British Businesses Think Financial Fraudsters are Ahead of the Game

Our annual Business Fraud Report makes for sobering reading for UK businesses and those working in the financial sector. One in five (22%) UK businesses now report that someone has previously...
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Klarna launches Open Banking platform

Today, Klarna, one of Europe’s leading payment providers and the global market leader in payment initiation services, announces the launch of its own Open Banking Platform. This platform will enable...
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Marco Polo blockchain network used for commercial transactions

The Marco Polo blockchain trade finance network has successfully navigated unchartered territory, facilitating two commercial transactions involving Commerzbank and LBBW. As part of a pilot, transactions between tech group Voith...
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Swift Business Forum Nordics 2019 - live blog

Welcome to Finextra's coverage of the Swift Business Forum Nordics 2019, live from Copenhagen. This event has a focus on accelerating digital transformation, and will look at how the financial...
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Top Cap and Delta Cap: New Metrics for Spotting Bitcoin Price Trend Reversals




Believe it or not, there are more ways to anticipate the future market value of bitcoin than through practicing technical analysis or by observing network activity developments. While valuable in their...
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HSBC Exec Urges CFTC to Make More ‘Positive Noise’ About Blockchain

A banker from HSBC urged the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to make more “positive noise” about distributed ledger technology (DLT), in order to encourage adoption by hesitant businesses. Among other...
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Why Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Are Warming to Blockchain

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly ,...
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NVIDIA Patches Serious Flaw in GeForce Experience Software

NVIDIA patches vulnerability in GeForce Experience software
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A security update released recently by NVIDIA for its GeForce Experience software patches a potentially serious vulnerability that could lead to arbitrary code execution, a denial-of-service (DoS) condition, or privilege escalation....
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New York Grants Its 18th BitLicense to Crypto ‘Prime Broker’ Tagomi

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has awarded its latest BitLicense to crypto brokerage startup Tagomi Trading LLC. Announced Wednesday, this is the 18th such license issued since the...
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TechCrunch Founder’s Crypto Fund Tops $100 Million, Completes First Acquisition

One of Arrington XRP Capital’s largest limited partners (LPs) has injected a fresh $30 million into the digital asset firm, according to its founder Michael Arrington. “The reason is, like everyone,...
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Nearly Half of ICS Devices Protected by Kaspersky Targeted in 2018

ICS attack data from Kaspersky
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Nearly half of the industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by Kaspersky Lab were targeted by malware and other threats in 2018, according to the company’s latest industrial threat landscape report....
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Worldpay moves on Australasia

Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE WPY), a global leader in payment technology, has announced major investment in Australasia for 2019. The first is the opening of two sales offices...
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DKB melds biometrics and 3D-Secure for online payments

The software company Netcetera, market leader for 3-D Secure in the DACH region, together with the Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB) has modernized the 3-D Secure process for its customers and...
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North Korea-Linked Hackers Target macOS Users

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New Lazarus Operation Targets Windows, macOS Systems The North Korea-linked Lazarus group has been leveraging PowerShell to target both Windows and macOS machines as part of an attack campaign that has...
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Lightning Offers Growth Path for Emerging-Market Crypto Exchanges

While leading cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase and Binance feverishly add new tokens, smaller exchanges serving emerging markets are pivoting toward retail applications of the lightning network’s bitcoin scaling solution. The latest...
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PSR publishes annual plan and budget for 2019/20

We have published our Annual Plan and Budget for 2019/20 which sets out our aims and a summary of our anticipated activities and expected costs for the next twelve months. ...
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Avalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Is Plotting Another IPO Attempt

Canaan Creative, manufacturer of the Avalon bitcoin miner, is considering another attempt to go public, people familiar with the situation said.  According to one source, the company’s main shareholders are discussing...
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How Stumbling Onto Great Findings Can Improve Your Security Program

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We all have our favorite places, whether they be restaurants, stores, parks, museums, or something else entirely.  One question I sometimes ask myself is how I originally learned of a particular...
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Hackers Are Loving PowerShell, Study Finds

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Threat Actors Prefer PowerShell over Other ATT&CK Techniques, Report Shows PowerShell is by far the most prevalent MITRE ATT&CK technique, being detected twice as often as the next most common technique,...
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Iran-Linked Cyberspy Group APT33 Continues Attacks on Saudi Arabia, U.S.

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An Iran-linked cyberespionage group tracked as Elfin and APT33 continues targeting organizations in Saudi Arabia and the United States, Symantec reported on Wednesday. Experts believe APT33 has been active since as...
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