Op Ed: Bitcoin Mining Attacks Are Overblown

Whenever I claim that bitcoin is the only decentralized cryptocurrency, I get one of two arguments:My X coin is also decentralized.Bitcoin isn’t decentralized because of Core and/or miners.I’ll leave 1 and the first half of...

VR Train Simulator ‘Derail Valley’ to Launch into Early Access This Week

Delays are a train driver’s worst nightmare, and while it’s true upcoming VR train simulator Derail Valley has seen a modest setback after its planned January 18th launch, the game is now full steam ahead as it makes its Early Access debut on the Oculus Store and Steam this week. Created by indie studio Altfuture, Derail Valley is slated to release...

10 startups in the next wave of enterprise blockchain business networks

In the enterprise world, the success of blockchain relies on building and scaling business networks. We’ve blazed a trail at IBM with several emerging networks such as IBM Food Trust and TradeLens. These blockchain networks are still in early days and show great promise, though there are many open opportunities to tackle use cases that are ready for enterprise...

Regulations Have Ruined the Physical Bitcoin Industry

As bitcoiners celebrate the 10th anniversary of Satoshi’s invention, veteran enthusiasts will be aware that a lot has changed since the early days. One business that was once incredibly popular is the art of manufacturing loaded physical bitcoins. Government regulations have forced operations to cease, causing the physical bitcoin minting business to virtually grind to a halt.   Also read:...

CBS Sports Coverage Of Super Bowl LIII Will Include AR Enhancements

CBS Sports technology make-over includes 115 cameras and AR. CBS Sports have announced plans to use AR during their coverage of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, promising to enhance your football experience like never before. The NFL and CBS are both being a tad coy with what you and all of your armchair quarterback buddies can expect from the AR...

Cryptocurrency GIFs: Animations That Capture the Mood of the Markets

The cryptocurrency ecosystem is filled with unique individuals with a penchant for sharing dank memes. Besides an arsenal of killer graphics that depict the current mood of the markets, they’re also equipped with a wide variety of animated GIFs to virally share across social media and messaging platforms like Telegram. Also read: Cryptocurrency Memes: The Only Assets That Can Survive a...

Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Two executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange. The pair allegedly used a bot to fake large orders in both cryptocurrencies and Korean won. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Prison Sentences Two executives of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Komid were sentenced to...

8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now

Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable payment option across a range of markets and jurisdictions. If there is a tool that significantly expands the usability of digital coins in a world still dominated by traditional payment systems, it’s the crypto debit card. A growing number of reliable platforms offer the fintech product to bitcoin enthusiasts. Also read: Crypto Cards...

Photo Wake-Up Converts Still Images Into AR Animations

A team of researchers bring 2D photos to life with automatic 3D animations. As AR technology continues to develop from past its current state of infancy, one of its most popular use-cases so far has been the digital enhancement of real-world images. Through the use of various techniques, such as hidden AR markers – which, when scanned with a smart...