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Tutorial – How To Start a Full Bitcoin Node On Windows

As the present happenings seem to be taking us to an almost inevitable bitcoin hard fork, it is pivotal now to point out to bitcoin enthusiasts, that running a full node today will have positive influence on the bitcoin ecosystem during the upcoming critical period in the history of bitcoin. As an experienced bitcoiner, I would recommend starting a full ... Read More »

How to start a career writing about cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin, and the blockchain technology in general, have created tens of jobs that were not available before the genesis block was first mined. Script & multisig developers, microtransaction engineers, ASIC chip designers, cryptocurrency escrow agents and cryptocurrency journalists & writers are few examples of jobs that never existed before the advent of bitcoin. Writing about cryptocurrencies can be a reasonably ... Read More »

ISPs May Start Selling Internet Browsing History

On March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted to revoke the internet privacy regulations the FCC pushed last year. The rules protected private citizen data by restricting access to internet browsing history by internet service providers—when used as a source of revenue. A corporation like AT&T or Comcast now needs subscriber’s permission before sharing such data. ISP companies inherently observe ... Read More »

India’s Postal Couriers To Start Scanning Every Package For Narcotics

The narcotics wing of Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch (CCB) is cracking down on darknet mail. A particular concern is centered around drugs that can be hidden “in sheets of paper or inside books.” Mail courier agencies are going to be required to develop a drug identification system. There is a focus on smaller mail agencies, especially those already deficient in ... Read More »

South Australian Police to Start Using FBI-Like Facial Recognition Software

In what will be used to fight crime and find missing persons, South Australian police forces will be beginning the use of facial recognition technology by late October. Police Minister Peter Malinauskas made an announcement on Monday that an Australian technology company, NEC Australia, had been awarded the $780,000 contract. NEC will be building software that can scan faces from ... Read More »

How to Start Your Own Cybercrime Operation for Fun and Profit

Cybercrime costs 575 billion yearly.  And as we have seen more technological advancements in past years, cybercrime keeps getting easier.  Hackers and their malware are always one step ahead of law enforcement and security firms working around the clock, pooling their efforts to prevent cybercrime.  To illustrate how anyone could launch their own cybercrime operation with little skills and a ... Read More »

Coinbase to start supporting Ethereum Cryptocurrency

For anyone that has heard of Bitcoin, they have heard of Coinbase: One of the most well-known websites for bitcoin wallets and trade services. The bitcoin-only exchange is going to implementing the recently exploding Ethereum cryptocurrency, which value is currently at about $14 USD, making the second-largest cryptocurrency after bitcoin,. Created by a Swiss entrepreneur Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum(ETH) is a ... Read More »

Tor Project To Start Bug Bounty Program

The Tor Project is about to start a bug bounty program for the Tor browser –  This means that those who find issues, bugs or vulnerabilities within the Tor browser will be paid for their efforts. Bug bounties are payments made by companies or organizations to researchers who find problems in their website or products, and who then report them. ... Read More »

Did Tor Start Crowdfunding To Reduce US Government Funding?

In order to raise money for the browser, the Tor Project started a crowdfunding campaign. This could raise even more funds to the project, and if Tor will have enough of that, it could mean they could reduce their dependence from the US Government. This is important for them since 80-90% of the funding is from the United States governmental ... Read More »