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Could the Bitcoin blockchain one day run your entire city?

Could the Bitcoin blockchain one day run your entire city? The smart city is not a pipe dream, but it is a big, intimidating problem.At this point, it seems more likely that personal objections to the invasiveness of the programs will do more to block smart city functionality than technological barriers.

Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotm

Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotm Come January 20th next year, Kim Dotcom's file sharing site Megaupload will be back and 'better than the original'.It's reported that Dotcom, who is based in New Zealand, has since appealed the extradition and will appear in court in August.

How the blockchain could revolutionize welfare — or undermine the poor

How the blockchain could revolutionize welfare — or undermine the poor The blockchain (more accurately called “distributed ledger technology”) has long been a fixation for nerds of all stripes, but lately the real world has been taking notice as well.Now, the UK is testing the most intriguing example yet: blockchain-based tracking of welfare spending.

Crypto-heist threatens to tank blockchain-based future

Crypto-heist threatens to tank blockchain-based future It was a confirmation of the promise of the blockchain, and proof that the future really is near at hand!Despite all the efforts detailed below, make no mistake: the DAO is dead.

What is the blockchain, and is it really about to change the world?

What is the blockchain, and is it really about to change the world? The blockchain is more properly called a distributed ledger, basically a way of securely and transparently storing information, and performing pre-programmed operations on that information.By far the most famous implementation of a distributed ledger is the transaction and tracking procedures for Bitcoin.

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks

DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks You’ve probably heard about blockchain technology most often in the context of digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but the blockchain can be much more than that.With Bitcoin, the blockchain is the universal record of all the transactions that take place.

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming After Nvidia’s record-breaking quarter earlier this month, it was clear that the overall gaming market had to be in fairly good shape.No matter where you look, overall gaming shipments are up — but the gains from those improvements aren’t being spread equally between AMD and Nvidia.

Blockchain, a game-changing new technology

Blockchain, a game-changing new technology “We’re on the cusp of radical and disruptive change, and this poses challenges for lawmakers and regulators around the world,” says Sims.“With major companies such as Microsoft now accepting virtual currency payments, it’s feasible that blockchain technology will become ubiquitous within the next decade,” she says.

New ransomware offers to restore your files for free - if you infect two friends

New ransomware offers to restore your files for free - if you infect two friends These pieces of malware encrypt your files and won’t unlock them unless you pay, but the new “Popcorn Time” ransomware offers an alternative: Just infect some friends and you get your files back free.If you can get two other people to install that file — thus encrypting their files — and pay the ransom, you get your files decrypted for free.

New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency In perfect lockstep with progress, there now exists a malware vector by which your smartphone can be forced to mine a new cryptocurrency.Its developers claim that it’s more anonymous than Bitcoin: “If Bitcoin is like HTTP for money, Zcash is HTTPS.

​Can you ever be truly anonymous online?

​Can you ever be truly anonymous online? That’s the word of NordVPN, who is offering some advice on how to enhance anonymity online.However, NordVPN says using cryptocurrency can help users stay anonymous to some extent.

Hackers cause hotel to ditch keycards for old-school keys and locks

Hackers cause hotel to ditch keycards for old-school keys and locks Once a ransom is paid, the hackers then deliver an electronic "decryption key" which can be used to restore the device to normal.Unless the hotel paid a ransom in Bitcoin totaling close to $1,800 dollars, it wouldn't be able to access its reservation system, cash desk system or issue electronic keycards.

Bitcoin reaches an all-time high as SEC decision looms

Bitcoin reaches an all-time high as SEC decision looms At the time, demand for bitcoin was growing in China and some buyers in India were turning to bitcoin amid the country's demonetization crisis.This time around, bitcoin traders are optimistic that the Securities and Exchange Commission will approve bitcoin's first exchange-traded fund.