Mar 26, 2018 at 18:38
Hackers Have Attacked Atlanta's Government Computers to Demand Bitcoin Ransom
The computer system of the City of Atlanta government has been hacked, affecting payment tools and some court data. Perpetrators are asking for a ransom in Bitcoin, $51,000 worth to unlock information. Such an incident with Atlanta is the third in the last four months in the Southern region.
Washington DC – the New Blockchain Hub in 2018
The global blockchain community gathered in Washington DC, the world’s policy and innovation center, on February 20th for the Digital Asset Investment Forum (DAIF) hosted by FinTech4Good. This was the second forum of DAIF global series in the year of 2018, serving as the launch event of DC Blockchain Incubator and Energy Blockchain Leadership Committee.
Illinois Releases the First Government Report on Blockchain Tech
The state of Illinois has proclaimed the first official blockchain government report, evolved from a lead to examine how the technology may help encourage financial market development in the state. Use cases and potential legislative proposals for installing the financial technology to boost current government processes were mentioned in a statement issued along with the report.
Google Was Asked to Ban Ads on Cryptocurrencies
Google was asked to prohibit all ads for binary options, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings by Canadian and US law enforcement. As Facebook announced their banning of all advertisements concerning crypto trading last week, Google is expected to follow Facebook’s example.
Propy Launches the First Pilot in the US for Blockchain Land Registry
On 22nd January 2018, Propy Inc. (Palo Alto, California, USA) announced, that they had launched a pilot project to develop a global real estate conveyance management system and global real estate data model as a blockchain. The blockchain-based solution would revolutionize global real estate purchasing and registration processes worldwide, according to the company.
How Shping Can Contribute to the Consumer Shopping Experience
The U.S. Census Bureau publishes a monthly report that measures the strength U.S. retail industry. By surveying 4,900 firms each month, the Census Bureau is able to report the total sales for the previous month as well as the percentage change from month to month.