StanChart Hires New Cyber Security Chief From Symantec

LONDON (Reuters) – Standard Chartered <STAN.L> has hired former Symantec Corp <SYMC.O> executive Cheri McGuire to be its new chief information security officer, the bank said on Wednesday, as lenders

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Coinbase, Ripple Close to Landing New York Bitcoin Licenses

By Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state’s financial regulator is close to approving licenses for bitcoin companies Coinbase Inc and Ripple Labs Inc, which would allow them

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Anonymous Attack Greek Central Bank, Warns Others

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s central bank became the target of a cyber attack by activist hacking group Anonymous on Tuesday which disrupted service of its web site, a Bank of

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Banks, Tech Companies Move on from Bitcoin to Blockchain

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives

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Australian Says He Created Bitcoin, but Some Skeptical

By Byron Kaye and Jemima Kelly SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) – Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin on Monday but experts were divided

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Could the Bitcoin Blockchain One Day Run Your Entire City?

(EXTREME TECH) – The smart city is not a pipe dream, but it is a big, intimidating problem. We’ve become very good at networking together devices and their people. But

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This Google-Backed Bot ‘Steals’ From Right Under Your Nose to Help You Save Money

By Nathan McAlone Digit is an iPhone app that strives to make saving money as passive as possible. To do this, Digit analyzes your income and spending patterns, and then automatically dips

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Brexit Could Boost UK Financial Technology Firms – But Only in Short-Term

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Britain leaving the European Union could give fledgling financial technology companies an immediate shot in the arm but deprive them of expansion later on,

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UK Watchdog Warns of Bottleneck in P2P Platform Approvals

LONDON (Reuters) – A flurry of companies are queuing for authorization to open peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms to take advantage of a new savings product to invest in tech start-ups,

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Global Regulators Move Closer to Regulating Fintech

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Global regulators have moved closer to regulating the fledgling fintech sector, which includes blockchain technology that supports bitcoin, to ensure the industry’s rapid growth

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