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Dual biometrics for banking: Double trouble or super-secure?

Two European banks are looking to boost security by layering a pair of biometric authentication methods – facial recognition and palm recognition – atop one another. That could mean more security, or more headaches for users.

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The prognosis for Silicon Valley looks very good

The world's engine of innovation is sick, stricken by the coronavirus. But it will emerge stronger than ever. Here’s why the valley will be just fine.

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Facebook changes its Libra plans to include more cryptocurrencies

After seeing the departure of key members of its non-profit development body – and facing regulatory pressure – Facebook appears to be ready to be more inclusive in its cryptocurrency plans.

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Why the Fed is considering a cash-backed cryptocurrency

A real-time payments infrastructure enabled by a blockchain-based stablecoin could offer many advantages, a Federal Reserve governor said during a recent speech.

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MIT's blockchain-based 'Spider' offers 4X faster cryptocurrency processing

The researchers are using a something similar to packet switching to more efficiently re-route crypto transactions – a move that could rival traditional banking.

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Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement.

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Kadena launches a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains

The JP Morgan startup's blockchain braids together multiple interoperable chains via smart contracts over which users can transact business via cryptocurrency.

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The race to integrate crypto into global banking is real

Public sector projects are driving greater interest to adopt fiat-backed cryptocurrencies by central and regional banks.

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Coffee industry looks to blockchain to brew a better supply chain

The "Thank My Farmer" mobile app is only the first step in using IBM's blockchain to connect an entire coffee-industry ecosystem on a common data platform.

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Amid privacy and security failures, digital IDs advance

Blockchain-based digital wallets could give owners control over their digital identity in a way that would eliminate the business silo systems of today.

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Ripple announces $200 million in funding to grow uptake of XRP cryptocurrency

Ripple claims to now have more than 300 financial service firms as customers.

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For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

Beefing up on skills around blockchain development, management or engineering can earn techies some big bucks above their current salary.

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Excel 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most popular commands on the Ribbon in Excel 2016 and 2019 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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PowerPoint 2016 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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Best Places to Work in IT archives, 1994 to 2018

See 25 years of Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT lists in an easy-to-sort spreadsheet.

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Download the 2018 Best Places to Work in IT special report

Our 25th annual report highlights 100 top organizations across the country that attract skilled tech professionals by offering robust salaries, stellar benefits, and flexible, fast-paced work environments.

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Windows 10 cheat sheet: Handy gestures and shortcuts

Learn these useful touchpad gestures, keyboard shortcuts and touchscreen gestures for getting around Windows 10.

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