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 …

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 …

How the World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Helped Usher in the Dawn of a Currency Revolution

The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, is flush with massive profits from its operations in 2018, estimated from buybacks of its BNB token to total $446 million. Although Bitcoin is trading at a loss over the last 12 months, transaction volume has been steadily increasing over the last year, so Binance has been busy. “To …

The Most Powerful Moment of Donald Trump’s State of The Union? The Woman He Freed From Prison

I was watching President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday with my usual cynicism of any of the government’s propagandist ceremonies which cover over with pomp its many notorious defilements of so many people’s life, liberty, and property. These magnificent annual pageants of trite partisanship follow such a tight script that they are …

Why We Don’t Need to ‘Burn Bitcoin with Fire’

Over nine months ago, the Berkeley International Computer Science Institute streamed Nicholas Weaver’s talk entitled “Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies: Burn it With Fire.” This week, he summarized the argument at the Enigma security conference. Ars Technica decided to cover the Bitcoin-bashing talk. Nicholas Weaver: Most People Have Had Their Hot Wallets Stolen A nocoiner of the …

‘Overhyped’ Blockchain is ‘No Better Than Excel Spreadsheet’

Noted bitcoin-basher Nouriel Roubini was at it again in Davos, claiming that blockchain is no better than an Excel spreadsheet. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN.com: Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are the mother and father of all bubbles, and blockchain is nothing more than a “fancy database.” That’s what bitcoin-bashing New York University professor Nouriel Roubini said …

Welcome Darkness, My Old Friend

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn For those doubting price could go lower, this month has been rather interesting. More than 90B in marketcap burn. Gone like the wind. A literal bloodbath. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. Honestly. In one hand, great, I can purchase more Bitcoin at cheaper prices. On the other, goddamn it. …

Goldman Sachs Embezzlement Scandal Shows Value of Crypto

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn According to a report in the New York Times, Goldman Sachs bankers have been successfully brought to heel regarding their part in a massive multi-billion dollar embezzlement scheme in league with former Malaysian PM Najib Razak, who used proceeds from the scandal to purchase luxury items and fund an extravagant lifestyle. There’s …