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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
SEC's new cyber unit dedicated to ICOs files its first charges over a scam by PlexCoin, which reportedly raised $15M and promised 13-fold profit within a month   —  A new division of the Securities and Exchange Commission dedicated to so-called “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) …
Dec 4, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announces hedge fund denominated in Ripple, will focus primarily on crypto assets, currently raised ~$50M of $100M target   —  The prominent tech figure Michael Arrington announced a new hedge fund on Tuesday that will be denominated in the crypto-currency XRP …
Nov 28, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Fortune:
Chainalysis: between 17% and 23% of bitcoins mined to date have been lost forever; this estimate includes 1M, or about 6%, of bitcoins mined by Satoshi Nakamoto   —  Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever.
Nov 26, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Overview of Bitcoin's contentious SegWit2x fork, projected to occur on November 16, supported by some big Bitcoin startups and miners   —  Bitcoin has faced turmoil in the past but nothing like this.  In two weeks, a massive fight taking place among bitcoin insiders could produce a ruinous schism …
Nov 5, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Delaware law that lets corporations maintain shareholder lists and other corporate records using blockchain technology went into effect this week   —  Blockchain got a big boost on Tuesday when a Delaware law went into effect that lets corporations maintain shareholder lists, along with other corporate records, using the technology.
Aug 7, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Bitcoin Cash was the 3rd most valuable cryptocurrency with market value of ~$7B; Coinbase users threaten to sue over lack of support for Bitcoin Cash   —  A new version of bitcoin hit the market on Tuesday and, on its second day of trading, it has already tripled in price and its market cap …
Aug 2, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Google and Facebook confirm they will join other companies in a July 12 “day of action” opposing the FCC's plan to change net neutrality rules   —  The fight over net neutrality just got more interesting as two tech giants said they will step off the sidelines and join a so-called …
Jul 7, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Canada's top court rules that Google can be compelled by lower courts to remove search results worldwide, causing concern among civil liberties groups   —  The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply …
Jun 28, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Former IBM developer Xu Jiaqiang pleads guilty to theft of source code with intent to give it to China; sentencing scheduled for October 13   —  A former developer for IBM pled guilty on Friday to economic espionage and to stealing trade secrets related to a type of software known as a clustered file system …
May 23, 2017, 12:05 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Google and Facebook were victims of a $100M phishing scam by a Lithuanian man arrested in March 2017; both companies say they have recouped the funds   —  When the Justice Department announced the arrest last month of a man who allegedly swindled more than $100 million from two U.S. tech giants, the news came wrapped in a mystery.
Apr 28, 2017, 8:25 AMIn context

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IBM:
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