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Telegram CEO: Apple’s iCloud Is “Now Officially a Surveillance Tool”

News Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of major encrypted messenger Telegram, argues that Apple’s cloud service iCloud is “now officially a surveillance tool.” Citing a Jan. 21 Reuters report, Durov claimed that applications like WhatsApp — which rely on iCloud to store private messages — are “part of ..

Can Bitcoin Benefit From New ‘Impossible to Crack’ Encryption Chips?

News A team of researchers claims that the prototype silicon chip that they developed enables encryption that is impossible to break. According to an article published on Dec. 20 by scientific paper publication outlet Nature, the system uses chaotic wavepackets in conventional Silicon-based semico..

Bitcoin Revolution Meets Protestant Reformation, Crypto Drives Change?

Analysis A bit of historical research was making the rounds on social media recently, a monograph that compares the 21st century emergence of Bitcoin, encryption, the internet and millennials with the Protestant Reformation that shook Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. The two events have sim..

Decentralized Communication Startup New Vector Raises $8.5M

News London-based decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to drive adoption for Matrix, a major alternative messaging protocol. Slack rival Riot.IMThe Matrix protocol, which enables secure communication via end-to-end encrypted messaging applications such as Riot.IM,..

Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Drone Communication System

News American retail giant Walmart has submitted a patent application for a drone communication system that is based on blockchain technology. Walmart filed its patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Aug. 1. The filing describes a system on a drone that encrypts and ..

Firm to Deliver Blockchain-Based Phone With ‘Cutting-Edge’ Protocol

Sponsored A blockchain project that claims it offers the “new financial era” to users says it will soon start delivering the world’s first smartphone with a voice-over blockchain protocol (VOBP). KaratGold says the IMpulse K1 eliminates third-party companies and services by offering technology tha..

Crypto Is Part of Free Speech, and Free Speech Is Everything

On July 23, U.S. Attorney General William Barr gave a speech demanding big players in the tech industry work with government agencies in providing backdoor entry points for encrypted devices and software. Per his reasoning, certain devices and messaging services pose a safety threat by providing a s..

How the Blockchain Stops Cheaters: Cryptocurrency and Provably Fair Gaming

Online casinos and betting sites have proliferated since the first of their kind came on the scene in 1994. Thanks to the convenience of playing from home, the allure of winning real money, and a degree of privacy, these popular sites continue to evolve. There have been major problems, though, regar..

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