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Is It Too Late to Invest in Cryptocurrencies?

With the recent upswing in cryptocurrency value during the pandemic, you might be feeling a sensation of intensifying FOMO if you don’t own some already. But are you really missing out, or is crypto an overhyped gamble? Well, the answer really depends on your investing strategy and your appetite for risk. Here’s a…Read more...
Tags: Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Crypto, Lifehacks, Cryptocurrencies, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Financial Technology, Dogecoin, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Uberisation


CryptoPunks NFT bundle goes for $17 million in Christie’s auction

A lot of 9 CryptoPunks portraits ended up selling for just under $17 million in a Christie’s auction Tuesday evening, marking another substantial moment for NFT art sales. The lot of pixelated portraits were from the collection of the NFT platform’s co-creators Matt Hall and John Watkinson. The CryptoPunks platform is one of the first NFT projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Back in 2017, ten thousand of the procedurally generated characters were given away for free. In the years since, a vibran...
Tags: Startups, TC, Articles, Cryptography, Auction, Christie's, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization, Christie, NFT, Matt Hall, Joseph Lubin


Newly Declassified NSA Document on Cryptography in the 1970s

This is a newly unclassified NSA history of its reaction to academic cryptography in the 1970s: “NSA Comes Out of the Closet: The Debate over Public Cryptography in the Inman Era,” Cryptographic Quarterly, Spring 1996, author still classified. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Nsa, Uncategorized, Cryptography, Foia, Bruce Schneier, History Of Cryptography


Merriam-Webster Is Selling the Definition of NFT as an NFT, Which Means You Can Own... Something, Sort Of

Content creator Merriam-Webster reigns in glorious relevance: the dictionary is auctioning off its definition of NFT, as an NFT, on OpenSea. The definition is objectively boring, so hell, let’s make it interesting! I’ll run a side bet on the buyer and stake my money on Farzin, the collector who snatched up Disaster…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Blockchains, Ethereum, Huffington Post, ISM, Dictionary, Cryptocurrency, Merriam Webster, NFT, Kevin Roose, Peter Sokolowski, Non Fungible Token, Fungibility, Concurrent Computing, Farzin


Mark Zuckerberg Reveals Goat Named Bitcoin but Will Zuck Kill and Eat His Crypto Creature?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his two goats on Monday, and the crypto world got pretty excited after hearing the names of Zuck’s four-legged friends: Max and Bitcoin. But are Max and Bitcoin pets or something a bit darker?Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Film, Cryptography, Bitcoin, The Social Network, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Goat, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Max, Zuck, Human Interest


Newly Unclassified NSA Document on Cryptography in the 1970s

This is a newly unclassified NSA history of its reaction to academic cryptography in the 1970s: “NSA Comes Out of the Closet: The Debate over Public Cryptography in the Inman Era,” Cryptographic Quarterly, Spring 1996, author still classified. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Nsa, Uncategorized, Cryptography, Foia, Bruce Schneier, History Of Cryptography


Hacked Verified Twitter Accounts Are Spamming Musk Fans With Bitcoin Scams Ahead of SNL Debut

Several verified Twitter accounts strangely started flooding the replies of Elon Musk and his followers with bitcoin spam on Saturday. The apparent hacks come just hours before the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Miley Cyrus, Cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin, Businesspeople, Paralympic, Tesla CEO, Drafthex, Jamaica At The Winter Olympics, Jorge Taiana, Shelly Woods


New Bill Would Ban Bitcoin Mining Across New York State for Three Years

A new bill that hit the New York state senate on Monday is aiming to put a multi-year pause on crypto mining operations across the state until authorities can fully suss out what that mining is doing to the climate and local environment. Bill 6486 is being spearheaded by state Sen. Kevin Parker, who had previously…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, Science, Environment, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Bill, Jack Dorsey, Andrew Cuomo, Cryptocurrencies, Carbon Footprint, New York State, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Kevin Parker


