GameStop Sold NFT Games Without ‘Consent,’ Dev Claims

GameStop Sold NFT Games Without ‘Consent,’ Dev Claims

Image: Gamestop / Krystian Majewski / Kotaku GameStop has once again proven with their NFT shenanigans that an unregulated market built on planet-destroying technology is, and this may shock you, not a terribly great idea. In a thorough report from Ars Technica, the GameStop NFT marketplace is yet again the topic of controversy as an … Read more

What Is The Blockchain?

What Is The Blockchain?

Now famous for providing the engine for a variety of ‘hidden’ digital currency systems such as Bitcoin, blockchain (or Distributed Ledger Technology) describes a computerized process intended to make databases more egalitarian, transparent, and virtually tamper-proof. While this is an ideal outcome, arguments remain over whether the technology actually achieves its aims. What’s more, the … Read more

Blockchains Vulnerable to Centralized Control, DARPA Finds

Blockchains Vulnerable to Centralized Control, DARPA Finds

Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) Researchers at the gonzo Pentagon research agency responsible for introducing the world to stealth bombers, insect-sized surveillance dronesand the internet itself have some reservations about the blockchain technology underpinning Web3. A newly released carry commissioned by the Defense Advanced Research Project (DARPA) titled “Are Blockchains Decentralized?” found key vulnerabilities potentially … Read more

Bitcoin Wasn’t as Anonymous as Crypto Bros Told You

Bitcoin Wasn’t as Anonymous as Crypto Bros Told You

Photo: YURI CORTEZ / AFP (Getty Images) A new study on bitcoin calls into question whether the digital currency is truly as decentralized and anonymous as its biggest devotees would have you believe. Researchers from Baylor, Rice, and the University of Houston analyzing the best-known cryptocurrency’s early days found that, among other things, the “wealth, … Read more

Tether Sinks Below $ 1 in Nightmare Scenario for Bitcoin

Tether Sinks Below $ 1 in Nightmare Scenario for Bitcoin

A bitcoin sign is seen on a Coinstar ATM during the Bitcoin 2022 Conference at Miami Beach Convention Center on April 8, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo: Marco Bello (Getty Images) The cryptocurrency market continued to hemorrhage money Thursday, with the most popular coins down double-digit percentages over the past 24 hours. And absolutely no … Read more