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Why Cashing In & Out Of Crypto Exchanges Is (still) A Pain In The A**.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued several rules which must be followed by anyone dealing with currency (“real” or virtual), in any way. The FinCEN has defined what it deems as a user, an administrator, and an exchanger of virtual currency, on the understanding that “virtual currency” is regarded as a medium of exchange accepted like currency in some environments, but lacking the legal tender status.

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Rental Industry & How To Fight Fraud

The Vacation Rental industry has, in recent years, become very targeted by fraudsters because of its high-ticket items (the average price of a fraudulent booking ranges from $238-$588, according to Sift Science) and intangible goods – which means there is nothing to collect. In addition, with instant booking capabilities, it becomes increasingly difficult for small teams to investigate every transaction and quickly detect fraudulent activity.

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Myth vs Reality (in Data Privacy)

Any user of online services is left with the uncomfortable reality of not knowing who controls their personal information, and the use it has been given. As handily mentioned by Chris Skinner, these days we find “discussions around data ownership and privacy, in discussions about almost anything really. When will I own my data? When will I have my own identity? How can I take control of me away from banks, corporations and governments and give it to me?” (Chris Skinner’s Blog, April 2019)

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Identifying One Billion Ghosts

It may surprise you that only half of the world’s population currently have access to the internet. That’s 3.5 billion people who are completely disconnected from the web and all of the opportunities it affords.

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4 Companies that Have Changed the Way We Use the Internet

Every so often, a new tech company rises up and changes the future of the internet—and today, we’re going to take a closer look at four of them.
By dreaming up unique new ideas that no other business can match, these companies truly stand apart from the competition. Read on to learn more about the indispensable services that these four tech pioneers offer web users around the world, and how they changed the internet forever.

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