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Ring Makes 2-Factor Authentication Mandatory Following Recent Hacks

Smart doorbells and cameras bring a great sense of security to your home, especially when you're away, but even a thought that someone could be spying on you through the same surveillance system would
Cows in VR goggles and 14 other stories that gave us a giggle in 2019

Cows in VR goggles and 14 other stories that gave us a giggle in 2019

As another frenetic year in tech comes to a close, we’ve dipped into the archives and picked out 15 stories that gave us a giggle over the last 12 months.

New Facebook Tool Let Users Transfer Their Photos and Videos to Google

Facebook has finally started implementing the open source data portability framework as the first phase of 'Data Transfer Project,' an initiative the company launched last year in collaboration with

Web3 Studying How to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot

The Web3 Foundation is studying how to adopt blockchain startup Kadena’s smart contract programming language for the Polkadot ecosystem.

Alibaba’s Ant Financial Starts Pre-Launch Testing of Business Blockchain

The fintech arm of Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group said it expects the blockchain to go live in around three months.

HTC Will Support Binance Chain With Special Edition Smartphone

HTC's special edition EXODUS blockchain smartphone will allow users to directly access Binance's decentralized exchange and token.

MAS, JPMorgan Build Payments System With Inter-Blockchain Connectivity

Working with JPMorgan and Temasek, Singapore's central bank has developed a prototype blockchain-based cross border payments system.

How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin's lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments, thanks to an experimental version called Whatsat.

Longtime Bitcoin Advocate Launches Broker-Dealer for Crypto Firms

Longtime bitcoin advocate Bruce Fenton has created a new broker-dealer for digital asset firms and financial advisors called Watchdog Capital.

Ripple Invests in Biometric Cybersecurity Startup’s $2.2 Million Round

Keyless, a London-based cybersecurity startup, claims to be the first firm to combine biometrics and cryptography.

Avalon Bitcoin Miner Maker Canaan Officially Files for $400 Million US IPO

Avalon bitcoin miner maker Canaan Creative has just formally filed for a $400 million US IPO.

From Banking Giants to Tech Darlings, China Reveals Over 500 Enterprise Blockchain Projects

As President Xi called on China to seize blockchain opportunities, industry heavyweights are already leading hundreds of enterprise projects.

As Lightning’s Economy Takes Shape, Devs Are Split on Proposed Fee Hike

At the lightning network's inaugural conference in Berlin, the future economics of the bitcoin payment technology took center stage.

Researchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments

A new denial-of-service attack could slow down or completely stop bitcoin payments over the lightning network.

HTC’s Latest Blockchain Phone Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node

The Taiwanese electronics giant has launched the Exodus 1s phone with a built-in hardware wallet and the ability to support a bitcoin node.

CoinShares, Blockchain Launch Gold Token Network on a Bitcoin Sidechain

Two years in the making and already backed by some $20 million in digitized gold, CoinShares announced the DGLD token Tuesday.

Zcash’s Halo Breakthrough Is a Big Deal – Not Just For Cryptocurrencies

CoinDesk's Mike Casey explores a technological breakthrough by the company behind the zcash cryptocurrency.

TRON, Stellar Join Mousebelt’s Blockchain Education Alliance to Train Student Developers

The 13-firm alliance will tackle crypto recruiters' quandary with a raft of tools to train students.

Australia’s Gold Mint Is Backing a Crypto Token Based on Ethereum

The government-owned Perth Mint is backing a new digital token aimed to allow investors to trade and settle gold in real time.

New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate Control

Thirty blockchain companies and nonprofit organizations plan to fork the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency to build an open alternative.