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Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Korean Government Launches Investigation into Crypto Hacks
Regulation Following the alleged hacks of South Korean crypto exchanges, the government has formally launched an investigation into the cause of the hacks. The authorities will also perform security checks on all crypto exchanges’ systems. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Government’s Response The South Korean government announced on Wednesday, June 20, that Read More

Sorry ladies, Sumeet Vyas’s first love remains the internet

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Sorry ladies, Sumeet Vyas’s first love remains the internet
Back in 2000, as a rookie actor with Nadira Babbar’s theatre company, Ek Jute, Sumeet Vyas earned a meagre Rs250 ($3.69) per show. So, he ventured into television and ad films to keep his wallet full. Soon he was even adapting and writing plays. In 2011, Vyas got his break in Bollywood with English Vinglish Read More

Panic buttons won’t fix Ola and Uber’s sexual-assault problem

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Panic buttons won’t fix Ola and Uber’s sexual-assault problem
Vetting of drivers, panic buttons on phones, customer feedback—they’ve tried it all. Yet, another woman customer of an online ride-hailing service in India was sexually assaulted by her cabbie. On June 01, a 26-year-old architect booked an early morning ride to Bengaluru airport with Ola. Just before reaching the destination at around 2am, the driver Read More

Chinese censors are erasing even the sneakiest ways to talk about Kim “Fatty” Jong-un online

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Chinese censors are erasing even the sneakiest ways to talk about Kim “Fatty” Jong-un online
Chinese internet users like to make fun of Kim Jong-un. When it was revealed that he was in a Beijing on a secretive diplomatic trip, they started posting references to him using names like “Kim Pig,” “Third fat kid,” and their favorite, “Kim Fatty.” This set in motion the elaborate cat-and-mouse game between China’s internet Read More

Exclusive: Telegram to Release Blockchain Platform, Native Cryptocurrency

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Exclusive: Telegram to Release Blockchain Platform, Native Cryptocurrency
The popular encrypted messaging app Telegram will launch its own Blockchain platform and cryptocurrency, according to sources familiar with the matter. The new platform will be dubbed either “The Open Network” or “Telegram Open Network” (TON) and is supposed to be based on an improved version of Blockchain technology. Initial reports of the new platform Read More

Economists voted against a net neutrality principle in 2014. They may be changing their minds.

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Economists voted against a net neutrality principle in 2014. They may be changing their minds.
In 2014, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business assembled 45 distinguished economists across the political spectrum to ask what they thought of a major principle of net neutrality. The gist of the question put to them: Should content companies be able to pay internet service providers for faster, better internet service? (the full Read More

Borrow First This Christmas: Using Blockchain to Create Digital Trust

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Borrow First This Christmas: Using Blockchain to Create Digital Trust
With Christmas just around the corner, you may be looking for some gifts for friends. Perhaps the new Playstation for your son or daughter, or a brand new iDevice for your spouse. But, as with all other things, you’re just not sure which one to buy or which features are important. And you’d hate to Read More

The economic case that net neutrality was always fundamentally bad for the internet

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The economic case that net neutrality was always fundamentally bad for the internet
Net neutrality may be over. The Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai recently proposed getting rid of regulations that stop internet service providers from charging fees to content providers for faster connections. The FCC votes on Dec. 14, and the proposal is likely to pass. The term net neutrality was coined by Tim Wu, who Read More

Blockchain Unlocks Consulting Model for Experts of All Kinds, Worldwide

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Blockchain Unlocks Consulting Model for Experts of All Kinds, Worldwide
Quality consultants are key to many businesses, particularly startups who need help setting up and running of a new business. Benjamin Franklin said that, “An Investment in Knowledge always pays the best interest” and this is true for businesses who often need to engage expert consultants for their knowledge. Such experts spend several hours helping Read More

CBOE, CME Bitcoin Futures Details Released

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on CBOE, CME Bitcoin Futures Details Released
Both the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have released details on the upcoming futures trading for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Both companies are planning launches of Bitcoin contracts barring any legal or regulation delays. CME CME had previously announced that its Bitcoin futures product would be available for trading on Read More