Smart contracts startup Symbiont has hired a cryptographer best known for her work in detailing how to break the SHA-1 hashing algorithm as its new chief security officer.
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In addition to Gallagher, Symbiont added to its board Todd Ruppert, a former CEO and president for T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services. The startup said that both additions would help the firm as... Read More
Announced during this week’s Sibos finance and technology conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the news sees the two startups, financial data provider Ipreo and Swiss financial services firm Credit Suis... Read More
Had this been a real catastrophe, payment itself could have been conducted via a cryptocurrency, though Papanek said he thinks that’s unlikely to be done by insurance companies in the near future.
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In statements, Long revealed she has also completed an undisclosed investment in Symbiont as part of its still-ongoing Series A, first rumored in early 2016. Further, she used the platform to promote ... Read More
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