To keep a record of relevant news for myself in these four categories,
Blockchain • Cyber/ExoWarfare • HyperWarfare • Quantum Computing
I am re-posting those here. Scroll down to access the Blockchain posts.
Too many people ask me about technical and business insights to give them all a decent, in-depth answer: this way I can refer them here for a lot of that, giving them at least a start on the topic (and as a freebie). Posts are automatically distributed to LinkedIn (where they disappear after 30 days) and to a few Twitter channels — for convenience. I do not offer these posts as e-Mail subscriptions. Of course, all sources are clearly marked and mentioned.
Every Minute $1.1 Million is Lost to Cybercrime ($600 billion a Year) -- 18 Jan 2019- With cybercriminals costing the global economy $600 billion last year alone, RiskIQ once again took a closer look at the growing volume of malicious activity on the internet during a single “internet minute.” Every single minute: Businesses spend $171,233 to defend themselves Yet, close to $1,138,888 is lost to cybercrime… ... Read More “GAPS”: DARPA Explores New Computing Architectures to Deliver Verifiable Data Assurances -- 17 Jan 2019- Program seeks to create new software and hardware architectures that provide physically provable assurances around data security and privacy firstname.lastname@example.org - 1/16/2019 DARPA created the Guaranteed Architecture for Physical Security (GAPS) program to develop scalable solutions that provide safe, verifiable methods of tracking information and communications between computer systems. The… ... Read More Bitcoin Turns Ten on Anniversary of Genesis Block -- 05 Jan 2019- Today marks ten years since the creation of the very first block on the Bitcoin blockchain Today, Jan. 3, marks ten years since the creation of the very first block on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. Known in more technical parlance as a “genesis block,” the first block on a… ... Read More MIT Technology Review: Blockchain Will Become Normalized in 2019 -- 05 Jan 2019- MIT Technology Review has published an article today, Jan. 2, arguing that 2019 is the year in which blockchain will become mundane. The Review is a magazine that is independent but wholly-owned by the United States Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The article gives a laconic overview of its take… ... Read More Blockchain Application Fields -- 05 Jan 2019- from the The Cyber Security Hub™ - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-cyber-security-hub/ ... Read More Berlin Digital -- 04 Jan 2019- Berliner Zeitung · Nummer 3 · Freitag, 4. Januar 2019 ... Read More Blockstream Launches 5th Satellite Streaming Bitcoin Blockchain From Space -- 18 Dec 2018- Blockchain development firm Blockstream has expanded its satellite service and is now broadcasting the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain to all of Earth’s major land masses, Forbes reported Dec. 17. The wider coverage — which comes via the addition of a fifth leased satellite — brings potential internet-free Bitcoin transactions and information… ... Read More Just Two ASIC Bitcoin Mining Rigs Remain Profitable in Current Markets -- 11 Dec 2018- ASIC miners tailored for SHA-256-based cryptocurrencies, in order of profitability, Dec. 11 (Remember, we are looking at toy box miners here ... not industrial-scale hardware) Amid the cryptocurrency market crash, even the newest crypto mining machines are struggling to seal profits for their operators, according to real-time data published… ... Read More What if the military relied on digital twins? -- 07 Dec 2018- What if the U.S. Department of Defense had a computer model so supremely detailed, it could reproduce exactly the operations of a complex military system? If the Pentagon ran the alongside real-world applications, leaders would know when systems were working properly, and when they were going awry. Navy leaders say… ... Read More Over One Third of German Big Business Find Blockchain Tech as Impactful as Internet -- 06 Dec 2018- According to a recent survey, over one third of big businesses in Germany consider blockchain technology as revolutionary as the Internet, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported, Dec. 4. In addition to artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of things (IoT), blockchain technology is one of the current three areas of development… ... Read More Can DARPA Crack Blockchain? -- 06 Dec 2018- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking into an implementation of the blockchain that could fundamentally alter how sensitive military systems are secured. 06 DEC 2018 DARPA wants to know if it can do anything with blockchain DARPA is known for seeing futures first, and then making them… ... Read More “URSA”: Hyperledger Announces New ‘Cryptography Library’ for DLT Development -- 05 Dec 2018- The Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee has approved the Ursa project, a modular cryptography software library, according to an official announcement Dec. 4. According to the statement, as Hyperledger has matured, projects “have started to find a need for sophisticated cryptographic implementations.” The post describes Ursa as a shift from having… ... Read More Swiss Fintech License Allows Blockchain, Crypto Firms to Accept $100 Mln in Public Funds -- 03 Dec 2018- The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has released guidelines for their new “FinTech” license, according to a FINMA official press release released Dec. 3 The Swiss financial regulator revealed that license pursuants, which can be blockchain-related and crypto-related firms, will be able to apply for the fintech license with… ... Read More Amazon Announces Two Blockchain-Related Products: Quantum Ledger and Managed Blockchain -- 29 Nov 2018- E-commerce giant Amazon announced the debut of two new services, Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 28. QLDB is a ledger database designed to provide transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable log of transactions, which is overseen by a… ... Read More Ohio Becomes First US State to Allow Taxes to Be Paid in Bitcoin -- 26 Nov 2018- Ohio has become the first U.S. state to allow taxes to be paid in bitcoin. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, starting this week, companies in the state will be able to pay a variety of taxes, from tobacco sales tax to employee withholding tax… ... Read More DARPA to Host Permissionless Blockchain Workshop On 14-15 FEB 2019 -- 25 Nov 2018- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host a two-day blockchain workshop in February, according to an official request for information (RFI) posted Nov. 19. DARPA, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, is looking to investigate technologies for distributed consensus during a workshop “tentatively scheduled… ... Read More German Federal Economic Ministry (BMWi) Wants to Combat Tax Fraud with Blockchain -- 25 Nov 2018- The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is planning to fight tax evasion schemes by using blockchain, German business news outlet WirtschaftsWoche reported Nov. 22. Following the major European tax fraud scheme CumEx-Files, the BMWi has suggested that distributed ledger technology (DLT) is capable of making the… ... Read More Does Not Compute: Japan Cyber Security Minister Admits Shunning PCs -- 23 Nov 2018- A Japanese minister in charge of cyber security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive. Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government's cyber security strategy office and… ... Read More At Least Twelve $50 Million+ ICOs Still Haven’t Launched Tokens -- 23 Nov 2018- BitMEX research indicates frosty reception for the ICOs still yet to launch their tokens after raising over $50 million each At least twelve Initial Coin Offering (ICO) projects that raised over $50 million in their token sales have yet to launch, new data by cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX revealed… ... Read More China: Crypto Miners F2Pool Sell off Mining Devices ‘by Kilo’ Amidst Market Decline -- 23 Nov 2018- Cryptocurrency mining operations in China are reportedly selling mining machines by weight, as opposed to price per unit. This selloff was reported by local Chinese crypto outlet 8BTC Wednesday, Nov. 21, with reference to the cryptocurrency mining pool F2Pool. Cryptocurrency markets experienced widespread decline throughout last week, with Bitcoin (BTC)… ... Read More