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TokenCard ICO Bug: End of the Road for TokenCard?

Posted on May 7th, 2017.

A Hacked member writes: Love your service. I was wondering what you thought of the tokencard bug and if you think it will negatively affect the project and it’s token value? We at Hacked did not previously cover the TokenCard ICO. Looking into it, we have less-than-positive news to report. The TokenCard team seems to be taking the...

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Articles

Is the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) the Next Trusted Evolution of Online Casinos?

Posted on March 20th, 2017.

Nick Ayton explores the myths and misunderstandings regarding the Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, where recent bad press with the ‘DAO hack’ hasn’t improved the basic understanding. The hack may have created perceptions as to how a DAO actually works. Lots of activity, a hot space. The gaming industry, like music, is being...

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FinTech Adoption Slower Than Expected

Posted on March 17th, 2017.

The chief executive of Holocentric has said that while there is no shortage of innovation in the FinTech industry, adoption is taking place at a much slower pace due to integration issues. In a report from FinTech Business, Bruce Nixon said: “With any new technology, there is hype and prototyping and testing and a lot of start-ups...

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Artificial Intelligence

Apple Patent Reveals Siri-Assisted iMessage P2P Payments Platform

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Apple has filed a patent application for a “virtual assistant in a communication session.” On first glance, application 14/713,410 might scare developers of chat bots and the like, but Apple is specific in the scope of their claims – Siri, their virtual assistant platform, will be able to directly communicate with either user in an...

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Breaches

Credit Card Skimmers Found in Colorado, California Safeway Branches

Posted on December 17th, 2015.

A banking chain in Colorado told Krebs on Security that it discovered a skimming operation while investigating several fraud cases against its clients. It discovered a common link in all the cards that were drained at local ATM machines: they had all been used at the same Safeway stores. It wasn’t just the stores, however, as the...

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Breaches

Casino Had 150,000 Credit Card Numbers Stolen Last Year

Posted on October 14th, 2015.

If you’re using networked computers, the chances are, at some point, you’re going to be vulnerable to a breach. Security professionals understand this best, but also understand that there are a lot of things one can do to prevent security breaches. When dealing with other people’s money and personal information, the...

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Cybersecurity

.Bank Represents “A New Online Chapter For Global Banking Community”

Posted on September 8th, 2015.

In 2008, ICANN approved a program to offer on the Internet thousands of new generic Top-Level Domains in addition to existing ones such as .COM and .ORG. Recognizing what this could mean to financial institutions, their customers and Internet users, a coalition of banks, insurance companies and financial services trade associations...

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FinTech

OnePlus Cardboard VR Set Giveaway Sells Out

Posted on July 6th, 2015.

The aptly named Google side project, Cardboard, folds together creating a virtual reality headset powered by a smartphone. Google has released the specifications free online and is encouraging everyone to get involved building and developing for Cardboard. To encourage inclusion and adoption, Chinese startup OnePlus...

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Business

MegaNet: Kim Dotcom’s Encrypted Networking for All

Posted on July 1st, 2015.

Which is preferable, free Internet susceptible to spying and tampering, as is the case with Mark Zuckerberg’s next big project, or encrypted, potentially very expensive, crowdfunded Internet provided by the Web’s most legendary pirate king? If you believe Kim Dotcom, world citizens will soon enough have a choice. The...

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FinTech

Former Valve Virtual Economist is New Syriza Finance Minister of Greece

Posted on January 28th, 2015.

International Business Times reports that Greece’s new finance minister is Valve’s former virtual economist. Professor of Economic Theory and former Valve consultant Yanis Varoufakis was appointed Finance Minister of Greece on January 27, 2015. Previously, he was elected to the Greek Parliament, representing Syriza.