Crypto Prediction Market and Derivatives Platform Veil Is Closing

Veil, the crypto-focused prediction market and derivatives platform, is closing its doors. Launched in January, the Veil web interface allowed users to place bets on Augur prediction markets, offering an instant...
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CEO of BitFunder Exchange Gets 14 Months in Prison for Fraud, Obstruction

Jon Montrol, the operator of defunct bitcoin-denominated trading platform BitFunder and WeExchange deposit service, was sentenced for securities fraud and obstruction of justice, according to a statement from the Southern District...
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Magecart Hackers Infect 17,000 Domains via Insecure S3 Buckets

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The Magecart hackers have managed to infect over 17,000 domains by targeting improperly secured Amazon S3 buckets, RiskIQ reports.  The hackers came under the spotlight last year, after a series of...
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IRS Confirms It Trained Staff on Finding Crypto Wallets

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may consider subpoenaing major tech companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft in search of taxpayers’ unreported cryptocurrency holdings. That’s according to a slide deck presentation...
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Adoption of AI-enhanced Cybersecurity is Growing Rapidly: Report

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The pace of machine learning adoption for cybersecurity is increasing. This may appear to be obvious (virtually no new security product or version is released without claim to artificial intelligence), but...
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Bipartisan Legislation to Require DHS Alerts on Election Hacking

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Bipartisan legislation formally unveiled this week would require the Department of Homeland Security to send notifications on breaches affecting the election systems.  Unveiled by U.S. Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Stephanie...
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Mark Cuban ‘Not a Big Fan’ of Facebook’s Libra


Mark Cuban, billionaire “Shark Tank” co-host, raised concerns about Libra’s potential to disrupt global finance when speaking to CNBC on July 12. Cuban referred to the Menlo Park-based social networking company’s...
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Mac Zoom Web Server Allows for Remote Code Execution

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The web server that the Zoom Client installs on Macs can be abused to execute code remotely, security researchers have discovered.  Zoom is a popular service that offers “enterprise video conferencing...
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Another Crypto Company Wants to Offer Bitcoin Derivatives in the US

Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital Holdings has announced plans to offer bitcoin derivatives for U.S. investors. In a press release on Friday, the company said it’s reached an “agreement in principle”...
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FIRST Announces CVSS Version 3.1

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The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) on Friday announced version 3.1 of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). CVSS is a widely adopted standard for rating the severity...
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BSI publishes code of practice for digital identification and strong customer authentication

This new PAS is for organizations with regulatory requirements under the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and related regulations. It covers how organizations can implement robust customer authentication processes. ...
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Samsung Pay integrates loan and credit card applications in India

Samsung has struck a deal with Paisabazaar, an Indian online marketplace for financial products, to let people apply for things such as credit cards and loans through Samsung Pay. The...
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Binance Destroys $26 Million Worth of Its Team’s BNB Tokens


Binance, the world’s top exchange by trading volume, says it has completed the eight quarterly “burn” of Binance coin (BNB) tokens. The exchange posted Friday that the burn – the industry...
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U.S. Mayors Pledge Not to Give in to Ransomware Demands

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The United States Conference of Mayors has promised that its members will “stand united” against paying ransoms in case their systems are hit by ransomware. The organization represents over 1,400 mayors...
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Amazon Investing More Than $700 Million in Employee Training


As the competition for tech-savvy employees continues to heat up across the industry Amazon is taking a novel approach to winning in a tight labor market. Original link
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Charming Charlie Is Calling It Quits


The jewelry and accessories retailer has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years and has announced plans to close all of its nearly 300 stores. Learn the details...
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Crypto Broker Prasos Wins EU Payment Institution License

A Finland-based firm offering cryptocurrency brokerage and exchange services has been granted a Payment Institution License (PIL) in the EU. In an announcement Friday, Prasos Ltd. said that, with the news,...
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South Africa: Barko Financial Services partners with Temenos

(The Paypers) South African microfinance institution Barko Financial Services has chosen Temenos software to support its ambition to launch a retail bank. Original link
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Pullback Over? Bitcoin Bounces $600 from $11K Price Support



View Bitcoin’s bounce from the support of the 10-candle moving average (MA) on the three-day chart may have opened the doors for a retest of recent highs above $13,000. The MA...
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WEX enables mobile fuel payments for Shell Fleet customers

(The Paypers) WEX has revealed that WEX Fleet DriverDash is now available to fleet drivers at Shell-branded locations across the US. Original link
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