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The dangers of embracing cryptocurrency

Do not invest company assets in crypto, hoping for a big score to keep the lights on in tough times. It's a scam.


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How tech companies are responding to the talent gap

Tech companies face a dearth of workforce talent, which has led many organizations to hire through non-traditional approaches that include coding bootcamps, low-code training, and focusing on population areas outside the norm.

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Q&A: The digital dollar — how would it work, what would it do?

Any effort to create a digital dollar will involve far more than just technology. Privacy regulations, security protocols, and legal issues pose greater challenges than software and networks. With that in mind, eCurrency CEO Jonathan...

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For Gen Z, bank accounts and cash are out, mobile wallets are in

Even as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is saying a digital dollar could become as trusted as cash, surveys of Gen Z and Millennials show they're already well on their way to accepting crypto for purchases and investments. The shift...

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Lawmakers join growing push to create a 'digital dollar'

Lawmakers have joined the chorus of officials who want the US to create a digital currency that would virtually eliminate funds transfer waiting periods, cut fees and enable those without bank accounts to move money across borders....

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Amex GBT: Biz travel isn't dead, and now we need 'Chief Journey Officers'

As business travel continues to tick back up, organizations are beginning to look at internal travel as key to creating and maintaining company culture as well as attracting and retaining top talent, according to a new study.

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Apple acquires UK fintech startup Credit Kudos

The open banking startup becomes the latest European fintech company to be acquired by a US company.

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How cryptocurrency is being used to funnel money to Ukraine

Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto currencies are being used to funnel money to Ukrainian causes as they are faster, cheaper and, in some ways, more secure than sending cash. So far, more than $63 million has been sent.

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The US is 'very far' behind China and others in creating a national digital currency

With President Biden calling for more research on developing a national digital currency — and more regulatory oversight of cryptocurrencies — the US is attempting to catch up with the efforts of other nations already piloting their...

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Q&A: Your company's been bought — here's how to keep your IT career on track

This year is likely to set a new record for tech mergers and acquisitions, setting up IT career hazards (and opportunities) for workers. Computerworld spoke to a global talent acquisition exec and an IT manager who went through an...

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Biden issues executive order on crypto regulation, stablecoin proposal

The new executive order represents a large-scale US policy shift on cryptocurrency and digital goods, centralizing and updating regulations for those markets.

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Russia is likely using cryptocurrency to thwart sanctions

US and European nations have called on cryptocurrency exchanges to block the Russian government, oligarchs, and others from using their systems to move money across borders. But it's a difficult task, at best, given that decentralized...

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After the SWIFT ban, can Russia find other routes for its money — including crypto?

Russia is exploring a myriad of ways to reroute its currency after the US and European nations imposed financial sanctions on the country for invading Ukraine; the sanctions include a ban from the SWIFT financial messaging network.

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Why SWIFT is the nuclear option of Russian financial sanctions

Cutting Russia off from the world's largest financial messaging network is perhaps the strongest sanction yet in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it could also have massive implications worldwide, impacting the EU and...

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Bitcoin: Delusions of money

Bitcoin is more broadly accepted than ever, but that doesn't mean it's not still a scam.

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New Goldman Sachs-AWS data service points to a larger banking trend

Goldman Sachs and AWS have teamed up to launch a financial services data analytics and management service to help businesses seeking to crunch massive pools of data for smarter business insights.

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Store your corporate card on an iPhone? Uh-oh

Apple, Google, and especially Visa this month have given us yet another example of how security and convenience are at odds in the mobile world. Convenience seems to have won out.

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The financial market is driving monitor development to head-mounted displays

The need for more screen real estate and support for flexible work locations will drive us rapidly to high-resolution head-mounted displays.

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Dual biometrics for banking: Double trouble or super-secure?

Two European banks are looking to boost security by layering a pair of biometric authentication methods – facial recognition and palm recognition – atop one another. That could mean more security, or more headaches for users.

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