Michael Terpin Urges FCC to Curb Crypto Fraud That Cost Him $24 Million

Crypto investor Michael Terpin has written an open letter to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai requesting urgent action on SIM swapping fraud. Terpin, a victim of SIM swapping himself, asked the regulator to make mobile carriers hide customer passwords from employees and to provide a “no port” option, whereby customers would have to…

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You Can Now Get a Master’s in Blockchain From a School in (Where Else?) Malta

Malta, the “Blockchain Island” in the Mediterranean, has a government authority to certify distributed ledger platforms, regulations to manage smart contracts and a framework for launching ICOs. Now it has a blockchain master’s program, too. The University of Malta’s Masters Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology began its inaugural semester this October, with around 35 students…

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Bitcoin Cash Roundup: Adoption Stories and New Developments

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adoption, development, and participation continue to spread as there’s been a myriad of BCH-related announcements in the last few weeks. Moreover, there’s now over 18 million bitcoin cash in circulation and only three million coins left to mine. Also read: Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support Bitcoin Cash Adoption and…

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Cambodia’s Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross Border Payments

Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to slash the cost of cross-border payments and is studying how its in-house digital wallet, the Hyperledger Iroha-powered Bakong, might get the job done. The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) signed an agreement last week with Malaysia’s Maybank to determine how the banks’ respective digital payment platforms – Bakong and Maybank2u –…

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Samsung SDS Pilots Blockchain-Based Medical Insurance Network

Samsung SDS, an IT solution developer partially owned by the South Korean tech conglomerate, is expecting to roll out a blockchain-based medical claims processing system this month. According to a CoinDesk Korea report on Wednesday, Yoon Shim, a vice president of Samsung SDS, said at the Blockchain Seoul 2019 event that the firm has been piloting the system…

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