11 Feb 2022

What Is Blockchain?

Blockchain is the innovative database technology that’s at the heart of nearly all cryptocurrencies. By distributing identical copies of a database across an entire network, blockchain makes it very difficult to hack or cheat the system. While cryptocurrency is the most popular use for blockchain at present, the technology offers

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06 Jan 2022

Crypto Firm Pulls the Rug from Under Investors with $10m Scam

Arbix Finance, a seemingly securely vetted cryptocurrency firm, appears to have scammed its customers and investors out of millions after its developers made off with the deposited funds. The company was a yield farming firm previously audited by decentralized finance (DeFi) actor CertiK. CertiK tweeted earlier this week confirming the

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29 Nov 2021

Top 10 Security, Technology, and Business Books of 2021

Welcome to the 2021 edition of my top 10 books of the year list. This year’s list includes 8 non-fiction and 2 fiction books as I believe fiction can always inform our perspectives on security, technology, and business. If I had to define one theme for this year, I would say it is “disruption” as many of the books that resonated with me dealt with past, current, and future disruption. In fact, this year I also developed a new presentation entitled “Surviving Exponential Disruption” so it is clear I’ve got disruption on my mind.

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25 Oct 2021

Youth-Focused Digital Platform FaZe Clan Inks $1 Billion SPAC Deal to Go Public

Youth-focused online platform FaZe Clan Inc. is combining with a special-purpose acquisition company to go public with a roughly $1 billion valuation, the companies said. Based in Los Angeles, FaZe Clan markets itself as a leading online-gaming company and a brand created by young people that targets millennials and Gen Z

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18 Oct 2021

First bitcoin futures ETF to make its debut Tuesday on the NYSE, ProShares says

The first bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund will make its debut officially on Tuesday. The much-anticipated ETF from ProShares, which will track the bitcoin futures market, will begin trading Tuesday on the NYSE under the ticker “BITO,” the company confirmed. “We believe a multitude of investors have been eagerly awaiting the launch of a

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24 Sep 2018

FANGs Aren’t Tech Stocks Any More: S&P Overhauls Sector Breakdowns

In the largest sector reclassification since 1999, Facebook, Alphabet, Twitter, Paypal, Netflix, Disney, Viacom, Fox, and Snap will now be classified as “Communications Services” instead of “Information Technology,” in a move that will reduce the “tech” portion of the S&P from around 26% to 15%. This reclassification will have significant

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