Dissidents and Activists Have a lot to Gain From Bitcoin, if Only They Knew It

Beyond privacy, the ability for individuals to buy bitcoin with fiat and convert bitcoin into fiat is a big challenge. In the past few years we have seen an incredible increase in local liquidity, where it’s now fairly easy to buy or sell bitcoin in most major urban areas around the world, even inside dictatorships and countries in conflict. If you have bitcoin in Tehran, Beijing, Aleppo, Caracas, or even Gaza, with a bit of research you’ll be able to find someone who will sell you fiat in return. But…

Meet Crypto’s New Best Friend: Fiat

At VideoCoin, our utility token VID plays an incredibly useful function in securing and powering the network, ensuring the most qualified network operators are serving customer needs. The VID token does not act as a payment mechanism. Instead, it’s a reputational staking mechanism for building the global infrastructure that runs the worker nodes on the VideoCoin Network. Miners are continuously selected by the VideoCoin Network services algorithm as operators to process video files based on three factors: quoted price, number of staked tokens, and performance. This drives the least expensive…

VeChain Foundation Hacked for $6.5M in VET Token Theft

The Singapore-based VeChain Foundation’s buyback wallet was compromised by a hacker at 12:27 UTC on Friday, VeChain wrote, with the funds being withdrawn to a private address. The firm says it has tagged and tracked the funds and is working with cybersecurity firm Hacken to isolate the tokens’ flow to various exchanges. Author: William Foxley Source link

2019: The Inflection Point for Data Privacy

There were other positive developments this year. From a regulatory perspective in the US, Nevada’s SB220 went into effect on October 1, 2019, requiring businesses to provide notice of a designated email, toll-free number, or website address that allows consumers the right to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information. In November, Democratic senators led by Sen. Maria Cantwell introduced a new federal data privacy bill. If ultimately enacted into law, the federal bill would provide similar data protections as GDPR offers in the EU and create a new…