Google’s ‘Surprise’ Nest Microphone Was a Flub

Google copped to making a mistake Thursday by not disclosing a microphone component  present in its Nest Guard devices, an enhancement to the Nest Secure suite. No Reports of Actual Consumers Bothered By Google’s Secret Nest Microphone Google’s surprise microphone alarmed consumer privacy advocates, but no word yet from any major news sources reporting that …

Craig Wright Bitcoin SV Group Controversially Rebrands as ‘Bitcoin Association’

nChain CEO Jimmy Nguyen’s bComm Association, an organization which actively promotes Bitcoin SV for merchants, has rebranded itself to the “Bitcoin Association.” While the organization has no members from the wider Bitcoin community but instead lists people like Craig Wright, Calvin Ayre, and David Li, the step signals the belief that “Bitcoin SV is the …

Dow Plunges 103 Points, Analysts Spar over Trade War’s Market Impact

Thursday’s closing bell couldn’t come soon enough for the US stock market, which plunged across the board and prevented the Dow from crossing the 26,000 point threshold. Dow Recovers 80 Points But Still Sees Triple-Digit Loss The Dow (blue), S&P 500 (red), and Nasdaq (orange) pared losses before the closing bell but ended the day …

Apple Taps Blockchain to Ethically Manufacture Your iPhone, Macbook

When you think of Apple, you think iPhone, iPad, or even privacy concerns. You probably don’t think conflict minerals used in the manufacturing of its devices or how blockchain could prove the cure for an ethical supply chain. Well, you should. The tech giant has filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …

$8 Billion Coinbase Faces Backlash for Latest Acquisition

Bitcoin exchange giant Coinbase has acquired Chainalysis competitor Neutrino in an effort to enhance its compliance efforts and regulatory relationships. Neutrino uses blockchain analytics to identify potential money laundering or other illegal transactions on the blockchain. Until its acquisition, it was one of a few companies growing in the space of analyzing blockchains. Its work mainly …

$1.3 Million Bitcoin Scam Swindles Victims in Thailand. Are Tougher Crypto Regulations Necessary?

A virtual bitcoin mining farm in Thailand has allegedly scammed users out of 42 million baht (approximately $1.35 million), according to a report in the Bangkok Post.  30 victims have filed a complaint against the company, CryptoMining.Farm. Although police believe the scam may have hit up to 140 individuals. It comes just months after a …

Hong Kong is Another Loser in the US-China Trade War

Eric Lam reports for Bloomberg: “The trade war between the U.S. and China and slowing retail sales dragged Hong Kong’s economic growth down at the end of last year, with exports showing almost ‘zero growth.’” What’s astounding to me is that the people of the world accept that peaceful acts of commerce between consenting adults …

5 Reasons Why I Plan to Adopt Bitcoin Cash for Everyday Payments [and You Should Too]

The Bitcoin Cash price has had little negative volatility in recent times, just like Bitcoin itself and Ethereum. In times like these, the question arises: why don’t we just use Bitcoin Cash? Here are five reasons that I’m considering adopting Bitcoin Cash as my cryptocurrency of choice for everyday usage. 1. Low Fees, Empty Blocks …