BitcoinCRE Conference to Take Place in NYC

BitcoinCRE event focused on real estate and the crypto-economy will take place in New York on March 7, 2018
19 February 2018   354

BitcoinCRE is the event is focused on real estate and the crypto-economy, and desiged for real estate professionals, who will be able to learn everything about blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and their application in real estate.

BitcoinCRE event will take place in New York on March 7, 2018. The keynote of the event is Steven Nerayoff, the architech of Ethereum ICO, who was also involved in such projects as Lisk, Bancor, tZERO, ZenCash, ZCash, Ripio, Aion and Storm.

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Location: Dentons,1221 6th Avenue, New York, NY, 10020
Date and time: March 7, 2018, 8:30AM - 12:25PM

The headline speakers include Steve Nson, CEO of DMZSTREAM; Bill Staniford, former CEO of Propertyshark; Zach Aarons, co-founder of Metaprop NYC; Mukhtar Mussabetov, founder of Blockspace Labs, and many more.

The agenda is as follows: overview of Bitcoin & Blockchain's impact on real estate, investing in Initial Coin Offerings, Land Registry & Blockchain, the Tokenization of real estate.

Atlanta's computer network infected with Bitcoin ransomware

Hackers breached the governmental computer network in Atlanta to infect with ransomware and demand payment in Bitcoin
23 March 2018   134

Cryptocurrency ransomware of different flavors has been around practically as long as cryptocurrencies themselves. And now the city of Atlanta, US has come under the attack.

The governmental computer system has been infected by the ransomware virus early in Thursday, and this has caused a massive disruption in several departments. In particular the bill payments and court information services has been affected. Later in the morning several city employees found a ransom letter on their computers with demands for $51,000 in Bitcoin.

In the afternoon of the same day officials held a press-conference, but were unable to provide any particular information about the attack since the investigation was just commenced and in the early stages. The question whether or not they were going to pay the ransom were also left unanswered.

Atlanta is one the major economics hubs in the Southern US with several large international companies and the world's busiest airport located in the city. Apparently, the city officials have no qualms about going for all the available help in such a high-resonance case, hence the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and even the Secret Service authorities are now on the ground.

Of course, there is little chance of systems being unlocked even if the ransom is paid, the security experts say. So, the city is probably in for a long road to full recovery of its computer facilities. The officials have even started making plans in preparation for long and tedious recovery process.