Windows 10 could be a threat to Bitcoin users’ privacy; Genesis Mining leaves New York over BitLicense; Envestnet acquires Yodlee for US$590 million and more top stories for August 13.
Windows 10 could be a Serious Threat to Bitcoin Privacy
The recently unveiled Windows 10 could turn out to be a serious threat to Bitcoin users’ privacy. Apparently, traffic analysis done on the operating system has revealed that it enables unauthorized and continuous transmission of data from personal computers to external servers.
If this is the case, then using Bitcoin through your device could expose your transactions to external surveillance.
Genesis Mining Joins the Exodus from New York Over BitLicense
Genesis Mining, a cloud mining company, has announced in a blog post that it is leaving New York. It is the latest company choosing to exit the state instead of complying with the BitLicense. The company has declared that it is blocking anyone with a New York IP address from accessing its services.
Part of the announcement reads:
“While advocates for the BitLicense say they want to protect consumers, what the act really does is stifle innovation. It’s complex, expensive, and comes with a set of guidelines that make it nearly impossible for any startup to comply with.”
Police Seek Help to Arrest Dutch Supermarket Bomber Demanding Bitcoin Ransom
A person or persons have been planting explosives in Supermarkets and demanding ransom in bitcoin in the Netherlands. Now the country’s police are appealing to the public to come forward with any relevant information to help with the investigation.
According to the police, the first attacks took place in May in the city of Groening to the north of the country. Subsequent incidences have been reported in the months of June and July in other towns and cities across the region.