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Security Advisory YSA-2019-02

Who should read this advisory? Customers, IT Managers, or FIPS Crypto Officers who use or manage YubiKey FIPS Series devices. An issue exists in YubiKey FIPS Series devices, versions 4.4.2 and 4.4.4 (please note, there is no released firmware…

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Transaction Details

Blockchain Ethereum Type Mint Amount 100,000,000 USDT ($100,000,000 USD) Timestamp 1 hour 11 minutes ago (Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:21:19 UTC) Hash 0x4d6c033e4def5823c64bfe186a26cee77d8882d4c143c024a1e735a8f54301e90x4d6c033e...a8f54301e9 View transaction…

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Masks, cash and apps: How Hong Kong's protesters find ways to outwit the surveillance state

“I'm just doing anything” to stay ahead of police surveillance and hide her identity, said the protester. She asked to be referred only by her first name, Alexa, to avoid drawing the attention of authorities amid the most serious…

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Lyrics Site Accuses Google of Lifting Its Content

Genius Media Group Inc. depends on Google's search engine to send music lovers to its website stocked with hard-to-decipher lyrics to hip-hop songs and other pop hits. Now says its traffic is dropping because, for the past several years…

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U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid

WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools…

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Blockchain Research Newsletter #4: Towards a Functional Fee Market for Cryptocurrencies

In this edition of the Blockchain Research Newsletter, we will go through Towards a Functional Fee Market for Cryptocurrencies, a paper that proposes an alternative fee system to the current way blockchain networks price transaction fees. Some of…

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Bitcoin emits as much carbon as Las Vegas, researchers say

Bitcoin mining and processing emits as much planet-heating carbon dioxide as a city the size of Las Vegas or the country of Sri Lanka, a new study estimates. Acquiring the virtual currency takes a lot of computing power -- many of the facilities…

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Bitcoin Soars Above $9K, And This Time Is Different: 'It's Mostly Institutions Now'

The recent surge in bitcoin, and the entire cryptocurrency space accelerated over the weekend, coinciding with the latest massive protest in Hong Kong which may be among the catalysts for the aggressive buying, and sending bitcoin above $9,000 for…

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How to Get Rich: Every Episode

Podcast: Apple · Spotify · Overcast · Download This giant episode collects every interview between Naval and Nivi on How to Get Rich. These interviews are based on Naval's tweetstorm. The transcript has been edited for clarity.

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Haven Development Is Complete - Beta Testing Begins

Core development work on Haven is now complete. It is under review by the Apple App Store at the moment and is in Google Play as a beta. Apple has responded and asked for a few changes relating to content discovery which the development team is…

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Bitcoin Hash Rate Sets New All-Time High as Price Reclaims $9k

The Bitcoin network hash rate has reached a new all-time high (ATH) as the BTC price reclaimed $9,000. Data from shows that the Bitcoin network hash rate – the computing power required for securing the network – topped…

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Proposal: Grin Governance Iteration

Introduce RFC (Request For Comment) process Introduce self-governing sub-teams that steward and guide work in each of their focus areas. Convert council into core team and define its responsibilities Recognize more contributors Achieve less…

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Tales of Soft Money - Nigerian Gin

Is it creditable to any Government, and particularly a Christian Government, that any portion of its revenue, not to speak of the largest, is raised from such a fearfully destructive source? - Lagos Echo, 1894 Simon Heap has on behalf…

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Massive power cut hits all of Argentina

Massive power cut hits all of Argentina and Uruguay, supplier says, affecting about 48m people This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.

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Bitcoin Surpasses 1 Million Daily Active Addresses

Bitcoin just passed an interesting milestone today, one we haven't seen since November 27, 2017. According to, there are now over a million daily active addresses, a number that is defined as the number of unique “from”…

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Software below the poverty line

Most people believe that open source sustainability is a difficult problem to solve. As an open source developer myself, my own perspective to this problem was more optimistic: I believe in the donation model, for its simplicity and possibility to…

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Mapping Bitcoin's Influence on Academic Research by Mark Holub, Jackie Johnson

Using the URL or DOI link below will ensure access to this page indefinitely See all articles by Mark Holub The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School From the time Bitcoin was first proposed by Nakamoto in 2008, its underlying…

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Groundbreaking Report Gives Us a Glimpse of the US Military's Gigantic Carbon Footprint

There are a lot of superlatives that can be used to describe the U.S. military. It represents the biggest chunk of the federal budget. It's extremely good at killing people. And it's also a prolific carbon emitter and serial oil user. A new report…

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EXCLUSIVE: Stanley Yong, IBM CTO, departs Big Blue

Just two weeks after IBM's blockchain ambitions fell into doubt with the mysterious departure of Jesse Lund, Big Blue is set to lose another key advocate for the space. Modern Consensus has exclusively learned that Stanley Yong, the company's…

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