YouTube Gaming's Most-Watched Videos Are Dominated by Scams and Cheats

YouTube is littered with bot-driven videos promising big in-game riches—that also try to steal your personal...

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Hundreds of Millions of PC Components Still Have Hackable Firmware

The lax security of supply chain firmware has been a known concern for years—with precious little progress being made.

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Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling
Feb19

Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling

A report published February 7 and authored in part by Blockstream researcher Christian Decker found that the BTC Lightning Network is “evolving towards an increasingly centralised architecture.” Proponents of LN say this is not a problem, and even critics of the network point to the necessity of properly defining — and not deifying — “decentralization.” Still, real concerns are presented with the...

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Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Finance Policy Proposes Strict Bitcoin Regulations
Feb19

Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 Finance Policy Proposes Strict Bitcoin Regulations

The 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg addressed the subject of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO) in his recently published Financial Reform Policy. Bloomberg wants more “regulatory oversight” when it comes to this promising technology, claiming he sees “plenty of hype, fraud and criminal activity.” Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How Warren Buffett Got His First Bitcoin...

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‘Central Banking Is Socialism for the 1%’ – Report Cites Wealth Inequality Driven by Stimulus
Feb19

‘Central Banking Is Socialism for the 1%’ – Report Cites Wealth Inequality Driven by Stimulus

For a while now, central banks like the Federal Reserve have been participating in quantitative easing (QE) practices, despite the fact they don’t like to call it QE. Following the massive dollar injections, a recent report from the wealth insights provider Wealth-x details the number of wealthy people in the world spiked in 2019. The study cites the Federal Reserve’s stimulus is a direct effect of the rich getting richer,...

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