Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference to be Held in Thailand

The event will look at the current condition of the cryptocurrency and blockchain world as well as answer the core question of how to earn on these things
02 March 2018   161

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference will take place in Bangkok Thailand on March 6, 2018, uniting the conference, exhibition area, the newest products and trends in the blockchain industry in one event.

The event aims to provide participants with the full picture of the current condition of the cryptocurrency and blockchain world as well as answer the core question: how to earn on these things.

Location: Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand
Date and time: 09 AM - 6 PM, March 6, 2018

The Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference will involve professionals recognized by the global fintech community: financial experts, bankers, entrepreneurs, traders, blockchain developers, lawyers, analysts and investors.

In a course of the conference, Joseph Tsou, Managing Director at BlockEx will talk about basic concepts of blockchain technology and review cryptocurrency, trading, investments, and ICO. Moreover, Vladislav Sapozhnikov, Co-Founder and CEO of Deex.Exchange, will present the speech "Decentralized Ecosystems using BitShares blockchain is the future of Blockchain technologies".

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   136

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.