Alleged Russian Hacker Behind $100 Million Evil Corp Indicted

The US is charging Maksim Yakubets over two of the biggest cybertheft campaigns of the last decade, and offers a record reward for information on the...

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Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO
Dec06

Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

Ebang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American stock exchange Nasdaq. Also read: Mining Giant Bitmain...

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Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch
Dec06

Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch

Dozens of crypto funds, almost 70, have closed this year, a mainstream media outlet reported. And while the startling number reveals the influx of institutional investors into the crypto space might not be happening at a fast pace, it’s also worth noting that crypto fund launches are projected to reach 140 by the end of the year. That’s despite the prolonged 2018 crypto winter followed by an unstable recovery in 2019. Also...

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Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting
Dec06

Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

The crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s sensitive personal data “is now in the hands of [Poloniex].” Not too...

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The Politics of Destruction
Dec06

The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I thank Vroman for his article, so that AP sympathizers may be reassured that I am not...

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