Bot Mafias Have Wreaked Havoc in 'World of Warcraft Classic'

Blizzard has suspended or closed over 74,000 accounts in the last month, as bots have upended the game’s...

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Zoom Reverses Course and Promises End-to-End Encryption for All Users

The videoconferencing platform had previously said that only paid accounts would get the feature—a move privacy advocates roundly decried.

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Body Cameras Haven't Stopped Police Brutality. Here's Why

Amid worldwide protests over racism and police violence, lawmakers are once again turning to the devices as a tool for reform.

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Wisdomtree Files ETF With 5% Bitcoin Exposure Amid SEC Resistance
Jun18

Wisdomtree Files ETF With 5% Bitcoin Exposure Amid SEC Resistance

Wisdomtree has filed for a commodity fund with 5% exposure to bitcoin, in a fresh attempt to bring an exchange-traded fund (ETF) backed by the benchmark cryptocurrency to the market. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the fund is targeting to invest mainly in energy, industrial metals, precious metals, and agriculture commodities primarily through futures contracts. If approved, the...

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Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in China
Jun18

Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in China

It’s been approximately 37 days since the notorious Bitcoin reward halving that took place on Monday, May 11, 2020. On June 16, the Bitcoin network saw a large upwards difficulty adjustment making it much harder to mine bitcoins and slowing down the issuance rate because block generation has slowed down. Furthermore, a recent research report predicts the SHA256 ASIC mining industry will grow more consolidated in the future....

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