How Power Grid Hacks Work, and When You Should Panic

After months of reports of energy grid breaches, time to distinguish the elite intrusions from just another spearphishing...

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How To Fix the Broken Social Security Number Sytem

The Social Security number system is broken. And while fixing it will take a lot of work, there are ways to keep your identity more secure.

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Lightning Network Desktop App Now Available for Testing
Oct14

Lightning Network Desktop App Now Available for Testing

Lightning Network developers released a testnet desktop application today for Lnd. According to the blog post, this will unleash a blitz of testing on the network. The developers actively want technical users to immediately begin experimenting with the application. They provided an official download link from their Github site.  Also read: Judge’s Decision to Delay Bitlicense Hearing Considered a ‘Positive...

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Developer Amaury Séchet Discusses the Values of Bitcoin ABC Development
Oct14

Developer Amaury Séchet Discusses the Values of Bitcoin ABC Development

Over the past two months, the Bitcoin Cash network has been trucking along and currently holds the fourth largest cryptocurrency market capitalization. Recently news.Bitcoin.com covered the project’s current Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA) and the discussions concerning the future of the network’s difficulty change. This week we spoke with the lead developer of the Bitcoin ABC client, Amaury Séchet, and...

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PBOC Director Advocates State-Issued Cryptocurrency
Oct14

PBOC Director Advocates State-Issued Cryptocurrency

The Director of The People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) Digital Currency Research Institute, Yao Qian, has announced his determination that the issuance of a state-owned digital currency is necessary in order to “fundamentally guarantee the market position of… [China’s] currency”, as reported by Chinese media outlet, Yicai. Also Read: Virtual Currencies Expected to Be Regulated in China on October...

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