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Blockchain and Productivity

Productivity and technology have gone hand in hand for years. However, labor productivity has been dwindling since the 1990s and appears to be at a nadir. One of the biggest weaknesses in the system right now is the flow and movement of money. While it is nearly costless to send an email across the globe,

How Blockchain Technology Can Help Create Better Governance

One of the initial advantages of blockchain technology was to avoid the restrictions of central governments by having a decentralized, independent system. Ironically, the technology is now being considered by many governments which see its potential to improve their operations. Some governments are taking the lead in implementing the technology, and many others have plans

Did Cambridge Analytica Get your Facebook Data?

Facebook is trying to contact around 87 million people whose details could have been shared with a third party in the largest data breach yet involving the social media giant. The users, whose data was shared with the research firm Cambridge Analytica, will get a detailed message on their news feeds, according to the tech

Cryptocurrency Wallets

A cryptocurrency wallet is used for the sending and receipt of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and are essential in order to use cryptocurrencies. Wallets feature keys which allow only their owners to use them. For any given coin, it is strongly recommended to use the official, or at least an officially endorsed, wallet,

Bitcoin Hard Forks: Why Bitcoin Rhodium Was Created

The dawn of cryptocurrency and blockchain has brought with it some interesting concepts–along with new jargon to describe them–such as “soft forks” and “hard forks.”  A hard fork refers to a change in the protocol or an upgrade to the protocol software. This often results in the creation of new cryptocurrency out of the old

Fake News Travels Faster On Twitter than True Stories, Reveals an MIT Study

The micro-blogging site Twitter has struggled to regulate the trolls, Russian bots, fake news and alt-right agitators that have infested its platform. Amid this comes a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which discovered that false news spreads faster on the micro-blogging giant than real news. Fake, new spam is not due to bots