Protection from Petya the virus

Symatec found the way to protect computers from popular ransomware
28 June 2017   1142
Bitcoin

Is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen.

Symatec's specialists found the way to protect from new ransomware called "Petya" that recently attacked computers all over the world. 

In the moment of attack, Petya looks for C:\Windows\perfc file on victim's computer. If there is such file on the PC, Petya doesn't infect the PC.

In order to secure your PC, you can create this file just using the "Notepad". Also, different sources recommend to create just perfc file, without extension and another recommend to create perfc.dll file.

Yesterday, ransomware called Petya attacked thousends of computers all over the world. It locks victim's PC and demands 300$ in Bitcoins to unlock it. 

BitPay to Receive New York's BitLicense

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers
17 July 2018   98

The well-known cryptocurrency processing service BitPay obtained a license to work with virtual currencies in the state of New York. Known also as BitLicense, this license is issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and grants its holders the ability to conduct activities related to cryptocurrencies in the state.

NYDFS has carefully studied the company's application, including its policy on measures to combat money laundering, customer identification, fraud prevention, cybersecurity. The financial situation of the company was also thoroughly analyzed.

New York state has one of the strictest policies around businesses involved in cryptocurrency and working through the approval processes to obtain a License was important to BitPay. We believe this hard work will pay off as New York presents significant business opportunities for BitPay.
 

Stephen Pair

CEO, BitPay

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers: the first will be able to use the company's processing services to accept payments in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, the latter will pay for various goods and services using these two BitPay supported cryptos.

Note that BitPay was only the eighth company that received BitLicense. Other license holders are Square, Xapo, Genesis Global Trading, bitFlyer USA, Coinbase, Ripple and Circle. In addition, special permissions for operations with crypto-currencies are exchanged by Gemini and itBit.