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IBM announces enterprise-ready blockchain services that go beyond currency

IBM Blockchain will be used to try to track carbon allowances in a pilot program in China later this year. (credit: Vintage Architecture) On Monday,...

Star Trek-Themed Ransomware Demands New Crypto-Currency

Kirk ransomware comes in guise of stress-testing tool and demands 50 Monero ($1,100) to unlock.

House members: EPA officials may be using Signal to “spread their...

Enlarge / Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee Lamar Smith, R-Texas, seen here in 2013. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Two...

How it works: Blockchain explained in 500 words

If electronic money is just data, nothing physically stops a currency holder trying to spend it twice.Enter the Bitcoin blockchain.

YouTubers fined for running illegal FIFA 17 gambling site

Enlarge Two men who admitted to running an unlicensed betting website have been fined after pleading guilty to gambling offences. During a hearing...

Venezuelan officials arrest four Bitcoin miners on charges of stealing electricity

(credit: BTC Keychain) On Thursday, Venezuelan officials announced the arrest of four Bitcoin miners in Charallave, a city south of Caracas, on charges of...

Cognosec enters exclusive agreement to acquire UK-based A-tek Distribution Limited

Cognosec AB (publ) (“Cognosec” or “The Company”), (Nasdaq: COGS), a leading supplier of cyber security solutions with operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle...

Coinbase says fighting IRS subpoena could cost up to $1 million

Enlarge / Brian Armstrong, as seen here in 2014, is the CEO of Coinbase.TechCrunch reader comments 20 Share this story Coinbase’s CEO, Brian...

Sports blog jocks to crypto-cash nerds – here’s who got pwned

Ethereum, Bleacher Report spill beans on security breaches Two more websites say they have had user accounts sniffed by hackers. Sports blog network Bleacher Report says...

‘I told him to cut it out’ – Obama is convinced...

And so what are you gonna do about it, Barry? Analysis Outgoing US President Barack Obama has promised to take action against Russia over its...

IT Professionals Hold Little Back in Reaction to Yahoo Breach

One statement shows the main problem web services like Yahoo's face on a 24/7 basis: Credibility in safeguarding personal information is of utmost importance. For...

DDoS in 2017: Strap yourself in for a bumpy ride

2016 sucked. 2017 won’t be much better, sorry DDoS attacks have been around since at least 2000, and they’re not going away.In fact, as the...