1. Visa (17,559m USD average daily transaction volume) / 2. MasterCard (9,863m USD) / 3. China Union Pay (7,562m USD) / 4. American Express (2,434m) / 5. Discover (438m) / Source: Coinometrics
If you were a wannabe hacker, here's how you'd use bitcoin to hold internet users to ransom. But be warned: You'd probably get caught - especially if you made mistakes like the WannaCry hackers.
The town of Zug in Switzerland wants to become the center of a Swiss "Crypto Valley." Residents can now pay their fees in Bitcoin, and Fintech companies in the region are closely watching this experiment.
Recent revelations that Uber paid a $100,000 ransom to two hackers has surprised many experts. But a look back at recent history shows a growing trend; for hackers it’s becoming a lucrative way of life.
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