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Security Firms are Struggling to Crack New iPhones Cellebrite, one of the FBI's "go-to" hacking groups, claimed they could hack the iPhone, but that the FBI had not used them for the San Bernardino iPhone. The FBI, DEA, and local police forces rely on Cellebrite and similar hacking firms every day.

Bitcoin just surged above $6,000, a record The cryptocurrency traded at $6,003.81 as of 11:48 a.m. in New York, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin notched its record after briefly plunging 8.7 percent Wednesday amid fears of greater scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Most of the cryptocurrency's trading volume came from Japan, with 59 percent of the trades executed in Japanese yen.

Quiet Surge: Bitcoin Price Sets New High Just Below $6,000 - CoinDesk The price of bitcoin has hit a new all-time high, crossing the $5,900 line for the first time. Markets climbed as high as $5,996.10, according to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index. This figure surpasses the previous all-time high set on October 13, when the price rose to $5,856.10.

100 Diplomas: MIT Issues Graduate Certificates on a Blockchain App - CoinDesk The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has used bitcoin's blockchain to issue digital diplomas to over 100 graduates as a part of a pilot project.

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware These are external links and will open in a new window. The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms. Many sites are now harbouring code that secretly uses a visitors' computer to mine the valuable e-cash coins.

PlayMarket 2.0: The Next-Gen Way App-Development Platform Somewhere around 2001, a friend of mine was visiting while I was doing a bit of online surfing. He leaned over my shoulder and recommended I try this new search engine, Google. Never heard of it, but then my friend was always a bit further along the curve than me, so I clicked through.

ECB President: Bitcoin Not 'Mature' Enough to Be Regulated - CoinDesk Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has said that cryptocurrencies are not "mature" enough to be regulated. Speaking at a press conference last week, CNBC reports, Draghi told reporters:.

Every Asset Ever: Circle Pulls 'Trigger' on Investment Product Pipeline - CoinDesk Rather than catering to early adopters, however, Neville and Allaire said that the key to creating a profitable company around this opportunity will be making the tech easy to use and approachable, something they argued they've already done with CirclePay.

Mastercard Will Now Let You Pay With Blockchain—But Not Bitcoin After developing its own version of the bitcoin technology over the past couple of years, Mastercard ma announced Friday that it is now opening up its blockchain to certain banks and merchants as an alternative-and potentially more efficient-method of paying for goods and services.

Ether Prices Hold Above $300 as Fork Fears Fade - CoinDesk Ether prices continue to hold strong despite technical headwinds. At press time, the ether-US dollar exchange rate is roughly $305, up from a low of $287 in the wake of a recent software upgrade.

Blockchain and Ethereum Hold the Promise in Cyber Security These lethal attacks join together a compromised set of computers on a single network and use the computers to overwhelm their targets. This is done primarily through sending a very high volume of requests-things like messages, inquiries, and packages.

IT Security Thought Leader Joseph Steinberg Appointed to Gladius Advisory Board Joseph Steinberg is a recognized cybersecurity thought leader, CEO, and technology influencer. Steinberg is also one of the best read columnists in the cybersecurity field, and a respected authority on other "cool tech" products - having amassed millions of readers as a regular columnist for Forbes and Inc.

Using Bitcoin to buy a sandwich could trigger a tax bill The IRS considers crypto currencies to be a form of property, which means that every crypto currency transaction, no matter how small, triggers a separate tax gain or loss.

Vote for CoinDesk's Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017 - CoinDesk Against this backdrop, CoinDesk's editorial team has compiled a short* list of the individuals we believe saw the biggest boost in influence in 2017 in our survey below.

Russia Intends to Dominate Finance and the Cryptocurrency World by Introducing New Technologies Concurrently, Russian industry is intent on attaining supremacy in the cryptocurrency mining industry by introducing new computing technology. In effect, the Russian Miner Coin company is promising a revolutionary technology for Bitcoin and altcoin mining that would significantly improve energy efficiency.

UK Police Force Investigate the Defunct Mintpal Exchange and Owner According to various reports, users of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mintpal have received an email from the UK's Avon and Somerset Economic Crime Team. The team's detective constable, Charlotte Suter, has stated the police force is currently investigating the trading platform's demise.

DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain - CoinDesk Revealed in an exclusive interview with CoinDesk, the DTCC reports that it has completed an early version of a blockchain that could one day support the trade of $11 trillion-worth of credit derivatives.

The Impact Of Bitcoin On Online Casinos Although, we're not sure what will happen tomorrow, but the impact of Bitcoin technology on online casinos at the moment is undeniably huge. But then, we are only at the genesis. We can only hope for things to get better as more casino operators continue to buy into the technology.

The Surprising Personality Trait Shared by Bitcoin Lovers and 'Walking Dead' Fans Any individual action can be justified, whether it's Negan beating somebody to death with his bat, or Rick Grimes taking his vengeance on the cannibals of Terminus. In the land of the walking dead, the individual is supreme. And this outlook attract a certain kind of person.

Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Bitcoin is a big problem" President Donald Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The committee is given rather broad powers concerning federal criminal law and internet privacy. During a quick exchange, hours into the hearing, Mr.

Russia's Government to Test Blockchain Land Registry System - CoinDesk Russia's announcement follows a plethora of other national and regional governments announcing their own land-registration projects. Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom have all launched trials, along with two Brazilian municipalities and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

LTCUSD Technical Analysis for 10/20/2017 - Potential Reversal Pattern LTCUSD is consolidating in a short-term symmetrical triangle or flag pattern as traders await more catalysts. Price is also hovering around an area of interest which appears to be holding as resistance for the time being.

Alt Coins Struggle Against The Usd New NEO twist and turns with a new sell signal in place. While we can interpret this as a retest on the resistance turned support resistance trend line after 17.10.2017 break out, a potential NEO rally can be invalidated if USD demand drives NEO price below $26.

PR: Smartbillions Blockchain Lottery Continues Ticket Sales and ICO Success! The SmartBillions ICO begun on October 16th with dynamic interest on the part of both Players and Investors growing consistently! After the latest version of the lottery platform was launched on October 14th, it gained significant traction early on.

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