Bay Area: Join us 1/9 to talk about personal data security in 2019
Jan04

Bay Area: Join us 1/9 to talk about personal data security in 2019

Enlarge / Askhan Soltani has worked with the FTC and as an independent researcher, exploring data privacy issues. Recently, he testified about Facebook’s privacy policies before the US and UK governments. (credit: Ashkan Soltani) The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Data breaches at hotels, banks, rideshare companies, and hospitals. Facial recognition. DNA databases. We’re living through the data privacy apocalypse, and...

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The Elite Intel Team Still Fighting Meltdown and Spectre

One year after a pair of devastating processor vulnerabilities were first disclosed, Intel’s still dealing with the fallout.

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Report: 70 to 80 Percent of South Korean Miners Shut Down in 2018
Jan04

Report: 70 to 80 Percent of South Korean Miners Shut Down in 2018

Chinese state television has sought to document the toll taken on South Korean cryptocurrency companies by 2018’s bear market, with Financial Channel (CCTV-2) producing a report detailing the challenges faced by Korean miners. According to the report, last year’s bear trend was further exacerbated by a 97.5 percent drop in Korean cryptocurrency premiums, driving between 70 and 80 percent of miners to desist operations....

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Overstock Becomes the First Major US Company to Pay Business Tax in Bitcoin
Jan04

Overstock Becomes the First Major US Company to Pay Business Tax in Bitcoin

The cryptocurrency-friendly company Overstock.com announced on Thursday that company will be paying part of its business taxes to the state of Ohio using bitcoin. Overstock will use the state’s Ohiocrypto.com website to pay for the corporation’s commercial activities tax this year. Also read: 10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History Overstock Pays the Company’s Business Tax in...

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The Next Big Thing or a Total Monstrosity? Four Experts Weigh in on Stablecoins
Jan04

The Next Big Thing or a Total Monstrosity? Four Experts Weigh in on Stablecoins

Stablecoins have long divided opinion in the crypto community, with some believing they’re needed to gradually convert the masses away from fiat, whereas others have grave concerns about these dollar-pegged assets. Four experts – Gabriel Cardona, Roger Ver, Miko Matsumura, and Vin Armani – recently shared very different stablecoin opinions on the Bitcoin.com podcast.  Also Read: How Institutional Investors...

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