Trump’s ‘Racist’ Midterms Ad Backs Facebook Into a Corner

Facebook took down Donald Trump’s ad for violating its policies, but you can still watch the video on his...

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Can I Vote Online? Your Voting Questions, Answered

The Know-It-Alls: Our in-house experts answer questions about your interactions with technology.

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Is Initiative Q the Next Bitcoin?
Nov06

Is Initiative Q the Next Bitcoin?

If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the past fortnight, or even used your favorite messaging app, there’s a good chance you’ve been shilled a referral link to Initiative Q. A mate probably forwarded it to you or tagged you in a post offering an invite to the first five responders. Maybe you FOMO’d in, or maybe you scrawled a one-word response — “Bitconeeeeect!” — and gave...

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Orders Payment in National Cryptocurrency
Nov06

Venezuela’s Supreme Court Orders Payment in National Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice has ordered a compensation payment of 266 petros, the country’s national cryptocurrency, in a workplace injury case. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has launched the petro savings plan, backed by 4 million of the digital currency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Venezuela’s Supreme Court Recognizes Petro The Supreme Tribunal of Justice...

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Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency Plans
Nov06

Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency Plans

There’s only 10 days left until the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network hard fork scheduled for Nov. 15. At the moment the upgrade has two competing BCH clients with different ruleset changes, so the upcoming fork could cause a chain split. Because of the contention over certain upgrade proposals, a slew of exchanges and wallet providers have revealed their contingency plans for the upcoming consensus change. Also read: Developers...

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