Cloudflare Embraces Google Roughtime, Giving Internet Security a Boost

Syncing clocks online is vital to web...

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Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy
Sep22

Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy

If regional Turkish media is to be believed, no less than the country’s Minister of Finance (Finmin), Berat Albayrak, has proposed looking into the wildcat world of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a way to boost the economy. English-speaking press reports so far haven’t mentioned Turkey’s supposed turn toward state-backed crypto products, but they have highlighted forecasts the country’s sagging, devalued lira...

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Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them
Sep22

Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them

Using cryptocurrency for political donations has been a hot topic in many societies. Two recent developments demonstrate different views on the matter. A Taiwanese politician who has accepted bitcoin from his supporters believes crypto donations can help keep his country’s political system clean and transparent. At the same time, the California campaign watchdog says cryptocurrency can raise questions about transparency and is...

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Steve Hanke: Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss and Inflation – The World Needs Less of Them
Sep22

Steve Hanke: Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss and Inflation – The World Needs Less of Them

Respected economist Professor Steve Hanke has chanted down central banks. While Hanke doesn’t tout cryptocurrency as an alternative, he does say that the world needs fewer central banks because these government-controlled entities are messing up economies and abusing monetary policy, while fueling inflation and loss of wealth. Also read: Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe For Missing $104M, State Seeks FBI Help...

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Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let’s Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking
Sep22

Of Moonshots and Mushrooms: Let’s Get Beyond Technocratic Thinking

The following opinion piece on Moonshots and Mushrooms was written by Max Borders, director of Social Evolution and author of The Social Singularity.  When John F. Kennedy was president, he planted a stark and powerful, technocratic image in the minds of Americans…I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth....

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