Archive for June 2017

$0.10 ETH Flash Crash Aftermath and Moving Forward

Ether for only $0.10?! Sign me up! This was one side of the sentiment for traders when ETH prices fell sharply on June 21, 2017. The other side of the coin shows a significant concern and significant losses as more than 800 stop-loss orders were liquidated, or triggered, resulting in significant amounts of ETH being […]

Kik Announces Kin: Cryptocurrency on Ethereum

Kik Announces Kin: Cryptocurrency on Ethereum

What would you do with a $1 billion valuation? For Kik, the answer is setting up and launching their own cryptocurrency. In 2015, Kik received funding to the tune of $50 million from Tencent Holdings, which put them into the Unicorn Club (inclusive only to startups with a billion dollar valuation or more). Now, in 2017, they […]

United Kingdom, France Push Tech Firms to Action on Extremist Content

United Kingdom, France Push Tech Firms to Action on Extremist Content

With her recent comments on tackling extremism online, Prime Minister Theresa May has not earned many fans among the tech industry in the UK or internationally. Nevertheless, she and many other British political leaders are sticking to an aggressive approach. On a trip to France earlier this month, May and her new counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed how to introduce legal liability […]

Consumer Tech: Empowering and Protecting the Vulnerable

Consumer technology is frequently thought of as a way to improve lives, from making online shopping easier to providing accurate and effortless climate control for vehicles and homes. Those innovations are commonly perceived to be a first world luxury, a way to improve what is already a relatively high quality of life. In some cases, the use of new technology […]

Adylkuzz: Monero Mining Botnet Formed Through Leaked NSA Tools

With the shock of several U.K.-based emergency rooms being knocked out of commission still fresh in the minds of citizens worldwide, ransomware continues to grow in popularity both as a household term and as a method of extortion. Some malware has, however, taken to a less confrontational and potentially more lucrative method of attack. The […]

The Google Docs Phishing Scam – and why it’s so dangerous

Online phishing scams usually have a certain type of victim. The elderly, the young, the technologically inexperienced. These types of people, through no real fault of their own, do not have the experience or training on how to spot phishing scams online – commonly becoming the latest casualties in scams that have been repeated for […]

A Primer on Bitcoin Status and Market Volatility

  Bitcoin has grown in value by more than double since the beginning of this year, due in part to heightened interest from investors and recognition from governments. Bitcoin has a very volatile price due to its highly speculated market position. Bitcoin is commonly referred to as a resource like gold and a store of […]