Are People Becoming Immune to Ransomware Threats?

Bitcoin and ransomware share a profound yet undesirable connection, thanks to its extensive use by cybercriminals to demand ransom payments. The recent worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack could turn out to be the much-required tipping point which can shift the scales against those behind ransomware. Amid rising concerns about increasing Bitcoin ransomware attacks, WannaCry targeted thousands […]

‘Spiritual Experience': Hot, Wild Ethereum Summit is Sign of the Times

Sweltering, crowded, and filled to capacity. If there were a sign that blockchain may be overhyped, or that the industry is in the midst of a massive bubble, the Ethereal Summit may well have been it. As if an effort to seize the moment, the one-day event, hosted by ethereum startup and incubator ConsenSys, squeezed 32 panels and […]

Op Ed: User Activated Soft Forks and the Intolerant Minority

It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.— Samuel Adams In The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority, Nassim Nicholas Taleb describes how a strong enough minority with more strict preferences can end up […]

University Student Involvement Supports Australia’s Booming Blockchain Community

The blockchain industry is booming in Australia recently after the Australian Tax Office (ATO) announced changes to tax laws in the 2017–2018 budget summary by the Australian government, surrounding how digital currencies are treated in the country. In the few weeks since the announcement, active blockchain communities and events such as RegHack DownUnder have launched […]