Scammers Score $2 Million from the WallStreetBets Crowd With Fictional Crypto Launch

A cryptocurrency scam recently pilfered at least $2 million from WallStreetBets enthusiasts, convincing them that they were buying into a new crypto coin connected to the popular memestock, according to a report from Bloomberg News. Read more...
Tags: Science, Finance, Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Telegram, Financial Markets, WSB, Bloomberg News Read, Tether, Binance, Rwallstreetbets


Ethereum Surges to $3,200, Making Its Creator the Youngest Crypto Billionaire

Amidst an ongoing crypto surge, Ether soared to new market heights Monday, becoming one of the priciest cryptocurrencies in circulation. The Ethereum blockchain-based token is now worth around $3,200, making its total market capitalization higher than Bank of America, Paypal, and Nestle.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Articles, Bank Of America, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Decentralization, Abra, Nestle, Business Finance, Vitalik Buterin


Why You Should Use a Physical Key to Sign Into Your Accounts

The benefits of two-factor authentication (2FA) are clear: A person trying to get into your accounts will need something else besides your username and password, which makes it more difficult to hack you. That something else is often a code sent via SMS or through an app, but there’s another option: a physical…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Ebay, Cryptography, Dropbox, Kickstarter, Nintendo, Twitch, Dashlane, Trello, Computer Security, Yubico, Google Account, Yubikey


Telegram to add group video calls next month

Group video calls will be coming to Telegram’s messaging platform next month with what’s being touted as a fully featured implementation, including support for web-based videoconferencing. Founder Pavel Durov made the announcement via a (text) message posted to his official Telegram channel today where he wrote “we will be adding a video dimension to our voice chats in May, making Telegram a powerful platform for group video calls”. “Screen sharing, encryption, noise-cancelling, desktop and tabl...
Tags: Social, Tech, Encryption, Cryptography, End-to-end Encryption, Telegram, Video Conferencing, Web App, Pavel Durov, Zoom, Noise Cancelling, Durov, Mubadala, E2e Encryption, Abu Dhabi CP, Group Video Calls


Crusoe Energy is tackling energy use for cryptocurrencies and data centers and greenhouse gas emissions

The two founders of Crusoe Energy think they may have a solution to two of the largest problems facing the planet today — the increasing energy footprint of the tech industry and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the natural gas industry. Crusoe, which uses excess natural gas from energy operations to power data centers and cryptocurrency mining operations, has just raised $128 million in new financing from some of the top names in the venture capital industry to build out its operati...
Tags: Energy, TC, Texas, Colorado, Washington Post, Montana, China, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, Bitcoin, Mining, Air Pollution, United States


Crypto market takes a dive with Bitcoin leading the way

Cryptocurrency prices continued to tumble Friday with Bitcoin leading the charge, with prices for the internet currency dipping below $50,000 for the first time since early March. Bitcoin is down roughly 20% week-over-week, around 30% from its all-time-high of nearly $65,000 early last week. The market cap of the coin has dipped below $1 trillion. The tumble has been less severe for Ethereum which hit an all-time-high just yesterday but has since dropped 13% as the broader market has crawled bac...
Tags: Tech, Cryptography, Bitcoin, President, Currency, Crypto, Biden, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Dogecoin


AirDrop Security Flaw Exposes 1.5 Billion Apple Devices, Researchers Say

Apple’s AirDrop feature is a convenient way to share files between the company’s devices, but security researchers from Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Germany are warning that you might be sharing way more than just a file. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Germany, Cryptography, Computing, Airdrop, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Computer Architecture, macOS, Technology Internet, Mac Os X Lion, Cryptographic Hash Function, Technische Universitat Darmstadt


UK Court Agrees to Hear Copyright Lawsuit Brought by Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor

