Facebook Will Probably Launch a Cryptocurrency in the First Half of This Year, but it Looks to Be the Polar Opposite of Bitcoin (BTC), Rather it May Be a PayPal and Visa Competitor

March 6, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
There is increasing hype and speculation regarding a theoretical Facebook Coin, which may become a reality in the first half of 2019. Indeed, Facebook has been ramping up the size of its blockchain team to about 50 employees. The blockchain team is working in a building where regular Facebook employees do not have access in… Read more

Can a Consortium Controlled Blockchain Protect Individual Consumer Data?

December 23, 2018  /  by Steven Lubka
Next year is shaping up to be a big year for blockchain and cryptocurrency and will see the launch of several major industrial platforms that offer either distributed ledgers solutions or cryptocurrencies. Bakkt is a well-known initiative that will offer the easy ability to accept Bitcoin to a wide variety of corporations while also providing… Read more

NZ: Submit to Digital Search or Face $5000 Customs fine

October 5, 2018  /  by Cathy Zollo
Customs officials in New Zealand now have the authority to not only inspect your electronic devices physically but also to have a peek inside, should you arouse any suspicion on the digital front. For your part, you’re expected to fork over any passwords, access codes, or fingerprints needed to unlock the device or face a… Read more

Privacy is a Delicate Human Right

July 10, 2018  /  by Carly Capko
Mao Tse Tung himself probably didn’t know that the dissidents who accepted his 1956 invitation to critique China’s communist regime would come to a bad end. His 100 Flowers Campaign started out as a way to germinate ideas for a better China and reunite disenfranchised intellectuals and free thinkers with their government. It succeeded in… Read more