5 things you should know about STOs

Last weekend Hard Fork flew Seattle to attend NEO’s second ever developer conference. Besides getting to see and hear from NEO itself, we got to meet a host of developers that are trying to use the NEO platform to bring their dapps to life. While there, I moderated a panel discussion about Security Token Offerings (STOs). Moderating a panel is actually a great way of learning about the topic being discussed. As the chair you get to ask questions, and get input from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. Indeed, this panel was no different. Panel members came from all… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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This is the GDPR-themed sci-fi short story you’ve been waiting for

The short story here below started as a submission to the Dutch Information Law Institute’s science fiction contest but quickly grew into much more once I started to create a timeline to solidify the legal situation. The underlying theme is that everyone expects GDPR enforcement to come from government, but that has been haphazard and that’s unlikely to change. Supervisory authorities only have limited capability and would never enforce against everyone. But the GDPR has a little-known clause that says private organizations may enforce on behalf of the people they represent, including (on paper) the ability to demand financial damages.… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Why did the chicken cross the road? To get fed by blockchain

It’s a cold, wet, and windy day in mid-January. You hear the knocking of the shutters against the window pane as you roll over in bed trying to find some warmth. Looking at the clock that’s been handed down four generations in your family you see it’s still not even four in the morning. You realise it’s time to feed the chickens. As you rise from your stupor you think to yourself, “this would be so much easier if I could do this with the blockchain.” Well my friend, now you can! With Pollofeed.com. No more do you have to… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Blackmailers made $332,000 in Bitcoin during ‘sextortion’ scam

Cybercriminals raked in more than $300,000 in Bitcoin payments during a ‘sextortion’ email-based blackmail campaign, which was first spotted in 2017 but saw increased activity mid-last year. According to a report by UK firm Digital Shadows, which tracked a sample of 792,000 emails as part of their analysis, criminals received some $332,000 from more than 3,100 unique sender Bitcoin addresses. The funds were deposited in 92 Bitcoin addresses. Further analysis of Bitcoin wallets associated with these scams found that ‘sextortionists’ could be reaping an average of $540 per victim. Hard Fork first reported on the scam in July last year after Cornell University computer science professor… This story continues at… Read More

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Why Japan’s mission to bring space rocks to Earth is so incredible

A spacecraft launched by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2014 successfully touched down on a speeding near-Earth asteroid, and has collected samples to bring back for scientists to study. Everyone, we did it!!! #haya2_TD Thank you so much for your support from all over the world! pic.twitter.com/cHkeTCBgcs — HAYABUSA2@JAXA (@haya2e_jaxa) February 22, 2019 For the space aficionado in me, this is a goosebumps-raising achievement because the asteroid Ryugu is a tiny rock, floating in space about 300 million km (186 million miles) away from our planet. It took the Hayabusa2 spacecraft almost four years to reach the asteroid,… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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