• Dorsey launches Crypto Open Patent Alliance
    Cryptocurrencies,  Technology

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey launches ‘Crypto Open Patent Alliance’

    Dorsey’s Square payments firm is putting all of its cryptocurrency patents into a shared open library, hoping to attract others to the fight against patent trolls

    According to Square Crypto, “there is growing concern that ‘patent lockup’ could stifle innovation and adoption from bitcoin to the most obscure cryptocurrency.”

  • Bitcoin blamed for Twitter hack
    Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Bitcoin blamed for devastating Twitter hack?

    As the dust settles from one of the worst cybersecurity breaches in recent memory, many are focused on crypto giveaway scams, not social media’s security failings

    The FBI has launched an investigation into Wednesday’s widespread Twitter hack, which saw attackers hijack 130 high-profile accounts to promote crypto giveaway scams.

  • Unstoppable decentralized blogs
    Politics,  Technology,  United States

    Will decentralized blogs make freedom of speech Unstoppable?

    As endless rows over censorship bubble up, Unstoppable Domains hopes decentralized blogs will be spared questionable moderation decisions

    Some are concerned at how big decisions about what’s acceptable speech are falling into the hands of tech giants. Blockchain-based domain name provider Unstoppable Domains is taking another approach: allowing the owners of .crypto sites to launch their very own decentralized blogs.

  • Square joins coronavirus loan program
    Bitcoin,  Technology

    Crypto-friendly Square joins coronavirus loan program

    Square joins PayPal and QuickBooks in U.S. government’s $350 billion stimulus loan and grant program for small businesses and their employees—after a fight

    Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin-friendly payment processing company Square is among the fintechs taking part in the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program, potentially offering a more nimble platform to quickly get loans and grants to small businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.