Voter ID Laws Really Do Discriminate, a New Study Shows

Critics of voter ID laws have had a difficult time proving their menace in court. A new algorithm could change...

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Bitconnect Slapped with Securities Emergency Cease and Desist Order
Jan05

Bitconnect Slapped with Securities Emergency Cease and Desist Order

On Thursday the Texas Securities Commissioner (TSC) signed an Emergency Cease and Desist Order to stop Bitconnect from operating. The mysterious company is a popular bitcoin lending platform with a 4.1 billion USD market capitalization, and is long accused of being a scam. Also read: African Central Banks Told to Ditch Dollar and Buy Bitcoin Bitconnect Ordered Not to Mess with Texas “The Texas Securities Commissioner has entered...

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Canadians Harness Wind to Mine Bitcoin – in Romania
Jan05

Canadians Harness Wind to Mine Bitcoin – in Romania

Canadian investors have decided to put money and effort into a wind-powered crypto mining undertaking in Romania. To make it happen, they have finalized a deal to acquire a wind farm capable of producing enough energy to light the bulbs in over 30,000 homes. Driven by enthusiasm about the project, they have even added “Blockchain Power” to their company’s name. Also read: Despite Regulation, Russians Plan to Build...

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WebTorrent Desktop Hits a Million Downloads
Jan05

WebTorrent Desktop Hits a Million Downloads

Fifteen years ago BitTorrent conquered the masses. It offered a superior way to share large video files, something that was virtually impossible at the time. With the shift to online video streaming, BitTorrent has lost prominence in recent years. That’s a shame, since the technology offers many advantages. This is one of the reasons why Stanford University graduate Feross Aboukhadijeh invented WebTorrent. The technology, which...

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Modding Legends Team-Xecuter Announce “Future-Proof” Nintendo Switch Hack
Jan05

Modding Legends Team-Xecuter Announce “Future-Proof” Nintendo Switch Hack

Since the advent of the first truly mass-market videogames consoles, people have dreamed about removing the protection mechanisms that prevent users from tinkering with their machines. These modifications – which are software, hardware, or combination of the two – facilitate the running of third-party or “homebrew” code. On this front, a notable mention must go to XBMC (now known as Kodi) which ran on the...

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