• Media

    Extremist site 8chan turns to blockchain tech

    The ‘anything goes’ message board, a rallying place for white supremacists, is now hosted by a company that uses Bitcoin cryptography

    If it’s racist, misogynistic, extremist, or glorifies violence, you’ll find it on 8chan. In the wake of the El Paso Walmart shooting that killed 20, the hate-filled message board has moved to privacy-first hosting provider ZeroNet, which uses Bitcoin cryptography, after being kicked off its previous host, Tucows. 8chan was also dropped by Cloudflare, the Internet security and infrastructure company that protected it against DDoS attacks, according to Forbes. Both Tucows and Cloudflare acted after the El Paso mass-shooter posted a hate-filled screed to the anything-goes site popular with white supremacists. “8chan is almost like a bulletin board where the worst offenders go to share their terrible ideas,” Jonathan Greenblatt,…

  • Blockchain
    Technology

    Blockchain will grow to $15.9 billion in 2023, IDC reports

    Enterprise blockchain technology has proved its worth, and will grow to almost six times its current size over five years

    Corporate adoption of blockchain technology has reached a “tipping point” that will see spending grow dramatically the next four years, reaching $15.9 billion by 2023, according to a report released on August 8 by the well-respected research firm IDC.

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    Bitcoin

    Binance puts $300,000 bounty on extortionist’s head

    The leading cryptocurrency exchange offered up to 25 bitcoin for information on the person who released what he claims is Binance customers’ private data

    Binance has offered a $300,000 reward for information leading to the capture of an individual who posted 10,000 photos of users and their identity documents that may have come from the leading cryptocurrency exchange’s customer data.

  • SEC
    Alt coins,  United States

    Outraged Kik blasts SEC lawsuit

    Kik Interactive responded angrily yesterday to a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging its $100 million initial coin offering of the Kin cryptocurrency was illegal. The case is the SEC’s highest-profile action to date claiming that an ICO violated the law by selling an unregistered security to the public.