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    Top Indian Central Banker Says Cryptos Have a Future But Fears Monopoly

    A former chief economist of the IMF said neither private digital currencies nor central bank digital currencies should hold a monopoly. The former governor of Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, said that private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Facebook’s Libra may have a future even when central banks roll out their own digital currencies.Rajan,… More

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    Cross Chain Is Here: NEO, ONT, Cosmos and NEAR Launch Interoperability Protocols

    Developers could soon build dapps to run on multiple blockchains without compromise thanks to new cross-chain protocols. Cross-chain or blockchain interoperability research could finally be reaping results, with multiple projects launching interoperability protocols this week. Ontology (ONT), Neo (NEO) and Switcheo have collaborated to launch the “heterogeneous interoperability protocol alliance” Poly Network, while the NEAR project… More

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    Monero Cryptojacking Malware Targets Higher Education

    Guardicore Labs explains that FritzFrog uses a brute-force attack on millions of addresses to gain access to servers. According to a study published by Guardicore Labs, a malware botnet known as FritzFrog has been deployed to ten millions of IP addresses. The malware has largely targeted governmental offices, educational institutions, medical centers, banks, and telecommunication… More

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    Middle Eastern Restaurant Chain Converts Entire Reserves to BTC

    The Middle Eastern restaurant, with three locations across Ontario, announced it would be switching its cash reserves to crypto. A Canada-based Middle Eastern restaurant chain just converted their entire fiat cash reserves into Bitcoin.According to an Aug. 19 tweet from Tahini’s — ‘the best Middle Eastern restaurant in the world’ — the decision to switch… More

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    Did Jack Daniels Thwart a Ransomware Attack or Not?

    Jack Daniels says it successfully fended off the attack, but the REvil ransomware gang has put stolen data up for auction on the darknet. Ransomware gang REvil, known also as Sodinokibi, claims to have mounted a successful attack against the U.S. wine and spirits giant, Brown-Forman Corp — but the company claims otherwise.The company is… More

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    IOTA’s Chrysalis Upgrade Turbocharges Network Speeds 50x

    IOTA’s network upgrade Chrysalis is now live, bringing an exponential increase in speed. The IOTA project has successfully completed its Chrysalis upgrade, enabling the network to handle up to 1000 transactions per second. This is around 50x faster than previously when  the network topped out around 20 TPS.According to an Aug. 19 blog post from… More