Many people have claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator or creators behind the digital cryptocurrency bitcoin, over the years. Now London’s High Court has agreed to hear out one of the most vocal (and disputed) claimants to the pseudonym in a lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement, according to a …Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Coinbase, Satoshi Nakamoto, Mastercard, Digital Currencies, Craig Steven Wright, Craig Wright, Nakamoto, Payment Systems


Jack Dorsey Claims Bitcoin 'Incentivizes Renewable Energy' Despite All Evidence to the Contrary

Earth Day is prime time for brands and people to promote their pre-existing products to the masses, swaddled up in a green package. So perhaps it’s no surprise that area shaman Jack Dorsey and meme enthusiast Elon Musk are pumping bitcoin, a cryptocurrency both men hold and that their respective companies invest…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Square, Jesus, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Currencies, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Payment Systems, Cathie Wood, ARK Invest


Jack and Elon Are Promoting Bitcoin on Earth Day for Some Reason (It Makes Them Richer)

Earth Day is prime time for brands and people to promote their pre-existing products to the masses, swaddled up in a green package. So perhaps it’s no surprise that area shaman Jack Dorsey and meme enthusiast Elon Musk are pumping bitcoin, a cryptocurrency both men hold and that their respective companies invest…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Square, Jesus, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Currencies, Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Payment Systems, Cathie Wood


Crypto Market Plummets Following Week of Coinbase-fueled Hype

After cryptocurrency prices soared this week amid hype leading up to Coinbase’s direct listing, the market took a nosedive over the weekend. Bitcoin prices tanked by roughly 14% in 24 hours, from $61,530 to $52,829, the token’s biggest one-day drop since February, before rebounding slightly, according to the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Coinbase, Digital Currencies, Dogecoin, Business Finance, Payment Systems, Antoni Trenchev, Economics Of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Bubble, Crypto Market Plummets Following Week of Coinbase


WallStreetBets Does Not Bow to Crypto Wave

For about 20 hours, moderators of the Reddit r/WallStreetBets opened the floodgates to crypto, a topic that’s been banned on the forum for years. What does it mean that the savviest meme stock buccaneers in the universe have surrendered to the unstoppable onslaught of crypto boobs and their mindless chants of DOGE…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Reddit, Currency, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Cryptocurrencies, Robinhood, Coinbase, Dogecoin, Payment Systems, Rwallstreetbets, Jamaica At The Winter Olympics


Gay dating site Manhunt hacked, thousands of accounts stolen

Manhunt, a gay dating app that claims to have 6 million male members, has confirmed it was hit by a data breach in February after a hacker gained access to the company’s accounts database. In a notice filed with the Washington attorney general’s office, Manhunt said the hacker “gained access to a database that stored account credentials for Manhunt users,” and “downloaded the usernames, email addresses and passwords for a subset of our users in early February 2021. The notice did not say how the...
Tags: Security, Apps, Washington, China, Articles, Tech, Cryptography, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Jack, Grindr, Signal, Ashley Madison, Computer Security, Gdpr


FBI launches operation to remove backdoors from hacked Microsoft Exchange servers

A court in Houston has authorized an FBI operation to “copy and remove” backdoors from hundreds of Microsoft Exchange email servers in the United States, months after hackers used four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities to attack thousands of networks. The Justice Department announced the operation on Tuesday, which it described as “successful.” In March, Microsoft discovered a new China state-sponsored hacking group — Hafnium — targeting Exchange servers run from company networks. The four...
Tags: Security, Texas, Technology, Supreme Court, Microsoft, France, China, America, Tech, Malware, Ransomware, Spyware, Cryptography, Fbi, Cybercrime, United States


9.5 Million Users Traded Cryptocurrency on Robinhood in First Quarter of 2021

Roughly 9.5 million people traded cryptocurrency on the Robinhood app in the first quarter of 2021, the company announced in a new blog post on Thursday. The number is significantly higher than the last quarter of 2020, when just 1.7 million people traded cryptocurrencies on Robinhood, according to the company.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Science, Paypal, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Currency, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Robinhood, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Payment Systems, Draftbitpanda, Book20 Crypto Currencies You Should Know About


