Cryptography

The Future of Bitcoin in Bulgaria

According to recent statistics, Bulgaria is the second country with the highest number of bitcoins in the entire world. This fact only speaks about the interests in bitcoins in Bulgaria. There was a recent rise in bitcoins ownership in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian government owns more than 213.000 bitcoins. Bitcoins in this country are worth more than $804 million.

Senate passes bill making STS provider of electronic signature services for public administration

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill designed to supplement the Law on electronic signatures by a new provision that makes the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) a provider of e-signature services for public administrations in Romania. The bill was adopted by a unanimous vote.

Invisible walls

A story on cyberattacks published today in Kathimerini sheds light on a deficiency in Greece's national security policy. At the same time, it also points to the fact that the public discourse on national defense is being conducted with terminology from the previous century.

Typing DNA Romanian start-up gets 7-million-USD funding from several funds

TypingDNA Romanian cybersecurity start-up received a total investment worth 7 million USD in a new Series A round, led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI investment fund, with the participation of GapMinder Ventures and Techstars Ventures, alongside other investors from previous rounds, according to a release of GapMinder fund, which invested 1.2 million USD in this new round.

Hackers steal records on 15M Canadians, demand ransom

The names, addresses, passwords and healthcare records of around 15 million Canadians may have been breached in a cyberattack on LifeLabs, the country's largest independent healthcare clinic, the company said on Dec. 18.

That is about 40 percent of the population of Canada, and most of the clients affected live in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

Digital Governance Minister elaborates on new ID cards

As Greek authorities press on with efforts to create a new electronic system that will issue new, more secure police identity cards in Greece, Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said the competition for the system will be completed by the end of the year with a view to the new cards circulating by 2021. 

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