How the US Halted China’s Cybertheft—Using a Chinese Spy

For years, China has systematically looted American trade secrets. Here’s the messy inside story of how DC got Beijing to clean up its act for a...

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US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering
Oct12

US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering

An American court has put a stop to an initial coin offering (ICO) by a company claiming to offer “the first licensed and regulated tokenized crypto currency exchange & index fund based in the US.” The ICO promoters even invented their own regulatory authority, which seems to have really irked the regulators. Also Read: The Daily: Whales Join China’s Richest Ranks, Seniors Take a Swing at Bitcoin SEC Stops...

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Largest South Korean Exchange Launches Crypto Market Indices
Oct12

Largest South Korean Exchange Launches Crypto Market Indices

The largest crypto exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb, has launched two cryptocurrency market indices. One tracks all coins listed on the exchange while the other tracks only altcoins. Meanwhile, Upbit, the country’s largest crypto exchange by the number of coins listed, has two similar indices and sub-indices divided into three broad categories. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto...

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Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind
Oct12

Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind

Google, which currently sits on the fence with regard to cryptocurrency, took an opportunity to throw shade at digital coins like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash during an advert for its new call-screening feature. In the minute-long segment, popular comedians dressed as Google employees mock crypto mining for wasting electricity and say that virtual currency is not real money. Also read: Irresponsible Borrowing Leaves Africa on...

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Facebook Purge Continues: 559 Pages, 251 Accounts Removed Ahead of US Elections
Oct12

Facebook Purge Continues: 559 Pages, 251 Accounts Removed Ahead of US Elections

Facebook’s Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy, and Oscar Rodriguez, Product Manager, announced that “Today, we’re removing 559 pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” It is another decision to purge the world’s largest social media site of political speech, and it just might be a final catalyst for mass adoption...

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