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/

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

Codecov Bash Uploader Dev Tool Compromised in Supply Chain Hack | SecurityWeek.Com

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

Fintech uprising will define post-pandemic banking | The Japan Times

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/