The Weird, Dark History of 8chan and Its Founder Fredrick Brennan

Fredrick Brennan is appalled by the notorious chat site’s links to right-wing extremism and mass shootings. Inside his tortured journey through the web’s cesspool and his attempt at...

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A Model Hospital Where the Devices Get Hacked—on Purpose

At this year’s Defcon Medical Device Village, hackers will attack real medical devices at a pretend hospital.

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How to Shuffle BCH and Keep Your Transactions Private With Cashshuffle
Aug07

How to Shuffle BCH and Keep Your Transactions Private With Cashshuffle

As blockchain surveillance becomes more prevalent, cryptocurrency advocates have created ways to make digital currency transactions more private. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has an application called Cashshuffle, which allows users to shuffle their BCH with other fractions of BCH to obfuscate the transaction trail. To complete a shuffle, there are a few steps you must take to utilize the Cashshuffle protocol via the Electron Cash lite wallet....

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From Booze to Bitcoin Mining – Why Violent Prohibition Is Always Harmful
Aug07

From Booze to Bitcoin Mining – Why Violent Prohibition Is Always Harmful

Stories continue to emerge about newly discovered illegal mining operations being busted by state and corporate authorities. Just last week Iranian media reported the seizure of 177 Bitcoin mining units worth over $270,000 being smuggled via truck in the Arak region. On July 31, Russia’s Kraskom power company reported illegal siphoning of power from municipal grids for mining, resulting in losses over $31,000. With incidents...

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More Cities and Regions Accepting Coins for Taxes, Services
Aug07

More Cities and Regions Accepting Coins for Taxes, Services

Cryptocurrency payments, as convenient as they can be, are still something most governments are trying to wrap their heads around and regulate. Local authorities, however, being closer to the citizens they are called upon to serve, are often quicker to adopt novelties that make their lives and the lives of ordinary people much easier. More of them are introducing cryptocurrency as a payment option for the taxes they collect and the...

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