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BOE Advisor: Crypto Fails Fundamental Tests, But Banks Face Growing Competition from FinTech Companies

It’s no secret that those who are heavily involved in the world’s traditional banking systems have a disdain for crypto, likely because of the many ways the relatively young technology challenges the traditional notions of banking. While offering a somewhat cliché opinion about the cryptocurrency markets, Huw van Steenis, the senior advisor to the Bank […]

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Bitcoin Should ‘Depart’ From Proof-of-Work, Says Bank Of International Settlements

Bitcoin figures have dismissed the latest report on cryptocurrencies by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) after it claimed Bitcoin must stop using its Proof-of-Work algorithm. BIS: Bitcoin Must Drop Proof-of-Work The report, ‘Beyond the doomsday economics of “proof-of-work” in cryptocurrencies,’ was released January 21. It focused on double-spend attacks within cryptocurrency blockchains, as well […]

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Hacked Customer Data From World Leading Cryptocurrency Exchanges For Sale On The Dark Web?

Hacked KYC documents from top cryptocurrency exchanges are available on the Darknet. Image from Shutterstock. On a darknet market called “Dread,” a vendor going by “ExploitDOT” is attempting to sell user data from the know-your-customer (KYC) data top cryptocurrency exchanges ask for, required by most jurisdictions. According to data shared with CCN, the hacker has […]

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PG&E, US’ Largest Energy Utility Firm, to File for Bankruptcy as Potential Liabilities From California Wildfires Reaches Billions

U.S. utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) disclosed on Monday that it will file for bankruptcy. US’ largest energy utility firm with a market cap of $ 13+ billion said that the decision was forced by the wildfires which destroyed lives and property in California in 2017 and 2018. Per a BBC report, the […]