer credit cards and user transactions for almost a month -- because it forgot to protect the server with a password. Security researchers Noam... Rotem and Ran Locar found the database belonging to YouHodler, a lending platform designed for cryptocurrency, which claims to have processed $10 million in […]
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Cryptocurrency investor Justin Sun, who bid $4.5 million at a charity auction last month to have lunch with Warren Buffett, has canceled the meeting and denied reports that he was being detained by... Chinese authorities.
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Will Crypto Rogues ThreatenBitcoin may have started as a individual method for private, peer-to-peer payments, but U.S. nation-state adversaries are using cryptocurrency technology for more geopolitical aims. U.S. policymakers... must prepare for the possibility of blockchain-enabled threats to the geopolitical order.
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Iran's bitcoin interest shouldThe Associated Press reported last week that there is a boom in bitcoin use -- in Iran. "Some observers have warned that cryptocurrencies could be used to bypass the Trump administration's sanctions... targeting Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers," explained AP. Or, as I've said in past columns, these cryptocurrencies allow rogue...
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Fake Facebook accounts areA dozen pages offering Libra are on Facebook and Instagram, a report says.
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Bitcoin, XRP, And LTC Pricescryptocurrency markets are caught in a tag war between those who fear that political establishments will crush Bitcoin and altcoins, and true believers, who think that technology will prevail.
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Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said earlier this month that plans by Facebook Inc to build a digital currency called Libra "cannot go forward".
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Israeli Hacker Steals $1.7 Million in Cryptocurrency

The Mac Observer - 18 Jul 2019 16:12
Israeli Hacker Steals $1.7A hacker stole cryptocurrency worth $1.7 million from victims from various European countries, The Next Web reported. At least one website he was running claimed to be running wallet software. The... perp, 31-year old Eliyahu Gigi from Tel Aviv, reportedly stole Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dash from various foreigners, including Belgians, Dutch, and Germans, Israeli news reports. Gigi is facing charges of theft, fraud, aggravated counterfeiting, use of a forged document, perjury, money laundering, and income tax offenses. According to the report, Gigi had been operating a "criminal enterprise" spanning a number of websites that allowed him to conduct his criminal activity and swindle his victims out of their money. The perp used these websites to distribute software that infected his victim's...
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Congress finally catches up toAs I was saying in a column back on May 22, bitcoin and all the other phony cryptocurrencies need to be investigated. They are "bitcons" -- confidence games that are going to eventually cheat anyone... foolish enough to entrust their money to these scams. And they are dangerous because they allow rogue governments and crooks...
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