India Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Economic Slowdown, Extraordinary Steps Urged
Aug26

India Facing ‘Unprecedented’ Economic Slowdown, Extraordinary Steps Urged

Many signs indicate that the Indian economy is under grave stress, affecting nearly all sectors. “India’s economy is in a deep mess,” due to initiatives such as demonetization and GST, some lawmakers say, as they urge the government to handle the situation “which is intensifying on a daily basis.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Orders RBI to Answer Crypto Exchanges, New Date Set ‘Unprecedented...

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Bitcoin Cash Innovation Accelerates With Cashscript High-Level Language
Aug26

Bitcoin Cash Innovation Accelerates With Cashscript High-Level Language

Software developers Rosco Kalis and Gabriel Cardona have been steadily working on Cashscript, a high-level programming language for Bitcoin Cash. When the language is tied to certain opcodes, specific schemes can be built that allow for autonomous and decision-based transactions. While testing Cashscript’s capabilities, the two engineers recently deployed an oracle, forfeits, an onchain wager, and a recurring payments contract....

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Immortality, Cryogenics and UBI: How The Crypto Rich Influence Science
Aug26

Immortality, Cryogenics and UBI: How The Crypto Rich Influence Science

The rise of cryptocurrency is changing the philanthropic world by causing the redistribution of wealth from old money to visionary innovators and early tech adopters. The new crypto rich invest their donations by supporting scientific research in groundbreaking fields that may one day enable humanity to cure aging, reverse death and completely change the relationship between work and income. Also Read: How Does a Country Do an ICO?...

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Alliance For Creativity Now Effectively Controls Vader’s IPTV Domains
Aug26

Alliance For Creativity Now Effectively Controls Vader’s IPTV Domains

This May, the popular Vader Streams ‘pirate’ IPTV service was suddenly shut down. From the very beginning of the disruption, it was fairly clear that the service was in special difficulties, probably related to legal action. For months there has been speculation but last week it was finally confirmed that the global anti-piracy coalition Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment was behind the shutdown. According to the...

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IPTV Providers Reject Claims of Links to Drugs, Weapons, People Trafficking
Aug26

IPTV Providers Reject Claims of Links to Drugs, Weapons, People Trafficking

For as long as piracy and counterfeiting have existed, there have been claims that groups engaged in the practices have links to other, more serious crimes. Over the past couple of decades the claims have persisted but even the most serious legal cases (ones for which people have been jailed for many years) have failed to turn up evidence that people running pirate sites, services, and similar platforms are connected to even more...

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