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This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Cybersecurity has always been a topic of importance for both enterprises and individuals. However, 2018 was riddled with events that highlighted just how crucial an issue it is, following privacy breaches such as the Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal. With renewed interest in online safety and privacy, the cybersecurity sector is attracting increasing attention in the investment world. 2018 – the year of the hack The attention to online privacy reached new heights in 2018, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which jeopardised the data of some 87 million Facebook users¹. The scandal put in question many of Facebook’s user privacy practices, resulting in Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress. A month later, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the EU, apply..
Bitcoin.com CEO’s recent interview with Bloomberg saw ongoing Bitcoin Cash controversy put aside. Bitcoin.com CEO and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent Roger Ver remained buoyant about cryptocurrency markets Dec. 4, telling Bloomberg the “future is brighter than ever.” In an interview in Tokyo, Ver, who has become known for his slighting of Bitcoin (BTC) in favor of Bitcoin Cash, briefly put the two coins’ differences aside to explain that despite price suppression, there remained a foolproof case for further adoption. “Long term, the future’s brighter than ever; there’s more awareness, there’s more adoption, there’s more stuff happening all over the world,” he told the network, continuing: “Of course I’m incredibly bullish on the whole cryptocoin ecosystem.” Ver was speaking as the fortunes of BTC, his favored BCH strand and recently-formed rival BCH SV continued to shed value. While BTC has rebounded from annual lows around $3,500 seen last month, BCH shows little sign of achieving the s..
India’s financial committee is reportedly set to present a long-awaited draft bill on crypto regulation in December. The Indian government is actively preparing a draft bill on crypto regulation, which is expected to see light this December, according to documents obtained by digital news website Quartz India Tuesday, Nov. 20. The government has filed a counter-affidavit yesterday, Nov. 19 in the Supreme Court of India, which is currently hearing a case filed by several crypto exchanges against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The document states that the Indian finance ministry panel, responsible for the draft and headed by secretary in the department of economic affairs Subhash Chandra Garg, will present its first version in December: “Currently, serious efforts are going on for preparation of the draft report and the draft bill on virtual currencies, use of distributed ledger technology in the financial system and framework for digital currency in India.” Quartz India reports that ..
The head of Venezuela’s state oil company reveals that the country will present Petro at the next OPEC meeting, offering the coin as a unit of account. Venezuela will present its state-backed cryptocurrency Petro as a unit of account for crude oil trading to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2019, the country’s oil company PDVSA reports on its Twitter Nov. 7. The PDVSA has cited its president Manuel Quevedo, who also holds the position of Venezuela’s Minister of Oil and Mining, speaking about the future presentation: "We will be presenting Petro to OPEC in 2019 as the main digital currency backed by oil." According to the PDVSA, Quevedo also added that Petro will be offered as a unit of account for global crude oil trading, noting that all Venezuelan oil will be traded for Petro. OPEC is a global intergovernmental organization made up of 15 nations, founded in 1960 in Baghdad to develop regulation and policies for the world’s main oil exporters. According..
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Chilean MPs urge country’s parliament to adopt blockchain for public needs and conduct studies on its advantages. Two Chilean deputies have presented a resolution on blockchain adoption to the lower house of the country’s parliament (Camara de Diputados) on Thursday, October 4, local news website Fortin Mapocho reported. The proposed blockchain resolution project was first registered in late August. In the project proposal, the two presenting members of parliament (MPs) Miguel Angel Calisto and Giorgio Jackson, along with eight other MPs, appeal to the Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, urging him to implement blockchain in all public areas of the country. The document also offers to carry out studies on the advantages of blockchain-based security and energy solutions. Introducing the resolution to parliament, Jackson cited a recent report from the Chilean Economic Prosecution office, which stated that the maintenance of notaries had become too expensive for the government. Jackson a..
A lobby group of Russian industrialists and entrepreneurs wants to eliminate contradictions in the “unfinished and fragmented” state draft law on digital currencies. A lobby group of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) is working on an alternative crypto regulation bill, which will eliminate supposed contradictions in the state draft law “On Digital Financial Assets,” Forklog reported Thursday, September 14. The alternative bill will be developed by a group of high-ranked Russian managers such as billionaire Vladimir Potanin, owner of the nickel and palladium mining and smelting company Nornickel, and Viktor Vekselberg, head of the Russian innovation fund Skolkovo. Both are listed among the top ten richest businessmen in the country by Forbes. The expert council for the lobby group is formed by representatives of various ministries, departments and the Russian State Duma. According to RSPP vice-president Elina Sidorenko, the new bill will divide digital assets..