Though the pundits and heads of global financial institutions decry cryptocurrency as an enormous bubble, drawing parallels to the dotcom fervor and tulip mania, this is merely a distraction from the revolutionary architecture supporting the momentum: blockchain. ... Cloud computing network developer iEx.ec has raised its $12 mln ICO target in just six hours – the fifth largest in history, it says. Researchers highlight that Bitcoin hosting centralization makes it vulnerable to routing attacks. Up to 70% of India’s ATMs could become prey for the WanaCry cyberattack currently plaguing the world’s computer systems. Bitcoin is taking roots in Africa, and here is another sign of it in Gaborone, Botswana BitPay CEO Stephen Pair signals progress in Bitcoin upgrade. BitPay wants extension blocks, but no hard forks.