Author: Traderman

IBM Announces New Blockchain as a Service Platform

Tech giant IBM has announced the launch of its new blockchain as a service platform. The new service – which is available on Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform – empowers developers to create a variety of digital assets that can run on private blockchains. “Blockchain applications can also be deployed on IBM z Systems, enabling an additional level of security, availability and performance for handling sensitive and regulated data.” According to …
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Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Hit By Bitcoin Ransomware

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been completely locked out of its IT infrastructure due to a Ransomware infection. The hospital’s computers have been down since Friday, when hospital staff sounded the alarm. According to a report by NBC Los Angeles, an unidentified doctor at Hollywood Presbyterian said that the hospital’s IT systems were infected by Ransomware that requires payment in Bitcoin. This claim was corroborated by another article from CSO, …
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Monero Technical Analysis for 02/15/2016 – Pressure Building Up Around Pivot Zone

In the past five days, Monero has rallied to a high of 0.002339 on the 13th of February. Although price has retraced in the past two days, a significant pivot zone that has developed. The 0.00185 – which is only visible on the 15-minute and 30-minute charts – has been used as support about five times in the past two days, and also twice as resistance! The market has attempted …
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Head of People’s Bank of China Talks Blockchain and Digital Currencies

Several central banks have shown interest in launching their own digital currencies and People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is at the forefront of this movement. The PBoC recently held a meeting that examined the benefits and challenges of applying blockchains and distributed ledger technology to improve China’s monetary and social systems. Zhou Xiaochuan, head of the PBoC, was recently interviewed by Caixin Weekly, and his comments shed some light on …
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