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Cash is King Among US Citizens During COVID-19 Crisis
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Cash is King Among US Citizens During COVID-19 Crisis

For many years now, there have been numerous efforts to ensure that using cash is no longer an option. Keeping that in mind, one has to wonder why Americans are hoarding cash as of late. Ongoing financial concerns regarding COVID-19 have forced the hands of central bankers. US Citizens are Hoarding Cash Instead of working toward a sustainable solution, they have all issued piles of cash. Pumping this money into the financial system is done to reboot the economy during tough times. This time around, however, it seems to have a very different effect. Volatility in financial markets has not diminished by any means. Moreover, American citizens now hold more cash than they have done in recent years. Considering how this trend is more apparent compared to the year of the most recent financial...
Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, LINK, ATOM, XLM, BNB
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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, LINK, ATOM, XLM, BNB

At various points throughout 2020 Bitcoin (BTC) was correlated with gold. During these phases BTC was acting as an uncorrelated asset, but now it has become highly correlated to the S&P 500.This suggests that the top-ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap has been finding acceptance among various groups of traditional investors during different stages of the current coronavirus pandemic induced economic crisis.Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360Bitcoin’s volatility has dropped in the past few days but select altcoins have been rallying sharply, prompting analysts to predict that a new altcoin season has arrived.If Bitcoin shakes out from its slumber and rallies higher, it is likely to be a positive sign and several altcoins may continue to outperform BTC. However, if the vol...
Decentralized elections are one step closer to reality thanks to Waves Enterprise
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Decentralized elections are one step closer to reality thanks to Waves Enterprise

Elections are very important for the functioning of a democratic society, and they are difficult to organize because of their scope, size, and importance. History is full of mistakes when it comes to elections, such as that case with the confusing ballot design creating obscurity in the accuracy of the votes. Keeping things simple and secure is no easy task and with the coronavirus pandemic going on in the world, traditional elections are quickly becoming an impossible burden on society. Do you risk exposing the entire nation to a new wave of coronavirus infections, or do you let the country fail in its democratic principles? It’s not an easy choice to make, but fortunately, governments around the world may not need to make this choice at all. Decentralized voting has be...
Crypto-Charity achieves foolproof donation transparency
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Crypto-Charity achieves foolproof donation transparency

After raising over one million medicinal protective materials to hospitals worldwide surged by COVID-19, Binance Charity, the non-profit arm of the cryptocurrency exchange company Binance has launched the first-ever fully transparent charity campaign. Тhe Crypto Against COVID campaign, which has already raised more than $4 million in crypto-donations, and has aided in the delivery of more than one million PPE(Personalized Protection Equipment) materials to healthcare facilities all over the world that are heavily affected by the virus outbreak and in need of equipment, including China, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and the United States. This campaign aims to provide a track of donations to its respective donors from the moment of transaction to the l...
Explosion of online child sexual abuse imagery [Video]
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Explosion of online child sexual abuse imagery [Video]

Child sexual abuse images and online exploitation surge during the pandemic With tech companies' moderation efforts constrained by the pandemic, distributors of child sexual exploitation material are growing bolder, using major platforms to try to draw audiences. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a spike in reports of child sexual exploitation material on the internet, with some of it lurking on major tech platforms. Claire Merchlinsky / for NBC News Michael Oghia was on a Zoom videoconference with about 20 climate activists last week when someone hijacked the presenter's screen to show a video of explicit pornography involving an infant. "It took me a moment to process it," said Oghia, advocacy and engagement manager at the Global Forum for Media Developments. "At fi...
Reducing Traumatic Stress and Anxiety [Video]
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Reducing Traumatic Stress and Anxiety [Video]

Easing stress and seeking normalcy in traumatic times For most Americans, 2020 has already been a rough year — and it’s not even half over. A pandemic, natural disasters, economic decline, and, for many, the loss of a job have taken a toll on their mental health. “Stress is particularly acute when you’re experiencing a situation that is outside of your control,” says Dr. Kerry Ressler, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “You may feel stuck, frozen, or helpless.” After a traumatic period, even when things settle down, it can be difficult to move on and regain a sense of normalcy. Reducing stress and regaining your footing So, how can you reduce your stress and regain your footing after going through a bad time, whether that’s the result of a large-scale n...
Healthy Lifestyle – Living Longer [Video]
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Healthy Lifestyle – Living Longer [Video]

Healthy lifestyle: 5 keys to a longer life Monique Tello, MD, MPH Contributor How is it that the United States spends the most money on healthcare, and yet still has one of the lowest life expectancies of all developed nations? (To be specific: $9,400 per capita, 79 years, and 31st.) Maybe those of us in healthcare have been looking at it all wrong, for too long. Healthy lifestyle and longevity Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health conducted a massive study of the impact of health habits on life expectancy, using data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS). This means that they had data on a huge number of people over a very long period of time. The NHS included over 78,000...
Internet Crime Bitcoin and the Darknet [Video]
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Internet Crime Bitcoin and the Darknet [Video]

. Internet Crime Definition - What does Internet Crime mean? Internet crime is any crime or illegal online activity committed on the Internet, through the Internet or using the Internet. The widespread Internet crime phenomenon encompasses multiple global levels of legislation and oversight. In the demanding and continuously changing IT field, security experts are committed to combating Internet crime through preventative technologies, such as intrusion detection networks and packet sniffers. Internet crime is a strong branch of cybercrime. Identity theft, Internet scams and cyberstalking are the primary types of Internet crime. Because Internet crimes usually engage people from various geographic areas, finding and penalizing guilty participants is complicated. Techopedia explains ...
Phishing Attacks [Video]
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Phishing Attacks [Video]

Hackers impersonate Microsoft more than any other brand in phishing attacks By James Sanders Phishers tend to focus on business during the week, social media and finance on the weekend, according to a Vade Secure report. Cybercriminals change tactics throughout the week when waging phishing attacks, as social media services like Facebook are targeted more during the weekend, according to the Q1 2019 Phishers' Favorites report published Thursday by Vade Secure. Social engineering attacks—typically in the form of phishing—continue to be a popular mode of attack for cybercriminals, while an increase in social media for personal brand building, including the rise of Instagram "influencers," resulted in an increased targeting of social media services. After three-quarters of the decline, ...
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Seniors Identity Theft [Video]

Seniors Lose $3 Billion to Identity Theft Each Year. Do This to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Alix Langone   Identity theft impacts millions of people every year, and older Americans are targeted at higher rates than the rest of the population. People age 65 and older lose a whopping $36.5 billion to elder financial abuse every year, and almost $3 billion of that money is stolen via identity theft fraud, according to a study conducted by financial services firm TrueLink. The average amount of money an older adult loses to identity theft over a five year period is $7,633. “It’s a big problem,” says Elizabeth Loewy, co-founder of EverSafe, a Fintech company that monitors and alerts for fraud. “It’s under-reported. It’s a common problem, along with other ki...