Two-factor authentication is supposed to be the gold standard in privacy and protection of Internet data, but in Tuesday’s $40 million dollar heist from the top cryptocurrency exchange, it seems to have been the method thieves used to break into user accounts.
Forbes on Tuesday announced its inaugural Forbes 50 list of large companies leading the way in developing and using blockchain technology. The list has a notable lack of “pure” blockchain firms. In fact, there are just three—blockchain hardware and software maker Bitfury, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, and financial blockchain developer Ripple.
If there’s one theory at the heart of Igor Pejic’s new book, “Blockchain Babel: The Crypto Craze and the Challenge to Business,” it is that when it comes to using blockchain technology to remake the banking business, neither the financial institutions looking to maintain their dominance nor the FinTech firms trying to topple them understand each other, or how much they need each other.
Venmo quietly announced changes to their popular free money transfer service over the new year. These changes come into effect on January 24, 2018 and could also come to affect your completely unconnected PayPal account.