Should companies keep Bitcoin on hand in case of ransomware?

In wake of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been in the news a lot lately. In a nutshell, Bitcoin is a digital form of currency that is almost completely anonymous. While it can be used for legal and legitimate transactions, Bitcoin does have somewhat of a shady reputation since it’s not only used as the method of payment to unlock ransomware, ...Read the full article

What Is Bitcoin and How Does It Work? | Mashable Explains

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