Japan is showing increased support for Taiwan in the face of relentless pressure from China. Here’s why Taiwan matters so much to Tokyo and what it’s prepared to do about it.
— Read on theconversation.com/japan-signals-a-sense-of-crisis-over-taiwan-this-is-why-it-is-worried-about-chinas-military-aims-164562
What is Solana (SOL)? Solana is a web-scale blockchain that provides fast, secure, scalable, decentralized apps and marketplaces.
— Read on genesisblockhk.com/what-is-solana/
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken demanded the “immediate release” of Roman Protasevich, the dissident journalist arrested in Belarus after the authorities forced a passenger jet to land there. Russia signaled support for Belarus.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/live/2021/05/24/world/belarus-ryanair-protasevich
‘Jugular’ of the U.S. fuel pipeline system shuts down after cyberattack – POLITICO
— Read on www.politico.com/news/2021/05/08/colonial-pipeline-cyber-attack-485984
NFTs are a flashy new digital trend geared toward the über-rich. But some experts hope to harness their blockchain technology to prove the origins of artifacts taken by European nations—and potentially upend the stagnated pecking order of the art world.
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/blockchain-is-a-perfect-record-keeper-could-the-viral-nft-craze-help-countries-reclaim-their-stolen-art
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/
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