Hackers Can Use Lasers to ‘Speak’ to Your Amazon Echo or Google Home

By sending laser-powered “light commands” to a smart assistant, researchers could force it to unlock cars, open garage doors, and...

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China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin
Nov05

China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin

Officially Bullish on blockchain technology, China is now reportedly censoring anti-blockchain sentiment. Meanwhile, a popular Chinese app with over 100 million active users has recommended a course on bitcoin, blockchain, and smart contracts. The app is designed to teach “Xi Jinping Thought.” Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Anti-Blockchain Articles Censored Following President...

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Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 Rally
Nov05

Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 Rally

Crypto commenters have torn into a new research paper alleging a single whale caused bitcoin’s 2017 price rally. The paper, reported prominently in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, has been criticized for failing to understand that mass inflows of tether (USDT) to the cryptoconomy are not indicative of a single source accounting for all the buy pressure. Also read: Bad Loans at Big British Banks Jump Over 50% in a Year The...

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Britain’s Tax Authority Updates Crypto Guidelines
Nov05

Britain’s Tax Authority Updates Crypto Guidelines

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated its guidelines on the taxation of transactions involving crypto assets. The United Kingdom’s tax authority clarifies its stance on cryptocurrencies and explains which taxes apply to specific activities carried out by business entities and private individuals. Also read: Bad Loans at Big British Banks Jump Over 50% in a Year Taxable Activities Listed Multiple tax tools...

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Central Bank Blockchains and Corporate Ledgers Are Still Vaporware
Nov05

Central Bank Blockchains and Corporate Ledgers Are Still Vaporware

There’s been a resurgence of blockchain discussion this year, especially after China’s President Xi Jinping lauded blockchain and told Chinese citizens the country needs to accelerate distributed ledger technology development. Despite the lack of producing anything worthwhile, for some odd reason mainstream pundits believe government-endorsed blockchains will destroy legacy cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Billion Dollar...

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