According to The Telegraph, security officials in the United States and United Kingdom believe the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that hit many large institutions around the world, such as the NHS, came from North Korea. The NSA thinks the ransomware attack may have been an attempt to raise money for the North Korean government.
According to The Guardian, University College London was recently hit by a ransomware attack unrelated to the aforementioned WannaCry attack. Hospitals that have a relationship with the university have suspended their email servers as a precautionary measure.
According to CoinDesk, trader confidence in the cryptocurrency market is fading as many different digital assets fall off their all-time highs. More than 80 of the top 100 cryptocurrencies have seen double-digit declines.
In an op-ed for Bitcoin Magazine, staff writer Aaron van Wirdum lays out the case that rational miners will activate SegWit through BIP 148.
According to Barron’s, Morgan Stanley has released a report that claims blockchain technology is still in a “proof of concept” phase and a killer application for the technology has not been found. In addition to discussing blockchain technology more generally, the report also claimed that the reasons for skyrocketing prices in the cryptomarkets are unclear.
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