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The leading attacks on enterprises are cyber extortions, the report says. Cyber criminals implement ransomware that encrypts data on a victim's system.
Blockchain, which originates from digital currency bitcoin, works as an electronic transaction processing and record keeping system that allows all parties to track information through a secure network, with no need for third-party verification..
Blockchain, which originates from digital currency Bitcoin, works as an electronic transaction processing and record-keeping system that allows all parties to track information through a secure network, with no need for third-party verification..
Cape Town-based NGO has created 'Zlto', a digital currency that aims to reward community members, especially youth, for good work done..
Originally used to underpin digital currency Bitcoin, blockchain is a distributed record of transactions, or other data, maintained by a network of computers on the Internet without the need for approval from a central authority..
[2] Brave New Coin: digital currency Insights "A Gentle Introduction to Blockchain Technology" (2016).
A wave of anti-establishment sentiment sweeping the Western world is likely to help push blockchain – the technology that gave birth to the renegade digital currency bitcoin – out of cyberspace and into the real world in 2017..
Kuhnel expects executives from financial institutions, the insurance industry, as well as those in software development and enterprise development to attend. Legal firms and consultancies are also expected to benefit, as will blockchain and digital currency startups.
The digital currency drops 20% as China's yuan rises sharply: further evidence of an intriguing inverse relationship between the pair..
The total value of all bitcoins in circulation hit a record high above $14 billion on Thursday, as the web-based digital currency jumped 5% on the day to its highest levels in three years - after more than doubling in price this year..
The Web-based digital currency has climbed around 80% so far this year..
"The simple fact is this - to get to a blockchain standard across the other banks and SA Reserve Bank - we have to have some collaboration. Once we've got that collaboration and open standard around digital currency in SA, then you can start to differentiate, innovate and compete on products and services that offer new ways of making payments.
eCurrency Mint Limited (eCurrency) announced today that it has partnered with Banque Régionale de Marchés (BRM) to provide a digital currency in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)..
The transaction is not the first involving the decentralised database, used since 2009 for the digital currency Bitcoin. But it is a milestone for the traditional banking industry which at first shied away from the technology, partly because it makes money flows harder for law enforcement agencies to track.
Blockchain originates from digital currency Bitcoin..
The original blockchain underpinning digital currency bitcoin is kept secure by data being shared across a global network of computers, which are incentivised by competing to win new bitcoins in a system known as "mining"..

Smarter data for you

20 Sep 2016 Industry Insight
By Muggie van Staden

As this series examining data in an open source environment comes to its conclusion, let us take a look at the impact that better data analysis has for organisations. This is especially critical given how data has become the digital currency of business today.
Proponents of the technology, which originally came from digital currency Bitcoin, say that because it does not require manual processing, nor authentication through intermediaries, it makes transactions faster, more reliable and easier to audit..
Bitcoin exchanges overall could be launched for as low as $100 000 up to $1 million, said Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of digital currency exchange ShapeShift. That is a fraction of what US forex exchanges' are required to put up.
The latest investment follows news earlier this year that Custos had concluded a round of financing with investors that include Innovus Technology Transfer (owned by Stellenbosch University), the New York-based digital currency Group, and a South African angel investor..

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