Bitcoin could be crime-fighter against credit hacks

credithackers26 Jan 2014 / NY Post – Silicon Valley may be on target to stop credit-card hacking, according to multiple reports on social media.

The infamous hack over the holiday-shopping season may have involved more than 100 million shoppers, across a wide swath of retailers.

The problem with debit- and credit-card technology is that, while effective, it is very slow, inefficient — and vulnerable to hacks and cyberattacks.

The crypto-currency bitcoin, though it has many problems of its own, could resolve a number of the issues the outdated payment technology has struggled to overcome.

According to a source who recently spoke with one of the heads of Google Wallet, Sridhar Ramaswamy, the company could be working on adding bitcoin to its payment system.

In fact, Google Wallet — the search giant’s smartphone banking app — is now asking users if they are interested in being able to use bitcoin as a payment option…… Read more

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