6 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft When Shopping Online

Retailers do whatever they can to attract online shoppers—free shipping, easy returns, coupons and bargains on things for your favorite foodie or your animal lover. Online shopping days like Cyber Monday have been rivaling and beating brick-and-mortar sales in many industries. Unfortunately, increased online activity entices scam artists, putting your personal information at risk. Learning how to prevent identity theft is key for safe online shopping.

Here are six online shopping safety tips you can use to protect your identity.

1. Know your vendors

Thwart cyber attacks by shopping on sites you know and trust. Make sure you get to them through a reputable search engine, like Google, or by typing in the URL directly. Online con artists are skilled at making web destinations look and feel like a familiar or legitimate retail sites. This is something to be particularly aware of when clicking on links in emails. As … Read more

Bryan Cook Wins Virtual NASCAR Race Using Bitcoin Car

A Bitcoin fan recently won a virtual NASCAR race, which features Kyle Busch, the present champion of the NASCAR cup series. The series is the famous competition by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). But this time, it’s only held online because of the lockdown.

The show witnessed a crowd of 50,000 people who were spectators quarantining in their homes, as Bryan Cook, took the lead and beat NASCAR drivers, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt. The winning digital car had a big Bitcoin logo on the side printed by Cook himself. It was publicity for the Bitcoin enthusiast and its industry.

Nice publicity for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency

After the race, Cook went to Reddit to start a thread, explaining what he has accomplished and how it would impact the Bitcoin industry.

“It’s not often you can say you beat your heroes like @KyleBusch or @DaleJr but I … Read more

Huobi Token Receives Approval by Japanese FSA

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) recently approved the Huobi Token. This makes Huobi the first international exchange with a token approved in the country.

Crypto asset approved

The FSA has approved Huobi Token (HT) as a compliant crypto asset that will start trading in the country in May. Japan is the second-largest market for cryptocurrencies in the world, giving HT access to a vibrant community of crypto adopters. The FSA has only approved 25 other tokens as it aims to tighten up its crypto regulatory practices. The 26 tokens are now a part of FSA whitelist which can be safely traded in the country.

The aim to bring a more robust regulatory framework in Japan for cryptocurrencies started last year when the House of Representatives made changes to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (FIEA) and the Payment Services Act (PSA). Both legislation will come into effect on May … Read more

Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC/USD Re-Energized but Can the Bulls Clear $7,400 This Time?

Bitcoin Price Prediction (BTC) – April 22

Bitcoin has effortlessly zoomed above $7,000 before refreshing levels above $7,200 as the technical indicator remains positive.

BTC/USD Long-term Trend: Bullish (Daily Chart)

Key levels:

Resistance Levels: $8,000, $8,200 $8,400

Support Levels: $6,000, $5,800, $5,600

BTCUSD – Daily Chart

The daily chart reveals that BTC/USD is seen following the bullish trend in the long-term outlook. The Bears lost the momentum at the support level of $6,700 and could not penetrate this level. The coin bounced and propelled towards the north. The price has broken upside by crossing the 9-day and 21-day moving averages and it is now facing the resistance level of $7,200 within the channel. The strong bullish daily candle formed today on the daily chart indicates that the bulls are coming up.

Meanwhile, looking at the chart, in the case where a reversal surface again, the $6,000, $5,800 and $5,600 may … Read more

Usage-based auto insurance can help you save money

Highlights:

  • Consumers seeking more control on auto insurance premiums have new options
  • Usage based insurance provides discounts based on driving patterns and behavior
  • Insurance agents can help tailor coverage to save money

The old-school way to save on auto insurance was to bundle auto, home and life. But in today’s environment, consumers are looking for even more effective ways to control their budget and save money. While the bundling approach is still a smart play, there’s a new option to consider—usage-based insurance.

According to a recent J.D. Power and Cambridge Mobile Telematics survey, 57% of consumers think their miles driven will remain lower for a significant period of time, and they’re nearly three times more likely to consider usage-based insurance as a result. As people are looking for ways to exercise more control over their monthly budgets, usage-based insurance is going to become increasingly popular.

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