Expedia Partners With Crypto Service Travala.com for Crypto Bookings

Expedia now allows its over 700,000 accommodations to be booked with cryptocurrency through crypto travel platform Travala.com. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph by Travala.com on July 6, the firm added over 700,000 accommodations to its crypto-powered travel platform’s already over 2 million options available in 230 countries. Senior Vice President at Expedia Group …

Brock Pierce Jumps Into 2020 US Presidential Last Minute

Brock Pierce, entrepreneur, crypto venture capitalist and child star, has announced his USA Presidential run on Twitter July 5. His tweet stated that: “I, Brock Pierce, am running for President of the United States of America.” Pierce’s campaign site states that he is a pioneer digital currency and has raised more than $5 billion for …

DeFi Offers Potential Investment Opportunities said HyperChain Capital

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, offers potential growth opportunities said the chief executive of digital assets management company HyperChain Capital. HyperChain CEO Stelian Balta said DeFi “has a huge opportunity to grow” and that digital currencies and blockchains are something the company continues to look on with interest.  “I believe DeFi space has a huge opportunity …

Building Blockchains Secretly in South America

Blockchain could bring technological revolution in Latin America said Mario Blacutt, NULS core developer and Nerve Network founder, in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph. Blacutt revealed his thoughts on the region’s blockchain environment and the hurdles he faced after former Bolivian President Evo Morales banned cryptocurrencies in 2014. Blacutt, who recently revealed his real name …

Ransomware Targets Outdated Microsoft Excel Macros to Deploy Attacks

Microsoft Security Intelligence alerted users to a type of ransomware, called Avaddon, that uses Excel 4.0 macros to distribute malicious emails. These emails contain attachments which deploy an attack when opened in any version of Excel. Avaddon ransomware emerged in early June through a massive spam campaign that randomly targeted its victims. Some patterns seem …

Authorities Take Down Biggest Criminal Chat Network Yet

Law enforcement authorities throughout Europe arrested over 800 individuals that allegedly were using an encrypted chat network to coordinate their illicit activities. 60,000 members EncroChat was using modified Android devices to provide its users “worry free secure communications”. BBC reports that EncoChat has about 60,000 users: “An estimated 60,000 people, among them up to 10,000 …