Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

A New Threat to New York’s Clean Energy Goals: Bitcoin Mining – New York Focus

A Finger Lakes power plant plans to ramp up Bitcoin mining. Environmentalists warn dozens of fossil-fueled plants could follow.
— Read on www.nysfocus.com/2021/04/13/new-york-bitcoin-mining-threat/

A Brief Introduction about New IP Research Initiative – Huawei United States

This article outlines the reasoning behind the New IP initiative, the motivation (why) of the work, the definition & work areas of investigation
— Read on www.huawei.com/us/industry-insights/innovation/new-ip

U.S. stops short of branding Vietnam, Switzerland, Taiwan currency manipulators | Financial Post

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday said Vietnam, Switzerland and Taiwan tripped its thresholds for possible currency manipulation under a 2015…
— Read on financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/u-s-stops-short-of-branding-vietnam-switzerland-taiwan-currency-manipulators-2

Turkey’s central bank bans the use of cryptocurrencies for payments

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey has banned the use of cryptocurrencies for payments.
— Read on www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101905/turkey-central-bank-bans-crypto-payments

The vanishing billionaire: how Jack Ma fell foul of Xi Jinping | Financial Times

Alibaba founder’s dramatic rise and fall illustrates China’s wary embrace of tycoons who power economic growth
— Read on www.ft.com/content/1fe0559f-de6d-490e-b312-abba0181da1f

IBM Acquires Business Automation Software Provider myInvenio – ChannelE2E

IBM acquires business automation software provider myInvenio as part of hybrid-cloud hyperautomation software strategy.
— Read on www.channele2e.com/investors/mergers-acquisitions/ibm-buys-myinvenio/

Man has two guesses to unlock bitcoin worth $240m – BBC News

A programmer is trying to remember the password to unlock a digital wallet set up a decade ago.
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/technology-55645408

Currently, about $140bn worth of Bitcoin is lost or left in wallets that cannot be accessed, according to cryptocurrency-data company Chainanalysis.

Wow.

A Budding Issue in the NFT Space: Classifying and Taxing These Valuable Tokens | The Fashion Law

The last few weeks have seen a number of cryptoasset milestones reach the mainstream press. One subset of cryptoasset in particular – Non-Fungible
— Read on www.thefashionlaw.com/a-budding-issue-in-the-nft-space-classifying-and-taxing-these-valuable-tokens/

With Eye-Popping Auctions, News Outlets Are Jumping on the NFT Gravy Train | Vanity Fair

The New York Times, Time, and the AP have racked up six-figure sales of digital assets that could be a future revenue stream—or the next bubble to burst. “If it doesn’t make sense,” Quartz’s CEO says of the frenzy, “it probably doesn’t make sense.”
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/with-eye-popping-auctions-news-outlets-are-jumping-on-the-nft-gravy-train