During a gold rush, Silicon Valley’s line is to always invest in picks and shovels instead of mining. Sometimes it pays just to do both. For comparison, popular cryptocurrency wallet Coinbase made $1 billion in revenue in 2017. In addition, Nvidia, a company based out of California that also … Read more about Crypto mining giant Bitmain on target for $10B revenue this year
As they proliferate, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture and questions about how accessible those recordings should be.But when it comes to the devices themselves, the most crucial function they need to perform—beyond … Read more about Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage
Cryptocurrencies: a weird agglomerate of fascinating technology built by brilliant engineers; a whole new and potentially important form of economics; … and hype-machine puffed-up crazy-talk nonsense. So, as you might expect, they also combine state-of-the art resilient engineering and comical … Read more about Cryptocurrency insecurity: IOTA, BCash and too many more
This club was built for mining.Image: Sam Greenwood/gettyRaise that single gloved-hand to your mouth in shock: The hackers have gone after golf. America's last bastion of proud visor-wearers is scrambling this week, after unknown criminals took over the PGA of America’s servers on Tuesday … Read more about The PGA just got hit with ransomware
When news hit this week that West Virginian military members serving abroad will become the first people to vote by phone in a major US election this November, security experts were dismayed. For years, they have warned that all forms of online voting are particularly vulnerable to attacks, and with … Read more about Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It’s Safe
Audius wants to cut the middlemen out of music streaming so artists get paid their fair share. Coming out of stealth today led by serial entrepreneur and DJ Ranidu Lankage, Audius is building a blockchain-based alternative to Spotify or SoundCloud. Users will pay for Audius tokens or earn them by … Read more about SoundCloud on the blockchain? Audius raises $5.5M to decentralize music
Monetary medicine in Japan is keeping the economy alive, but with nasty side effects. The search for a new cure should begin with a simple question: What if the Bank of Japan were to throw out its money-printing presses?Instead of pushing more yen into an economy that has already … Read more about How to End Japans Deflation? Abolish Cash
Yes, that Steven Seagal. Meet Russia's new special representative to the U.S.Image: Paul Archuleta/Getty ImagesIn an unconventional pick, action star Steven Seagal has been named as Russia's special representative to the U.S. The once-prolific actor has been recruited to deepen ties with the … Read more about Russia picks Steven Seagal to help its relationship with the U.S.