SEC Chair Gensler Discusses How Securities Laws Apply to Crypto Tokens — Won’t Say if Ethereum Is a Security – Regulation Bitcoin News

SEC Chair Gensler Discusses How Securities Laws Apply to Crypto Tokens — Won't Say if Ethereum Is a Security – Regulation Bitcoin News

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has explained how securities laws apply to cryptocurrency tokens as he outlined the commission’s priorities in regulating the crypto space. “Our role at the SEC is to ensure that the public still gets basic protection,” he stressed. SEC Chair Gary Gensler on Cryptocurrency … Read more

Why Social Security retirement claims have not surged amid Covid-19

Why Social Security retirement claims have not surged amid Covid-19

A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.Getty ImagesOne of the most immediate effects at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak early last year was an upheaval in the workforce.Now, almost two years later, data suggests only one cohort of older workers accelerated their retirement plans — those ages 70 and up.Consequently, there has likely … Read more

Ontario investigating potential security breach associated with COVID-19 vaccine portal

Ontario investigating potential security breach associated with COVID-19 vaccine portal

TORONTO — Ontario authorities are investigating reports of a possible security breach associated with the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking portal. A spokesperson for the Solicitor General confirmed the government has received multiple reports of spam text messages received by individuals who scheduled appointments or accessed vaccine certificates through the COVID-9 immunization system. “Ontarians should be … Read more

Crypto security can be a pain, but a few safeguards will go a long way

Crypto security can be a pain, but a few safeguards will go a long way

Investing in cryptocurrency? Lock down your wallets. Getty Images Securing your cryptocurrency might seem like a daunting task. For the uninitiated, the learning curve includes hot and cold wallets, online exchanges and private keys.Digital security experts warn that you shouldn’t skimp on your studies, particularly of the hardware and software wallets used to store data … Read more

Federal Security Service of Russia Seeks Powers to Obtain Information From Crypto Platforms – Bitcoin News

Federal Security Service of Russia Seeks Powers to Obtain Information From Crypto Platforms

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has issued a draft order allowing its agents to request information from cryptocurrency platforms among other organizations. The move follows changes made to the anti-corruption legislation in Russia, the agency noted. FSB Wants Access to Crypto Data for Anti-Corruption Checks in Russia Russia’s main law enforcement agency, … Read more

Protecting Security Without Crushing Innovation

Protecting Security Without Crushing Innovation

This is the year that digital currencies went mainstream. In the span of just three months last spring, China tested its first-ever digital currency in some of its largest cities, hackers breached a major U.S. oil pipeline and successfully demanded a ransom of more than $4 million in Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies surged to a record combined … Read more

U.S. homeland security secretary tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. homeland security secretary tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a U.S.-Mexico High Level Security Dialogue (HLSD) at the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico, October 8, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERSOct 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, the Department … Read more