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A critical vulnerability has been corrected in Electrum Bitcoin wallets

A critical vulnerability has been corrected in Electrum Bitcoin wallets

A vulnerability has been found in Electrum Bitcoin wallet's code in which the user's secret keys can be stolen, and their Bitcoins too. The problem was first noticed by one of the users of GitHub under the...
Elon Musk wants to create an electric pick-up truck

Elon Musk wants to create an electric pick-up truck

Despite serious difficulties with the production of Model 3, Tesla produced a record number of electric vehicles this year: over 100,000. Investor and customer confidence was supported by a presentation in...
The new record of Virgin Hyperloop One

The new record of Virgin Hyperloop One

Virgin Hyperloop One is proud of its new record: the prototype of a passenger capsule on a magnetic cushion which could accelerate up to 387 km / h. The project of a train moving in a vacuum tube on the...
Varo Money has attracted $45 million for a mobile banking service without commissions

Varo Money has attracted $45 million for a mobile banking service without commissions

Varo Money is one of the startups, whose creators believe that the time has come for serious changes in the traditional banking sector. Most of the banks work on relational principles, which were laid long...
WhatsApp officially launches its business application in several countries

WhatsApp officially launches its business application in several countries

WhatsApp has over 1 billion users across the world. Many companies use the messenger to interact with their customers, for example, on technical support matters. Since the messenger was originally created for...

MyEtherWallet developers refute rumors about hacking

Recently, hackers managed to steal ethers from users of MyEtherWallet crypto-currency wallets several times. One way that attackers were able to do this was by using fake sites to intercept account access...

Conducting the first futures contracts for bitcoins coincided with the fall in the exchange rate

In December 2017, the Chicago Stock Options Exchange (CBOE) began trading bitcoin futures (XBT). On January 18, the first contracts (more than 120 thousand) of F8 were sold at the price of $ 11,055. The total...

Rocket Lab has successfully launched Electron rocket with three satellites

Private space company Rocket Lab has successfully completed the launch of an ultra-light Electron rocket from its New Zealand launch pad. Electron put into orbit three satellites, two of which will ensure the...

Flying taxi from Hoversurf

The idea of using aircraft as urban transport is up in the air. The introduction of three dimensional flying machines into the traffic of megacities is only being held back because of security issues. The...

An old train was converted into modern solar powered transport

The Australian non-profit organization, Bayron Bay, in cooperation with several companies have modernized an old passenger train. In the past it ran on diesel. Solar panels were placed on the roof of the train...

Bitstamp and KuCoin temporarily suspended the Withdrawals of Ethereum

One of the serious problems of most crypto currencies is scalability. When the number of network users increases, transactions are delayed and commissions increase. At the end of 2017, the number of daily...

Ledger attracted $ 75 million to upgrade hardware wallet

The French company Ledger, which develops hardware bitcoin-wallets, announced successful financing for the further development and expansion of the company. Several large investors made investments totaling...

Network neutrality is abolished in the United States

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) abolished the principle of network neutrality which was adopted in February of 2015. At the FCC meeting on December 14, three out of the five members of the...

The social role of technology – Bill Gates' opinion

Speaking at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, Bill Gates shared his thoughts on the social role of technology and the need to modernize the education system. The billionaire believes that technology can be...

Facebook and Airbus are to develop internet drones together

Both Facebook and Airbus have own projects on internet drones development. Now the companies decided to unite in order to simplify the launch of high-altitude pseudosatellites. The concept of “the flying...

Jeff Bezos: the rocket New Shepard successfully completed the first flight with a passenger capsule

Space company Blue Origin, founded by the richest man today Jeff Bezos, tested a reusable New Shepard rocket with the passenger transport capsule Crew Capsule 2.0. The businessman said this in his...

Binance added tokens of INS Ecosystem trading platform

Cryptoexchange Binance has added trading pairs INS/BTC and INS/ETH. INS is a token of the first distributed blockchain platform for direct interaction between grocery manufacturers and consumers....

Bitfinex registration is reopening for those who have $10,000

Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, reopened registration for new users, but with restrictions. After registration, you must make a deposit of at least $10,000, for full account activation...

The owner of 5,057 Bitcoins will donate most of the money to charity

The owner of a Bitcoin wallet with 5,057 coins realized that he has more than he can spend and decided to donate most of his wealth to charitable purposes. The total value of the wallet at that time was about...

Raid at the cryptocurrency magazine ForkLog: Ethereum, equipment, and a bottle of rum were seized

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted a search of the office of ForkLog and the apartment of the founder of the publication, Anatoly Kaplan. ForkLog - the largest Russian language online magazine...

Tesla employees report a high percentage of defects in production

2017 was not the best year for Tesla. It is still unprofitable and is still reliant upon on government subsidies and investors' trust. The last six months of challenges have been mainly related to the release...

The European Parliament wants to identify the owners of cryptocurrencies

The EU proposed amendments to the law on money laundering to allow for the addition of cryptocurrency holders into a special database which law enforcement agencies will be able to access. Now,...

Governments of different countries are increasingly requesting user data from Facebook

Facebook published a report on user data requests by governments of different countries for the first half of 2017. The social network has done such reporting within its project “transparency report” since...

A criminal kidnapped his acquaintance for $1.8 million in ETH

With the popularity of cryptocurrencies, the number of people who want to earn money grows. But not everyone wants to dive into the technology. For example, 35-year-old Louis Mesa from New York City decided to...