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FinTech education in Ukraine. The conference on financial technologies «BlockchainUA» will be held on 18-19 of March in Kyiv conference hall “Oasis”. More than 40 FinTech experts will attend the event to share their experience of developing of blockchain solutions with more than 500 attendees. The conference will include the main stage talkings, product stage, blockchain workshop on technology and exhibition of FinTech firms. Additionally, the blockchain hackathom will conclude the conference: the best developer will be awarded. The registration is open on blockchainua-hackathon.com
Free cryptocurrency transfers in Africa. Bitwala, a blockchain-based a cryptoexchange service, will enable free bitcoin transfers to accounts of the mobile phone-based money transfer MPesa with using company’s new service. According to Bitwala representatives, the service will allow its users to send money to MPesa holders in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria and will remain free forever. To send money the customers just need to use the «mobile money» option and select the payout currency of choice on their Bitwala account.
Cyber Criminals extort bitcoins after compromising schools in Taiwan. According to a report in Focus Taiwan, a national news agency, malicious hackers have compromised computer networks from 9 schools in HuАlien, Taiwan’s largest county. At the same time, cybercriminals were demanding a payment of eight bitcoins. Taking control of a number of schools’ printers, hackers have left a number of undisclosed threats with sheets of paper print-outs. So far, no bitcoin ransoms have been paid. Instead, schools have received instructions from the education department to password-protect their printers and purchase antivirus software to mitigate cyberattacks.