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Britain's arms export watchdog in danger of becoming toothless

Britain's arms export watchdog in danger of becoming toothless

As ministers and weapons manufacturers alike shun the body that oversees UK arms exports, its authority is at risk of being erodedAs Britain’s foreign secretary warns of “a shortening window of

Welcome to Athens: Tezos Completes ‘Historic’ First Blockchain Vote

Tezos – one of the 25 ranking cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – has just concluded its first round of on-chain governance voting.

MakerDAO Votes to Increase Fees 4% on Ethereum Stablecoin DAI

Users of the dollar-backed stablecoin DAI have staked MakerDAO governance tokens in favor of supporting a 4 percent raise to stablecoin fees.

The RadicalxChange Movement’s Crypto-Cypherpunk Appeal

CoinDesk looks at the appeal of the RadicalxChange movement and its dream of "reinventing institutions to fix problems" such as inequality.
US efforts to rebuild Afghanistan beset by 'theft and abuse from security forces'

US efforts to rebuild Afghanistan beset by 'theft and abuse from security forces'

Government watchdog reveals contract workers subjected to assault and unlawful detention, with property confiscatedA report into US efforts to rebuild Afghanistan’s war-damaged infrastructure has
For bitcoin’s losers, there’s a silver lining: lower taxes

For bitcoin’s losers, there’s a silver lining: lower taxes

When a person loses money on an investment, they're allowed to deduct their losses—up to $3,000—from their tax return.
Zimbabwe's £118,000 outlay on judges' wigs met with fury

Zimbabwe's £118,000 outlay on judges' wigs met with fury

Lawyers say economically stricken country’s purchase of horsehair wigs made in London evokes spirit of colonialismLawyers in Zimbabwe have hit out at a government decision to spend thousands of pounds
Ethereum Cofounder Says Blockchain Presents ‘Governance Crisis’

Ethereum Cofounder Says Blockchain Presents ‘Governance Crisis’

Humans are experimenting with leaderless-ness on an unprecedented scale.

Zooko Wilcox Envisions ‘Ambitious’ Changes for Zcash Cryptocurrency

Founder and CEO of the Electric Coin Company Zooko Wilcox envisions zcash to change radically over the next five years, starting with "an ambitious scalability improvement."
'I lost consciousness': woman whipped by the Taliban over burqa without veil | Haroon Janjua

'I lost consciousness': woman whipped by the Taliban over burqa without veil | Haroon Janjua

Aziza’s story reflects the growing number of violent public assaults on women deemed to be in breach of sharia law in Afghanistan One of four women who was recently subjected to a brutal public

Aragon Vote Aims to Restrict Ethereum App from Funding Polkadot Blockchain

Ethereum project Aragon is getting ready to vote on whether to expand operations to include blockchain interoperability platform Polkadot.
Zuckerberg and Warren want to fix Big Tech in different ways—and neither of them will work

Zuckerberg and Warren want to fix Big Tech in different ways—and neither of them will work

Which do you believe in: Warren's "antitrust fix" or Zuck's "technical fix"?

MakerDAO Set to Increase DAI Fees Above 15% in Bid to Stabilize Stablecoin

MakerDAO token holders have voted again to increase issuance fees on dollar-backed stablecoin DAI.

Bond Rating Agency Moody’s Warns on Risks of Private Blockchains

Rating agency Moody's has warned of several risks of private, centralized blockchains in a report examining the tech's pros and cons.

World Economic Forum’s AI head on how to protect human rights without stifling innovation

WEF AI and machine learning lead Kay Firth-Butterfield wants countries and tech companies to establish policies for the ethical use of AI.
Poor bear the brunt as global justice system fails 5.1 billion people – study

Poor bear the brunt as global justice system fails 5.1 billion people – study

Flawed legal systems mean two-thirds of the world’s population are deprived of justiceAcross the world, an estimated 5.1 billion people – two-thirds of the global population – are being failed by the

Voters on Ethereum App Veto Proposal to Fund Polkadot Blockchain

Aragon token holders have shot down a proposal to diversify project funds to support blockchain interoperability project Polkadot.
Global neglect of millions forced from their homes by conflict branded 'pitiful'

Global neglect of millions forced from their homes by conflict branded 'pitiful'

Top official condemns lack of focus on record 41 million people left homeless in their own countries after fleeing violenceRecord numbers of people have been forced from their homes by conflict in a

Ethereum’s Reddit Moderators Resign Amid Controversy

Controversy surrounding Reddit moderation in the ethereum community has led to mods resigning and new practices being codified on the forum.

The Blockchain Paradox

Blockchains offer potential solutions to deep-seated problems in society, but their own governance issues need to be solved first, writes Pindar Wong.