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Report: State-Backed Hackers Are Targeting Crypto Firms
Here’s something interesting. FireEye, a California-based cybersecurity company, says with “high confidence” that Chinese government hackers have been attacking crypto firms (PDF). The hackers, called APT41, have been active since 2012 and initially targeted video game companies for financial gain. FireEye, however, claims that the group has since expanded to state-sponsored activity alongside its own financially motivated operations. As with
Colorado Has A Unicorn: Digital Payment Company Ibotta
FinTech
Ibotta, the company behind the mobile shopping app that bears its name ("I bought a ... "), has reached unicorn status after confirming a Series D financing round at a roughly $1-billion valuation. What Happened The latest round of financing makes Ibotta one of the fastest-growing consumer tech companies in its home state of Colorado, Ibotta said in a Tuesday press release. The amount
IoT: Potential And Impact On How We Execute Business Processes
AI, Smart Cities
The business world is in the early days of capturing the value that IoT—in conjunction with cloud computing, big data, and AI—can unlock. geralt / Pixabay Our Cambrian Explosion of IoT is still ahead of us. But one thing is clear: IoT will change business in a major way. The question remains how. I argue it will profoundly change three
Interest Rates: Naturally Negative?
It is no longer absurd to think that the nominal yield on U.S. Treasury securities could go negative. Last week the German 30-year government bond yield dipped into negative territory for the first time ever. Around $14 trillion of outstanding bonds worldwide, or 25% of the market, now trade at negative yields, according to Bloomberg. What was once viewed as
Samsung Amps up Blockchain Dapp Arsenal With Over a Dozen New Apps
In an effort to stay ahead of the competition, Korean electronics giant Samsung has added over a dozen new apps to its blockchain dapp store, writes CoinDesk: Launched in March 2019, Samsung’s online dapp store, Blockchain Keystore, has grown from an initial four applications to a total of seventeen. The four original dapps included a password wallet, a game, a
On the Other Hand
Memo to: Oaktree Clients From: Howard Marks Re: On the Other Hand It often happens that just as I’m about to release a memo, I come across something that absolutely has to be incorporated. That was the case on June 12, the day “This Time It’s Different” was published. I was reading a first-quarter report from Ruffer, a London-based money
Trade Wars Or Crypto Whales? What’s Behind The Latest Price Surge
With all the talks of retaliatory trade wars, turmoil in Hong Kong, and global markets on the downswing, it’s hard to pinpoint why crypto prices are surging at the moment. But Tom Maxon, CoolBitX’s head of U.S. operations, believe it has less to do with macro conditions and more to do with crypto whales taking advantage of the market momentum.
Apple, Goldman Sachs To Launch Credit Card In August
FinTech
Earlier this week, Apple Inc. AAPL said it plans to launch its credit card this August, in partnership with Goldman Sachs GS 0.02%, the provider of the underlying software tools necessary for the undertaking. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Apple Card will allow users the ability to transact via their phones or a titanium credit card, both of which are
NexChange Interview Series: Dr. Larry Sanger (Part 2/2)
In this episode of the NexChange Interview Series, we have Part Two of our exclusive interview with Wikipedia co-founder Dr. Larry Sanger. In Part One, Dr. Sanger shared his thoughts on Wikipedia and his current blockchain-based project, Everipedia. Here, Dr. Sanger talks about blockchain, decentralization, and tokenization. Have a gander: Transcript: Olga Yaroshevsky: Do you think that blockchain is able
Turvo Acquires Supply Chain IoT And AI Company ODYN
AI, Smart Cities
Collaborative logistics platform Turvo has acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled visibility platform ODYN. Through this acquisition, announced on July 31, Turvo will accelerate the integration of connected sensors into its end-to-end platform. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: Flazingo Photos