Universities Across the Country Are Being Swept Up in a Large Data Fiasco

A number of prominent U.S. colleges have become the newest, unlucky recipients of a cybersecurity migraine currently affecting dozens of organizations all over the world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Malware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, Davis, Cyberwarfare, Stanford University, Data Security, Computer Security, Computer Network Security, Accellion, Technology Internet


Reset Your Ubiquiti Passwords Right Now

Nothing says fun like a company describing its own data breach as “catastrophic.” That’s a “c” word you definitely don’t want to hear if you have an account with said company or use its products, and that’s exactly what happened recently to Ubiquiti.Read more...
Tags: Malware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Password, Aws, Brian Krebs, Lifehacks, Salt, Data Security, Computer Security, Ubiquiti, Single Sign On, Multi Factor Authentication, Federated Identity, Computer Access Control


TikTok Influencer Apologizes After Promoting Scam 'Mando' Cryptocurrency

Matt Lorion, a 17-year-old TikTok influencer known for promoting cryptocurrencies online, has released a new video apologizing for a Star Wars-themed scam he promoted. Last week, Lorion sang the praises of a new cryptocurrency called Mando that turned out to be a pump-and-dump scam. But Lorion says he had no idea it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, Disney, Articles, Cryptography, Software, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Decentralization, Digital Currencies, Mando, Financial Technology, Lorion, Pump And Dump, Tiktok


Duo goes passwordless

Duo, the authentication service Cisco acquired for $2.35 billion in 2018, today announced its plans to launch a passwordless authentication service that will allow users to log in to their Duo-protected services through security keys or platform biometrics like Apple’s Face ID or Microsoft’s Windows Hello. The infrastructure-agnostic service will go into public preview in the summer. “Cisco has strived to develop passwordless authentication that meets the needs of a diverse and evolving workforc...
Tags: Apple, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Cisco, Authentication, Cryptography, Password, Gm, Microsoft Windows, Computer Security, Work Applications, SVP, Multi-factor Authentication, Access Control, Security Token


How startups can go passwordless, thanks to zero trust

“There is no doubt that over time, people are going to rely less and less on passwords… they just don’t meet the challenge for anything you really want to secure,” said Bill Gates. That was seventeen years ago. Although passwords have lost some of their charm, they have so far survived many attempts to kill them for good. The perception of high cost and tricky implementations has stalled some smaller businesses from ditching passwords. But alternatives to passwords are affordable, easy to implem...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Israel, Digital, Tech, Smartphones, Authentication, Cryptography, Password, Bill Gates, Datto, Computer Security, Multi-factor Authentication


Why Are People Making Fraudulent Purchases on My Old Accounts?

Why do cats meow? Why do birds fly? Why do hackers break into your account? It’s their nature. Or it’s a hobby. Or they’re just jerks who really want to take advantage of vulnerabilities and security screwups for sport, profit, or a combination of both. Read more...
Tags: Identity Management, Articles, Data Breach, Cryptography, Password, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Password Manager, Data Security, Computer Security, Rachel, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control, S Tech, Debits And Credits


Elon Musk declares you can now buy a Tesla with Bitcoin in the U.S.

Tesla made headlines earlier this year when it took out significant holdings in bitcoin, acquiring a roughly $1.5 billion stake at then-prices in early February. At the time, it also noted in an SEC filing disclosing the transaction that it could also eventually accept the cryptocurrency as payment from customers for its vehicles. Now, Elon Musk says they’ve made that a reality, at least for customers in the U.S., and he added that the plan is for the automaker to ‘hodl’ all their bitcoin paymen...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Car, Cryptography, Open Source Software, Bitcoin, Mining, United States, Electric Vehicles, Currency, SEC, Mobility, Cryptocurrencies