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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.

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.

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.

Blockchain is the best bet for secure, efficient electronic health records

Blockchain is the best bet for secure, efficient electronic health records Which makes you cringe more, the threat of ransomware or the current mess of health records?The blockchain is also used on the “dark web” for the anonymous sale of weapons, drugs, and other illegal exchanges.

Hands-on review: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - features abound

Hands-on review: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - features abound This backup software has military grade protection, tons of customisation, a smooth UI, and many other tools and features.You can use Acronis Asign to digitally capture signatures and generate a unique certificate that contains signatures, timestamps, and other information.

Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough?

Twitter versus trolls: Are they doing enough? As a result, Twitter seems to have entered into an arms race with the trolls.On Tuesday, they launched their latest salvo consisting of three new lines of defense: stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly

At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly The New Zealand Police are warning the public about a phone scam targeting elderly residents to dupe them into giving out their personal information.The scam was first reported by the Bankers Association on 2 February 2017, where scammers were posing as workers from utility companies and banks.

Tackling NZ cybercrime in 2017: Why revery is just as important as prevention

Tackling NZ cybercrime in 2017: Why revery is just as important as prevention Every year, businesses across New Zealand are hit by some sort of virtual attack.With big money to be made from hacking into a company's database and stealing sensitive information, scammers are now attempting to dupe the hackers.

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review

InternetNZ welmes govt's Tel Act Review The organisation says it is particularly pleased with the focus on fibre broadband.We think it will deliver the fair broadband prices Kiwis deserve," explains Jordan Carter, InternetNZ chief executive.

Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear

Rugged mobility: Take your PC anywhere you need it – without fear As we become an increasingly mobile workforce, demand for devices that can accompany us anywhere has soared.This is where Durabooks have excelled, offering innovative laptops and tablets with rugged features that while offering the same convenience and features as a consumer laptop, are also capable of surviving in harsh working conditions.

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing

Online daters beware: Valentine's Day scammers in full swing “Every year we see a spike in online dating activity around Valentine’s Day,” he says.” For those of you frequenting these online spaces in the lead up to tomorrow, Fitzgerald says there are ways to stay safe and to avoid trouble.

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy

NordVPN's top tips to help you stay savvy about your internet privacy But a new study from iSchool says most users aren’t even aware that their private data is being told to advertising networks and third party providers which deliver targeted ads, NordVPN says.“Or, worse yet, a woman who has suffered the trauma of miscarriage is often still persecuted by pregnancy ads, following her from once-visited pregnancy sites,” NordVPN says.

Flying a drone at work? Now there's insurance specially made for mmercial UAVs

Flying a drone at work? Now there's insurance specially made for mmercial UAVs With the commercial UAV industry set to hit $127 billion globally in areas as vast as media, film, surveying, real estate and logistics, back home the rules and regulations around insurance and risks have been ‘patchy’, says Delta Insurance.There are no legal requirements for UAV operators to hold insurance, and current insurance solutions don’t cover risks that operators face.

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition

MOTAT honours Kiwi innovators with latest exhibition The Innovators is a showcase of some of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators now open at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).It is an exhibition which celebrates the entire process of innovation, from conceptualisation to creation and explores the learnings from setbacks overcome along the way.

Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success

Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success If you’re planning to find your Mr or Mrs Right online, then it would pay to take note of the New Zealand Norton Online Dating Survey first.In fact, 55 percent of respondents are spending at least an hour a day on online dating sites, with 53 percent of users finding it difficult to identify scammers.

Bank of Canada lets its geek flag fly with Konami code Easter egg

Bank of Canada lets its geek flag fly with Konami code Easter egg If you had to hazard a guess, how many times do you think you’ve punched in the Konami code in your lifetime?The Konami code is like a Pulp Fiction reference, or that horrible arrow in the FedEx logo.