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 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/
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
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 as part of hybrid-cloud hyperautomation software strategy.
— Read on www.channele2e.com/investors/mergers-acquisitions/ibm-buys-myinvenio/
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.
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/
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
A software supply chain attack against the Codecov Bash Uploader went undetected for four months and now security teams are scrambling to figure out which sensitive secrets were stolen.
— Read on www.securityweek.com/codecov-bash-uploader-dev-tool-compromised-supply-chain-hack
Shifting behavior because of the pandemic and industry trends that have accelerated over the past year might leave top banks with little choice but to remain consumer friendly.
— Read on www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2021/04/17/commentary/world-commentary/covid-19-banking-global-economy-square-jpmorgan-paypal/